Best of 2014

by Erin

Close the year with a round up of your favorite recipes from 2014. I added a list of my favorites as well!

Best of 2014 Recipes

Another year, another 300-some recipes. While the name of this blog does include “cookie” I try to rotate my blog posts between sweet and savory. This was appropriately reflected with the favorite recipes of 2014 being fairly evenly distributed between sweet and savory, both for the reader favorite list and my list. I was excited to see a single serving recipe pop up in there as well. What were your favorites?


10. Funfetti Gooey Butter Cake – Gooey butter cakes are hard to resist, especially with the additional of Funfetti!

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cake 2

9. Mini Reese’s-Oreo Cheesecakes – Combination desserts are the best of both worlds! No decisions necessary.

Mini Reeses-Oreo Cheesecakes 2

8. Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates – These bite-sized appetizers were devoured even by the previously date-suspicious.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

7. White Hot Chocolate Cupcakes – I am so glad to see that you are on board with my love for white chocolate.

White Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

6. S’mores Lasagna for One – After the success of the peanut butter dessert lasagna I knew a s’mores variety would be welcomed, especially in a slightly healthier, single serving size. You proved me right!

S'mores Lasagna for One 1

5. Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Cookies – Because peanut butter is always a winner and I also loved these cookies.

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Cookies 1

4. Captain Rodney’s Baked Cheese Dip – Cheese and bacon. How can you not love it?

Captain Rodney's Baked Cheese Dip with bacon, cheddar and Ritz crackers

3. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats – You guys must try eating healthier meals to balance out all the decadent treats (such as the 7 items above). My brain works the same way.

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Lasagna – The first dessert lasagna I posted and definitely the best!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Lasagna 2

1. Spinach Pizza Dough – What a surprised! Who would have guessed that the most popular recipe on my blog this year would involve spinach?

Spinach Pizza Dough 1


(that didn’t already make your list)

10. Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad with Pita Croutons – Juicy, flavorful grilled chicken and homemade croutons on top of an easy, healthy salad. I could eat this salad over and over again.

Grilled Chicken Gyro Salad

9. No-Churn Fluffernutter Ice Cream – I went wild with no-churn ice creams this year but as expected my favorite involved peanut butter.

No-Churn Fluffernutter Ice Cream 3

8. Smoked Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies – Inspired by my favorite cookies that Lauren made at Keep It Sweet Desserts. Although I think Lauren’s were better, I had to try after she announced she was closing up shop.

Smoked Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

7. Caramelized Onion Dip – This dip became the center of attention as everyone hovered around it. I may never purchase onion dip again.

Caramelized Onion Dip 2

6. Corn Fritter Shortcakes with Maple Whipped Cream – My favorite creative recipe of the year, melding together corn fritters and shortcakes into one sinful breakfast or decadent dessert.

Corn Fritter Shortcakes with Maple Whipped Cream

5. Mexican Stuffed Shells – Who knew Mexican and Italian food got along so well? Surprise favorite.

Mexican Stuffed Shells

4. Maple Apple Pie with Walnut Crumble Topping – Adding a crumble topping to my dad’s apple pie was such a huge success I made it twice.

Maple Apple Pie with Walnut Crumble Topping 2

3. Peach-Mango Smoothie – Yes a smoothie in my top 3 because I still dream about this smoothie. It was so good it was like having dessert. Anything that delicious yet still healthy is a miracle.

Peach-Mango Smoothie

2. Goat Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip – Creamiest spinach dip I’ve ever had. Gotta love goat cheese!

Goat Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip 2

1. Rosemary Mac & Cheese – Inspired by my trip to Seattle and made extra creamy with goat cheese (I sense a trend). This reheated so well it is now my go-to base for mac and cheese.

Rosemary Mac & Cheese

See the top recipes from other years:

  1. Best of 2022
  2. Best of 2021
  3. Best of 2020
  4. Best of 2019
  5. Best of 2018
  6. Best of 2017
  7. Best of 2016
  8. Best of 2015
  9. Best of 2013
  10. Best of 2012
  11. Best of 2011

1 comment

Emily @ Life on Food December 31, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Happy 2015! I want to try that rosemary mac and cheese so badly. It sounds like heaven!


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