Top 10 Recipes of 2016

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This will be my last post of 2016, and I can hardly believe it’s the end of another year.  I started this blog over 4 years ago, and I’ve learned more than I ever thought possible.  I began thinking of this blog as a business last year, and this year it’s seen so much growth from a reader standpoint and monetarily.  I’m so happy to be able to call this my livelihood, as unconventional as it is.  So many people still don’t understand what I do, but you do, and that’s what makes this all possible. šŸ™‚

Before I divulge the Top 10 Recipes of 2016, I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for following along here with me.  I know there are countless, wonderful food blogs out there, and the fact that you’ve chosen to subscribe/follow me in some way humbles me.   Nothing makes me happier than sharing recipes and possibly inspiring people to create them in their homes…I’m truly doing what I love.

And now, here are the Top 10 Recipes of 21016:

10.  Grilled Lemon Pesto Chicken Kebabs.

Being a pesto fanatic, smothering chicken in pesto sauce was a no-brainer.  I’m glad you agreed with me!

Grilled Lemon Pesto Chicken Kebabs are lemon pesto marinated chunks of chicken skewered with tomatoes and zucchini. It's a summer meal that's ready in minutes!


9.  Frozen Strawberry Brownie Bottom Cupcakes.  This dessert is vegan, and every bit as decadent as any brownie ice cream dessert I’ve had.  It will really surprise you!

Frozen Strawberry Brownie Bottom Cupcakes are brownies topped with strawberry frozen dessert and an easy coconut milk chocolate ganache. This is a delicious, fun dessert that's vegan and dairy free! @FlavortheMoment


8.  Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Bars.  I’ve made these bars countless times and they’re inhaled every single time by everyone in the house.  They’re great for post workout snacks, breakfast, and even treats!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Bars are soft and chewy oat bars packed with peanut butter, bananas, and rolled oats. They're gluten-free, made in one bowl, and are perfect for breakfast or snacks! @FlavortheMoment


7.  Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken.  This is ridiculously easy, and everyone always loves it!

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken |


6.  Dry Brined Orange Rosemary Roasted Turkey.  This is the best turkey I’ve ever made — the color of that skin doesn’t lie!

Dry Brined Orange Rosemary Roasted Turkey is the easy way to brine your turkey with no messy liquid! Roast it to perfection for a juicy, flavorful turkey with the crispiest skin ever. @FlavortheMoment


5.  One Pot Creamy Sausage Roasted Red Pepper Pasta.  I made this for a dinner party and it was a major hit, and it’s on my Christmas menu.

One Pot Creamy Sausage Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is ultra creamy and bursting with flavor! This recipe comes together in 30 minutes and is perfect for busy weeknights and entertaining! @FlavortheMoment


4.  Meyer Lemon Greek Butter Cookies (Kourembiedes).  Giving a classic cookie a citrus twist is never a bad idea.

Meyer Lemon Greek Butter Cookies {Kourabiedes} are classic Greek holiday cookies with a refreshing meyer lemon twist! @FlavortheMoment


3.  Beef Short Ribs with Mushroom Risotto.  This is one of my favorite restaurant meals that’s easier to make at home than I thought!  It’s guaranteed to impress.

Beef Short Ribs with Mushroom Risotto are beef short ribs cooked in a crock pot until super tender. They're served over creamy mushroom risotto for the ultimate comfort food! @FlavortheMoment


2.  Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono).  One day I was sick and I wanted my favorite Greek soup…this is what happened.  It’s been slammed a bit on Facebook for being untraditional, but it’s pretty dang close to the real thing for much less effort!

Slow Cooker Greek Lemon Chicken Soup {Avgolemono} takes chicken soup to a whole new level with a rich, creamy egg-lemon broth, and it's made even easier in a slow cooker! @FlavortheMoment


1. Chai Spiced Chia Overnight Oats.  I started the year off with these because overnight oats were a favorite in 2015, so don’t be surprised what you see at the beginning of 2017.  You love overnight oats…and so do I. šŸ™‚

Chai Spiced Chia Overnight Oats are creamy overnight oats with warm chai spices. They're gluten-free and vegan, and are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast! @FlavortheMoment

I hope you’ve enjoyed finding out the Top Recipes of 2016!  Thank you again for following me on this journey, and I plan to conduct a reader survey some time in early January 2017 to find out what you’d like to see more of.  I have so many ideas, but hearing from you would let me know that I’m on the right path.  Until then…have a blessed holiday season and I’ll be back with a healthy recipe right after the new year.  šŸ™‚

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