This is always one of the hardest posts of the year! I only blog the recipes we make that are hits, so trying to narrow them down at the end of the year is a bit of a chore. Here are, in no particular order, ten recipes I really loved this year.
1 – Roast Beef and Parmesan Pita
These are so easy and since I first made them they’ve been heavy in the lunch rotation. If you’re looking to switch up your lunch in the new year, give this a shot!
2 – Spicy Sausage Pasta
This one-pot dish totally won me over. I adore that the pasta cooks in the sauce, not separately. This is going on our weekly menu again soon!
3 – Cake Batter Popsicles
These were my favorite of the summer. I’m really not sure how you could not like a cake batter pudding popsicle – it’s like the definition of summer!
4 – Classic Hummus
Hummus wasn’t something I thought I could make successfully at home, so I was thrilled that this came out beautifully. This is now my favorite hummus.
5 – Teriyaki Chicken Burgers with Sesame Grilled Pineapple
Another favorite from the summer – these juicy burgers got made several times because they were such a hit. (Come on warm weather! I want to start grilling again!)
6 – Chicken Diablo
This was a dish that came to me via a recipe swap and we adored it. I end up drooling every time I look at the picture.
7 – Easter Bread
Easter Bread is a tradition in Mark’s family – and one I happily adopted when we got married. It’s one of the few times a year that I make yeast bread, but it’s always worth the effort.
8 – Kielbasa, Potato and Cabbage Skillet
This is a favorite dinner of ours – I can’t believe I blogged it for the first time this year. It’s simple, but so, so yummy.
9 – Buckeye Brownies
I made these dressed-up box mix brownies earlier this year and they’ve been frequently requested since. For minimal effort, these pack a huge flavor punch.
10 – No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
I made these as a grab-and-go snack and they totally hit the spot. They’re packed with “good stuff” like chia seeds and pumpkin seeds, but all you really taste is peanut butter and chocolate!
What were your favorite dishes of the year? What are you looking forward to making in 2014?