Top 12 Recipes of 2012 {Year in Review}

TODAY Show Appearance - The Lemon Bowl

2012 was a very good year both personally and professionally.  On a personal level, we had the joy of watching our first child grow from cuddly infant to crawling baby to walking, talking toddler. One of the many reasons I love being a blogger is because it enables me to work from home and spend my days with my little guy.

TODAY Show - The Lemon Bowl

On a professional level, 2012 started out with a bang: a live appearance on NBC’s TODAY Show where I had the opportunity to cook my Pesto Chicken Pasta with Swiss Chard in front of millions of viewers. (Can you tell I’m a little nervous during rehearsal?)

Times Square - The Lemon Bowl

And yes, my son flew to NYC at just four months old! After appearing on the TODAY Show, I soon started taping regular cooking segments for my local NBC affiliate station and have truly enjoyed learning the art of cooking on television.

In June, I celebrated my Second Blogging Anniversary with a brand new website, web design and name: goodbye Liz’s Lemon Bowl, hello The Lemon Bowl! In October, I co-hosted Taste of Michigan with Rachel, my blogging buddy and fellow Michigander. It was so nice to finally meet other bloggers in person including my girls Sheila and Jamie.

To anyone who has ever tried my recipes, left me a comment, texted me a photo of the finished product or anything in between: Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You inspire me. You challenge me. You bring me joy.

And now, without further ado, here are the Top 12 Recipes of 2012 as chosen by YOU!

Top 4 Recipes - The Lemon Bowl

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Hermit Bars – Chewy Molasses Cookie Bars

Zucchini Scallion Pancakes with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce

Brown Fried Rice with Chicken and Vegetables

Top 5-8 Recipes - The Lemon Bowl

Beef Brisket

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls 

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

Top Recipes 9-12 - The Lemon Bowl

Weekly Meal Planning and Cost Savings Tips

Lemon Bars

Overnight Refrigerator Steel Cut Oats

Brown Rice Greek Salad

Keep cooking, keep moving, keep eating. Happy New Year!!



  1. says

    you HAVE had a wonderful (and delicious!) year – how fun for you! I am happy to have found you, and look forward to getting to know you more in ’13! happy new year and cheers!

  2. says

    I remember those zucchini scallion pancakes! You’ve had an amazing year! I’m so happy for you and wish you all the best in 2012! Your son is precious. xo

  3. says

    You had such an amazing year. So much to be proud of. I live across the border from you. We’re just outside of Windsor. I love cross border shopping, you have WAY cooler stores.

  4. says

    This blog is amazing, I am so happy I found it! Subscribing immediately. Thank you for doing such a great job and congrats on your many successes!

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