The Best Recipes of 2016

Every year, I take a look back at our best recipes from the year. We do a lot cooking throughout the year, both new to us recipes and family favorites. Here are our 16 best recipes from 2016!



Apple Pie Slab


Hands down this Apple Pie Slab was my absolute favorite recipe of the year! I am a sucker for all things baked apples. The only thing missing was a scoop of vanilla ice cream (but it didn’t really need it).

Coca-Cola Frozen Pops

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We took a summer favorite, Coke Floats, and turned them into Coca-Cola Frozen Pops! A perfect treat to cool off after a day of baseball.

Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip

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Another favorite of mine and, of course, it involves apples! This Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip is a great for fall get togethers and takes minutes to put together.

Antipasto Salad

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Growing up, my parents would always grab an Antipasto salad on Friday nights to go with pizza. It’s the perfect pairing!

Tiramisu Affogato

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2016 is the year that I was introduced to the Affogato. It combines two of my loves: coffee and ice cream. I had a lot of fun coming up with some new combinations like this Tiramisu Affogato.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread

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Is there anything better than Banana Bread? Yup, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread!

One Pan Creamy Ham and Peas Pasta


One pan dinners are a must-have in our house. I need meals, like this One Pan Creamy Ham & Peas Pasta, that can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

Easy Fried Rice


Easy Fried Rice is a new family favorite in our house. A few months ago, we took the boys to a local Hibachi restaurant and they fell in love with fried rice!

Easy Italian Wedding Soup

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This easy Italian Wedding Soup is a family recipe and a family stable. Nothing beats Wedding Soup on a cold winter day.

Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake


OMG you guys! I should have never made this Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake. Like, it’s too good! You will seriously want this every single day.

Fruity Nutty Salad


After having this Fruity Nutty Salad at a local pub, I had to recreate it at home! It’s light. It’s crunchy. It’s amazing! Take my word for it.

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos


This Honey-Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Taco recipe is a new one for me. This recipe was all about trying new things! And I haven’t looked back.

Sheet Pan Mustard Balsamic Pork Tenderloin


If my oldest had to picked his favorite recipe of the year, it would be this Sheet Pan Mustard Balsamic Pork Tenderloin. I thought for sure he’d hate it so imagine how surprised I was when he declared it is favorite ever!

Green Tea Soda

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Need a refreshing summer drink? This Green Tea Soda is it! It’s bubbly and fruity and so refreshing.

Rustic Italian Bowls

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Looking to sneak some veggies? This Rustic Italian Bowls is the way to go! You don’t even miss the pasta and meat.

Gouda & Bacon Mac-and-Cheese Cups

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Gouda and Bacon, you can’t go wrong with that combination! These Gouda & Bacon Mac-and-Cheese Cups are great for parties or school lunches.

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