Welcome 2012! Adieu 2011 with the year’s favorites..

Wish you all a wonderful New Year 2012 full of much love, health, peace, joy, bliss and everything you need!

Hope the New Year has started in a very nice way for all of you! I somehow just cannot believe that 2011 is over and 2012 hasn’t sunk in yet – I’ve been typing 2011 still and correcting it to 2012 every single time.. Time just flies, isn’t it?

2011 has been crazily unforgettable and a tremendously eventful year, leaving the earth shaken and the world frazzled. I don’t know what 2012 has to offer to all of us, but, I’d love to share a quote from my all time favorite movie Shawshank Redemption:

Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

Here’s hoping that 2012 will be a much better year in every way for every one.. and bidding goodbye to 2011 with a peek into the year’s favorites – yours and mine, on Just Home Made. Thank you for your love and support all year through..

Benne Murukku – Crispy, crunchy savory spiral lentil snacks (was also featured on the kitchn) 

Bisi Bele Baath – A signature rice and Lentil one pot meal from Karnataka (in a guest post for Sala Kannan of Veggie Belly)

Raspberry Pear Hazelnut Tart to celebrate Just Home Made turning one!

Mango Strawberry Honey Yogurt Granola Parfait (in a guest post for Kankana of Sunshine and Smile)

Meyer Lemon Paanaka Saffron and Cardamom flavored Indian lemonade for the scorching summer

Mawa Gujiya – Deep fried pastry purses with a nutmeg flavored filling, an Indian cousin of the empanada

Blueberry Aamrakhand – A Blueberry twist to the typical Indian flavored Mango yogurt

Rave Unde – Saffron and Cardamom flavored sweet Semolina balls, a humble sweet

Zucchini and Carrot Garlic RasamGarlic Rasam with vegetables included

Easy Eggless Chocolate PuddingYes, an indulgent pudding is possible without eggs!

Come see who else is joining in the virtual party #Welcome2012 Blog Hop being hosted by Sanjeeta at Lite Bite

16 thoughts on “Welcome 2012! Adieu 2011 with the year’s favorites..

  1. Vijitha Shyam says:

    Happy new year to you Radhika. Fantastic pictures as always. I was talking with Kankana and she was mentioning about you and here I am in your blog to wish you for the new year. Have a wonderful 2012.

    • Radhika says:


      Thanks for stopping by. A very Happy New Year to you too.. Hope the new year has started well for you..
      And she tells me about you and your kid whenever we speak 🙂

  2. mjskit says:

    I’m so glad I visited #welcome2012! What a great roundup of some fabulous recipes! I can’t decide which one to test out first, they all look so good! Now I’ve got to check out the recipes you didn’t feature. Happy 2012!

  3. shil says:

    I am not sure if I told you lately, but the photos are amazing. Please do a photo How-To if you find the time. I love the topaz blue background that you have. Its gorgeous !!

    • Radhika says:

      Thank you Shil for your kind compliments.
      Some day, I wish to.
      BTW, that blue is from Martha Stewart sample paint boxes – they have an array of pastel shades. You could buy one of those (doesn’t cost much) and paint a scrap wood board..

  4. Karen says:

    Wow…what an amazing display here! Gorgeous photos and delicious dishes. The Meyer Lemon Paanaka sounds absolutely perfect.
    Happy to have met you through the virtual party…wishing you a wonderful 2012!

  5. Ambika says:

    Hey Radhika, just discovered your blog while I was blog hopping!! You have a great page and beautiful photographs! Following you now 🙂 Happy New Year!

  6. aabhaa says:

    Loved your blog. Your writing , photos and recipies everything is delightful. My search for veg recipies landed me here, will try these for sure.

    Happy new year. Keep bloging

  7. HN says:

    Hi Radhika, Happy New Year to you!
    I’m a recent follower of your blog. You have a lovely blog with variety of recipes and the photos are fantastic. Good luck for 2012.


  8. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Thanks for joining @welcome2012, pleasure to have you with us! And what an array of gorgeous treats in your recap, am confused as to which one to try out first 🙂
    Wonderful pictures and lay out of your blog, Radhika, wish I could learn a little about photography from you.
    Hope to have more of such foodie fun in coming years.

  9. nagashree says:

    Happy New Year Radhika, my first time on your blog, came from Karnataka food blogs listing. You have a very nice blog, I just have done my initial glancing, will definitely book mark and come back. Many of the recipes sound familiar as I am from Mysore too at the same time I see many unique ones too, will try them. I recently started my food blog, stop by when you get a chance.

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