Top 10 Recipes of 2012

Hungry for fresh food ideas in the New Year? From decadent desserts to appetizers, to delicious main courses, discover the ten recipes our readers loved most in 2012.

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10. Egg Blossoms

These pretty little brunch bites wrap eggs and cheese in a dough shell and are best served with your favourite salsa.

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9. Gluten-Free Chickpea-Chocolate Cake

This romantic (and nutritious!) dessert is a perfect pick for Valentine’s day. With just four ingredients, it’s also simple to prepare.

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8. Sweet Potato Lasagna

Never thought lasagna could be healthy? Think again. You’re in for a tasty treat with this sweet potato lasagna.

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7. Thai Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Enjoy this hearty soup with a side of salad for the perfect light dinner or lunch.

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6. Cheesy Potato Puffs

Wow guests with this crispy, cheesy potato dish that’s just as easy to prepare as an appetizer for everyday meals.

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5. Ultimate Moose Burger

From our June Canadian burger extravaganza, this delicious moose burger from Newfoundland’s Chef Katie Hayes is served in an artisanal bun on a bed of spinach with sautéed wild mushrooms, bacon and ketchup.

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4. Chef Michael Smith’s Chocolate Chip Lentil Cookies

These awesome cookies will impress everyone at your table. The kids won’t know they have a secret ingredient (healthy lentil puree), they’ll just know they taste good.  – Chef Michael Smith

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3. Nigella Lawson’s Coca-Cola Cake

This cake is the best! It has lovely chocolate and caramel flavours (not too rich, not too sweet) and the perfect moist crumb. You’ll taste the cola tang in the glace icing, and a tongue-tingling fizz as you chew on the sugar-frosted cola-bottle candies on top. – Valerie Howes, RD Food Editor

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2. Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Love french fries but aren’t crazy about the fat they come with? These sweet potato fries are a healthier of version of this indispensable side dish.

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1. Basic Sugar Cookies

By an overwhelming margin, these cookies were 2012’s most popular recipe. The perfect canvas for icing designs, these sweet treats can be transformed into beautiful desserts for your birthday and holiday celebrations.

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