My Favorites – 2013

Yesterday I shared the top 3 reader favorites from 2013! I was really happy to see that readers enjoyed some of my favorites but I also want to showcase some of my other recipes! So, today I share some more of my favorites from 2013!

My Top 3 Favorite Savory Dishes from 2013


This Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili became one of my new favorite meals after making it last January. It is so, so easy to throw together and it’s filling AND it’s good for you! I love it so much I even froze some before the baby was born, so now I know it freezes well!


2013 was all about the easy weeknight dinner. My second favorite dish is Shells and Cheese with Kielbasa and Peas. This is a meal we have at least once every few weeks, in fact, I think I could make this meal in my sleep.


It might seem weird to include something as ordinary as Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells in my favorites for 2013, but these were just so delicious. After devouring this meal the first time I was so glad that I had made enough to freeze. And just a few days after the baby was born I was even more thankful to have this delicious dish to just throw in the oven! Yum! Simple and delicious.

My Top 3 Favorite Sweet Treats from 2012


There is nothing about this ice cream that I do not like. It’s sweet and creamy with chocolatey crunch. Winner winner! Cookies and Cream Ice Cream


Once again I have to toot my horn and include my birthday cake in my  top 3. I put a lot of thought into my birthday cake each year and I usually make something really, really indulgent. This year was no exception. Incredibly rich, indulgent, over-the-top, delicious, Tuxedo Layered Cheesecake.


Choosing a third sweet treat was especially hard this year. I had a major sweet tooth during my pregnancy and it didn’t really go away after she was born. But, I think this Peanut Butter Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel is pretty high up on my list. I’m drooling just thinking about it!

Well that’s that! With pregnancy, moving, moving again, finishing my bachelors program, and adjusting to a new baby, it was a relatively quiet year, but I am still proud of the recipes I was able to share and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Thank you for visiting, commenting, sharing, pinning, and making these recipes throughout the year! Hope you and yours have a happy and healthy 2014!!


  1. I can’t decide which of these dishes is my favorite! They all look so amazing.

  2. chicken and spinach stuffed shells, yum! need to try! XO

  3. It’s fun to see your favorites! I have to say that cookies ‘n cream ice cream is one of my faves, too!

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