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Most Popular Videos of 2012

Cooking Channel's Best Videos of 2012
2012 is almost behind us. As a salute to a great year, we’re highlighting what you loved most about Cooking Channel, from the top posts on Facebook to the shows you loved most and the recipes you couldn’t get enough of, like I Want to Marry You Cookies. See how this year stacks up against 2011 and 2010.

When it comes to perfecting a technique, learning more about a topic, or just watching molten chocolate ooze from the center of a cake, nothing gets the job done like a video. We have plenty of great videos that show you exactly how to prepare our most popular dishes, plus introduce you to good-to-know tips and even the world of food comedy. Plus, did you know our videos can take you to Foodtopia?

Here are the 5 most popular Cooking Channel videos for 2012:

#5: Classic Italian Lasagna in 1 Minute

Classic Italian Lasagna

What’s better than Giada’s recipe for Cheesy Italian Lasagna? Nothing, except maybe this video which demos the easy steps you need to make it (complete with cheesy Italian trattoria music) in only one minute. Check out all of our in-one-minute videos here. So what are you waiting for? Go make this already.

Watch Now: Classic Italian Lasagna

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Cooking Channel’s 10 Most Popular Shows and Chefs of 2012

Not My Mama's Meals

2012 is almost behind us. As a salute to a great year, we’re highlighting what you loved most about Cooking Channel, from the top posts on Facebook to the shows you loved most and the recipes you couldn’t get enough of, like I Want to Marry You Cookies. See how this year stacks up against 2011 and 2010.
Cooking Channel’s Top 10 Shows of 2012

Paula Deen’s buttery Southern comfort dishes are so indulgent, she has become the stuff of memes. Her son Bobby has taken to a more fit lifestyle but, naturally, doesn’t want to give up the incredible flavors his mom served up his entire life. He’s made it his mission to take his mama’s recipes and transform them into lighter, lean, yet still delicious dishes. Our fans love his results so much, millions have flocked to his healthy substitutes of his mom’s recipes that cut down on calories and fat, but still deliver on taste.

Not My Mama’s Meals took the top spot in 2012 of most visited show pages on our site. Here are the rest of the contenders:

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Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2012


2012 is almost behind us. As a salute to a great year, we’re highlighting what you loved most about Cooking Channel, from the top posts on Facebook to the shows you loved most and the recipes you couldn’t get enough of, like I Want to Marry You Cookies. See how this year stacks up against 2011 and 2010.

Some Cooking Channel shows are designed to help you escape, to just sit on your couch and take in the Unique Eats and Unique Sweets around the country. Others, though, strive to inspire you to get into the kitchen and get cooking! To that end, here are the top 10 recipes you loved in 2012. We hope you take the time to try out all of them, and then come back to rate and review and let us know how we are doing.

#10: Kelsey Nixon’s Salted Caramel Sauce

In an episode dedicated to Food Gifts, Kelsey Nixon whipped up a homemade caramel sauce laced with just a bit of sea salt. She then used the sauce to make her Carmelitas and Salted Caramel Milkshake. But the sauce was so good, users started offering up their own ways to work it into new recipes: in coffee, gingerbread, apple pie and more. Check out the recipe at the link below, but be sure to read the reviews, too, to get even more ideas of ways to use Kelsey’s salted caramel sauce.

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel Sauce

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Most Popular Social Media Posts of 2012

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Pops
2012 is almost behind us. As a salute to a great year, we’re highlighting what you loved most about Cooking Channel, from the top posts on Facebook to the shows you loved most and the recipes you couldn’t get enough of, like the I Want to Marry You Cookies. See how this year stacks up against 2011 and 2010.

Cooking Channel surpassed a million followers on our social media in 2012. (If you didn’t know, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Foursquare).

Here are the posts you thought were the most Like-able (and RT-able and Pin-able) this year:

Facebook

Those Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Pops pictured above generated over 5000 Likes.

Twitter

We’ve got the best Hocus Pocus Halloween Party menu to knock your friends off of their broomsticks: http://ow.ly/eBFHg

Over 75 of you found those 118 characters bewitching enough to retweet. Or maybe you just love Hocus Pocus — who doesn’t?

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