Top Recipes of 2013 and a Giveaway

Top 10 Recipes of 2013

It is hard to believe 2013 has come to an end!  It’s been a fun and busy year here on the blog and I feel blessed and privileged to be able to share with you all the things I love.  I am grateful that you read the blog, share the blog with your friends and leave me comments!  It makes my job the best job in the world.

It’s always fun to look at the blog stats from the year and see what the most popular posts were.  Sometimes it’s a post that happens to be my favorite too.  Other times I’m totally surprised by what becomes a big hit.  Want to know the big post winners??

It looks like the Top Recipes of 2013 were slow cooker recipes, salads and gluten free recipes were  big hits this past year.  There will be more of that in the new year too!  I’d love for you to leave a comment at the end of the post and let me know what you’d like to see more of on the blog in the new year!

Today I’ve joined together with some of my favorite blogger friends to share our Top Ten posts from the year as well as giving away a $50 gift card.  When I asked on Facebook where you’d like a gift card too, tied for the top choice was Amazon and Target so the winner can choose between Amazon or Target!
toppostsbuttonSo after you check out and Pin (please) my Top Posts of the year be sure and hop on over and visit all my blogger friend’s top posts and enter their giveaways too!

Starting at No. 10….

#10 Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

slow cooker turkey breast

# 9 Cilantro Lime Chicken Chop Salad

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#8 Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

#7 Broccoli Pasta Salad

Broccoli Pasta Salad

#6 Gluten Free Biscuits


#5  Crock Pot Brown and Maple Sugar Pork Tenderloin


#4 Crock Pot Salsa Chicken


#3 Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

#2  Gluten Free Flour Mix

Pinned 70,000 times


#1  Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Pinned 98,000 times!

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Now go visit my friends and enter their giveaways too!

1. Thirty Handmade Days
2. Or so she says…
3. Your Homebased Mom
4. Lolly Jane
5. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
6. Simply Kierste
7. Somewhat Simple (not ready yet)
8. Is This Really My Life?
9. Landeelu
10. Paging Supermom
11. What’s Cooking with Ruthie
12. Babes in Hairland
13. Simple As That
14. The Crafting Chicks
15. It’s Overflowing
16. Lemon Tree Dwelling



Leigh Anne


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  1. 1
    Lisa Brown says:

    I would like to see more gluten free recipes. it’s hard to live GF and finding things to eat that taste good. i have difficulty :(

  2. 2
    Sara says:

    I love diy posts
    Sara recently posted..Shiloh Farms Spices Things Up In My Kitchen

  3. 3
    Emily says:

    Recipes! I’m drooling over your top from 2013!
    Emily recently posted..Share your handmade crafts here! Whip It Up Wednesday party starts today!

  4. 4
    Kim says:

    I would like to see more of your decorating ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. 5
    Cheryl F. says:

    I would enjoy seeing more soups this time of year.
    Cheryl F. recently posted..You can’t force

  6. 6
    Terri Herman says:

    Just discovered your blog via the blog hop giveaway. Love the recipes! Thanks!

  7. 7
    Malissa W says:

    My husband and I just got an immersion blender for christmas and would love to have more soup recipes to try out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. 8
    Trish says:

    Crock pot recipes!! I’m trying to make my life a tad less hectic this year :)

  9. 9
    Alicia J. says:

    I’m all about quick easy recipes.

  10. 10
    Pam Gurganus says:

    I’d love to see more crock pot recipes!

  11. 11

    Your meals always look so delicious, just pinned to remind me for later!
    capturing joy with kristen duke recently posted..Top Posts of 2013

  12. 12

    I would love to win the amazon giftcard.

  13. 13

    You throw the best parties and always have the nicest dessert tables. Would love to see more of those ideas!
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker recently posted..Cherry Vanilla Champagne Cake {Blahnik Baker is One}

  14. 14
    Kim Henrichs says:

    Yum so many good recipes!! I would love to see more soup recipes. Can’t get enough. happy new year!

  15. 15
    Michelle says:

    I can’t think of anything…I like everything you post!

  16. 16
    Jessica Matthes says:

    I would always love to see more recipes!!

  17. 17
    Meilee F says:

    Can’t get enough of your slow cooker and soup recipes, more of those please! Thanks.

  18. 18
    Lorie says:

    I love seeing your family traditions and celebrations! It gives me ideas to share with my little family as we hopefully grow as yours has!!

  19. 19
    Celeste says:

    Love your recipes… so keep them coming! (:

  20. 20
    Emma M says:

    I would love some more healthy baked good recipes!

  21. 21
    Julie says:

    I think you are doing a fantastic job. I love all your posts. Keep it up and thank you!
    Julie recently posted..Dear Rachel (#19)

  22. 22
    Nancy Andrews says:

    What an interesting top 10, I would love to see more crock pot recipes and easy to make

  23. 23
    Alison L says:

    I love all your decorating posts. Have a great New Year!

  24. 24
    Jeannine says:

    I love your recipes.

  25. 25
    Kathy D. says:

    I’m looking forward to more of the same. Everything is so beautifully presented. I get so many creative ideas from your very creative and fun blog.

  26. 26
    Chalene says:

    I would really like the meal plans. I haven’t done them yet, but I would like a simpler way to print them out and a grocery list. I know that is a lot to ask for and may not be possible, but that is what is holding me back. Keep up the good work. I am so glad I found your blog!!

  27. 27
    Lolly Jane says:

    I always develop an appetite when leaving you blog (; Glad we became friends in 2013, love chatting with you and the girls! XO

  28. 28
    Shelly says:

    I’d like to see some healthier recipes.

  29. 29
    Michelle Wright says:

    More soup and salads.

  30. 30
    Jessie C. says:

    I would like more dessert recipes.

  31. 31
    Valerie A. H. says:

    Leigh Anne, You know I love everything you post! Great recipes, decorating ideas, party ideas, etc. Hmmm, if I had to narrow it down for what I’d like to see on your blog for 2014 it would be: Quick and easy good dinner time meals, healthy eating, any DIY home decorating. Food for thought posts. Oh and most of all…more ways to scare people with live lobsters! Haa…just kidding, of course! ;-)

  32. 32
    Mindie P. says:

    I would love to see more soup recipes as well as more crockpot recipes. I’m going back to work, and so the crockpot is going to be used a lot in my house now.

  33. 33
    Susan P says:

    Loving the crock pot recipes! Would love more!

  34. 34
    auntie M says:

    I’d love to see healthier recipes. I’ve made several of your salad recipes and they’re keepers. Anything loaded with sugar doesn’t appeal to me. Well, it does…I just don’t need it!

  35. 35
    Donna says:

    I’ve gotta try that salsa chicken, and the lime chicken and cilantro salad, and and and…!

  36. 36
    Andrea D. says:

    I would love to see more family friendly recipes. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  37. 37
    Leslie H. says:

    I love your blog!

  38. 38
    Jenny Martin says:

    more soups and crockpot dishes!

  39. 39
    Amy M. says:

    more crockpot recipes!

  40. 40
    Sarah Beer says:

    More GF recipes please! :)

  41. 41
    jessica says:

    As always I love your site and recipes..!! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for the new year!!

  42. 42
    Heidi F. says:

    I love your recipes and crafts!

  43. 43
    Katie says:

    I like healthy recipes.

  44. 44
    Rebecca D says:

    I would like to see more gluten free. I am excited about the gluten free flour mix.

  45. 45
    Heather S says:

    More soup recipes!

  46. 46
    Melissa says:

    I would like to see more gluten-free crockpot ideas. My son and I have celiac, and I’m brand new to crock-pot cooking, but I love to bake. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. 47
    christina p says:

    I love your recipes. I am going to try your gluten free flour mix soon. Maybe in 2014 your could post more gluten free dishes?:) Happy New Year!

  48. 48
    Terri says:

    I would love to see soups and freezer/make ahead meals. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  49. 49
    Cynthia G says:

    healthy but savory dishes :)

  50. 50
    Rena says:

    more quick family suppers!


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