Top 13 Recipes from 2013: My Favorites

I’ve shared YOUR favorite recipes from Bless this Mess, my favorite recipes from other bloggers (man, that was a delicious post), and now it’s time to share my top 13 picks from this past year.

2013 was really good to me and I have you all to thank for a large part of that. We moved, I had baby #4, we sold our beloved house, and I made my first few blogging dollars (which I’ve already spent and am now enjoying a new camera lens!). As I looked back through the past year of blog posts I just felt so grateful. I’m grateful you take the time to read, comments, pin, and share. I’ve come a long way in this fun blogging game and I have you to thank for that.

Enjoy a look back on some of the tastiest posts in 2013. Thanks for making it great.


Parmesan Foccacia Bread
Parmesean foccacia bread by America's Test Kitchen

Coconut and Chicken Green Thai Curry 

Thai green curry

Peanut Butter Brownies with Peanut Butter Hot Fudge (swoooon!)

Chocolate peanut butter sundae

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

buffalo chicken wraps with blue cheese

Homemade Whole Wheat Pita Bread

homemade whole wheat pita bread with egg salad

Mom’s Gooey Caramel Corn

caramel popcorn recipe

Healthy and Clean Honey Cinnamon Granola

clean granola recipe

The best 100% whole wheat pizza crust and tips on making pizza healthy!

whole wheat pizza dough recipe

Pineapple Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

Peanut Butter, Pretzel, and Chocolate Granola Bars (no-bake)

chocolate pretzel granola bars

Double Chocolate Cookies (husband’s favorite)

double chocolate cookies

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers – done in the slow cooker

stuffed bell peppers in the slow cooker

Pumpkin Waffles with Caramel Syrup

pumpkin waffles with caramel syrup recipe


And in case you missed it here are YOUR favorite recipes from 2013 and my favorite recipes from other bloggers in 2013.

Have a great day!

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I have a lot going on, and I’d much rather spend my time enjoying my messes than fretting about what I’m going to make for dinner. Over the past few years, I’ve nailed down a few strategies that helped me keep my kitchen running like a well-oiled machine, so I started Bless This Mess to help other mess-loving parents solve the nightly dinner delimma—no stress, no drama, just really great food your whole family will love. Read more...

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oh my word! I’m drooling!! those waffles…..the brownies…….well, all of it!! What a delicious year!! Happy new year!

All lovely recipes. Thank you and have a great weekend!

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.