Our 10 Favorite Recipes from 2012

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On Friday, we shared the top 10 most popular recipes from 2012, based on the most views. Today we are sharing our 10 Favorite recipes from 2012.

This post is always fun, but hard to write. It’s so hard to pick only 10 favorite recipes from an entire year. Plus, I only get to pick 5 since Josh gets a say. Caleb tried to put in his two cents, but since I couldn’t understand him I am not sharing my 5 picks just yet:)

I changed my mind a hundred times and lost sleep over my picks, but I finally did. We created some pretty darn tasty recipes in 2012. I am sure you are dying to find out our picks, so here you go! And just click below the photos for all of the recipes. I know you will want them:)

Josh’s Favorites

5. Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

4. Key Lime Tart

3. Dad’s Spicy Chili

2. Rosemary Sea Salt Pretzels with Rosemary Cheddar Cheese Sauce

1. BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pizza

Maria’s Favorites

5. Coconut Granola

4. Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

3. Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese

2. Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies

1. Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich

Ok, I lied, I am still undecided. I have to give a shout out to a few more recipes: Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting, Crispy Gnocchi with Basil Pesto, and Salted Caramel Apple Crumb Bars. Oh, and these No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are pretty awesome too. I promise, I am done….for now. Don’t be surprised if I update this post later with new favorites:) Just kidding! I will throw in the towel.

It was a very delicious year at Two Peas and Their Pod. What were your favorite recipes from our site in 2012?

Thank you SO much for your never ending support! We love our readers and are grateful for each and every one of you. We love reading your comments and emails. Keep them coming! Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, and blessed new year!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Love hearing the BLOGGER’S favorites, not their readers’s faves. I mean those are nice but I love hearing what is memorable to you. Funny that two of your almost’s involve PB and Josh can’t have any! And I see your #1 avocado sandwich everywhere on Pinterest!

  2. I love both your favorites! But I have to go with Josh’s #1 the BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pizza, man does that look good!!

  3. I loooove that avocado sandwich. I’ve made it several times already and know I’ll be making it again! All the best next year 🙂

  4. Loving these round-ups!…see what I’ve made and what I possibly missed. I made your chickpea & avocado sandwich all summer long and linked to it on my blog. Such a winner. I need to add a bunch of these other ones on my to-do l ist. So many recipes, not enough time! Happy New Year to you and your family, Maria!

  5. I made the avocado chickpea smashed sandwich spread many times over the summer, while I was on maternity leave with my daughter. Avocado was one of her first foods! I plan to make the avocado mac & cheese in the next day or two. My hubby loves spicy food, so we will definitely be making it with pepper jack cheese, as you suggested! (He will probably still add hot sauce to his portion!)

  6. Can I just have one of each!?! 😀 All of your recipes are always wonderful…especially the cookies! 😀

  7. It’s crazy that between the two lists there are only two cookies! How is that even possible? 😉

  8. Great Roundup! I’m so glad you included a few extras because I am dying to try the guacamole grilled cheese! Happy New Year!

  9. I love round-up posts like this, but I especially love knowing what *your* favorites were. 🙂 You had quite the delicious year! 🙂

  10. I’m glad you added the avocado mac & cheese – one of my favorites from you!! Hope you guys have a happy new year!! Can’t wait to see you again in 2013!!

  11. A lovely recap… it’s been divine following you this year. Let’s hope we can finally meet in 2013!

  12. I know the pumpkin cinnamon streusel pancakes were from 2011, but since I just discovered them this year, that is my pick! We seriously ate them every weekend for more than 2 months this fall!! 🙂 They are our favorite pancake recipe of all time. My 17-month-old can put away 2.5 of them all by himself!! It’s pretty amazing. These pancakes were also great with chocolate chips and absolutely heavenly with a cream cheese icing! http://seeleyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/menu-monday-22.html

    Thanks for the awesome recipe!!