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Top 12 Recipes of 2012!

Top 12 Recipes of 2012!

CenterCutCook just celebrated our one year anniversary. Check out our list of the Top 12 Recipes of 2012!

When I started CenterCutCook one year ago, I had absolutely no idea that it would turn into what it’s become. I remember posting my very first recipe and thinking about how long it would take before I actually had a selection of recipes for you, my lovely visitors, to view.

And speaking of visitors, I had none. When you make a website, people don’t just come. You have to find a way to get them there. Thanks to websites like Pinterest, FoodGawker, Tastespotting, and Facebook, slowly but surely, people started coming.

As I saw my traffic go up and a comment here or there, it gave me motivation to keep going. So I did. And now I finish 2012 with 176 recipes, over 1,000 comments, and 2 million visitors. To say that I am satisfied with the progress would be an understatement. My progress though, is thanks to you, the people who are reading this post. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for taking the time to comment, share recipes with friends via email and Facebook, and Pin recipes on Pinterest. It means so much to me, and I truly appreciate it. I wouldn’t be where I am today without YOU, so thank you, thank you, thank you!

I thought I’d finish 2012 by sharing the top 12 recipes of 2012! These are the posts that had the most visits over the course of the year. They go in order with Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken at the top! I hope 2012 has been a good one for you, Happy New Years and here’s to 2013! I look forward to sharing more recipes with you. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see in 2013 on CenterCutCook, let me know in the comments below! XOXO


Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken – A homemade balsamic bbq sauce is used to glaze chicken as it’s grilling. The result is tender chicken with a slightly sweet, and tangy taste.

Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken


Better Than Sex Cake – Some people call it "Better Than Sex Cake" while others call it "Almost Better Than Sex Cake" or "Better Than Anything Cake." I’ll let you decide which name suits this cake best…

Better Than Sex Cake


Bang Bang Shrimp {Like Bonefish Grill} – This is my take on Bonefish Grill’s popular appetizer, Bang Bang Shrimp! Crispy shrimp get tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce. The result is utterly delicious, and addicting!

Bang Bang Shrimp {Like Bonefish Grill}


Amish Breakfast Casserole – This is not your typical breakfast casserole, it’s quite possibly the Best Breakfast Casserole ever! Made with frozen hash browns or shredded baked potatoes, sausage, bacon and cheese, it’s delicious yet versatile. You can add whatever ingredients that you’d like including spinach or other veggies. Simple, easy, and a great way to start your day!

Amish Breakfast Casserole


Grilled Pineapple – Brown sugar and cinnamon coat spears of pineapple which get grilled to perfection. One of my absolute favorite recipes for grilling season!

Grilled Pineapple


Fast and Easy Cinnamon Rolls – These cinnamon rolls are fast, easy, and delicious, especially when they’re slathered with homemade cream cheese frosting and on the table in under an hour.

Fast and Easy Cinnamon Rolls


Frozen Strawberry Lemonade – Lemonade, the ole’ summer standby beverage, is turned into a refreshing frozen blended beverage with the help of some frozen strawberries.

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade


Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli – Fresh broccoli is tossed with garlic, evoo, and some seasonings, then gets roasted until perfectly tender! Next it gets a sprinkle of fresh parmesan cheese. A fantastic side, for sure that will make a broccoli lover out of anyone!

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli


Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies – Little Smokies get wrapped in bacon then sprinkled with brown sugar and baked until the bacon is crispy! Served with spicy ketchup on the side, these Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies are perfect for entertaining!

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies


How to Make an Egg McMuffin – No need to go to the Golden Arches for breakfast. Make your own Egg McMuffin at home in minutes!

How to Make an Egg McMuffin


Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs – I used my favorite recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp as inspiration for these spicy Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs!

Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs


Chicken Cordon Bleu Rollups – Thin slices of chicken, ham, and cheese are rolled up, covered in bread crumbs, and baked until crisp, then topped with a homemade parmesan pepper sauce. We call them Chicken Cordon Bleu Rollups and they are absolutely delicious!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Rollups




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