Best Recipes of 2012

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Surprise! I got a makeover!!!!

Well, not me personally.

I’m still sporting my yoga pants and messy bun, but A SPICY PERSPECTIVE got a big-time makeover. And since it’s an extension of me, I feel all shiny and new!

Welcome to the new and improved

This sleek site, built by mastermind Lindsay Landis of Purr Design is designed to make poking around for recipes even more fun.

There are plenty of places for you to SUBSCRIBE and stay connected via:  Email, RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and Stumbleupon. You can pick your favorite or connect with me everywhere!




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There are new SHARE buttons on the top and bottom of each post so you can pass around ASP recipes ’til your heart’s content.




RECIPE SEARCH just got easier, with ingredients lists and photo recipe menus.

So please spend some time exploring the new site. I hope you are as happy with it as I am!


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Before we jump into another year of red-hot recipes, I wanted to take a moment to share some highlights from 2012.

I’ve included two lists below… The “Best Recipes” of 2012, or Reader’s Choice List, is based on popularity. The second list is made up of personal favorite recipes that should have been more popular. *wink*


Reader’s Choice

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Crab Gnocchi Gratin

Epic Brownies

The Epic Brownie

Raspberry Basil Mojitos

Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup

Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe | #soup #pumpkin

Baked Potato Mac and Cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Authentic Indian Chai

How to Make Chai Tea

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Yeast Rolls

Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Beer


My Underrated Favorites

Green Bean Mushroom Tart with Blue Cheese

Caramel Apple Soft Pretzels

Homemade Caramel Apple Soft Pretzels | #SoftPretzels #CaramelApples #FallRecipes

Tres Leches Cake with Mango Whipped Cream

Maple Blackberry Yogurt Panna Cotta

Bacon and Pecorino Popcorn

Popcorn Recipe

Cherry Ginger Thumbprint Cookies

Vegetable Lo Mein

Moroccan Grilled Lamb with Tahini Mint Sauce

Grilled Lamb Chops

Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Corn, Grapes, and Creamy Ranchero Sauce

Creamy French Onion Soup with Cheese Pillows


Thanks for visiting week after week. I’m honored you come to ASP and look forward to a delicious 2013 filled with tasty dishes and tantalizing stories.


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67 Responses to “Best Recipes of 2012”

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — January 3, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Your new home is absolutely gorgeous and perfect, Sommer. You must be thrilled! It was so great to meet you this past year – I’m looking forward to more of your smile in person in 2013! :)


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    vianney — January 3, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    sweet new look and what a list of yummy treats~~ Hope to meet you in 2013!


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    Amy — January 3, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    I love the new layout! I hope you have an amazing 2013!


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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — January 3, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    Love the new look!


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    Julia @ A Cedar Spoon — January 3, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    Beautiful site! Love the new design. I remember those pretzels–they looks so darn good!


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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 3, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    Love the new site, it is gorgeous!! Can’t wait to see what happens in 2013!


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    Diane {Created by Diane} — January 3, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    Love the new look, and that yummy line up of recipes…looking forward to seeing what you’ll dream up this year!


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    Julia Marks — January 3, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    Very, very nice. Congratulations.


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    Kristi @ Cherry Jasmine — January 4, 2013 @ 4:13 am

    Love the new look!…it’s going to be great for browsing recipes. Nicely done!


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    Carolyn — January 4, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    Love your new design, girl. And all your recipes! :)


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    Andi — January 4, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    The crab & gnocchi dish was divine, I’m not surprised it was near the top. The new site designs looks great and I especially love the font change. A good font really sets your site apart.


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    Jersey Girl Cooks — January 4, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    Love your new look!


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    Colleen Martell — January 4, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    Love your new website look! Very professional!


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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — January 5, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    I’m loving the new look! It looks very clean and user-friendly.

    Have a great weekend!


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    Marian (Sweetopia) — January 6, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    What mouth-watering recipes! Congrats on the revamp and looking forward to what you’ve got in store for 2013!


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    Nina — January 7, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    These sound wonderful. Thanks for your website. It gives me ideas and inspiration.



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