Most Popular Recipes of 2012

2012 Most Popular

It’s that time of year again, when I dig into my site stats to figure out what posts y’all liked the best.

I know you wait all year for this.

Like more than Christmas.

It’s ok to admit it.

And I totally know you set an alert on you phone for this special day.

Let’s get this party started.

But be forewarned…some of these older photos are cringe-worthy.


This makes the list EVERY YEAR.
I made it when I FIRST started my site in 2008

10) Rice Pudding with Left Over Rice

Rice Pudding

These Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ sandwiches are a huge hit in my house. They are easy and require NO cooking skills at all. Niiiice.
9) Slow Cooker BBQ Sandwiches

slow cooker pulled bbq chicken

All the tips you need to make the perfect Cut Out Decorated Sugar Cookies
8) Sugar Cookie Tips and Icing Tips


Aren’t these adorable. Perfect for the kids Valentines Treat
7) Valentines Jell-0 Hearts

Jello Hearts

Ohhh, I can’t say enough about this dinner. The photo is horrendous, but don’t let that deter you from making it, and don’t skimp on the beer. Trust me.
6) Guinness Shepherds Pie

Guinness Shepherds Pie

I mean seriously, isn’t this cake beautiful? It took off like wild fire on the web. I get several emails a week with people showing me their versions of this cake they made. I love it.
5) Blue Ombre Petal Cake

Blue Ombre Petal Cake

Another SUPER old recipe..circa 2008. I make these alllll the time. They are bursting with flavor.
4) Oven Baked Potatoes


This is another simple recipes that TOOK OFF. Lauren Conrad (from MTV) even featured it on her site.
It’s scrum-diddly-umptious!
3) Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate

I think it’s funny that these are sooooo popular. But the numbers don’t lie. They are the perfect do-ahead party food!
2) Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto kabobs

Annnddddd, the number ONE recipe of 2012 is…… Crescent Cinnamon Rolls- DUH!
1) Crescent Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I hope you enjoyed 2012 here on The Hungry Housewife.

2013 is going to be another great year, unless I have a mental breakdown….

Totally possible.


  1. 1

    It all looks so good – and I’m still in awe of that cake! Gorgeous.

    Those skewers and Guiness shepherds pie will be happening soon. I have a party coming with those skewers name on it!

    Happy 2013 my friend!! xo

  2. 3

    Thank you for all the fantastic recipes! You did a great job this year and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next year. Have a fantastic New Year’s day.

  3. 5

    These all look great. I am so glad you posted them, because I have missed a few this year. That cake is BEAUTIFUL! I made the crescent cinnamon rolls and they are AMAZING!!!!!

  4. 6

    It all sounds delish! Thanks for putting your best of 2012 all in one place. 🙂

  5. 8

    They all look wonderful. I am shocked your chicken and dumplings did not make the list. Best ever.

  6. 9

    Great collection of recipes! Happy New Years to you!!!

  7. 10

    A delicious year! I can see why the cinnamon rolls were number 1. I just want to reach in and grab one.

  8. 12

    Oh no. Now I have a major craving for that Nutella hot chocolate. And those jello hearts are too cute! My girls would love those. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  9. 14

    It ALL looks amazing, but that Nutella hot chocolate? I die.