Every year, I swear I’m not going to do a top whatever post, and then every year I’m asked “hey, will you do a top whatever post?” So here I am.
But first, something for you to do: The holidays are all about doing good things for people… and I’d like to do something nice for my sister Leigh. She’s had an amazing year at Cafe des Architectes here in Chicago, and it’s one of her dreams to win a James Beard award. Please help her achieve this by visiting this link , logging in (they dont’ send spam, I promise!), and voting for Leigh Omilinsky of Cafe des Architectes in Chicago, IL in the Great Lakes region. Votes will only be taken through December 28, and I swear, it only takes a minute!
Now, on to those top 12 posts. This has been a year of more sporadic, yet more quality posts. I think this is the direction my blog will be taking as I finish up grad school and do the whole “living not blogging” thing.
Let’s do a countdown, shall we? These are by statistics alone, and some of the results may surprise you!
Nothing like a superhero movie to inspire a delicious Mediterranean meal!
Cheese, chicken, avocado, sour cream, and did I mention cheese?
After a trip to Washington, DC, my mom recreated a delicious dish from a restaurant she visited there.
Vaguely channeling my grandmother in a banana-chocolate-peanut butter muffin.
Made as a thank you to the amazing secretaries in our school building!
In a complete brush with insanity, I made croissants from scratch…and I really should do that again sometime.
These were my favorite cupcakes I’ve made to date. That’s saying something…
I tried this one after the trend hit the blog world, and we weren’t let down with the results!
Inspired by the Hunger Games, I attempted to recreate a dish that was described so beautifully in the book.
I’m a little surprised that THE MOST POPULAR post, by tens of thousands of views, isn’t even a food post. I have Pinterest to thank for that, and the popularity of the post has rekindled my true love for crocheting.
So there you have it, my top 12 of 2012!