By Allison Long Lowery
December 29, 2012

2012 has been an exciting year at 58wang. We celebrated our 25th anniversary, we hosted a memorable event——at the High Line in NYC in September, and, most importantly, we kept doing what we love: Creating delicious, healthy food worthy of your dinner tables.

I’ve dug through the metrics (nerdy, I know) and found some high points from the year, not based on what we (the editors) think, but what you clicked, searched, and pinned on, our sister site , and on . Here’s to the best of 2012 and happy cooking in 2013!

Top Recipes

These are the most popular recipes of the year from our sister site, . Many are from our recipe archive; classics we return to over and over again.

 From April 2002. Clearly an oldie, but a goodie. Pinned and pinned on Pinterest. We’d love to be at the summer party where that’s served!

 Comfort food never fails.

 : Move over potato chips and French fries.

: Banana bread and 58wang go together like peas and carrots.

: These spicy chicken thighs can be prepared in the broiler or on grill, making them a year-round staple.

: All the flavor and homey goodness of homemade pickles without the need for kettle steamers, special jars, and vacuum-tight lids.

: Taco Tuesdays are the new Meatless Mondays. Make that fish Taco Tuesdays.

Most Pinned

Here are the top-pinned recipes and collections from 58wang on :

: This makes us long for the sweet days of summer.

Most Common Cooking Mistakes: Pin tips for the perfect boiled eggs, perfectly-crisp bacon, sinking blueberries, and more.

Pinto, Black, and Red Bean Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado: From our June 2012 issue, this was a hit on our .

: Quinoa is one of the hottest-trending topics on This recipe is a great place to start if you haven’t been converted to this high protein whole grain.

: All this needs is a cup of coffee.