A Squared: Top 10 A Squared Posts of 2012: As Decided by You!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top 10 A Squared Posts of 2012: As Decided by You!

2012 will be over in less than 36 hours... can you believe it?  I hope you all have something fun (and safe) planned for tomorrow evening!

In the meantime, I wanted to thank all of my readers for stopping by and loyally reading this blog.  I appreciate each and every one of you and your constant support of my little piece of the internet.  As an homage to you, I wanted to take a little trip down memory lane and share with you the top 10 most popular posts of 2012-- as decided by you, my lovely readers.  Let the countdown begin!

10. Your 10th favorite post of the year was a surprise to me: Start Spreading the News was a teaser for our trip to New York City in September.

9. Just For Fun: Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.  One of my all time favorite baking recipes and I can't wait until next fall to bake them again!  A lot of you Googled pumpkin muffin recipes and it brought you here.  Welcome!

8. What's For Dinner Wednesday: Post-Thanksgiving Apple Cider Glazed Turkey was a great Thanksgiving recipe.  What a yummy turkey.  Thanks to the original recipe found in Real Simple Magazine we had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner!

7. This is probably one of the most unique recipes that I have posted on this blog.  What's For Dinner Wednesday: Fileno Al Mirtilio [Steak with Blueberry Sauce] is a dish that I ate in Florence, Italy years ago and it brought back some really fond memories of one of the best times of my life-- and some of the best meals I have ever had in my life!

6. Just For Fun: Pumpkin Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Glaze.  You sure love your pumpkin and chocolate baked goods!  This easy, delicious, and relatively low cal dessert recipe ranked #6 on your list of favorite posts.

5.  I tried my hand at making granola this year and was pleasantly surprised by the results.  I posted two granola recipes, but you chose this one with figs, almonds, and coconut as one of your favorites: Another Gratuitous Granola Post.

4. What's For Dinner Wednesday: Greek Grilled Porkchops. We eat a lot of pork chops in this house and this was one of our favorites-- as well as yours!  It's easy, healthy, and a perfect summer grill recipe.

3. Big shout out to my bff Alexis, my favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago, and a delicious Brussels sprout salad recipe for making this post your third favorite: An A Squared-- or Triple A-- Birthday Celebration.

2. What's For Dinner Wednesday: [Lighter] Broccoli Cheese Rice.  I was SO surprised that you all liked this one so much!  This recipe is kind of a no brainer and was made on the fly with pantry ingredients.  Now that I think about it, that's probably why you liked it so much!  And, it's tasty.

1. And your favorite post of the year was only posted a little over a month ago.  It was the Top 10 Items On My 2012 Christmas List. Santa must have been reading, because I did see a few of these items under the tree this year!
Sporting my new coat and boots in northern Michigan!




Cheers to a happy, healthy, and fabulous 2013-- I have a great feeling about this New Year ahead of us and can't wait to share it with you right here!

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