Top 10 Recipes of 2013 (Yours and Mine!)

It’s always fun – and, admittedly, a little weird – to look back at the recipes that resonated over the course of a year. And this year is no exception. For instance, this is a food blog that’s dedicated to showing that vegetarians and meat-eaters can live together in peace, and I post a lot of main-dish meals because of that. But 4 of the 10 most-viewed recipes? Sauces and condiments! I suppose vegetarians and meat-eaters alike like to dip and adorn their foods, no matter what they are. So, you know. It works out.

Kitchen Treaty Food Blog's Top 10 Recipes of 2013

The majority of my traffic comes from Google searches, so really what this means is that lots of people like to make their own condiments just like I do, and so they searched for a recipe and came up with one of mine. Yay!

Also, recipes that I posted closer to the first of the year are, for obvious reasons, more likely to have been viewed more, and I guess I was on a sauce kick in early 2013.

Anyway, here are my top 10 most-viewed recipes of 2013. And, if you scroll on through, you’ll also see a list of my own 10 favorites, too.

Hasta la vista, 2013. You were a good year!

Top 10 Most-Viewed Recipes

 

10. Pineapple Mojito Sangria

I was fairly proud of this recipe (and, yeah, pretty much drank every test batch like it was going out of style) – so I’m happy to see it eked its way into the top 10.

Pineapple Mojito Sangria

Pineapple Mojito Sangria

9. Crispy Salt & Pepper Tofu

Such a great basic recipe that works in so many dishes in so many ways.

Crispy Salt & Pepper Tofu

Crispy Salt & Pepper Tofu

8. How to Make Kale Chips

I discovered that I actually like kale chips in 2013! YAY!

How to Make Kale Chips

How to Make Kale Chips

7. Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Love this dressing. Looking at the photo reminds me that I really want a veggie Reuben. Stat.

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

6. Soft & Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies

I love to bake as much as I love to cook, so I do tend to share baked good recipes – and it pleases me that this one made the cut. One of my favorite cookies to date!

Soft & Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies

Soft & Chewy White Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies

5. Hearty Spiced Carrot Muffins

This recipe represents the time when I truly understood the importance of sneaking fruits and veggies into my picky toddler’s diet. I totally get the Deceptively Delicious thing now, Jessica Seinfield!

Hearty Spiced Carrot Muffins

Hearty Spiced Carrot Muffins

4. Homemade Chocolate Syrup

You can pretty much find a jar of this stuff in our fridge at any given time.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

3. Our Very Favorite Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Another one that we make all. the. time.

Our Very Favorite Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Our Very Favorite Homemade Barbecue Sauce

2. Fluffy Banana Pancakes

I posted this one at the last minute on a whim, and it has grown to be one of the most-visited recipes on Kitchen Treaty! It just goes to show you never know which recipes people will like. Even my wonderful hairdresser says she makes them all the time and loves them.

Fluffy Banana Pancakes

Fluffy Banana Pancakes

And lastly …

1. Our Very Favorite Homemade Pizza Sauce!

And number one is … a sauce! We loooooove this super-simple recipe. In fact, I’m getting ready to whip up a batch as soon as I wrap up this post!

Our Very Favorite Homemade Pizza Sauce

Our Very Favorite Homemade Pizza Sauce

And now?! Here are my 10 favorite recipes of 2013. I can’t help myself.

My 10 Favorite Recipes of 2013

Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.