If you're going to cook, you want to make a guaranteed winner, right? With this collection of the best recipes of 2012
, you can't go wrong. These 5-star recipes include main dishes like my popular meat lasagna
and grilled chicken breasts
(they are so easy to prepare, and the Asian marinade has that salty-sweet flavor that kids love). You'll also find winning side dishes, like my broccoli salad
(a party of textures) and my super easy Crockpot rice
(it goes with everything and once you make rice this way, you'll never go back to the stovetop again).
Don't forget dessert. You can't go wrong with my chewy chocolate chip cookies (they're perfect for parties, potlucks or any time). And my peach dump cake makes a wonderfully refreshing dessert that couldn't be easier to make. If you're a fan of peaches and cream, you will want to make this cake.
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Meat Lasagna image by Stephanie Gallagher 2012, licensed to About.com Inc.