Best of 2013 – Top 12 Recipes on About a Mom

December is a month of holiday cheer, but it’s also a month of reflection as the year is coming to a close. I am looking forward to taking some needed time off later this month to think about what I have done this past year, both professionally and personally, and to form a plan of action for next year. Food has become a big part of this blog, as more and more of my favorite family recipes have been making an appearance. We’ve definitely shared more recipes in 2013 than ever before. I thought it would be fun to take a little trip down memory lane and take a look at the best of 2013 – the top recipes on About a Mom from this year.

Dessert recipes are always wildly popular, but I have been happy to discover that casserole recipes are still very sought after. I have always made a lot of casserole dinners for my family, but have moved away from the cream of soup recipes of the past to using more fresh ingredients. It seems that many of you are doing the same.

One of my greatest joys is getting an email or a comment from a reader to let me know that you enjoyed one of my recipes. I love hearing how you swapped out some of the ingredients to and adapt the recipe to suit your own family. It always gives me ideas for the next time I prepare the dish myself.

Which one of these recipes is your favorite?

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  1. I love the Impossibly Easy Chicken Taco Pie recipe. Yum. Looks so delicious. I will have to try it soon.

  2. Yum! I love using new recipes!

  3. These are some great recipes, I would love to make for my family, thanks for sharing.

  4. They all look delicious i dont know which one to try first.

  5. definitely the baklava ! :)

  6. Oh sweet I love these kind of post, off to check out all the tasty creations!! You have some AWESOME Recipes!!

  7. These are really great recipes to make and I like the Chicken Noodle Casserole because it is healthy and easy to make. I also like the Balava recipe. I would love to make these for the Holidays!

  8. Daniela Tapia says:

    wow never done a casserole recipe before but the chicken noodle casserole looks yummy , and for the dessert I really like them all like the sweetheart brownies

  9. Cyndi Mast Grunden says:

    Tank you for sharing all these great recipes. I would really love to try the Impossibly Easy Chicken Taco Pie recipe.

  10. I like that idea of determining the top 12. What a great idea.

  11. Michelle Thayer says:

    I enjoyed reading this list.

  12. Sandy Cain says:

    LOL! This like asking, “Which one of your children is your favorite?” You guys have THE best recipes, bar none! How to pick one? But I were forced (ahem!) it would have to be the Spanakopita Recipe – it came out better than any I’ve had in so many Greek diners in NY. You all should be running a catering service!

  13. Thank you for sharing these yummy recipes! I always love finding a new recipe to try!

  14. What a great list of yummy recipes!

  15. I am all for casserole dish recipes… I mean, we have a huge family and casseroles are the easiest things for us

  16. Great collection, so many great ideas.

  17. I think I’m in love with your sweetheart brownies! They look delicious.

  18. YUm- great collection of recipes!

  19. Shannon McDowell says:

    These are some great recipes. The Impossibly Easy Chicken Taco Pie recipe looks so yummy.

  20. Jessica Fortner says:

    I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try with my kids. Trying to teach them young. Thank you for sharing.

  21. I can’t choose a favorite! They all look so good!

  22. I love casserole recipes. Very Handy. Checking out some of yours

  23. I am terribly biased but I have to say that baklava is the best. Yum! Yum! Yum!!

  24. What a GREAT idea to do the best of!! LOVE it!!!

  25. I love looking at new recipes and trying new things with my boys. Thank you so much for sharing all these tasty things.

  26. Amy Lynn Desrosiers says:

    I have to say, I am intrigued most by the impossible chicken pie!!

  27. I pinned that Spanokopita recipe last week so it didn’t get lost. It is on my “list” to try next year.

  28. I am definitely a fan of casserole recipes! Feeding a family of 6, I’m always looking for easy dishes to make!

  29. Ohh that Taco Pie recipe looks great

  30. oh, i love this!! what a fun way to wrap up the end of the year

  31. I agree, I am always happy to hear that casseroles are recipes that others look for. What a great collection!

  32. i love your casseroles. i could live on casseroles.

  33. Greek Spinach Pie looks amazing! Something that I will have to earmark for when the rest of the family is away. Thanks and good luck in 2014 with another great year with more amazing recipes!

  34. I love the year in review!! I dont know how i missed the chicken taco pie?! Will be definetly be trying that one for dinner this week!!

  35. Taylor Allen says:

    Holy crap… So many things looks good on this list! I’m trying the peach cheesecake and the chocolate pecan bars!

  36. The taco pie looks fantastic!

  37. That fresh peach cheesecake looks delicious!

  38. i might have to make that chicken taco pie tonight! yum!

  39. Would love to try the Easy Chicken Taco Pie! Right up our alley.

  40. Yummy. I’m pinning those! I love trying new recipes!

  41. It’s very cold, and we have about 5 inches of freshly fallen snow…that Chicken Noodle Casserole is looking delicious!

  42. What fantastic recipes!! I want those sweetheart brownies!

  43. says:

    Great recipes! Thanks for the round up. Helps when I miss something!


  44. Jenn Oldaker says:

    Thanks for all the great suggestions! I made sure to pin this to my board so I have it for future reference! :)

  45. Yum! It looks like these are some great recipes to try. I hate to have the same things over and over.

  46. Rachel Ellis says:

    The Baklava is my favorite! I love Baklava but have never attempted to make it myself, I might have to try sometime soon!

  47. I love to find recipes here, the White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn was a hit with my family, thanks for sharing

  48. Jennifer Speed says:

    I love the chicken noodle casserole and the Beef noodle casserole. I love when a one dish meal and easy to clean up.

  49. Most of them time I’m pretty on top of pinning your recipes (because they look so good!) but somehow I missed the Baklava one. Pinning it now and making it hopefully soon :)

  50. Looks like a great collection of recipes!

  51. that looks delicious!

  52. My fav is the baklava thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

  53. Wow those sweetheart brownies look amazing! I would love to make those for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes with us. I am pinning some for the future!

  54. Tracie Trump says:

    Love to make the chicken noodle casserole for my hubby!

  55. I know that the taco pie would be a huge hit at my house – but if I have to pick my personal favorite, it would be the baklava.

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