In the food blogging world, December 31st is my favorite day of the year. More than all the seasonal summer recipes and the festive holidays sprees, I love the last day of the year. It’s the day when my Google Reader fills to the brim with “Best of 2012” blog posts, where all of my favorite food bloggers list their most popular, most delicious recipes of the year all in one convenient post. Then my bookmarks folder subsequently doubles in size and I have a whole new batch of recipes to try in the new year. It’s like another Christmas present!
So, in the spirit of my favorite food blogging tradition, I thought I’d do my own “Best of” post for the end of 2012. Listed below are my favorite recipes and fun food ideas of the past year, from hearty Chili Enchiladas to a Napa Cabbage Salad that got featured on the Kimchi Chronicles blog to the very popular and very rich Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshakes. Just click the recipe name or the photo itself to see the corresponding blog post.
Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshakes
Napa Cabbage Salad with Oranges, Spicy Shrimp, and Rice Wine Vinaigrette
Pesto Chicken Skewers
Vanilla Spice Oatmeal
Grilled Asparagus with Orange Vinaigrette and Crisp Pancetta
Summer Strawberry Salad
Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Cherry Tomatoes
Veggilicious Turkey Burgers
There you have it—my favorite foods of 2012. I’ve really enjoyed this past year of food blogging, especially improving my photography and exploring some healthier foods. In 2013, I think my biggest blog resolutions would be to continue learning more about photography as well as posting more often, even as I get into my last year of college.
What are your New Year’s resolutions?