Readers’ Favorite Recipes of 2013


I put together a collection of the most popular and best recipes on my blog from the year 2013!  These are the posts which gained the most views, comments and pins.  Enjoy!

Happy New Year!  This has been another exciting and fun year of sharing recipes with you all.  Now that 2013 has come to a close, I wanted to let you know how thankful and grateful I am for my readers, friends, and family who take the time to read my blog post ramblings and try out my recipes.  Thank you!!  I did research into what all of my readers’ favorite recipes were for 2013 and am sharing the results in this post!  It was really fun to see what you liked best 🙂

So, these are the most viewed recipes on my site from the past year which makes them the readers’ favorite recipes of 2013.  I can honestly say I wasn’t too surprised at what made the list and there were a lot of oldies but goodies. Did your favorite make the Top 10 list?  One thing I can say for sure is that it’s very apparent that you all really LOVE your sweets and your crock pot recipes!  Maybe I’ll have to provide you with a lot more of those in 2014.

I would love to hear what recipes you would like to see on Wishes & Dishes in 2014.  Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments!  Happy 2014, everyone!

I will start with #10 and work my way to #1!

Monster Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

10.  Monster Cookie Dough Dip (Just made it on the top 10 – everyone LOVES this dip!  The name is fun, too!)

Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies Recipe made with Pillsbury Dark Chocolate Mix

9.  Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownie Bars (Easy to make…sinfully delicious…again, not surprised about these making the list.)

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe. This is a copy-cat recipe of the Red Lobster biscuits

8.  Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Who WOULDN’T love these?  They taste just like the ones at Red Lobster!)

S'mores Pie Recipe with a graham cracker crust and marshmallow creme

7.  S’mores Pie (my new go-t0 dessert after making this several times in 2013… and it is ALWAYS a huge hit!)

Slow Cooker Crock Pot Coca-Cola Roast Recipe. This is my favorite way to make a roast! I use a chuck roast and it comes out so tender every time. I serve it over garlic smashed potatoes and it's simply delicious. The can of coke really tenderized the meat.

6.  Crock Pot Coca-Cola Roast (Hands down – BEST. Roast. Ever.  Please try this!  I’ve had more feedback on this roast saying how delicious it is than any other recipe of mine.)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

5.  Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread (I’ve had people think this was weird combining Reese’s cups and bananas – but obviously more people LOVED it than thought it was strange 🙂 )

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe served over baked parmesan risotto (crock pot)

4.  Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast (one of the best roasts I’ve ever had…tried and true!)

Crock Pot Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe topped with vanilla icecream

3.  Crock Pot Peach Cobbler (this one is so ridiculously easy and delicious – I’m not surprised this one made top 3!)

Pecan Pie Bark (The Domestic Rebel

2.  Pecan Pie Bark (a wonderful recipe from my friend, Hayley!)

Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes Recipe. Peanut butter cupcakes with monster cookie dough frosting

1.  Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes (This is my favorite, too!  These are amazing and fun to make!)



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44 Responses to “Readers’ Favorite Recipes of 2013”

  1. January 2, 2014 at 8:13 AM #

    Hi Ashley! I love the favourite list and what really grabbed my attention was the crock pot coca cola roast.. it looks amazing!! Xx

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:07 PM #

      I highly recommend trying that roast!! Thanks, Johlene!

  2. January 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM #

    Oooh, I have to try the Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes. They look amazing! Happy New Year, Ashley

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:07 PM #

      They are sooo tasty!! Very rich, though! Happy New Year 🙂

  3. January 2, 2014 at 11:32 AM #

    This is definitely proof that you come up with the BEST dessert recipes. I wish I had your creativity in that area!

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:08 PM #

      You are sooo sweet – thanks!!! I really am not creative at all, though! I wish!

  4. January 2, 2014 at 1:17 PM #

    I’m drooling over here, Ashley! What a delicious-looking roundup from 2013. I can’t wait to see what you share with us in 2014! 🙂

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:08 PM #

      Same goes for you – looking forward to seeing all you share in 2014!!

  5. January 2, 2014 at 2:33 PM #

    It’s always really fun to see what’s unexpectedly popular. I had one post that went crazy on pinterest this year (and still is), which seemed to me like a perfectly ordinary dinner… but it was healthy and colourful and clearly in some way it spoke to people!

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:08 PM #

      Yeah this was the first year I did that and it WAS a lot of fun!!

  6. January 2, 2014 at 3:01 PM #

    Putting that roast on our menu for next week!!

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:09 PM #

      Good choice, Marie!! 🙂

  7. January 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM #

    That Monster Cookie Dough Dip kills me everytime I look at it, yum yum yum!

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:09 PM #

      It IS a good one – that’s for sure!!!

  8. January 2, 2014 at 4:42 PM #

    Monster cookie dough cupcakes???? How hadn’t I seen those before? Oh My – They look terrific! Happy New Year! x

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM #

      Yeah those are an oldie but goodie! Happy New Year to you!

  9. January 2, 2014 at 7:55 PM # That Monster Cookie Dough and S’mores pie pictures are making me salivate. I love that the dough has no eggs! Then again, that could be even more dangerous to me that salmonella … haha

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM #

      Oh yes, two of my faves 😉 And haha yeah – I agree!

  10. January 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM #

    Happy New Year Ashley and I love each and every one of your top reader posts. I think I would like to start with one of those slow cooker Mississippi pot roasts and finish off with a little cookie monster dough dip! Looking forward to reading your recipes in delicious 2014! Take Care, BAM

    • January 3, 2014 at 1:28 AM #

      I look forward to your 2014 posts as well!!

  11. January 3, 2014 at 2:53 AM #

    I’m definitely going to try that smores pie! Cheers to a new year!

  12. January 3, 2014 at 3:26 AM #

    Yay for a fabulous new year! 🙂

  13. January 3, 2014 at 8:02 AM #

    Monster cookie dough?! Yes please! There are so many tempting recipes on here I can’t even read it without drooling!

  14. January 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM #

    No wonder they’re favorites. They look delicious!

  15. January 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM #

    Desserts are always winners! I know you’ll come up with many more fantastic recipes this year!

  16. January 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM #

    Happy New Year Ashley! These all look delicious, its no wonder they made the favorites list.

  17. January 3, 2014 at 4:38 PM #

    Putting cookie dough on anything sounds to yummy! I made the cookie dip and got a lot of raves!! Happy New Year Ashley!!

    • January 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM #

      I’m so glad you liked the cookie dough dip! Happy new Year!

  18. January 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM #

    Congratulations on a great year of awesome recipes!

    • January 3, 2014 at 11:35 PM #

      Thank you so much!

  19. January 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM #

    Nom nom I want one of those monster cookie dough cupcakes.. like right now!

    • January 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM #

      Hahah they are amazing!

  20. January 3, 2014 at 10:21 PM #

    What a great lineup!! That S’mores Pie is calling my name!! I can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂

    • January 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM #

      Thank you, Christina!

  21. January 4, 2014 at 2:10 AM #


    • January 4, 2014 at 1:14 PM #

      Thanks! Happy new year to you too!!

  22. January 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM #

    Gosh, what a nice collection of recipes! Some really good dishes here – you done good last year! Looking forward to this year. 😉 I hope your 2014 is wonderful!

    • January 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM #

      Thanks I hope the same for you, John!

  23. January 5, 2014 at 9:53 PM #

    Happy New Year Ashley! Love those Cookie Dough Cupcakes!

    • January 6, 2014 at 12:46 AM #

      Happy new year to you, too!!

  24. January 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM #

    These recipes look so good! It sounds like a yummy 2013! 😉

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog sweetie! Let’s stay in touch! <3

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  25. January 6, 2014 at 3:28 PM #

    Wow – this is a great line-up! I can see why these are your reader favorites. Which should I make first!? I can taste that peach cobbler already. Happy New Year!

  26. January 7, 2014 at 10:28 AM #

    Looking at your best of list makes my mouth water.
    My personal favorite of the favorites is ……the Cheddar bay biscuit 🙂

  27. January 8, 2014 at 9:16 AM #

    It was a year full of deliciousness for Wishes and Dishes, Ashley! I’m shocked your Italian Cheese Fondue didn’t make the list, but all sorts of other wicked goodness definitely did. Thanks for sharing, girl. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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