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Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground!

See and enjoy the top 16 best recipes of 2016, as voted by readers' views.  These 16 dishes are the reader favorites of the year from The Kitchen is My Playground's posts ~ And my-oh-my, what a delicious year it's been!

Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 ~ These 16 dishes are the reader favorites of the year from The Kitchen is My Playground's posts. And my-oh-my, what a delicious year it's been!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


This year-end "best of" post is always my favorite post of the year to write.  It's so fun to look back through the year's posts and see which ones have taken the top spots as your favorites.  There are always a few I didn't realize you liked so well!  

Thank you so much for reading The Kitchen is My Playground.  I am humbled and blessed to have you all as readers.  I'm looking forward to keeping the tried-and-true family-taste-tested recipes coming ... from our family to yours ... in the new year.

And until then, here are your top favorites from 2016!


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Cherry Almond Cookies
16.  Cherry Almond CookiesWith their white chocolate-drizzled maraschino cherries perched prettily on top, these adorable little Cherry Almond Cookies are one tasty treat!  And coming in at the 16th spot, it seems readers also thought they were as adorable as I do.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Homemade Enchilada Sauce
15.  Homemade Enchilada SauceWith just a few pantry staples and a handful of spices, you can have amazingly flavorful homemade enchilada sauce done in about 20 minutes.  Believe me, homemade Enchilada Sauce is totally  worth the homemade effort.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Pound Cake Cookies
14.  Pound Cake CookiesLove pound cake?  With these little beauties coming in at the 14th spot, it appears that many do!  Enjoy the tender texture & flavor of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little cookie treats.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ No-Bake Peach Yum Yum
13.  No-Bake Peach Yum Yum - Who doesn't love a creamy no-bake dessert?  In this classic layered no-bake yum yum dessert, peach pie filling is sandwiched between two creamy layers ... all a-top a graham cracker crust.  It was sure a hit with readers!


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ No-Bake Banana Split Cake
12.  No-Bake Banana Split Cake - This creamy dessert has all the fabulous flavors you'd expect from a scrumptiously melty banana split sundae, all in an easy to prepare no-bake dessert.  Complete with maraschino cherries on top of course, because it wouldn't be a banana split without a cherry on top!


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Easy Meatball Parmesan Casserole
11.  Easy Meatball Parmesan CasseroleBake up just five simple ingredients to enjoy the cheesy, saucy goodness of this Meatball Parmesan Casserole.  Spoon it over noodles or warm garlic bread slices for one super easy and satisfying meal.  With this one taking the 11th spot, it appears we all like an easy & delicious dish.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Coconut Mojito
10.  Coconut Mojito - Taking spot #10 is one of my new favorite cocktails.  And it looks like I'm not the only one ditching the margaritas and enjoying a refreshing Coconut Mojito instead!


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Strawberry Tea Punch
9.  Strawberry Tea Punch - If you're planning a tea party, shower, or brunch, look no further than this reader-favorite Strawberry Tea Punch for a perfectly-delicious, crowd-pleasing punch to serve up.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ 8 Fabulous Fall Cocktails
8.  8 Fabulous Fall Cocktails - I guess it's only appropriate that this collection of 8 cocktails came in at the 8th spot.  The warm flavors of Fall lend themselves beautifully to tasty cocktails.  Check out these 8 Fabulous Fall Cocktails featuring fantastic flavors like pumpkin, cranberry, and hot chocolate, to name a few.  They're sure to be great additions to your Fall {or anytime} sipping!


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ {Leftover} Rotisserie Chicken Soup
7.  {Leftover} Rotisserie Chicken Soup - It seems readers out there enjoy the ease of rotisserie chicken as much as we do!  The next time you enjoy one, take those leftovers and turn them into a pot of amazingly delicious, soul-warming, feel-better-all-over {leftover} Rotisserie Chicken Soup.  It's truly a bowl full of comfort at it's best.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Hawaiian Dream Cake
6.  Hawaiian Dream Cake - This cake is a layered delight with pineapple-and-coconut laced yellow cake base, a layer of creamy pineapple pudding, and freshly whipped cream and coconut topping.  Taking the #6 spot, it looks like readers think it's as dreamy as we do.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry Bites
5.  Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry BitesTopped with an easy cheesecake mixture made with strawberry jam, Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry Bites make a fabulous little-bite dessert or treat perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, spring, a tea party, or every-day snacking.  Such an easy little treat that resonated with readers, for sure.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ BLT Dip
4.  BLT DipThis easy little BLT Dip is loaded with great bacon flavor that's beautifully complimented by sun dried tomatoes and green onion.  Seems lots of readers agree it's perfect for dipping those good ol' potato chips.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
3.  Slow Cooker Chicken StroganoffCreamy Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff truly couldn't be any easier to make.  With a few simple ingredients and a few hours in the crockpot, this delicious dish is ready for your family to enjoy!  This reader favorite may just become your new weeknight favorite.


Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Marshmallow Chocolate Cake
2.  Marshmallow Chocolate Cake - Our 6-year-old daughter and I whipped up this tasty chocolate cake topped with a layer of gooey, melty marshmallow and rich chocolaty-fudgy icing during a snowstorm last winter.  Its pure chocolate deliciousness kept us going while we were homebound for almost a week waiting for the roads to clear {yes, we live in the no-snow-equipment South}.  Looks like this recipe kept many of you going throughout the year, too!


And coming in at the #1 spot as the  most popular recipe of 2016 is ...

Top 16 Best Recipes of 2016 on The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Creamy Broccoli Casserole
1.  Creamy Broccoli Casserole - This one is a family-favorite, indeed.  With its cheesy broccoli goodness and buttered cracker crumb topping, what's not to love?  It's a perfect side for the holidays or any day.



Thank you so much for reading The Kitchen is My Playground in 2016.  We look forward to having you back throughout 2017, too!
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2 comments

  1. What a marvellous collection of recipes, Tracey! Pinned and shared on our Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

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  2. Very nice collection , thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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