Top 10 Recipes and Projects of 2012

As we head into 2013, I thought it would be fun to share my most popular recipes and projects of 2012. I started No. 2 Pencil in January of 2012, and it has been such a fun year. I’ve learned so much over the past twelve months, including how to use my camera and how to edit photos. Thank you so much for taking the time to read No. 2 Pencil, I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup 

My most popular post, my microwave cookie recipe quickly went viral and was recently featured on The Huffington Post.

2. Crock Pot Mexican Stuffed Peppers

So easy to make, and so flavorful!

3. Homemade Goo Gone

Works perfectly and uses only two ingredients from your pantry!

4. Single Serving Size Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake just two delicious chocolate chip cookies with this easy recipe!

5.  White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

Is there a better combination than peppermint and chocolate?

6. Vintage Dresser Turned Media CenterMy very first blog post, and the paint color that inspired my blog name.

7. Googly Eyes Halloween WreathI just love this Halloween wreath made from ping pong balls, and you guys did too!

8. Cranberry Turkey Sandwich 

One of my very favorite things to eat!

9. Crock Pot Pot Roast with GravySo easy, and so yummy. A perfect recipe for the new cook.

10. Oreo CupcakesSo good, you can’t help but use the word moist to describe them.
See you next year!



  1. I love ALL of these, especially the dresser turned media center! I wanted to do this SO bad, but Jason kept giving me the side eye 😉

    happy new year!

  2. Melissa, it’s been such a treat getting to know you this year, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2013! You’re so talented!!

  3. What a great first year!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2013!

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