Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday Ramblings | Top 12 of 2012

Top 12 of 2012

As I have said just about every Wednesday this year, time is surely flying by!  I am so, so ready to experience what 2013 has to offer but since we have a few more days in 2012, I wanted to reflect on the past year.

I am so humbled by and proud of what this little space has become and so excited to see where it goes next.  This year has been a learning and growing year but I don’t think I’ll ever stop doing those things, especially in terms of blogging, cooking and food photography.

I had so many favorite recipes from this year so I decided to do two roundups: the first is of your favorites.  I used my Google Analytics account and found the most-viewed pages throughout the year and they are below.  And a lot of these were my favorites too.  But I couldn’t bear to just feature 12 recipes from a year that held so many favorites.  So I also included a list of an additional 12 favorites of mine.  None of them are repeated, although I could have repeated several.

Most weeks I post on Monday/Wednesday/Friday and some weeks I have posted more.  Over the course of 2012, I have posted 220 times (compared to 128 in 2011.)  That’s a lot of recipes, a lot of photos and a lot of words.  So to pick only 24 was tough.  But here they are, your favorite and my favorites of 2012.

Bake Your Day Reader Favorites 2012

Buffalo Chicken Soup // Crab Rangoon Dip // Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake // Creamy Pumpkin Pasta // Chicken Tortilla Soup // Sriracha Popcorn* // Greek Yogurt Swirl Brownies // Buffalo Chicken Casserole // Salted Pretzel Bread Bowls // Creamy Sriracha Pasta Bake // Cranberry Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake // Lemon Lavender Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

Bake Your Day Cassie's Favorites 2012
Black Bean Burgers // Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Cookies // Birthday Layer Cake // Chocolate Chocolate Cookies // Butterscotch Chip Cookie Cake // Burnt End Grilled Cheese // Mushroom Marinara // Biscoff Banana Grilled Cheese // Compost Cookies // Brown Butter Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream //Cinnamon Roll Granola // Spinach Salad Pizza

Cheers to 2013! 


42 Responses to “Wednesday Ramblings | Top 12 of 2012”

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    Victoria — December 26, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Lots of awesomeness in 2012! Excited for 2013, Friend!

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:25 am

      Me too! So grateful to have gotten to know you this year!

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — December 26, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Wow, that is a lot of post. I don’t even think I had that many between both my blogs. Great round up, I need some of that Buffalo Chicken Soup in my life 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:29 am

      I can’t wait to see what you come up with next year. And I can’t wait to meet you! Yay!

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    Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) — December 26, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    What an amazing year! Can’t wait to see all of your 2013 culinary creations!

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:29 am

      Likewise, Kelly! Hope to see you again in 2013 too!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 26, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    Congrats on almost doubling your posting schedule this year and all the recipes!

    I am happy to see the pumpkin yogurt cake and all the other pound and yogurt cakes make the list. And I am bummed I never made that bday layer cake (Tosi). And I am surprised that your browned sugar/browned butter cookies and other browned butter creations didn’t make your cut! They’re on my to-make list!

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:34 am

      Yes, you should definitely make that cake…for a special occasion for sure! Looking forward to seeing what you do in 2013!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 26, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    You were a busy bee this year! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2013!

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:34 am

      Likewise, Meagan!

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    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — December 26, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    I love this! Your blog has simply taken off in 2012 and we can’t to see the progress you will make in 2013. We love you guys! xoxo

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:30 am

      You are so sweet! We miss you like crazy!! And I just saw that you got a new camera…awesome!! I’m so excited for you!!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 27, 2012 @ 1:28 am

    Yum, I love it and can’t wait to see what you have for us in 2013!

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:33 am

      Likewise, Laura! So great to “meet” you this year!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 27, 2012 @ 2:17 am

    That buffalo chicken casserole picture is just incredible! Love it.

    And whoa, you post a lot. I was curious about how much I’ve posted this year. 92 posts! Maybe I need to branch out into non-sweets. I just can’t eat any more than I already am.

    Love this roundup! I hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays. 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:33 am

      thanks Erin! So great to connect with you this year. Hopefully we can meet in real life at BH Food. (Still deciding!)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 27, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    3 words. YOU GO GIRL. Rockstar year for you Cassie and you really should be proud – SO much accomplished this year and I’m glad to see that some of your personal favorites are mine as well – love our tastebuds. Here’s to an amazing 2013! Good job Cassie. 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:31 am

      Likewise, Sally! I can’t wait to see your creations next year!

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    Kate @ Kate from Scratch — December 27, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    Awsome job! So happy for you and all you’ve accomplished. Well done.

    • Cassie replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 9:31 am

      Thanks, Kate!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 27, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    Cheers to a successful and delicious 2012!!! I hope our paths cross in 2013!

    • Cassie replied: — December 28th, 2012 @ 8:50 am

      Thanks, Liz! I am certain they will!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 27, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    Amazing, Cassie! I’m hoping to make each and every one of these in 2013! And I am so excited to see you in the new year 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — December 28th, 2012 @ 8:57 am

      Can’t wait to meet you, too!

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    dixya @ food, pleasure, and health — December 27, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    I am so ready for 2013 already too. Hope next year will bring everyone more joy, success, and happiness. Your collection of recipes are all wonderful and looking forward for next years delicious creations 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — December 28th, 2012 @ 8:58 am

      Likewise, Dixya, thanks so much!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 27, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    It has certainly been a delicious year for you, Cassie! I love your blog and can’t wait to see what yummy recipes you are going to cook up in 2013!

    • Cassie replied: — December 28th, 2012 @ 8:58 am

      Thanks, Steph! Likewise!

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    Aggie — December 28, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    I love this post, it made me smile. I’m so happy to have gotten to know you better this year Cassie!! You continue to amaze me with everything that you cook in your kitchen, and one day I just might show up at your door with a plate. Love you girl and happy new year!

    • Cassie replied: — December 28th, 2012 @ 8:59 am

      Aggie, you just made my day! I feel the same way about you and am counting on our paths crossing in 2013! xoxo

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    Deborah — December 28, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Want, want, want, and want!!

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    Elizabeth — December 28, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Your cinnamon roll granola look sooo divine and delicious! You have so many great recipes from this year!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — December 28, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I think I have almost all these recipes pinned, bookmarked and even tried. They are all great! I love seeing the Buffalo Chicken Casserole on this list too! Can’t wait to see what you are cooking up in 2013! Happy New Year, Cassie! 🙂

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — December 28, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    I’m doing my best of list the same way–some based on traffic, some that are my picks. Because sometimes the recipes that you really love just don’t get the love from everyone else! 🙂 But I love ALL of your recipes (especially your pumpkin grilled cheese–oh man!). I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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    Tracey — December 28, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    What a fantastic, and delicious, year for you! I am itching to make that crab rangoon dip – maybe I’ll tackle it for New Year’s Eve! So glad to have discovered your blog this year, looking forward to seeing where it goes in 2013 🙂

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 30, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    you had a delicious 2012!! i’m very excited to see what you’re bringing to the table (ha ha) in 2013! i still can’t believe we haven’t met – this MUST change in 2013, Cassie!! I mean, I’ve already met Ali twice already and I really thought I’d meet you before I met her haha, not that anything’s wrong with that! Anyway – here’s to a delicious New Year 🙂 xoxo

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 31, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    What a year Cassie! Love your blog, love your food and Love YOU! Can’t wait to see what you cook up next! Have a Happy NEW YEAR!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — December 31, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    Happy New Year Cassie! What a great round up, you’ve had a yummy line of recipes this year that’s for sure! Cheers to 2013!

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    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — December 31, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    I think you’ve had an amazing year, Cassie! 🙂 And, I”m so glad 2012 brought me to your blog. Happy new year!!

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    Wendy @ AMFT — December 31, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Fabulous 2012 round-up! Looking forward to 2013!!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — January 1, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    I’m so impressed, that is a lot of posting! But I think you’ve narrowed it down to some amazing recipes. I want to eat everything you make! Have a Happy New Year, Cassie!!!


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