The Shady Porch: Our Top 12 Recipes of the Year

12.28.2013

Our Top 12 Recipes of the Year

It seems like each year flies by just a little more quickly, and I am always amazed at how much we created, re-purposed, baked, cooked, made, and shared here at The Porch in what seems like the blink-of-an-eye. Today's post features some of what was accomplished this year by counting down the 12 Most Popular Recipes of 2013. Compiling the list was a delightful trip down memory lane, which had me counting my blessings! It's been a good year. I've met so many new Shady Porch readers and I want to Thank You All for following the blog and sharing your comments and tips. I look forward to our New Year together. Blessings, D


Our Top 12 Recipes of the Year by The Shady Porch


The countdown....
Apple-Crisp Baked Apples #recipe #apples #baked #dessert
There is no guilt when having this dessert. It is healthy (of course, the extras like ice cream will add extra, if you know what I mean) and delicious.
#11 - Better Than Nachos...Chicken Chilaquiles

Better Than Nachos...Chicken Chilaquiles #mexican #dinner #chicken
Who doesn't like nachos? This recipe was a new twist for our family and it was a BIG hit!
#10 - Beefy Bean Burrito
Beefy Bean Burrito Casserole #casserole #recipe #Mexican #easy
Home cooking beats fast food so, next time you want a Mex-dinner, skip the drive-thru and give this a taste....you'll be glad you did!
#9  - Sweet Garlic Chicken
Sweet Garlic Chicken..an easy weeknight supper! #chicken #dinner #recipe
I love the flavor this recipe adds to the chicken...the sweet, garlicky combination is delicious! The meal pictured was an easy-to-make 30 minute meal too!
#8 -  Easy Biscuit Breakfast Bake
Easy Biscuit Breakfast Bake #breakfast #baked #eggs #biscuit
When you prepare breakfast every morning, it is so nice to find a new recipe and heartwarming bonus when it gets a big thumbs up from the breakfast bunch, too!
#7 -  Slow Cooker Party Beans
 Slow Cooker Party Beans #cookout #side dish #crowd cooking
This recipe is so good, I am happy to be the one to bring it to the family gatherings.
#6 -  Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta
One Skillet- Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta
We love pasta and we really liked this pasta dish; it's not the traditional red or white sauce pasta dish. It was spicy and cheesy and SO good!
#5 -  Double Dipped Orange Muffins
Double Dipped Orange Muffins
Look good, don't they? They are Crazy good!
#4 -  Cheesy Baked Frito Casserole
Cheesy Baked Frito Casserole
Casseroles are a cook's best friend...after slow cookers, of course. They are easy-to-make and taste great, too...this Cheesy Frito Casserole is no exception!
#3 - One Dish Dinner - Chicken, Potatoes 
& Green Beans
This recipe is a busy cook's weeknight dream. This easy one-dish 
will give you time to breathe before tucking into a hearty dinner!
#2 -  Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
There are few desserts easier than this slow cooker Apple Crisp. It's fruit and fiber, so you feel as good as it tastes.
#1 -  Caramel Apple Pie Cookies
Caramel Apple Pie Cookies
Yummy! This easy cookie recipe was truly like having itty-bitty apple pies! It is so simple that it's probably a little misleading to call it a recipe! 
Here are some other round-ups and retrospects from the past...

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D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.