January 8, 2014

Top 20 Recipes of 2013!

I made a LOT of food in 2013! With about 2 new recipes each week, I put out at least 104 new recipes for 2013. With a little help from my analytics, I was able to compile the Top 20 most pinned/popular recipes in 2013. Here are your favorites!


This is such an easy recipe and I’m glad you all loved it! I hope to add more soups to 2014.


A new spin on fried rice! A lot of people have incorporated this into their lineup. So proud!


We combined Cooper’s favorite things into waffles! They could be a good template for an appetizer too.


This was a hit! Especially during the holidays.


Because it’s totally cool to eat fries for dinner. There’s dip!


This one was a summer hit! It made it’s way onto Buzzfeed. I wast really happy about that.


Hundreds of people tagged me in their Instagram photos for these cookies. A bunch of people didn’t quite follow the recipe and needed help.  It’s a tricky recipe but when you get it right, it’s WORTH IT.


Carbs & Cheese. I see why this is your favorite. Plus there’s no rising or yeast so YEAH BABY.


Very popular in 2013 for gifts. I loved seeing all of you cut into them & wrap them up. My Instagram exploded with your pictures and I love every second of it.


There’s no denying that this was Casey’s favorite recipe of 2013. GAME CHANGER. Also I need to make this more in 2014. I’d like to experiment with different meats & perhaps no meat?


The easiest most scrumptious cake! It makes one gigantic cake. Texture! Nuts! Oats! CREAM CHEESE FROSTING!


I recreated the Broccoli Kale Slaw from Trader Joe’s. Apparently you are also equally obsessed with that salad!

Most popular salad here in 2013!


Second most popular salad was my Reset Button Salad. Proud of you! We’re gonna need this salad this month. RESET, baby.


A new take on banana bread with two pantry staples– maple syrup & olive oil. Super moist. Super DELISH.

I need to make more of this in 2014 when I’m aching for a late night baking session.


The most amazing soup that happens to be vegan. Cashew cream is dreamy!


Sometimes the simplest smoothies are the best. Don’t you agree?


I introduced you to my college staple. It’s now in some of your weekly rotations. Awesome.


A winning salad that was so hard to take pictures of. Just try it…it’s INCREDIBLE. Gonna make some soon!


Cuz sometimes we want salad AND pizza.


Last but not least—it’s like the most amazing hot pocket that’s not really a hot pocket. Daaaaaaang.


I’m adding a bonus one cuz this one was one of my favorites!! Seriously. THE BEST.

I look forward to seeing what 2014 brings food wise. I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen and tinker.

Anything you’ve been wanting to see here? Leave a comment!

  • Jessica (bakecetera)

    your carnival cookies are still my absolute favourite!! (although that’s a big throw back because they’re circa 2012…). great work in 2013! i can’t wait for more deliciousness to happen this year :D.

  • Rachel

    I really like the Everyday Eats posts. Love being able to add to my options for quick and easy weeknight meals

  • jenny

    I’m proud to say I made half of these. And those cornflake cookies are still on my list. Can’t wait to see what you bring us in 2014!

  • Missy

    Just wanted to say that we love your Bacon Fried Rice. Its a huge hit at my house, even with my 2 year old. Love it and thanks for the great work! Can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!

  • Marie

    I absolutely LOVE those corn flake, marshmallow cookies. They were my favorite cookie I made in 2013.(and I made a lot of cookies!)
    The Bacon Cheese Burger Pizza also became a staple in my house this year. (I mean its so easy! and tastes ammmaazzziinggg)

    It would be awesome to see more quick easy dinners. I think you did a spinach tortellini soup that was so good. What to make for dinner is my biggest kitchen dilemma on a weekly basis.

  • Lisa

    Love your recipes and your blog! If there was anything I’d like to see, it’d be your go-to way to prepare salmon and other fish. Happy 2014! 🙂

  • Ronni

    Thanks for all the recipes!
    I’m obsessed with soups, stews and salads right now, so those recipes are always appreciated.
    And pizza.

  • Alli

    Curried Cauliflower Soup is in heavy rotation here in the Wright-Caldwell household. Thank you for introducing me to the soup and True Foods Kitchen … we are straight up addicted! XXOOXO

  • Jamie

    Your caramels made me the popular girl with friends, family and coworkers. I was the rock star this year in the holiday treat department and that’s due entirely to you. = )

  • Maria polo

    Whoa! Can’t wait to try these. My repertoire is getting old. These will infuse some much needed life back into my kitchen and belly! Thank you. X maria. (Cassidy’s roommate from uofo!)

  • Leslie

    Two new recipes a week? That’s crazy and awesome. I have made the tortellini spinach soup and loved it! So easy and so delish!

  • Mary @ flavorrd

    To see them all together like this, your unique creative process really stands out. They’re all so different, but all so Shutterbean! The effort behind creating and documenting all this food is incredible… keep up the good work!

    PS. Also like Lisa, I’d love to see your take on fish!

  • Crystal

    You are totally inspiring! So many of your recipes are now part of our regular rotation, because they are real, fun, and easy! I Look forward to seeing what’s to come <3

  • Rhonda

    I made the caramels!

  • Mira C

    Your Spicy Carrot Soup and the Curried Squash Soup with Cilantro Oil were my favorites! I made them sooooo many times this fall.

    I made the Cornflake Marshmallow Cookies (with slight variations) for my sister-in-law and she said they were the best cookies she’s ever had. Shutterbean for the win again!

    Happy New Year, Tracy!

    • Mira C

      And thank you for all the amazing recipes and all the hard work you put into this website for us. 🙂

  • Abby

    I found you late in the year, so this is like a Greatest Hits of everything I want to make to put in my mouth!

  • John

    The broccoli kale slaw was a big hit on both Christmas Eve and Christmas; that’s right, I made it both days.

  • Jessica

    Love, love, love those cornflake marshamallow cookies. And I don’t even like marshmallows. Thanks for reminding me that I need to make those again stat!!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Thanks for the reminder about some of these recipes that I flagged but didn’t have the chance to make in 2013. I’ve got my eye on those cornflake marshmallow cookies!

  • Jackie {The Beeroness}

    I’m pretty sure I could live on those 20 dishes for the rest of my life and be just fine.
    And now I want that pizza immediately.

  • Sara

    I am so glad you added the Sriracha Mac n Cheese to this list – it was one of my favorites too!! Enjoyed so many of your recipes this year, thanks so much!

  • Ice

    Hi! I love the ones with bacon! I would definitely try all of them this year. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Gaby

    My aunt made those cornflake cookies for our New Year’s party- and she is not a lady who follows blogs or spends any time on the Internet, so I bet she got the recipe from someone else. You’re really making your way around!

  • Sophie

    Love your blog! Regularly make stuff from your site – farro salad, carrot coconut soup, bourbon salted caramels, the Jerusalem inspired spinach salad (YUM!). Also while I was in the Bay Area recently I went to Boot and Shoe Service which I had read about on here and loved it.

    As for a suggestion – I went to Tosca in the city and they had a lumaconi on the menu which involved prosciutto, treviso, and lemon-breadcrumbs. Would love to know what your thoughts are on how to make something like it! Thanks for your excellent blog!

    • Tracy

      Hmmm! I’d love to try that. I may have to make my way there and check it out!

  • Jenny

    I made 8 out of 20 of these top 20 recipes and loved all of them. I was wondering what to do for lunch and that honey banana smoothie sounded perfect for my ripe banana. I have my eye on the caramels recipe. Yours look so nice!

  • Hilda

    I made the bacon fried rice this week and it was a hit in my house! Even my toddler ate a bowlful. This will go into my menu rotation. Thanks!

  • holly

    I have made and passed out your banana bread recipe numerous times. LOVE IT! thanks

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