5 Best of 2013 – Your Fav’s

Yesterday I gave you my favorite 5 dishes from 2013. Today, I have your favorite 5 dishes based on the total number of pageviews. I know that counting pageviews as votes isn’t the most accurate way of measuring favorites, so if you have a different favorite, share it with us in the comments below.

1. Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

A perennial favorite, it’s no surprise that this dish tops the list of most popular recipes this year. For my version I do a few things differently that gets you moist chicken which retains its crispy crust, with plenty of cheese and tomato sauce to bring it all together.

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2. Ratatouille


This one almost made it onto my list of favorites because I was making it almost weekly during summer. Like yesterday’s Berry Pudding, it’s another example how a little technique and time can turn humble ingredients into something spectacularly tasty.
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3. Lasagne


Lasagne making a top 5 list of favorites is not a shocker. What was a surprise is the fact that this a relatively light take on the bechamel and cheese laden classic.

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4. Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki Toppings
I have to admit that this one caught me off guard. It’s not that Okonomiyaki doesn’t deserve to be #4, it’s that within the pantheon of Japanese cuisine available in the US, Okonomiyaki isn’t one of the better known dishes. Still, it beat out classics like Eggs Benedict and Blueberry Pancakes to make #4 on the list.
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5. Yakisoba

Yakisoba Recipe
Rounding out the list of reader favorites from 2013 is my take on Yakisoba. I never really thought of this as a favorite until I started thinking about all the times I made this for lunch this year when my pantry was barren, except for a few odds and ends.

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Well, there you have it. My favorite recipes from 2013 and your favorite recipes from 2013. Have a safe and happy New Year, and may 2014 bring you all the good food and fortune that you deserve!

  • Evi1Eve

    Always loved your okonomiyaki recipe! It’s a comfort food at my house. I’ve made every thing on this list except the lasagna. And yes, yakisoba is commonly made for lunch here as well.

  • May

    Your vegan basil “chicken” is a definite favorite!!

  • Ashley

    I love your crispy skinned honey mustard chicken thighs!!! Those are def. my fave.


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