I can’t believe we are saying goodbye to 2012 and heading into a New Year, time just flies by. It has been a great year and I have a lot of new things in store for 2013. I will be kicking off 2013 my New Year, New You series.
New Year, New You will focus on healthy eating with recipes that are easy to create and family friendly. Many of us like to start the New Year with resolutions whether it is to eat better, exercise more, or to get organized, etc… Since I have worked as a weight-loss consultant for a national weight-loss center before, I thought I would use my knowledge of eating healthy combined with a balanced diet and incorporate that into recipes I have created. Some recipes are new ones I created while others are healthy spins on some popular dishes. And don’t worry for all you that enjoy my sweet treats, I will still share those on occasion. My food for thought is you can eat anything, well almost anything in moderation. I am excited to kick this New Year off and I am eager to share these new recipes with you.
Along with healthy eating, New Year, New You will also feature a weekly organizing series. I have teamed up with my friend and organizing expert Jennifer Ford Berry that will be based from her best selling book Organize Now! I can’t wait to share some of these useful ideas and tips as well.
But before we move on with 2013, let’s revisit the Top 10 recipes of 2012.
10 ~ Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats
A great combination of a classic rice krisipe treat and cake batter. These popular treats are easy to make and were also featured in the Huffington Post.
9 ~ Nutella Banana Smoothie
Mother Thyme readers love Nutella! This rich smoothie that blends nutella and banana in a creamy smoothie was featured in 2011 and is still a popular recipe in 2012. I am so happy you all love this smoothie as much as I do.
8 ~ Lasagna with Homemade Noodles
I am thrilled you all love these homemade noodles. I get emails and comments all the time from people saying they love this recipe and how easy these noodles are to make. This is a tried and true recipe not just by me but by many of you. I am so happy you enjoy this recipe that was originally featured in 2011. Now I need to redo those pictures. In the meantime, keep enjoying this recipe.
7 ~ Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
A favorite of mine is a favorite of yours. I shared this recipe as a guest post earlier this year and has been very popular. If you love a classic cream cheese coffee cake, you will absolutely love this recipe.
6 ~ Avocado Deviled Eggs
I can see why these are so popular, because they are insanely delicious. I am so happy you all enjoy this recipe. And if you love these deviled eggs, stay tuned a recipe I have coming up in early January that incorporates some of these ingredients.
5 ~ Pistachio Wedding Cookies
This recipe was featured for this year Christmas Cookie Countdown and were a huge hit. Super easy, and so good. Thank you all for your emails and comments about these cookies. I love seeing all the variations you made with these too.
4 ~ Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
A healthy spin on take out chicken and broccoli stir fry was originally featured in 2011 but still remains a popular recipe this year. Super easy to make and taste better than take out.
3 ~ Cowboy Cookies
These cookies were featured in the Christmas Cookie Countdown series. If you love the comination of oatmeal, chocolate chip cookies that are loaded with nuts and coconut, you will want to give these a try.
2 ~ Nutella Brownies
These brownies originally were featured in 2011 and everyone was crazy about them. I revisited this recipe earlier this year and also began a video series starting with this recipe. The video was a little dark, thanks to shooting at night but no matter night or day, these popular brownies still come out the same.
And the number one recipe this year is…
1 ~ Lemon Sugar Cookies with Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Thanks to Mary, a loyal Mother Thyme reader for inspiring me to make this recipe. This is a spin on my popluar Lofthouse style sugar cookies. These are a perfect soft and chewy lemon sugar cookie that you all love.
I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for inspiring me everyday. I feel so blessed to have such awesome readers that continue to come back and support me. I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year! I have some fabulous recipes in store for 2013 so stay tuned. As I always like to say, the best is yet to come.