Two Peas and Their Pod

Top 10 Recipes from 2012

We can’t believe 2012 is almost over. We are a little sad to see it go, but we are looking forward to 2013.

We recently sat down and looked through all of the recipes we created in 2012. Wow, it was a busy and delicious year!

Today we are sharing the Top 10 Recipes on Two Peas and Their Pod during 2012. These are the most viewed recipes on our site from the past year. Did your favorite recipes make the list? Drum roll…..starting with number 10 and counting them down to number 1.

10. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

9. Creamy Avocado Pasta

8. Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

7. Green Smoothie

6. Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

5. Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

4. Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

3. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2. Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

1. Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese

There you have it-the 10 most popular recipes on Two Peas and Their Pod in 2012. You guys sure like avocado and we are so happy about that:) You also like red velvet! And those Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites have been in the top 10 for 3 years in a row!

So what recipes would you like to see more of from us in the new year? Leave your comments below! We love hearing your feedback!

See what recipes were popular on our site in previous years:

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52 Responses to “Top 10 Recipes from 2012”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 28, 2012 @ 3:48 am

    I thought I recognized the pretzel bites from last year’s list (and the year before)!

    Crazy that with all the cookies on your site, avocado mac n cheese takes the cake for the top slot! Fun to see what was the most popular!

  2. Shaina — December 28, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    Wow that’s funny how many avocado recipes are on that list! And red velvet….yum! Hope you have a wonderful New Year – can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2013 :)

  3. Your list is funny avocado and red velvet!! Love the list! I can’t wait to see what you create in 2013!!

  4. Julia Marks — December 28, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    It was an avocado-kind of year.

  5. susan — December 28, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    great recap, Maria!

  6. dawn — December 28, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Seems like if you could find a way to combine red velvet with avocado… then you got a winning dish….LOL!!!! Just noticing the COMMON INGREDIENTS that made the top 10 list…

  7. HeatherChristo — December 28, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    lol! Avocado anyone! This was a pretty healthy list Maria. I still want to shove that grilled cheese in my moth this second!!

  8. gina @ skinnytaste — December 28, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    I love these lists every year!! I must try your avocado mac and cheese, it looks divine!!

  9. gina @ skinnytaste — December 28, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I love looking at these lists each year, I must try you avocado mac and cheese, looks divine!

  10. Gaby — December 28, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    LOVE THIS ROUNDUP!!! so many great recipes!!

  11. Lorrie — December 28, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    I see a green theme this year.

  12. Jackie @ Domestic Fits — December 28, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    How did I miss that avocado mac n cheese? Amazing.

  13. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 28, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    great year Maria! Happy new year to you!

  14. Becky @ Project Domestication — December 28, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    My favorites from this list are the avocado mac n’ cheese and creamy avocado pasta! I seriously lost track of how many times I made the creamy avocado pasta.

    I need to try your pretzel bites in 2013.

    And… my other all-time favorites from your blog:
    – Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup (March 2010)
    – Peaches n’ Cream Muffins (August 2010)
    – Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (January 2011)
    – Zucchini Coconut Bread (August 2012)

  15. carrian — December 28, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    I love seeing everyone’s roundups! Hope your new year is wonderful!

  16. Jewish Recipes — December 28, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    These look like fabulous recipes. My tip for creating a great menu is to use strong flavors. Party guests are only getting small bites of appetizers, so dazzle them with unique and interesting flavors, but keep the samples small so you do not overpower your guests. Experiment with different cheeses, spices and cooking techniques. Pinterest is full of ideas for how to find powerful flavor combinations and how to create a menu for a holiday party. “Healthy Purim Recipes,” for example, provides recipes for Purim celebrations.

  17. nanny2011 — December 28, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    They all look wonderful…..but edamame avocado sandwich really should be on the list. EVERYONE needs to try it if they have not!! Delicious

  18. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 28, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    I’ve made a lot of things on this list. Loved the red velvet crinkle cookies and the green smoothie!

  19. Peggy — December 28, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with us. I especially enjoy the healthy ones and have tried quite a few of them.

  20. Elizabeth Ann — December 28, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    YUM! Both Red velvet recipes look amazing!

  21. Amazing Foods — December 28, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    The guacamole cheese sandwich looks so yummy! Thanks to your post, I’m going to see if I can write up my own recipe for something similar. Thanks a lot for the inspiration!

    Oh and as a side, the soft pretzels sound great too!

  22. Lindsay — December 28, 2012 @ 5:43 pm


  23. Kim in MD — December 28, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    Yum! The avocado definitely seems to have been the star of your recipes this year! :-)

  24. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 28, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    Yesss, who doesn’t love avocado? I think I may have to try my hand at those soft pretzel bites soon!

  25. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 28, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Wow, that avocado was really a winner! Here’s to 2013!

  26. Diane — December 28, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    Thanks for all the work you both do to keep this site buzzing…I’m sure its not easy with the “little man” around. I would love to see recipes that can feed a crowd. Of course keep your amazing cookie creations coming…my 3 teenage boys definitely love taste testing those ! Happy New Year…good health and peace to all…

  27. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 28, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    Mmmm everything looks so good!!

  28. marla — December 29, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    I always love seeing what the most popular posts were on my pals blogs! All of these recipes I remember well! Have a great weekend :)

  29. Summer Merrill — December 29, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    Love your blog! Thanks for the great recipes.

    How about kid friendly lunch ideas? Breakfast and dinner are fairly easy, but I’m always stumped on what to make for lunch. I think it’s the hardest meal of the day. Maybe it’s just me.

  30. Kim in RI — December 29, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    I made just about every one of your top ten recipes – except the smoothie and the stove top mac and cheese. Those red velvet cheesecake cookies were absolutely phenomenal and anything with avocado is good in my opinion. And I think you cover all the bases really well, from breakfast to dinner to sweets. Love your site and your recipes!

  31. nest of posies — December 29, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    looks like your colors are red & green for sure! 😉

    such a wide collection of yumminess!


  32. Sarah (Shh...Fit Happens) — December 29, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    Ooh these all look so good, I’m going to make the grill cheese right now, so simple and healthy and delicious looking!

  33. cara — December 29, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Thank you for introducing Guacamole Grilled Cheese. I must have made it a dozen times this year; it’s so good.

  34. Bev @ Bev Cooks — December 29, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Saaaaweet YEAR, dudes! <3

  35. Linda Ludwig — December 29, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    Just made your chicken & rice soup today. I love your blog and look forward to more recipes in 2013. Love all the avocado things.

  36. Brooke @ Food Woolf — December 29, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    What a great round up. Your recipes are making me soooooo hungry!

  37. Diane {Created by Diane} — December 29, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    loving your top 10 everything looks delicious!

  38. Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony — December 29, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

    Wow, yay for avocado and red velvet! Will be trying some of these really soon.

  39. Dara @how_to_eat — December 30, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Fantastic list…thanks for sharing! I almost forgot, I bookmarked the avocado pasta and avocado mac and cheese a while ago. Thanks for reminding me that I NEED to make both ASAP! Happy New Year!

  40. Joanne — December 30, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    Your avocado mac and cheese was also one of MY top ten favorite recipes of the year! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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