'Twas a season of cooking (with apples and pureed pumpkin), decorating (with natural elements), and crafting (with felt) on BHG.com. We've gathered the top 15 holiday projects and recipes of 2012 -- we bet you'll find a familiar idea or two.
Macaroni and cheese is always a favorite with our readers but add in pumpkin and you've got a big winner. With over 8,000 Pinterest pins, this recipe was also tops on social media.
The adjectives readers used to describe this fall wreath: adorable, inexpensive, and so cute. You especially loved the recycle idea of it; opting to show off an outdated or broken wreath instead of tossing it.
To make the wreath, simply tuck dried juniper and bittersweet betwen tongs of a rake and add a natural raffia bow at the base.
Better Homes and Gardens readers love apples! And when it comes to fall baking, they loved this apple-packed slab pie. Looking to jazz it up? Readers suggested serving it with pumpkin ice cream and caramel sauce. Sounds delish!
Forget spooky -- this Halloween you went for elegant with these stacked pumpkins. The less-than-frightful display was a top Facebook "Like" as well. It was also part of one of our most popular days for the 100 Days of Holidays program.
We traditionally have more dog people than cat people on BHG.com, but here kitties reigned supreme. This Halloween cupcake decorating idea was a huge favorite.
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Mmm…we wish we'd been invited to all the Thanksgiving dinners that included this side dish favorite! A smart toss-in-the-slow-cooker solution to the big feast, this eight ingredient recipe gains punch from chicken broth with roasted garlic.
Get out the fryers -- you were up for something different for your Thanksgiving feast. Our #1 video of the Thanskgiving season was this deep-fry a turkey segment. Check it out so you can master the bird next year!
One of our readers said this about this favorite winter bake: "My four boys absolutely devoured this!" We're so glad it feeds a crew (the recipe serves 12).
When it came to Thanksgiving, make-ahead was key. This highly rated chicken appetizer features Belgian endives as the base. Finger food rules!
Nature-inspired decorations ruled this holiday season. And when nature was paired with small-spaces, the response was overwhelming. This simple bundle of fir, berries, and twigs tied with baubbles and matching ribbon was a winner.
Cake pops were a huge trend last year and the love continues. These 12 recipes for cake pops (bridging tastes from Chocolate Mint to Lemon Cream) were a huge hit, specially when gifted in a decorative tin.
Pretty felt ornaments that work with anything (added to canisters for the kitchen, hung on the tree, or looped over a doorknob) were your favorite handmade gift of the season. Inexpensive materials make it do-able in multiple.
These petite (and cheap!) beauties adorned many of your Christmas tables. Some users commented that they wanted to make them more traditional with red and green Christmas sweaters -- great idea! To make, simply cut off the cuff of an old sweater and wrap around a glass votive.
These cookies dominated the cookie voting this holiday season. Melted vanilla candies and peanut butter cups provided most of Frosty's facade; the cookie is a basic brown sugar and peanut butter base.