Going hand-in-hand with yesterday’s Top 10 Reader Faves of 2013 are my top 10 favorite picks of from the 130 posts I shared with you this year.  Kyle helped me pick a few of these out and we hope you love these recipes as much as we did.  We both want to with you a healthy and happy New Year and hope that you love what we have in stock for you here at Smells Like Home in 2014.  Cheers!

3 Cheese Rosemary and Pepperoni Pizza

3 Cheese Rosemary and Pepperoni Pizza – Hands down, this was our favorite pizza for 2013.  We’ve made it at least half a dozen times, both oven-baked and grilled, and we still can’t get enough of it!

Yellow Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Yellow Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting – An easy and classic cake made without a box mix.  This is the yellow butter cake recipe of my dreams.

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole

Cheddar Jalapeño Chicken Burgers with Guacamole – As you know, we’re total suckers for Tex Mex food and these burgers totally fit the bill.  I keep ground chicken in the freezer now just for when we crave these babies.

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip – Loaded with lump crab and three kinds of cheese then baked to bubbly deliciousness, this hot crab dip will forever be one of my favorites.

Roasted Strawberry Milkshakes

Roasted Strawberry Milkshakes – Gah!  Give me anything with roasted strawberries and you’ll have my attention but blend them up with some vanilla ice cream and I’ll be your friend for life.  These milkshakes were perfection on a hot summer night.

Sweet and Salty Fall Harvest Salad

Sweet and Salty Fall Harvest Salad – I seriously did the happy dance around my kitchen with this salad.  Roasted butternut squash, brie, apples, candied pecans, and cranberries with a slightly salty vinaigrette over massaged kale?  The best salad I ate all year, no joke.

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles – My favorite buttermilk waffles are topped here with a decadent peanut butter sauce and freshly sliced bananas.  It’s like one of my favorite kid sandwiches in waffle form!

Beer-Battered Fish

Beer-Battered Fish – No need for restaurant fish and chips anymore!  We’ve got new ideas for this beer-battered fish in the new year – watch out!

Bacon & Fontina Mac and Cheese

Bacon and Fontina Mac and Cheese – What best-of list of mine would be complete without some mac and cheese?  This bacon and fontina mac and cheese was stellar.  How can you possibly go wrong with bacon in your mac and cheese?

Smoky Chorizo Hash and Eggs

Smoky Chorizo Hash and Eggs – Sunday breakfast is something that never gets old with us and this southwestern version of hash and eggs definitely blew us away.

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  • Josie
    December 31, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    um, i pretty much want all of this. Right now. We made the pizza and your sweet and salty salad, and loved them both! Thanks for being awesome, Happy new year, Tara!

  • January 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Well they all look delicious! Especially that pizza. That’s for sure going on my list to make!