Best of

We crunched the numbers to bring you the very best of! Find out our most popular cocktail, the top cities and countries with the most pride and what recipe has the most photos.


Total New Submissions in 2012

Maybe our members have more free time or maybe it's the longer hours of daylight, summer is the peak time for members to submit new recipes, photos and reviews.

20,070 Total New Recipes
23,093 Total New Photos
67,559 Total New Reviews

-Data as of 12/5/12


Total New Members

In 2012, about 407,000 new members joined We have a grand total of over 2.5 million members.

Did you know? Collectively, the recipes across the site have been reviewed over 1.2 million times by our members.


Most Popular Cities for Visitors

#1 Chicago, IL
#2 Los Angeles, CA
#3 New York, NY

Data as of 12/5/12


Most Popular Countries for Visitors

#1 United States
#2 Canada
#3 United Kingdom
#4 Australia
#5 New Zealand

Data as of 12/5/12


Most Popular Recipes

#1: Easy Garlic Chicken
#2: Pulled Pork (Slow Cooker)
#3: To-Die-For Slow Cooker Roast

See the Top 50 recipes of 2012! Did you know? The first recipe added to is Low-Fat Berry Blue Frozen Dessert. It was posted on 8/9/1999.

See the Top 50 recipes of 2012!

Most Popular Meal

If you are looking to serve a 5 course meal with our top recipes, look no further than this menu.

Top Cocktail: Bloody Mary
Top Appetizer: Spinach Artichoke Dip
Top Main Dish: Pulled Pork
Top Side Dish: Mexican Rice
Top Dessert: Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies


Most popular #Tuesdaytip

Every Tuesday we tweet a cooking tip to help you save time in the kitchen.

This year our most popular tweet helped home cooks save their lemons. Keep your lemons in the fridge in a bowl of cold water & they'll keep for up to 3 months! #TuesdayTip.

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Most popular Facebook post of 2012

Bacon Day and Ice Cubes were our most shared Facebook posts for 2012.

The Bacon-Wrapped Cheddar Bites post generated the most likes for the year.

Fill in the blank: I can't cook without ________ in my spice rack. This question generated the most comments for the year.

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Community Member Spotlight

We don't play favorites but every single recipe, review and photo was taken by our members. These three members have contributed the most content to in 2012.

gailanng submitted most recipes.
Baby Kato submitted most photos.
Sydney Mike submitted most reviews.

Did you know? The most photographed recipe of all time is White Almond Sour Cream Wedding Cake.


How Pinteresting!

We are huge fans of Pinterest and so are our members! Copycat restaurant recipes, diet-friendly dishes, easy desserts and lots of great-looking chicken dinners were among the most pinned recipes.

Most Popular Recipes, DIY Cleaning & Beauty, and Copycat & Restaurant Faves were our most popular boards at different points throughout the year.

This Chili's Monterey Chicken pin received the most repins