Top 10 Recipes of 2013

The best recipes of 2013, according to you!

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It’s really hard to believe another year has passed. We all say it every year and it’s never any easier to believe. In fact, I think each year that passes makes it that much harder to say and believe… especially as you get older. Right?!

I learned something about you while I was writing this post and compiling the top 10 recipes… you love cheesecake, and desserts in general. It’s basically a 180 from last year’s top 10 list, where primarily soups and other savory items topped the list. If we could have a party with the top 10 from this year and last year, that’d be super amazing and delicious. Start off with an array of soups, pasta and bread, followed by an over the top collection of sweets. I think we’d all be very happy with that kind of food party.

Keeping things short and sweet, so we can of course get to the food… I want to thank each and every one of you for stopping by and being a part of this little world of mine. I appreciate all of your support, without it, Baked by Rachel wouldn’t be what it is today. Have a happy, safe and delicious New Year!

Are you ready for the top 10 recipes of 2013?! Here we go…

Buffalo Chicken Nachos Recipe from
10. Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Easy Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe from
9. Easy Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather

Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes Recipe from
8. Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from
7. NY Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Santa Hat Cheesecake Recipe from An adorable addition to your holiday party!
6. Mini Santa Hat Cheesecakes

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe from
5. Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Mini Banana Cheesecakes with Nilla Wafer Crust Recipe from
4. Mini Banana Cheesecakes with Nilla Wafer Crust

Perfect S'more Cookies Recipe from
3. Perfect S’more Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bar Recipe from
2. Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars

And the top recipe of 2013 is…

Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread Recipe from
1. Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread

So tell me… was YOUR favorite Baked by Rachel recipe in the top 10?

And because there were SO many recipes this year, here are a few of my favorites that didn’t make this year’s list:

Soft batch pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
Cookies and coffee ice cream
Amish potato rolls
Apple pumpkin gingerbread muffins
Cinnamon swirl bread

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27 Responses to “Top 10 Recipes of 2013”

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    You are the undoubted Mini Cheesecake Queen!! I love them all, I’m still dying over the red velvet one! I have to try it!

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 7:49 am

      I guess that means I better start brainstorming more mini treats ;)

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    TidyMom — December 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Those nachos are calling my name!! What a delicious year Rachel!!

    Here’s to a tasty 2014!!

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Thanks Cheryl! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I’m so hungry looking at this entire list. I want to pull apart that garlic and herb bread and devour the entire loaf, haha..mmm carbs!! :) can’t wait to see your creations for 2014! They’ll be amazing, I’m sure!

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Mmmm carbs indeed. We should have a bread feast next time instead of cupcakes lol ;)

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Four words: mini red velvet cheesecakes. I die… but not after I eat my body weight in those beauts! Happy New Year!

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Haha! Thanks Laurie! Happy new year to you too :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — December 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    The NY Times Chocolate Chip cookies will be my favorite this year and always. Such amazing cookies!

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

      I totally agree. Totally worth the effort :)

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch — December 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I’ve been craving those little mini cheesecakes since you first posted them. They are gorgeous! Happy New Year to you and your sweet family! xo

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 7:51 am

      Thanks Robyn! Happy new year to you and yours too :)

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — December 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Oh heavens, everything looks great! Since I’m more of a savory gal, I have to say that the buffalo chicken nachos would be my #1! Although you know I have a weakness for those mini cheesecakes of yours -they always look so good!

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 7:51 am

      I agree – I’d probably vote savory over sweet most of the time, but not always ;)

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    Amy @Very Culinary — December 30, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I agree with all of those. And I’ll take 2 of each. Or 11.

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 7:52 am

      haha! Thanks Amy! Happy new year! :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — December 31, 2013 at 8:42 am

    ummm YUM!! Everything looks absolutely delicious! My favorite recipe of yours from this year is your Garlic Bread Pizza… have made it countless times since you posted it! Happy 2014 to you! xo

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      Oh that’s fantastic!! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it so much :) Have a great new year!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 31, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I’m glad you threw those pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in at the end b/c they totally blew my mind this year. Hands down, one of the best desserts I ate all year :)

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      How could I possibly leave that one out? :) I’m seriously so glad you liked it!

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — December 31, 2013 at 9:56 am

    What a tasty year!

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks so much Kevin!

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    aimee@shugarysweets — December 31, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Happy New Year! Your photos are just stunning ;)

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      Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks so much Aimee! Happy new year to you too! :)

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — January 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

    All of these recipes look wonderful Rachel! Have a Happy New Year! :)

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    katie — January 3, 2014 at 8:15 am

    mmm what a tasty year. Any cheesecake, cookie, or nacho recipe in my book is a winner. Says the 7 month pregnant lady. Happy new year!

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      Rachel — January 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Thanks Katie! :) Same to you!

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