13 Top Recipes of ’13

December 31, 2013 by Ali

My annual post of YOUR favorite and MY favorite recipes this year from Gimme Some Oven. Enjoy!

Top 13 Recipes of 2013 from Gimme Some Oven | gimmesomeoven.com

Time for the annual favorite recipe roundup. And since this was the lucky year of 2013, today we are going to check out the 13 recipes from Gimme Some Oven that made it to the top of YOUR list (according to pageview totals), and the 13 recipes that made it to the top of mine. As has been the case in past years, many of those recipes overlap. But for the sake of featuring more deliciousness, we’ll do 13 + 13.

I have to say that I’m really happy about the mix of courses on the list! In years past, many of the favorite recipes have been desserts, desserts and more desserts. But this year, a bunch of salads and healthier options made it onto the list. And those 5 ingredient recipes were definite winners. (More of those to come in 2014.) Love it!

So without further ado, here are the two lists of the 13 top recipes of ’13. Stay tuned as we kick off an entire month of healthy recipes tomorrow, and be sure to also check out Instagram for an amazing giveaway too. Happy New Year’s Eve, friends!!

YOUR Top 13 Recipes of 2013

5-Ingredient White Chicken Chili Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

1. 5 Ingredient White Chicken Chili - This recipe went bonkers on Pinterest, and then received rave reviews as everyone started giving it a try. And I couldn’t agree more. Those five simple ingredients make a heck of a good soup!

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing | gimmesomeoven.com

2. Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing - Hard to argue with a classic, especially when avocados are added to the mix. :)

Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry | gimmesomeoven.com

3. Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry - I was a huge fan of this simple stir-fry, and was so happy to see that everyone else seemed to love it too! I’m already counting down the days until asparagus season returns again.

Chicken Bacon & Avocado Chopped Salad Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

4. Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Chopped Salad - This recipe was inspired from a small-town Italian restaurant that I visited for a wedding, and has been a huge hit! Love all of those flavors!

Baked Blooming Onion | gimmesomeoven.com

5. Baked Blooming Onion - The original blooming onions were once rated the highest fat menu item in popular restaurants. But not so with this lighter version. Bring on the Panko breadcrumbs and bake it, baby!

The BEST Sangria Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

6. The BEST Sangria - If you haven’t tried this yet, you must. There’s a top secret (ok, not so secret) ingredient that takes this sangria from good to oh-my-gosh-you-must-pour-me-another-glass GREAT.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | gimmesomeoven.com

7. Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix - Nix the processed seasoning packets and make your own ranch seasoning at home. It’s perfect for dressings, dips, and more.

1-Hour Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

8. 1-Hour Easy Cinnamon Rolls - I finally found my go-to cinnamon roll recipe this year that’s all I ever wanted and more. AND, it only takes an hour to make from start to finish. Don’t believe me? Try it. :)

Green Detox Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

9. Green Detox Smoothie - Because who doesn’t love a green detox smoothie?

Best Pecan Pie Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

10. Pecan Pie - Inspired by my grandmother, this pecan pie recipe went bonkers over the holidays. I’m so glad to hear you all liked it!

5-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

11. 5-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup – Yes, just 5 ingredients for this classic comfort food. And it’s “lighter” too!

Cranberry Margaritas Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

12. Cranberry Margaritas - These turned into a favorite drink over the holidays. So simple to make, and SO tasty!

Nutella Cupcakes Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

13. Nutella Cupcakes - And of course, there must be at least one chocolate recipe in the mix. All the better that it’s with Nutella. :)

MY Top 13 Recipes of 2013

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

1. Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo - Ok this one was near the end of the previous list since it was published late in the year, but I stole it to place it at the top of my list. I am in love with this lighter alfredo sauce — so creamy, and SO good!

Grilled Pineapple, Chicken & Avocado Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

2. Grilled Pineapple, Chicken and Avocado Salad - This was one of my favorite salads of the year. I make it year-round grilling pineapple in my grill pan, but it’s also great for summer gatherings.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork | gimmesomeoven.com

3. Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork - This one got lots of positive reviews, partly because it’s super easy to make, and partly because it’s super tasty.

How To Make Homemade Chai Tea | gimmesomeoven.com

4. Homemade Chai Tea - I finally learned how to make my own chai this year. And it’s good!!! This recipe helps you make concentrate that can be served warm or iced.

Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes | gimmesomeoven.com

5. Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes - These were a big hit with my friends, and one of my most-requested recipes to bring to parties. It’s all in the dark cocoa powder and salt, people.

Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie | gimmesomeoven.com

6. Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie - This easy recipe turned into my go-to appetizer to make for parties this holiday season. And two different family members also baked it for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Love the colors, and love the flavor.

Pepper Steak Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

7. Easy Pepper Steak - Sorry, vegan friends. It’s dishes like this one that keep me being a meat and potatoes (or nowadays, meat and quinoa) girl through and through. This easy pepper steak is one of my favorites, especially made with those cute and colorful sweet peppers.

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas | gimmesomeoven.com

8. Fresh Pineapple Margaritas - Need I say more?

Lighter Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #cheesecake #recipe

9. Lighter Blueberry Cheesecake - It’s made with lighter cream cheese and Greek yogurt, although you’d never guess from the creamy delicious flavor. This recipe is now my go-to cheesecake base.

How To Make Pho Soup | gimmesomeoven.com

10. Vietnamese Pho Soup - 2013 was also the year that I finally learned how to make my own pho! This recipe falls a little more in the “quick and easy” category for this Vietnamese classic, but it’s still oh-so-good.

Mulled Wine Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

11. Mulled Wine - After traveling Europe last December and falling in love with mulled wine, I had to learn how to make it at home. Turns out that it’s very, very easy.

Skinny Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup | gimmesomeoven.com

12. Skinny Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup - Comfort food at its best — without the guilt!

Lighter Chinese Chicken Salad | gimmesomeoven.com

13. Lighter Chinese Chicken Salad - I’ve loved this salad in restaurants for years, but it turns out that it’s easy to make a (much!) lighter version at home too. I could eat this one for days!

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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9 thoughts on “13 Top Recipes of ’13

  1. That broccoli cheese soup snagged my attention, yum! This is a delicious round up!

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  2. There are some really amazing recipes this year. I have my dinner menu set for weeks to come! Happy New Year!

    - Emily @ Life on Food

  3. What a great year! Happy New Year!

    - Kevin @ Closet Cooking

  4. What a fabulous year you had, Ali! So many amazing recipes! Happy New Year!!

    - Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

  5. Ohhh I love these posts – Its nice to see how much was accomplished in a year in terms of favorite posts, so much goodness! Happy new year 2014! xo The photos blow my mind, as per usual.

    - Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

  6. ok…..I’m now totally drooling! I want to make it all!! What a delicious year Ali.

    I’m so glad we got to hang out a few times this year! Hope to get the chance again in 2014!

    - TidyMom

  7. I’m definitely going to be making the baked blooming onion tonight for New Year’s Eve!

    - Kristi

  8. What a great round up! Thanks for another great year of posts and recipes. Can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for the gimmesome blogs!

    - Meg Jones | The Spatularette

  9. Forget blogging – I just decided you need to sell a book with all of your photographs!! They are seriously stunning and I could stare at them for hours. Happy New Year my friend! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!!

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl