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There have been many supremely excellent recipes featured on this year and it's time to show them off! Take a peek at our best of the best breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, sides, desserts, and everything in between on this Top 100 Recipes of 2012 page. If you don't see your favorite recipe listed, let us know which one was your favorite in the comments below. Thanks to all the bloggers who contributed such fantastic recipes this year!

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Table of Contents

Best Recipes for Desserts

Best Cheap and Easy Recipes

Best Holiday Recipes

Best Soups, Stews and Chilis

Best Casserole Recipes

Best Copycat Recipes

Best One-Pot Weeknight Meals

Best Recipes with Fruit


Best Recipes for Desserts

What can be better than relaxing with some of the best dessert recipes in the country? Check out some of the easiest and most scrumptious dessert recipes on

  1. Chocolate Saltine Toffee
  2. 3-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cake
  3. 2-Ingredient Apple Angel Food Cake
  4. Cheat Sheet Candy Bar Pie
  5. Heavenly 7-Layer No-Bake Cake
  6. No Bake Nutella Oatmeal Cookies
  7. Guilt-Free Pecan Pie
  8. Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake
  9. No-Bake Fudgy Snowballs
  10. Best-Ever Dump Cake
  11. Apple Banana Bundt Cake (pictured above)
  12. Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins
  13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Skillet


Best Cheap and Easy Recipes

Who doesn't love cheap and easy recipes? Here's a collection of the best ones from our site this year. One of these easy recipes can be what's for dinner tonight.

  1. Dollar Store No Bake Cookies
  2. Breakfast Hobo Pies (pictured above)
  3. Homemade Gummy Bears
  4. Slow Cooker Dollar Store Soup
  5. Dollar Store Cowboy Casserole
  6. Hobo Hubby Casserole
  7. Dollar Store 7-Layer Casserole
  8. One-Pot Poor Man's Potato Hash
  9. 3-Minute Cookies
  10. Baked Sweet Potato Chips


Best Holiday Recipes

The holidays are often the best times to cook and show off your skills in the kitchen. Many of these recipes are great to bring to hoiday parties or to keep at home for yourself.

  1. Christmas Eve Casserole
  2. Christmas Crack
  3. No Bake Pumpkin Pie
  4. Idiot-Proof Pumpkin Pie
  5. Pumpkin Halloween Cake
  6. Oatmeal Bars with Pumpkin and Peanut Butter
  7. Easy Slow Cooker Party Meatballs (pictured above)
  8. No Bake Pumpkin Cake
  9. Eggnog Fudge
  10. Caramel Pumpkin Whip Dip
  11. Caramel Maple Pumpkin Pie in a Glass
  12. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting
  13. Halloween Eyeball Cookies
  14. Christmas Tree Cake How-To
  15. Baked Macaroni and Cheese Balls
  16. Spinach Ball Bites
  17. Cheeseball Bites


Best Soups, Stews and Chilis

Warm up your home and your belly with these extremely tempting and top-notch soup recipes from 2012. These were our readers' favorites. Did your favorite soup make the list?

  1. Soup-er Simple Cabbage Soup
  2. Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili
  3. Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup (pictured above)
  4. Crazy Good Corn Chowder
  5. Sundried Tomato Beef Stew
  6. Hearty Pumpkin Soup
  7. Detox Soup
  8. Slow Cooker Taco Soup
  9. 3-Bean Turkey Chili


Best Casserole Recipes

Casseroles are often a quick dish that can be made ahead. They are no fuss recipes that allow the oven to do all the work and that's why we love the. Check out which casserole recipes made the list.

  1. Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche (#1 for 2012) (pictured above)
  2. Ship Wreck Casserole
  3. Stupid Casserole
  4. Sweet Potato Casserole
  5. Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
  6. Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole
  7. 5-Ingredient Amish Ground Beef Casserole
  8. Cowboy Skillet Casserole
  9. Oven Corn Casserole
  10. Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
  11. Turkey and Penne Casserole


Best Copycat Recipes

It's a great feeling to know you can have your favorite restaurant meals right in your own home - many times at a lower cost. Stay in this weekend and check out some of these top-winning copycat recipes.

  1. Longhorn Steakhouse Outlaw Ribeye
  2. Apple House Cinnamon Doughnuts
  3. Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits (pictured above)
  4. Guilt-Free Wendy's Style Frosty
  5. Ramen Noodle Bowl
  6. Cracker Barrel Copycat Hashbrown Casserole
  7. Copycat Girl Scout Samoa Cookies
  8. Homemade Twinkies


Best One-Pot Weeknight Meals

We can never have enough easy weeknight meals. We all could use a little more time to ourselves during the week, so relax and indulge in these easy one-pot wonders.

  1. Slow Cooked Asian Chicken
  2. Incredibly Easy Chicken
  3. 10-Minute Chicken and Noodles
  4. Taco Quesadilla Pizza (pictured above)
  5. Baked Pasta with Cauliflower & Cheese
  6. Easy Cheapsy Chicken Cacciatore
  7. Simple Chicken and Dumplings


Best Recipes with Fruit

Fruit is not only healthy, it's refreshing and filling. Get in your daily dose of vitamins and nutrients with these colorful recipes with fruit.

  1. The Best Ice Cubes on Earth (pictured above)
  2. Easy Peasy Fruit Salad
  3. Fruity 7-Up Jell-O with Cool Whip Topping
  4. Island Pineapple Jello Salad
  5. Chocolate Covered Raisins
  6. Caramel Apple Bites

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