Top 10 Recipes of 2013

It makes me crazy. Absolutely crazy. We are TWO DAYS away from 2014 and I feel like just twenty minutes ago I was falling asleep at 10:30pm- I MEAN cheersing at the turn of 2013 with bubbling champagne in hand and big dreams for the new year.

And here we are. I’ve got swollen logs for legs, balloons for feet and two hyperactive gremlins pretty much clawing and gnawing their way out of my belly. Who made me do this again?

I keed, I keed. Although I have to say, of all the recipes this year, I think the best one I made was the two darling babie – yeah I can’t even get through that sentence without wanting to punch myself in the face with a block of cheese.

Your top 10 recipes of the year!

10) Homemade Pizza Rolls:  I like how you think.


9) Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti:  My face just fell off my head thinking about this recipe again.


8) Chicken Taco Stacks: YES. We like getting stacked. That came out weird.


7) Slow Cooker Chipotle Steak Quesadillas: More Mexican! If I say olé are you going to paper cut me?


6) Thai Shrimp Salad:  Dear Lord I remember just how this tasted. You must try it. YEW MERST.


5) Easy Pad Thai:  I need a shovel. And a bib. And a few minutes alone.


4) Portobello Mushroom and Kale Stroganoff:  This was SOOOO good. Kind of makes me mad.


3) Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy: This was Aaron’s creation, and he’s beaming knowing it comes in at #3. Noice jorb, Aaron!


2) Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps: Giiiiiiirl, you know it.


1) BBQ Shrimp Minestrone: Number one for this whole year! It was wonderful. Simple, deep in flavor and shrimpy. Just how I like it.



Wasn’t that fun!?

Okay so, I plan on taking a little blog maternity break from food, but I’ll absoluuuuuuutely be popping in here and there with baby updates and photos. Mostly of baby barf, so just get ready. I’ll be Instagraming a TON, so if you’re into that, you can always follow the disaster there.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! You all make me so happy. You just have no idea.






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24 Responses to Top 10 Recipes of 2013

  1. Kevin (Closet Cooking) December 30, 2013 at 6:52 am #
    What a tasty year! I am looking forward to more!
  2. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids December 30, 2013 at 7:12 am #
    Happy New Year, Bev! As much as I love your recipes, I will happily enjoy your cooking break while you post more baby-related things. When I told my mom that you are naming Baby Natalie after Natalie Wood, just as she did me, she was just beaming!
  3. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness December 30, 2013 at 7:16 am #
    All of these look ah-may-zing! Need to try that Thai shrimp salad ASAP! You deserve a maternity break...happy New Year Bev!
  4. Marie @ Little Kitchie December 30, 2013 at 7:27 am #
    I want all of the foods!
  5. Barb December 30, 2013 at 8:26 am #
    Bev, I thought that we had agreed that I would take over your blog while you were on maternity break? Way to let your sister down in front of everyone. Way to go Bev. Thought you trusted me with it? I can cook too. I can.
  6. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl December 30, 2013 at 8:29 am #
    I want every thing. All of it. Every. single. thing.
  7. Amy @Very Culinary December 30, 2013 at 9:04 am #
    Yes to all of that!
  8. cassie December 30, 2013 at 9:19 am #
    I still need to make that stroganoff. Cheers to 2014 and maternity break! xo
  9. Ruthy @ Omeletta December 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm #
    Happy New Year. Bev!! Can't wait to see all the updates and cute little baby toes and fat cheeks :)
  10. dishing up the dirt December 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm #
    what a delicious year it was! Cheers to more tasty food in 2014!
  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks December 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm #
    Congrats on an awesome 2013 BEV!!! :)
  12. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain December 30, 2013 at 12:46 pm #
    Seriously, I feel you get the gold star for the best year!! So many delicious recipes and beautiful babies on the way! You are one amazing woman!
  13. Julie December 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm #
    Happy New Year Bev! Can't wait for baby barf updates!!!
  14. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 30, 2013 at 3:50 pm #
    I loved those taco stacks too! I need to try the biscuits and gravy.
  15. Katie December 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm #
    I can't wait to see your babies. (and that pad thai has been on my list's officially just moved to the top)
  16. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker December 31, 2013 at 8:01 am #
    What a great round up! All these recipes look fantastic and the photos are beautiful as well. Have a Happy New Year!
  17. kelly @ livelovepasta December 31, 2013 at 8:20 am #
    HAPPY New Year Bev!! Can't wait to see pics of those babies!! :)
  18. Megan @ MegGoesNomNom December 31, 2013 at 4:02 pm #
    I made those steak quesadillas this year and this just reminded me again how good they were. Happy new year!
  19. Jamie December 31, 2013 at 6:13 pm #
    Happy New Year! Happy baby-having! Happy Momma-ing!
  20. Jenny December 31, 2013 at 7:34 pm #
    Happy New Years! Well I guess…….you can have a break to raise the babies. :) Cheers to a successful year of blogging and to a bright new future filled with baby liquids galore. (not used in cooking)
  21. DessertForTwo January 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm #
    You make my life infinitely more shrimpy. And I love that.
  22. Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac January 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm #
    Happy New Year Bev!! Enjoy the maternity break and the babies!!! Best wishes for a safe delivery!
  23. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) January 2, 2014 at 3:49 pm #
    This looks incredible!
  24. Emily @ Life on Food January 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm #
    I just ate dinner but I would totally have any one of these to end the night. They all look amazing. I am pinning for later!

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