Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best of 2013: your favorite recipes and mine

A round up of The Ninj's most popular recipes of 2013 and some that deserve a second look.

Yankee Kitchen Ninja most popular recipes of 2013

Yowza -- 2013 was a big year here on the blog, wasn't it?

In honor of the year's end and all the yummy recipes we've cooked together, I've created a year-end wrap-up of your 10 favorite recipes (as indicated by total page views), as well as my 10 favorites that I think you might want to give a second look.

As I mentioned last year, cooking these recipes and writing these posts is a bit like being a parent: you insist you love each one equally but, really, in the deep honesty of your heart, you have favorites.

Yankee Kitchen Ninja favorite recipes of 2013

Did any of your personal faves make it onto these two lists? And what do you want to see more or less of in 2014? Leave a comment: The Ninj wants to know.

Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2013
  1. Black Bean Chocolate Cookies
  2. Homemade Nutella
  3. Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal
  4. Oat and Yogurt Breakfast Bars
  5. White Bean Burgers
  6. Cherry-Apricot Quinoa Breakfast Cookies
  7. Fruit Leather
  8. Guinness Beef/Venison Stew
  9. Watermelon Soda
  10. Maple-Pumpkin Mini Muffins

The Ninj's Top 10 Favorite Recipes of 2013
  1. Port and Cherry Brownies
  2. Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
  3. Homemade Granola
  4. Asian Pork Burgers with Quick Pickled Cucumbers
  5. Vermont Potato Chowdah
  6. Pasta Con Sarde
  7. Roasted Red Pepper Spread
  8. Lightened Clam Chowdah
  9. Carrot Cake Cookies
  10. Banana-Zucchini Muffins


  1. What a delicious year Julianne! Have a wonderful new year!!

  2. Great round up! Happy New Year!

  3. I love reading all my blogging friends' "best of lists" at the end of the year. So great to look back over the year and relish in all the deliciousness!

  4. My personal fave was the Not Pimento Cheese. I made that more times than I care to mention, and I passed the recipe along to others who are also now addicted.

    I love the wide variety of recipes you post, but I especially love the breakfast ideas and ones that are easily adapted to my family's rather limited tastes. Keep up the great work, ninj!

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Achmed (and I love that spread, too)!