10 Most Popular Recipe Posts 2012

by Marla on December 31, 2012 · 41 comments

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2012 Most Popular Recipes on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Gotta tell you guys I don’t often dip into Google Analytics. I am kinda number squeamish. In order to grab these top 10 for ya I had to pay it a visit.

With huge exposure on Pinterest I had a hunch as to what posts were getting the most eyeballs. Are these surprising to you? How many have you tried?

Here are the tippy top recipes I created this year. As an added bonus ~ all of these recipes will be PERFECT for your healthy eating new years resolutions. Dig in!

Blueberry Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Blueberry Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

We all love this recipe for the color, convenience, healthy ingredients and of course the flavor!

Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles

This recipe is a great alternative to pasta and it is vegan.

Whipped cream in Pip Studio rose bowl with pink spatula

Homemade Whipped Cream: Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry

Nothing is easier than homemade whipped cream. Skip the squirt can and take the extra few minutes to make it yourself. To keep things unexpected and fun I flavor it in all sorts of ways.

Homemade lunchables on Family Fresh Cooking blog. Project Lunch Box.

Healthy DIY Lunchables: Salami and Cheese

Project LunchBox continues to be a grand slam on this blog. Keep lunch costs down, make healthy choices and pack your own tasty lunch.

Spring Bouquet Popsicles on FamilyFreshCooking.com | Dazzle Wedding, Bridal Shower and Baby Shower guests! © MarlaMeridith.com

Spring Flower Bouquet Popsicles

This pops were created on a whim. On a drive to school I asked my kids “What kind of pops should I make.” My daughter yelled out “Flower Popsicles!” And so this idea was born.

It is featured in quite a few places online including Ryan Seacrest blog and in a British wedding magazine Perfect Weddings.

Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Coconut Peanut Sauce Recipe | FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce

Yup. Two Spaghetti squash recipes made my top 10 in 2012. Anything you would mix with pasta you can mix with spaghetti squash. A dang good thing if you ask me.

Vegan Pumpkin Whipped Cream on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com { #holiday #Halloween #fall }

Vegan Pumpkin Whipped Cream

You guys LOVE whipped cream. This one is made from thick coconut cream. You will find yourself licking this off the spoon way before you use it in any recipes.

Coconut Vegan Whipped Cream Recipe on Family Fresh Cooking

Vegan Whipped Cream: Vanilla, Chocolate, Mocha Coffee

Another vegan whipped cream recipe except this time I share four melt in your mouth flavors. Have that spoon handy so you can sample each ~ over and over again.

Chocolate cake for Valentine's Day with berries and chocolate chips

Chocolate Oatmeal Pudding Breakfast Cake

Everyone wants an excuse to eat chocolate and cake for breakfast. Now you can and you won’t feel guilty at all about it, this is also gluten free. Think you need to put some of that whipped cream on it too!

Homemade Chocolate Lover's Milkshake recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Chocolate Lover’s Skinny Milkshake

Chocolate and skinny are the perfect combination. Make an icy cold treat any time of day and feel good about it ~ this shake is vegan too.

Thanks for brightening my year with your visits. 2012 has been filled with great days and lots of JOY.

I look forward to a bright and prosperous 2013. Wishing you all a safe, fun and wonderful 2013! XO Marla

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kevin @ Closet Cooking December 31, 2012 at 6:37 am

What a tasty roundup for 2012!


2 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:43 am

Thanks Kevin! A tasty year over on your blog as well ~ Happy New Year!


3 TidyMom December 31, 2012 at 6:42 am

everything looks fabulous Marla
Happy New Year!


4 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:43 am

Happy New Year Cheryl! Looking forward to some face time in 2013 :) XO


5 Bev @ Bev Cooks December 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

Your year was yum to the EE. xoxoxox!


6 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:42 am

As was yours miss Bev 😉 Happy New year!


7 leanne@ healthful pursuit December 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

I’m all about the whipped cream recipes you post! I’ve made every single one :) This year was so fantastic for you. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the upcoming year.


8 Marla December 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

Thanks so much Leanne!! I always enjoy your visits :) You have had a great year too from the looks of all the yummies on your blog too. Best of luck to you in 2013 as well!!


9 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:42 am

Thanks Leanne! Glad you love the whipped creams too. Happy New Year and I look forward to all of your great posts in 2013 :)


10 danielle December 31, 2012 at 8:15 am

These all look great! Cant wait to see more in 2013. I have my top posts up too – stop by if you have time.


11 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:41 am

Thanks Danielle! Yours look great too. Happy New Year!


12 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance December 31, 2012 at 8:17 am

You have had TONS of great recipes this year! Thank you! Happy New Year!


13 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:41 am

Thanks so much Michelle! Happy New Year :)


14 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 31, 2012 at 8:28 am

Marla, I’ve made your spaghetti squash sesame noodles–amazing! Happy New Year friend!


15 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:40 am

Really Sommer? Love that you have tried that recipe! Happy New Year to you too and I can’t wait to see all the nibbles you have for us in 2013 :) XO


16 HeatherChristo December 31, 2012 at 8:47 am

Gorgeous Marla- those popsicles will forever be my favorite!


17 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

I personally see the whipped cream and those popsicles everywhere! They seem to pop up everywhere I go! Happy 2013 to you and your family and I cannot wait to see what you create this year and always! xoxox


18 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:39 am

Back at ya Averie!! Thanks so much for being a great friend and I look forward to seeing you in 2013!


19 Meagan December 31, 2012 at 10:16 am

What a year, Marla – you should be so proud! I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings. Cheers and best wishes!!


20 Angie December 31, 2012 at 11:25 am

What an awesome 2012! Fabulous recipes and beautiful photos. Keep it up Marla!
Lots of ideas and inspiration to carry into 2013. Happy new year!!! All the best. xo


21 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:27 am

Well hi there Angie!! Such a lovely surprise to see you here this morning :) Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!! XO


22 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

oh my gosh… so much whipped cream!!! Love it all. :)


23 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:26 am

Pretty funny how much whipped cream 😉 Happy New Year Rachel!


24 Traci December 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I’m coming clean. I am one of your vegan whipped cream stalkers. I love them, they are so tasty and easy to make and taste great on everything! I’ve gone beyond too and done salted caramel. Thank you for great recipes with fresh ingredients. Looking forward to another year of recipes!


25 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:25 am

Hi Traci! LOVE that you stalk my vegan whipped cream recipes. More to come in 2013 ~ that salted caramel sounds mighty tasty. Happy New Year!


26 Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Such a delicious round-up! Happy New Year!


27 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:24 am

Happy New Year to you too Laura!


28 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Wonderful round-up!! I think I’m going to make the Skinny Chocolate Shake right now!!! Happy New Years to you and your family!!


29 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:22 am

Great choice Jennifer! Happy New Year to you and yours too :)


30 JulieD December 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

As always, gorgeous photography!! I am so in love with that photo of your whipped cream (going to pin it right now!). Hope you have a very happy new year and hope to see you again in 2013!!


31 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:22 am

Hi Julie! Happy New Year to you too :) It was wonderful spending time with you in Idaho. Yes! I hope our paths cross again in 2013 ~ I am sure they will :)


32 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} December 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Those are the ones I would have guessed would be your most popular after seeing them circulate through Pinterest. Hasn’t Pinterest been incredible for us bloggers?!

Wishing you and your beautiful family a very happy 2013!


33 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:21 am

It really has Marina! Happy New Year to you and yours too!! Hopefully our paths will cross for reals in 2013 :) XO


34 Brooke @ Food Woolf December 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Happy New Year! Beautiful post. Inspiring images.


35 Marla January 1, 2013 at 2:20 am

Thanks Brooke! Happy New Year back at ya :)


36 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious January 2, 2013 at 6:05 am

Great roundup for 2012, how are you going to top these in 2013 😉 glad I found your blog midway through the year! Have a great one…


37 Esi January 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

Excellent roundup. Happy new year!


38 Kristina January 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

such a delicious year you’ve had – I am so happy I found you this year! I used to work with edible flowers years ago, and your popsicles are still one of my favorites!

cheers, happy new year to you all!


39 Donna January 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Thanks for a year of great food and inspiration. My mouth was literally hanging open when I saw your flower popsicles!


40 Meagan Marion January 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I love this roundup of recipes, thanks for making a post about 2012’s top picks.


41 Jeanette January 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Happy New Year Marla – wishing you the very best in the New Year! Love your roundup of popular recipes, especially the beautiful floral popsicles and your precious daughter.


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