12 Most Popular Recipes of 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting back over the year, its highs and lows.

Some highs:

  • Getting back to work, even if only part-time
  • My blog redesign!
  • We took our first vacation in six years
  • Liam’s first birthday
  • And my favorite Christmas present — an engagement ring!

engagement ring

Some lows:

  • With me working only part-time, we’ve struggled financially at times 
  • We’re still in our crappy apartment
  • One of our dogs is having some health issues, and it’s a reminder that she’s getting older

I’ve made some goals for 2013:

  • Find a full-time, permanent position
  • Make an effort to eat healthier and exercise more often

What were your highs and lows? What are you goals for 2013? 


I also thought it would be fun to check look back over the past year, and feature the top 12 most popular posts. These posts, this whole blog, are popular because of YOU, and I really do appreciate every single pageview, every single comment, every single share. Knowing that you read, share, and try these recipes yourselves makes it all the more enjoyable for me.

I’ve blocked the photos on this page from being pinned; if you’d like to pin them, please click on the link to the original blog post and pin from that source.

At #12: Eggnog Ice Cream

egg nog ice cream 1


At #11: Cheese Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Cheese Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce | The Redhead Baker


At #10: Alton Brown’s Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese | The Redhead Baker


At #9: Orange Creamsicle Martini



At #8: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes | The Redhead Baker


At #7: Mulled Apple Cider Donuts

Mulled Apple Cider Donuts | The Redhead Baker


At #6: Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House | The Redhead Baker


At #5: Peppermint Marshmallows

Peppermint Marshmallows | The Redhead Baker


At #4: Strawberry Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache Filling

Strawberry Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache Filling | The Redhead Baker


At #3: Baked Cheeseburger Eggrolls

Baked Cheeseburger Eggrolls | The Redhead Baker


At #2: Tiramisu Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes | The Redhead Baker


And at #1: Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Glaze | The Redhead Baker

Happy New Year to all of my readers!


  1. says

    You have so many yummy desserts and pastas on here! i’ve been wanting to make AB’s mac n cheese forever but have yet to do it. The tiramisu cupcakes look pretty amazing too!

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