Top 10 Recipes from 2013

Top 10 Recipes from 2013

Well hello! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are quite recovered from all the cooking and festivities. Personally, I feel as though all I’ve done is eat for the past week. So it seems fitting to end the week (and the year) with my top 10 recipes from 2013. There were actually a few surprises in this list when I checked my stats. I was shocked at how high the Pasta Salad ranked and also the Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins. Here’s the rundown beginning with number 10. Just click the titles to visit the original post with the recipe.

10. Apple Walnut Bread

Apple Walnut Bread9. Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe8. Glazed Orange Bread

Glazed Orange Bread Recipe7. Better Than Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Dessert ~ Just 6 ingredients!6. Orange Fluff Jello Dessert

Orange Fluff Jello Dessert5. Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe4. Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cinnamon Roll CakeSomething tugged at my heart a little when I saw that this pasta salad was number 3. It’s my Mom’s recipe so it means the world to me that you all loved it.

Pasta Salad Recipe ~ Easy summer side dish perfect for a picnic!3. Pasta Salad Recipe

It took a few tries to get this round bread to come out right but it was so worth the effort. I have received many emails from readers who have made it. Most get it right on the first try but some, like me, need a second go-around!

4 Ingredient Round Bread Recipe2. 4 Ingredient Round Bread

Last winter when I made the first batch of this Starbucks Lemon Loaf I didn’t have the slightest clue it would be so popular. It got pinned over and over again but then sort of sputtered out. I resurrected it a few months later with this new image.

Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe - it tastes like the real thing!1. Starbucks Lemon Loaf

It is my second most viewed post for 2013 with over 70,000 page views. I don’t know if it’s the lemon that attracted people or the referral to Starbucks. Either way, I’m grateful for all the people who clicked over and checked it out.

I’m working on a few more posts to end the year. I hope they all get finished before 2014 makes its entrance! Have a fabulous weekend and if you still have family around, enjoy every minute.


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  1. I will be trying some of these starting with the “blueberry coffee cake”. This will go over great for my New Years Brunch! By the way, I think your photos look great! Thank you!

  2. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    I tried the pasta salad and the blueberry coffee cake. Both were fantastic! Hmmmm…..a couple of my favorites didn’t make your top ten list Oh, well….

    I use your sugar cookie recipe all the time, but I don’t think it’s from this year, but last year.


  3. Anne Boykin says:

    Hi Ann, I’m going to try some of these and some I’ve already tried but want to make again. I absolutely love that Starbuck’s Lemon Loaf recipe. Thanks so much! Happy New Year!

  4. laura@tothistopthat says:

    Everything looks so yummy.great job with your countdown.

  5. Yum – they all look wonderful. Thanks Ann!

  6. I LOVE the Starbucks Lemon Loaf!!! I made mini ones as neighbor gifts for Christmas. It was a huge hit. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  7. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    So many good recipes, Ann! I always wanted to try those strawberry cream cheese muffins because they look so luscious! I’m going to repin them!

  8. Will definitely be trying out a few of these in the near future! They all look wonderful!

  9. Gooleegirl says:

    All the recipes look super! I tried the better than pumpkin pie last week. It was super! Looking forward to trying more recipes in 2014! Best wishes for a great year!

  10. I have made the pasta salad on multiple occasions. It is a big hit with my family.

  11. The orange fluff brings back memories. My mom would make it every summer for family gatherings. Everything looks delicious like always.