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Your favourite recipes from 2012

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By Today's Parent staff

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Fun family favourites

2012 was a great year for family-friendly recipes. From breakfast casseroles to BBQ classics, we had so much fun making each of these dishes, and even more fun eating them! 

Check out the dishes our staff and readers loved the most.

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: Today's Parent

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Who doesn't love ribs? This recipe's finger-licking taste is thanks in part to a special ingredient: Coca Cola. Pop? Yes, check out the recipe, and test it out on your family tonight.

Get the recipe here: Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: Stuart Spivack/Flickr

Helen's Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This dish is the ultimate comfort food for your family. Try adding other harvest vegetables such as cabbage or turnip to switch up the flavour.

Get the recipe here: Helen's Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: iStockphoto

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Caribbean-inspired spices give this dish irresistible flavour.

Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: iStockphoto

Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

There's nothing like a pot of cheesy goodness to get your kids excited for dinner! Prep this casserole and enjoy the aroma while this dish bakes.

Get the recipe here: Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Love lasagna but never have enough time for it to cook in the oven? This slight modification on the classic recipe works better than you'd think. The best part is that it's ready when you get home from work, meaning less hassle!

Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Lasagna

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: FoodThinkers/Flickr

Layered Nacho Dip

This is a great potluck dish. Everyone will come back for seconds.

Get the recipe here: Layered Nacho Dip

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: sandrasalaskaphotographs/Flickr

Chicken-Chili Tacos

A super easy, delicious recipe that your kids will love.

Get the recipe here: Chicken-Chili Tacos

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: Maya Visnyei

Tomato Mac and Cheese

Add a little extra flavour to this kid-pleasing classic. 

Get the recipe here: Tomato Mac and Cheese

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: iStockphoto

Homemade Granola Coins

Your favourite cookie and most-coveted granola bar had a baby and it made this delicious dessert. These granola coins are light on the tummy so go ahead and have an extra one, or maybe two.

Get the recipe here: Homemade Granola Coins

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

This classic cookie recipe is the ultimate. Packed with healthy nutrients, these cookies will appeal to your sensibilities and your sweet tooth. 

Get the recipe here: Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Caramel Surprise Cupcakes

You can’t go wrong with chocolate and caramel. This scrumptious recipe will sell out at any bake sale.

Get the recipe here: Caramel Surprise Cupcakes

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: Michael Alberstat

Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites

Cheese-lovers, this one's for you! Pairing your kid's favourite cheese with fruit is also a great way to slip some extra nutrition into the day. 

Get the recipe here: Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Lentil, Barley and Sweet Potato Soup

Hearty is the only word to describe this one-pot veggie dish. If you've got young kids at home, try it pureed without losing any of the flavor. 

Get the recipe here: Lentil, Barley and Sweet Potato Soup

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Broccoli and Cheddar Bake-Ahead Pizza Roll-Ups

Make these and freeze them (they'll last up to a month in the freezer) to have on hand when your kids want a healthy snack that feels like a treat.

Get the recipe here: Broccoli and Cheddar Bake-Ahead Pizza Roll-Ups

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Sinless Cinnamon Rolls

When it comes to a sweet breakfast you don't need eggs and butter to whip up a tasty treat. These cinnamon-spiced rolls get loads of flavour from a mix of brown sugar, dried fruit and nut. Your kids will be impressed!

Get the recipe here: Sinless Cinnamon Rolls

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast

This make-ahead dish is perfect for a crowd. It stays crisp outside, with a tender, blueberry- and cream-cheese-filled centre. The kids will go back for more if the adults don't eat it all first!

Get the recipe here: Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Your favourite recipes from 2012

Crazy Tacos in a Pan

Try this Mexican dish tonight!

Get the recipe here: Crazy Tacos in a Pan
 

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: iStockphoto

Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers

These coconut-crusted chicken fingers are a full-flavored twist on a kid-friendly classic! Don't forget the lime dipping sauce.

Get the recipe here: Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: iStockphoto

Hearts of Fudge

This recipe has only three ingredients and is really easy to make! So if you aren't all about hearts, cut the fudge into any shape you’d like. 

Get the recipe here: Hearts of Fudge

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: Ann@74/Flickr

Slow Cooker Macaroni 'N Cheese

With a few ingredients and a small amount of prep time, you'll have your meal cooking away while you're busy doing other things. There's really nothing better than good old Mac 'N Cheese.

Get the recipe here: Slow Cooker Macaroni 'N Cheese

Your favourite recipes from 2012Photo: iStockphoto

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