Top Dinner Entrée Recipes of 2013–Part II

best of 2013 part II

Missed Part I? Click Here.

Here is Part II of my favorite blog recipes of 2013!

The guidelines that I use:

    • The first time I made the recipe was this year
    • It is an entrée recipe
    • The recipe worked well and it tasted delicious!

Favorite Recipe of July 2013:


July Honorable Mentions

Favorite Recipe of August 2013:

  • Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing – The unique element of this dish was the healthy, homemade dressing. It’s a bit like guacamole in dressing form and I could eat it by the spoonful.


August Honorable Mentions

  • Southwestern BBQ Turkey Meatballs – Simple, smashed redskins are the perfect vehicle for delivering the remaining tomato sauce to your face. Who needs pasta when you’ve got potatoes!?
  • Niçoise Salad – What I love about Niçoise Salad is that it never gets boring, No two bites are the same. With each forkful, I like to compose a different combination of flavors. Egg and olives? Green beans and tuna? Potatoes and basil? Like it said, this salad keeps dinner interesting.


Favorite Recipe of September 2013:

  • Fish Stick Tacos – Fish sticks offer up a super delicious and easy protein for taco night!


September Honorable Mentions

  • Korean Turkey Burgers with Kimchi –Miso, molasses, and Sriracha combine to create a unique and fantastic burger condiment. Make your own quick and easy “kimchi” using sliced cucumbers and ingredients on-hand in many well-stocked pantries.
  • Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad – The best part of this recipe is the creamy zesty dressing, made with sour cream, cilantro, minced chipotle in adobo, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and salt. I can’t get enough of the smoky chipotle flavors of this salad.


Favorite Recipe of October 2013

  • Veggie Meatball Soup – This slow cooker soup is the ultimate Meal In A Bowl. I couldn’t ask for more on a chilly Sunday evening.


  • Pierogies with Sautéed Cabbage and Bacon – I loved the pillowy soft pierogi filling paired with the crisp tender cabbage mixture. The horseradish and whole grain mustard lent a nice tangy bite to to the dish as well.
  • Touchdown Chili – I finally found my “to-go” recipe for the times I am craving a classic, hearty bowl of chili. This recipe is everything I want in a chili – thick, spicy, hearty – and is perfect for crisp autumn afternoons spent watching the football game.


Favorite Recipe of November 2013

  • Chicken Broccoli Bake – A recipe from my undergraduate dining hall! Though the ingredient list is relatively simply, if prepared well, these simple ingredients turn into something pretty special: lush, creamy, tangy sauce, tender chicken bites, crisp-tender broccoli spears, and a salty crunch on top. Rice soaks up all of that heavenly, rich, creamy goodness.


November Honorable Mentions


Favorite Recipe of December 2013

  • Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese – If you even remotely like goat cheese at all, you MUST make this recipe. The best part? You’ll only need four ingredients. That’s right. I said FOUR INGREDIENTS. Well, six if you count salt and pepper, but I don’t count salt and pepper.


December Honorable Mentions


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