The most popular posts of 2013!

by Amy on 30 December 2013

I hope you all had a wonderful 2013! For me, 2013 was truly the best year yet. This year, I got to share the news that I was expecting my first child, I celebrated two years of marriage to my wonderful husband, welcomed my baby girl into the world, traveled to Boston + the beaches of Florida, made countless recipes, a tv appearance, + spent tons of time with amazing family and friends. PHEW! Can 2014 top that? It’ll be difficult, but I think it can!

What kind of a year was it for Fearless Homemaker? A great one! The blog had tons of visitors from all over the world, and here are the top 5 most popular posts this year!

5. M&M Cookie Bars – I’m not the least bit surprised these made it into the top 5. Buttery, fudgy, + studded with M&Ms, plus super simple + quick to make? Win!
M&M Cookie Bars

4. Chocolate Avocado Pudding – This recipe is neat because it brought a lot of new readers to my site: people looking for gluten-free, dairy-free, + vegan desserts. Plus, it’s delicious – almost all the feedback I get about this recipe is positive.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding

3. Cilantro-Lime Rice – Mmmm, this recipe is delicious. Super simple, incredibly flavorful rice, just like Chipotle! That reminds me that I need to make this again soon.

2. One-Pot Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta – This is another delicious, yet super simple recipe. I’m noticing that that’s becoming a theme here. =) Toss everything into a big pot, give it a few minutes to cook, and you have an amazing, hearty one-pot pasta meal. I loved this one!
One-Pot Tomato, Basil + Chicken Pasta
One-Pot Tomato, Basil + Chicken Pasta

1. Homemade Thin Crust Pizza {The Best Ever!} – And this is our number one recipe, friends! I’m not surprised – it is one of my favorites to this day, and we still make it at least a few times every month. The result is a super quick, fool-proof, addictively thin crust pizza.

So there you have it, folks – the top 5 recipes! I hope that your 2014 gets off to a smashing start, and I can’t wait to share more recipes with you in the new year. Cheers!

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1 EA-The Spicy RD December 30, 2013 at 9:13 am

What a fabulous year you have had Amy!! I’ve had a great year too, but no new babies, so I think you beat me in that department :-) Love all your top recipes, and I remember pinning th cilantro rice, so thanks for the reminder to make it! I just made your Yukon gold and sweet potato dish with Gruyere cheese for the 3rd Christmas in a row, and as usual it got rave reviews. It’s so rich, I oly make it once a year, but always look forward to it :-). Happy New Year to you and your family!!

2 amy December 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

Isn’t that gratin great? We make it a lot for Thanksgiving! You’re right – super rich, but soooo good. Here’s to a fabulous 2014 for you, EA!

3 Leah | So, How's It Taste? December 30, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love reading these top posts lists on everyone’s blog. It’s always cool to see what the hits were. I’ll take one of everything from yours! You had quite a stellar year! I hope you have a wonderful 2014!

4 wendy (the weekend gourmet) December 30, 2013 at 10:21 am

it’s so fun to anticipate what the new year will bring…including lots of tasty delights! I hope you and your little family have a fabulous new year’s eve…and a wonderful 2014!!

5 Emily @ Life on Food December 30, 2013 at 11:29 am

You had quite the year!! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. I cannot wait to see what you have to share with us in 2014

6 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health December 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm

im an absolute fan of that pizza crust :) keep more delicious recipes and posts coming in 2014. Happy New Year to you and your family.

7 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

You’re making me hungry!!

8 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I need to try that avocado pudding still!

9 Kelly December 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm

What a wonderful year of blessings and a great round up Amy :) So glad I found your blog this year too – these all look incredible ! Can’t wait to see what’s next in 2014 and hope you and your sweet family have a happy new year!

10 amy December 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I’m so glad we connected in 2013, too! Your blog is wonderful. =) A happy 2014 to you and yours!

11 Luv What You Do December 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I need to make sure I have all of those pinned. They look AWESOME!!!! Happy 2014!

12 Emma December 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm

2013 sounded like a wonderful year for you and I am sure 2014 will be just a great. What a lovely round up of recipes and that thin crust pizza base looks amazing I shall definitely be giving it a go very soon. Happy New Year 😀

13 Adri December 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Congratulations on a terrific year! I love the list of all you have done – and I just CAN NOT WAIT to see you working in the kitchen with your little one! Oh, I am SO impatient! Best wishes to you for another year filled with firsts and wonderful goings on – AND lots of fab food. Happy New Year!

14 amy December 31, 2013 at 6:09 am

I can’t wait to be working in the kitchen alongside my little one, either! =D Thanks for all your kind words, Adri – looking forward to continuing to see your fab cooking on your blog in 2014!

15 Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen December 31, 2013 at 6:17 am

What gorgeous photos! I love love love the look of that One-Pot Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta. That looks delicious! Congrats on a great year! I hope you have a Happy New Year!

16 Amy (Savory Moments) December 31, 2013 at 6:20 am

Great recipes and a wonderful year! Happy New Year and I look forward to many more great recipes and food photos in 2014!

17 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction December 31, 2013 at 11:48 am

I still need to try your one pot chicken pasta! It looks so good! Happy New Year!!

18 amy December 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm

You’ve gotta try it and report back how you like it! =) Happy New Year to you, too!

19 Monet December 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Well Amy, what a delicious year. I wish I could sample a bit of each of these recipes. Thank you for sharing. I hope you and your sweet family have a Happy New Year!

20 Kirsten December 31, 2013 at 10:45 pm

What a terrific year for you! I’ve enjoyed following your work in 2013. Looking forward to 2014!

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22 Anna (Hidden Ponies) January 1, 2014 at 12:20 pm

What an incredible year for you! All these recipes definitely deserve their top 5 spot – I still need to try that one pot pasta!

23 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker January 2, 2014 at 12:11 am

You’ve been busy lady! :) Congrats on having a terrific year Amy. I’m so glad I found your blog. You have some terrific recipes that I have on my bucket list. Now I’ll have to add another one –your M&M Cookie Bars. They look delicious! Happy New Year my friend and I look forward to reading more of your mouthwatering posts! :)

24 Beth January 2, 2014 at 8:27 am

Amazing! I’m torn between the pizza and the pasta for which I’d like to try first. Happy New Year!

25 Karen (Back Road Journal) January 2, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I think it would be hard to top last year but my wish is that this new year will be wonderful.

26 Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs January 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Being from St. Louis, I’m always looking for a good thin crust recipe. Can’t wait for many more recipes in 2014!

27 Gintare @Gourmantine January 6, 2014 at 6:43 am

Sounds like you’ve had a marvelous year and looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2014 😉

28 Monet January 6, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Oh what a great New Year round-up. These all look so good, but I think I’m going to have to make your pizza crust recipe next! Thank you for sharing, my friend!

29 Dixie January 21, 2014 at 6:23 am

bookmarked!!, I really like your website!

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