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Your Top 10 Favorite Recipes of 2016

2017 January 1
by Emily Hill

From Butterbeer sandwich cookies to coconut poke cake with homemade whipped cream frosting, here are your top 10 favorite recipes of 2016.

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YOUR Top 10 Recipes of 2016 -- From Butterbeer sandwich cookies to coconut poke cake with homemade whipped cream frosting, here are your top 10 recipes from 2016.



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I don’t know about you, but the end of every year I look forward to discovering my blogging friends’ top posts for the year. Because I follow a ton of food bloggers, I know I’m going to be drooling for days. Hopefully you’ll do the same after seeing the list of your top 10 recipes of 2016 from my little blog.

If you’re jonesing for more good stuff, catch the links to the top 10 posts from years past after 2016’s roundup.

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Your TOP 10 Favorite Recipes of 2016

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Butterbeer Sandwich Cookies -- Butterbeer sandwich cookies are the perfect dessert for Butterbeer lovers. They're combine buttery butterscotch & toffee cookies with a rich, creamy butterscotch frosting and are simply magical.


1. Butterbeer sandwich cookies

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Five-Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar -- This five-bean vegetarian soup mix in a jar requires minimal effort and minimal cost and is absolutely delicious, which basically makes it the perfect gift!


2. Five-bean soup mix in a jar

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Copycat Chilis Salsa -- After comparing other copycat Chilis salsa recipes and making a few tweaks, this version is by far the closest to the original...and extremely addictive.


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3. Copycat Chili’s salsa

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Coconut Poke Cake -- This coconut poke cake features a yellow cake infused with sweet coconut cream and topped with homemade whipped cream frosting and shredded coconut.


4. Coconut poke cake with homemade whipped cream frosting

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Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes -- Make-ahead slow cooker mashed potatoes can be made up to a week ahead of time--an easy way to alleviate Thanksgiving Day prep.


5. Make-ahead slow cooker mashed potatoes

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Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole - This hash brown breakfast casserole is one of our family's favorite breakfast recipes. It's a great one for entertaining guests during the holidays.


6. Hash brown breakfast casserole

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -- These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!


7. Chewy peanut butter cup cookies

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Large Batch Cowboy Cookies -- One of the best recipes for cowboy cookies I have tasted plus it makes just over 6 dozen cookies! Perfect for summer get-togethers and family parties. They freeze well so you can make them ahead and defrost the day of the party--no one will ever know!


8. Large batch cowboy cookies

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Ridiculously Easy Peanut Butter Fudge - This easy peanut butter fudge is smooth, creamy and delightfully peanut buttery. Even better, it does not require any candy-making skills!


9. Ridiculously easy peanut butter fudge

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Copycat Rumbi Rice -- There is nothing like the combination of sweet, sticky coconut rice and red beans. This rice is perfect as a side dish or the main ingredient in your favorite Hawaiian rice bowl!


10. Copycat Rumbi rice

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There was one non-recipe post that made the top 10 list for 2016. In fact, it was nearly as popular as those Butterbeer sandwich cookies. May I present the Mountain Dew printable gift tag—perfect for teachers, friends and family alike.

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Mountain Dew printable gift tag -- perfect for teacher appreciation or any Dew-lover appreciation!

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Looking for more top recipes and posts you can pin for later making and baking? Here are some roundups from past years. If you have time to pin only one, let me suggest “The 10 Recipes I Will Never Not Make.” Not only does it have a catch title but it’s a list of some of my favorite go-to family-friendly recipes. Enjoy!

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The 10 Recipes I Will Never Not Make -- these recipes are my go-to recipes. They have been tried, tested and tasted multiple times and are the most oft-used recipes in my collection.


The 10 Recipes I Will Never Not Make

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Top 10 Posts of 2015 -- I love that not all of them are recipes but I also love that half of them are desserts. And you all love salted caramel bars as much as I do!


Top 10 Posts of 2015

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Top 10 Recipes of 2014 from isthisreallymylife.com


Top 10 Recipes of 2014

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Top 10 Recipe Posts 2013


Top 10 Recipes of 2103

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If you’re looking for more yummy recipes, head over and check out my best of Is This Really My Life Pinterest board.

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