This has been quite a year! Like all years it had its ups and downs and with marking an end to the current year, I always have lots of hope and promise for the coming year. Each year, I like to look back at the reader favorites from the year. These are just the recipes posts and while some of the all-time reader favorite recipes are from other years, I am only compiling here the best recipes of the year, published in 2016. I love that there is a wide variety of foods here from casseroles to smoothies to desserts. That means to me that most of you are a lot like me. I love making comforting casseroles, but find the need for some sweets (especially chocolate) to complete my world. In addition, we like to include a healthy smoothie and serving of fruit now and then to balance our diet.
Here are the top 10 best recipes of the year from Organized Island for 2016.
This meal is so easy and the green chili makes these enchiladas special.
A wonderful meal made with fresh asparagus and ham, swirling in spaghetti. A great way to use up leftover ham too!
Made with fresh mushrooms, chicken and Parmesan cheese, it is a comforting classic casserole. This recipe does not include any creamy condensed soup, so you can really control the sodium and cream.
Nothing is easier than stovetop pork chops. Made with bell peppers, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes for a tasty meal.
A super simple recipe of one of the best candies around. Great for a gift idea too!
The comfort of a classic in a casserole. All the flavors and easy to serve portions.
Another great casserole with fresh zucchini and yellow squash with spices and ground beef. Comforting and hearty.
One of my first recipes ever when I was newly married and on a tight budget. Still a great meal idea.
Chocolate treat that you can decorate to fit any holiday or mood.
This Hot Vanilla Milk recipe is one of these fun drinks to make when it is cold outside and you want to warm up your entire self.
A great sunny breakfast idea when you do not have a lot of time.
So there you have it! Many of you have been around all year and I am so grateful that you have chosen to spend some time here this year. If you are new here, welcome! I hope you find many easy recipes, time-saving tips, organizing and travel planning ideas. You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter here.
If you missed it, my best recipes from last year can be found here. What was a highlight for you this year?