Top 12 Recipes from 2012

Can you believe today is the last day of 2012?  There were times this year that I felt that this year would never come to an end.  But for the most part, I can't believe that it's already over.   Like every year, 2012 had it's good things and bad things, but through it all we always had the love and support from our friends and family, and something delicious to eat on the table.  And for that I am truly grateful!

In keeping with my New Year's Eve tradition here on the blog, today I am counting down the top 12 recipes from my Cocina.

Top 12 Recipes from 2012: 

12.  Polvorones (Mexican Shortbread Cookies w/ Rainbow Sprinkles}

11.  Pollo a la Crema 

10.  Sopa de Fideo Seco 

9.  Atole de Camote (Sweet Potato Atole)

8.  Pollo Adobado con Papas (Adobo Chicken w/ Potatoes)

7.  Agua de Ciruela Amarilla (Yellow Plum Agua Fresca)

6.  Sopa Azteca (Tortilla Soup)

5. Horchata de Coco (Coconut Horchata)

4.  Lime-Cilantro Vinagreta 

3.  Breakfast Enchiladas 

2.  Frijoles Charros/Rancheros (Cowboy Beans)

1. My grandmother's Tamales de Puerco en Chile Colorado (Shredded Pork Tamales)

Did your favorite make the list?  What was your favorite recipe from 2012?  And what recipes would you like to see in my Cocina in 2013?

Thank you to all who continue to visit La Cocina de Leslie.  May the coming year be filled with love, laughter and lots of delicious food!




  1. Can I tell you how badly I'd like to wash down a bowl of Pastel Azteca with some Agua Fresca right now!? Everything looks amazing. It's been quite a year, hasn't it? Look forward to cooking with you in the new year, amiga! Hope you and the fam have a safe and happy new year! xo

  2. Victoria of Flavors of the SunJanuary 1, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    That Sweet Potato Atole is still calling to me, just as when you first posted it. Lovely roundup. Feliz Año Nuevo.

  3. I had to minimize the screen until my baby girl left the room. She's obsessed with sprinkles. Those cookies look adorable! The Tamales look so interesting to me - probably because of the use of corn husks. I remember the Sweet Potato Atole. You're the reason why I now know what that is! Thank you!!! Happy New Year, Leslie!

  4. I want 1 and 12 asap. Everything looks so good. Happy New Year!