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My Favorite Recipes of 2012

I decided to look back through my blog posts of 2012 and pull together a few standout recipes that I will definitely be making again and again.  First up is this somewhat unusual spring appetizer that I made with some of our delicious local strawberries.  I can’t wait til next spring when I’ll be able to make this Strawberry Bruschetta with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil again.

This Creamy Coleslaw with Bacon and Blue Cheese has been a favorite for years and I’m really glad that I finally shared the recipe with you this year.  If you’ve never stirred crumbled blue cheese and bacon into a creamy coleslaw, you have really been missing out!

I think these Cranberry, White Chocolate, and Pecan Cookies are seriously the best cookies I’ve made in years.  I haven’t stopped thinking about them and currently have all the ingredients on hand so I can make another batch to take to my grandparents.

Last, but certainly not least, are these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Brown Sugar Shortbread Crust.  This is by far my favorite recipe of the year and I’ve already made them a few times.  My grandmother actually requested that I make these instead of a traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and no one seemed to notice the missing pie.  They are easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Happy new year, everyone.  I look forward to sharing lots more recipes once I get moved into my brand new kitchen next year!