Dec 30, 2013

Top 10 Recipes of 2013


This has been a fun year at Yesterfood. I continue to get to meet so many wonderful people, and I appreciate every one of you from the very bottom of my heart. Thank you! 

Part of the fun of any year is doing the "best of" lists. As we come to the close of this year, here are Yesterfood's Top 10 Recipes of 2013:

10. The tenth most popular recipe was Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Pie Crust Dippers. This was a personal favorite of mine, too- it was my Grandmother's recipe, served in one of her teacups. 


9. Number nine was Fresh Basil Pesto- bright, fresh, easy, and more delicious and less expensive than store-bought.

8. Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake came in eighth for the year. A dressed-up mix, it's a cheery classic!

7. Frugal and handy, Homemade Baking Mix (Bisquick) was seventh:

6. Another personal favorite, number six was rich, dense, moist Mexican Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake.


5. Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad 
came in fifth. The sweet cranberries mixed with the crunch of pecans and celery were a delicious contrast to the salty creaminess of the mayonnaise.

4. A classic from the 1960s, King Ranch Chicken Casserole was fourth on the list:


3. Coconut Oil Pie Crust was one I was really happy with- an experiment that turned out deliciously, to come in at number three. It's the pie crust recipe I use most often now.



2. The second most popular recipe of 2013 was Maple Cornbread Muffins- the subtle maple flavor and sweetness made these muffins irresistible! 


1. And the very most popular Yesterfood recipe of 2013 was.... 
Homemade Apple Piesweet, juicy, tender apples wrapped up in a golden crust.
 


Thank you again for joining me this year, and I look forward to seeing you in 2014. 

I wish you the very, very best in the New Year! ♥




The Top 10 Recipes may have been taken to some of these great parties!



58 comments:

  1. Loved this list! I pinned a bunch of it!

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    1. Lynn, thank you, and thanks for pinning! I have really enjoyed getting to know you this year. :) I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  2. What a wonderful collection! I think I may have gained 5 pounds just reading the recipes! Thanks Joy! Happy 2014 to you, your family and all of your readers.

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    1. Kc, I have enjoyed getting to know you and Amara this year, and I love the stories about your childhood that you are writing down for her. Happy 2014 to you and yours! ♥

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  3. I remember them all, great collection. Happy New Year Joy.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. Thank you, Wanda Ann! I am so happy that my 2013 included you...and so will my 2014! :) Happy, happy 2014 to you and David!

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  4. I love recipes! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Wanda! Happy New Year to you and yours! ♥

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  5. Your recipes look very delicious! I'm going to explore them all. Thank for your comment on my blog. Happy 2014!

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    1. Thank you, Pat, and thank you for visiting! :) I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

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  6. I think my favorite here would be the pineapple upside down cake...I love them...moistest cake in the world! Wishing you a Happy New Year from Homespun & Frugal Little Bungalow! :)

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    1. Deb, that cake is one of our favorites, too! Thank you for coming by, and I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! ♥

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  7. Joy, I'm really happy I found your blog. I enjoy reading it as much as I love seeing the yummy foods you cook up!! happy new year ;-)

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    1. JoAnn, I am so happy to have "met" you this year! Thank you for being such a fun friend! Happy New Year to you and yours! ♥

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  8. I'm so glad you shared the pineapple cake! My mother always made that and I'd love to recreate it for my family - now I can! Thanks!

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    1. It's such a fun classic, isn't it, Joyce? Thank you for coming by, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

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  9. Love your recipes, Joy, and I always enjoy the stories behind them too. This is an excellent post - you've featured some of my favourites. I'll be pinning this for future reference for sure :-) Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy New Year!

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    1. April, thank you so much for coming by and for pinning! I look forward to lots more of The 21st Century Housewife and Hearth and Soul in 2014! A very Happy New Year to you and your family, too! ♥

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  10. Perfect list, Joy! I'm so glad to have found Yesterfood (thanks Ray). I've enjoyed each entry, though I haven't tried them all - yet. Thank you for sharing and may you have a wonderful new year....

    Jackie

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    1. Jackie, thank you so much! I am so glad to have "met" you this year! I appreciate your kind words and the visit. Ray is one of my very favorite people, so I am happy you know him, too. I wish you and yours a beautiful New Year! ♥

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  11. I enjoyed reading your list of Best Post. That Chocolate Pound Cake look so moist and delicious! I am pinning this cake for later!!

    Thank you so much for linking up to 1st Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop “2014″. I look forward to following all your social medias.

    Blessings,
    Diane Raork
    www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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    1. Diane, I'm so happy to meet you, and thanks for hosting Wonderful Wednesday! Thank you for visiting, and for pinning! I look forward to seeing you on social media as well! :)

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  12. These all look delicious. I think the Chocolate Pound Cake will be the first of the New Year!
    Thanks for linking your list to What'd You Do This Weekend. Pinned to 2013 The Best Of....

    Happy New Year, Joy!

    Linda

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    1. Linda, if I had to choose just one cake to ever have again, I really think it would be that cake! Thank you for hosting and for pinning! I look forward to many happy visits with you in this new year. Happy 2014 to you and yours! ♥

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  13. Yaaaaaay! I've updated to the new button! Thanks so much, Joy. I'm going to enjoy your blog now that I have to learn how to food shop and cook on my own. Happy New Year, my new friend! :)

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    1. Joan, thank you for being so much fun about the new button! :) I'm so very glad to have met you, and I look forward to visiting with you in this new year! Happy 2014! ♥

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  14. Such great recipes! I am looking forward to what you bring us in 2014! Happy New Year Joy :)

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    1. Thank you! :) I think w'ere all going to have a great year, Kris- I'm looking forward to all your posts, too!

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  15. Lots of great ideas here! Here is my FPT post:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2014/01/full-plate-thursday-peanut-butter.html

    Colletta

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    1. Colleta, thank you for sharing your FPT link- I will be sure to visit right away. Thank you for coming by, and Happy New Year! :)

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  16. I can see why those were the favorites, they all look so delicious Joy! Have a Happy 2014! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I wish you and your family a very happy New Year! ♥

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  17. Oh, that Buttermilk Pound Cake has my stomach growling, my mouth watering! It's clear for each one here why it made the list. (The pie crust is lovely!)

    Best wishes to you and yours for a blessed 2014, Joy! ♥

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    1. Lisa, that cake may be my very favorite cake ever! Thank you for your kind comments. I hope your 2014 has gotten off to a great start! :)

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  18. Hi Joy,
    I seem to love everything you cook so your top 10 Recipes look fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome Roundup with us today at Full Plate Thursday. I am very excited about your new Linky Party and hope to be there!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Miz Helen, thank you so much! You know I love Full Plate Thursday. I’d love to see you at our new party- thank you!

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  19. These are great posts and recipes. The maple cornbread muffins look especially good! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia, and thanks for hosting In and Out of the Kitchen! :)

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  20. Great recipe roundup. I'm especially drooling over the Mexican Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake! Yum.

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    1. Tracie, that one *may* be my favorite cake ever! Thank you so much for coming by! :)

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    1. Thank you, Melissa, you are a sweet friend! Happy 2014 to you! :)

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  22. I remember every one of these recipes and photos from this past year. What a great collection, Joy!

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    1. Michelle, thank you so much! Hasn't 2014 been fun? I look forward to checking in with you all during 2014! :)

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  23. Hi Joy! Nice group of recipes! It has been fun :D

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    1. Thank you, Vashti! And thanks for coming by- I hope you have a great week! :)

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  24. Lovely collection joy, I will give it try to your mexican chocolate buttermilk pound cake looks yumm. Thanks for sharing to Hearth and Soul blog hop. I am highlighting this on Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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    1. Swathi, thank you so much! The Mexican Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake is one of my very favorite cakes- if you try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! :) Thank you for hosting Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  25. My daughter has discovered a love for pesto. I'm excited I can now use your recipe. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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    1. Susan, we love pesto- our favorite is pasta with a little pesto stirred in. The other night, I spread some pesto on slices of french bread and grilled them under the broiler. Oh, my gosh, it was good. Thank you for hosting Inspire Us Thursday! :)

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  26. Great and delicious list of recipes! Thanks for posting this at the Saturday Night Fever link party. Hope to see you back on Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela, and so glad you are with Saturday Night Fever! :)

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  27. Great list, Joy! Some of these recipes are actually on my "to do" list! Pinned - Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays!

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    1. Jamie, thank you for coming by, for pinning, and for hosting Freedom Fridays! :)

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  28. What a delicious list. Chocolate pudding with pie crust dippers! Yum. :) Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Diane, the chocolate pudding was definitely one of my personal favorites! :) Thanks for coming by, and for hosting The Gathering Spot! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too.

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  29. Joy, what a wonderful roundup! I missed that pesto one and I pinned it for next year when I have fresh basil in the garden. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Oh, Jann, thank you so much for pinning, and for hosting one of my very favorite parties! I love, love, love to grow basil and rosemary- their scents are so wonderful. :)

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