Friday’s post, recapping the most popular recipes of 2012, included many of our favorites, but today we wanted to highlight a few that didn’t make the cut. Narrowing the recipes down proved incredibly difficult for me, so I enlisted Shane’s help with the process. When it became clear that there wasn’t much overlap, we decided to each make our own lists – a sort of his and hers :) It really was a delicious year; here’s hoping 2013 is even better!

I also wanted to mention that yesterday was this little blog’s five year anniversary! Thank you all for your continued support. I so love sharing this space with you and I’m incredibly grateful that you take time out of your day to read, comment and email. I have big plans for Tracey’s Culinary Adventures in 2013 and I couldn’t be more excited to have you along for the ride!

So, without further ado:

Best of 2012 – Hers

Best of 2012 - Our Favorites (Hers)
1. Cheddar Ale Soup with Homemade Croutons
2. Easier Buttermilk Fried Chicken
3. Soft Pretzel Rolls
4. Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
5. Grilled Rosemary Chicken Kebabs with Sweet and Sour Orange Dipping Sauce
6. Summer Corn Chowder
7. Make-Ahead Mini Beef and Cheese Empanadas
8. White Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Swiss Meringue Buttercream
9. Beer Battered Onion Rings
10. Skillet Lasagna

Best of 2012 – His

Best of 2012 - Our Favorites (His)
1. Chicken Tortilla Casserole for Two
2. Cheesy Chicken Parm Meatballs
3. Lemony Shrimp Scampi Pasta
4. Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Sauce
5. Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti
6. Make-Ahead Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket
7. Late Night Pasta
8. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
9. Skillet Macaroni and Cheese
10. Copycat KFC Crispy Potato Wedges

Cheers to a fun and safe New Year’s Eve – I’ll see you all in 2013 :)