CtS Best Recipes of 2012

As I sit down this morning to think about New Year’s resolutions, those things that I hope will be different about this year, there isn’t much that comes to mind. I want to exercise a bit more and eat a bit healthier (stay tuned for some healthified recipes from me). I want to find more time to work on my blog and maybe even start pitching some magazines or at least some online publications.

But things are pretty good and I don’t think I will dare to change much.

I have a bright and funny 4 year old, a very smiley and sweet 1 year old and an intelligent and supportive husband. I feel cozy and at home in our house (although we still haven’t hung any pictures on the wall despite having moved here over a year ago), I’m getting used to living in Florida and I feel like I’m finally getting more connected to the people around me.


So I’m not going to make any New Year’s resolutions. I’m just going to spend some time looking back over the year and being grateful for all the creativity I’ve managed to access, all the new readers and cooks who have found me, all the amazing writers, photographers and recipe developers that I’ve met or found, the success that I’ve been having and all the wonderful people that I’m lucky enough to have in my life both virtually and physically.

Part of that looking back involves remembering the food that I’ve eaten. If you’re curious about that, here are my best recipes of 2012 (based on the number of views from readers like you).

Paint Your Mimosa Red

Best Recipes of 2012: Paint Your Mimosa Red

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Mix

Best Recipes of 2012: Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Mix

How to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Best Recipes of 2012: How to Make Roasted Pumpking Seeds

Lazy Girl’s Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Homemade Christmas Coffee Blend

Best Recipes of 2012: Homemade Christmas Coffee Blend

Homemade Cooking Cream

Best Recipes of 2012: Homemade Cooking Cream

Easy Watermelon Popsicles

Best Recipes of 2012: Easy Watermelon Popsicles

Welsh Rarebit Canapés

Best Recipes of 2012: Welsh Rarebit Canapés

Easy Asparagus and Parmesan Appetizer

Best Recipes of 2012: Easy Asparagus and Permesan Appetizer

Easy Mulled Wine

Best Recipes of 2012: Easy Mulled Wine

Bold South-of-the-Border Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

Best Recipes of 2012: Bold South of the Border Baked Mac 'n Cheese

Garlic Bread Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

(here pictured on scrambled eggs, which is one of the best ever ways to eat it)

Best Recipes of 2012: Garlic Bread Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

I wish you and your family a healthy and happy year full of good food and good times. Now tell me, do you have a New Year’s Resolution this year? Does it involve food or something else entirely?

Happy New Year from Christine

3 Responses to “CtS Best Recipes of 2012”

  1. Katerina — January 2, 2013 @ 12:46 pm (#)

    Happy New Year Christine! Beautiful gallery of pics! To many more!

  2. Denise @ Creative Kitchen — January 1, 2013 @ 2:08 pm (#)


    I hope you have a Happy New Year! Your photographs and food styling are beautiful.

    • Christine Pittman — January 1, 2013 @ 3:59 pm (#)

      Thank you so so so much, Denise. What a nice compliment to bring in the New Year. I hope you have a wonderful 2013 as well.

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