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Top 10 Posts of 2013 | Happy New Year

Top 10 of 2013

Happy New Year! It's been a delicious 2013 here on Unsophisticook.com, and it's always so much fun to look back and see which recipes and/or posts resonated with you readers the most. I have to admit I was a little surprised with some of the results this year, but I'll let you all take a look and judge for yourselves...

I've got a long list of recipes and ideas to share with you in 2014 already, as well as the beginning stages of some big changes I'd like to make, but in the meantime, let's take a quick walk back through the most viewed posts of 2013:

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
{10} The addition of sour cream and cream cheese make these make ahead mashed potatoes creamy and delicious with or without gravy!

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
{9} This chicken and dumplings recipe is the ultimate quick and easy comfort food, with a taste every bit as delicious as the Cracker Barrel version!

Caramel Sauce Recipe
{8} A homemade caramel sauce recipe that requires only one ingredient and can be made in your slow cooker... What's not to get excited about?

Mini Spinach Quiche
{7} You can't go wrong with these cute little mini spinach quiche, a delightfully quick and tasty brunch option!

Quinoa In Rice Cooker
{6} Lots of you wanted to learn how to make quinoa in a rice cooker, such a simple and easy method for preparing it!

Barbacoa Recipe
{5} I'd venture to say this barbacoa recipe is actually better than Chipotle's, and it's made right in your slow cooker. Winner!

Buffalo Chicken Dipr
{4} This buffalo chicken dip is a deliciously close copy of our favorite appetizer served at a local bar and grill, perfect for tailgating!

Homemade Iced Coffees
{3} A perfect icy glass of homemade iced coffee that tastes just like your favorite coffeehouse? Yes!!!

Honey Lime Chicken
{2} This honey lime chicken uses a marinade with just five simple ingredients to take ordinary chicken breasts from blah to wow!

Annnnddddd the most popular Unsophisticook post of 2013 is...

Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
My baked hard boiled eggs method! People seem to either love or hate this method -- I happen to love it. For me, it yields amazingly perfect hard cooked eggs every time, and this is a fantastic method for making large batches all at once.

:: Honorable Mention ::

These posts just missed making the top 10, and they're all quite delicious, as well, so it just didn't feel right to leave them off:

  • Blueberry Baked Donuts -- These baked donuts filled with fresh blueberries are a go-to favorite for Sunday brunch!
  • Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup -- This easy chicken tortilla soup, made in your slow cooker, is creamy and flavorful, perfect for a cold, winter evening!
  • Homemade Strawberry Sauce -- This simple homemade strawberry sauce requires only four ingredients and is the perfect accompaniment for your favorite dessert!

:: All Time Faves ::

And finally I'd like to share these five posts that are consistently among the most popular posts daily:

  • Creamed Corn Casserole -- This corn casserole recipe is so good you'll want to scrape the dish completely clean to get every last bit of caramelized goodness from the corners!
  • Homemade Bisquick Substitute -- Whip up your own Bisquick substitute with this simple recipe, makes delicious homemade biscuits in only 15 minutes start to finish!
  • Best Buttercream Frosting -- Quite possibly the best buttercream frosting recipe ever, a must try!
  • Best Ever Strawberry Daiquiris -- This is a super easy strawberry daiquiri recipe that makes THE best strawberry daiquiris I've ever had, seriously!
  • Slow Cooker Chex Mix -- A Chex mix recipe you can make in your crockpot slow cooker? You bet! Perfect for game day get-togethers.

Did you try something from my site this year? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts! This blogging thing is ever so much more fun for me when I can chat WITH YOU instead of at you -- KWIM?

Hope you enjoyed this little look back, and here's to a fantastic 2014!

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