16 Favourite Recipes Of 2016

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! 

First off, I just want to say a enormous thank you for your amazing support this year! Your responses to our delicious recipes and your enthusiasm to try them have been so rewarding! Oh my goodness, you all are the best, and your excitement and support means the world to us.  So from the bottom of our hearts — thank you.  

I’m really excited about a bunch of new recipes hitting the blog in January that are all healthy, healthy, healthy.  Because I don’t know about you, but after the holidays, I’m always ready to start the year off on a much more balanced and delicious note.  So be sure and tune back in on Monday for all new recipes you can feel great about in 2017. 

Today we're sharing our 16 favourite recipes of the year. It was so hard to pick because this year we gave you 57 new recipes! 57! That's not even including the recipe eBook we released in November for all new and existing subscribers! The list is a mixture our favourites and yours in no particular order. So what are we waiting for? Let's go! 

16 Favourite Recipes Of 2016

No-Knead Artisan Style Dutch Oven Bread - The bread is super crunchy on the outside, but moist and soft on the inside! I buttered it and was in heaven! Get the recipe!

No-Knead Artisan Style Dutch Oven Bread - The bread is super crunchy on the outside, but moist and soft on the inside! I buttered it and was in heaven! Get the recipe!

CALIFORNIA INSPIRED CHICKEN FLATBREAD - This recipe mimics a California chicken flatbread with juicy chicken, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, cilantro, and sweet yet savoury balsamic vinagrette! 

CALIFORNIA INSPIRED CHICKEN FLATBREAD - This recipe mimics a California chicken flatbread with juicy chicken, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, cilantro, and sweet yet savoury balsamic vinagrette! 

Starbucks Copycat Eggnog Latte - This festive, Starbucks-inspired latte is made with strong brewed espresso, steamed eggnog and milk. Save yourself 5$ and make it at home – it’s delicious!!

Starbucks Copycat Eggnog Latte - This festive, Starbucks-inspired latte is made with strong brewed espresso, steamed eggnog and milk. Save yourself 5$ and make it at home – it’s delicious!!

Honey & Orange Pumpkin Spice Sweet Tea - This can be enjoyed hot or cold, but if you’re not feeling well, hot is the best way to go, and cold is great for just wanting sweet tea.

Honey & Orange Pumpkin Spice Sweet Tea - This can be enjoyed hot or cold, but if you’re not feeling well, hot is the best way to go, and cold is great for just wanting sweet tea.

Thirsty Thursdays: Strawberry Lemonade Shandy - Tart, sweet, bubbly, light and refreshing. Strawberry Lemonade shandy just might become your new favourite summer drink.

Thirsty Thursdays: Strawberry Lemonade Shandy - Tart, sweet, bubbly, light and refreshing. Strawberry Lemonade shandy just might become your new favourite summer drink.

Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes - Christmas themed pancakes make it even easier to creative a festive holiday breakfast! Are they pancakes or are they cookies? You decide!

Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes - Christmas themed pancakes make it even easier to creative a festive holiday breakfast! Are they pancakes or are they cookies? You decide!

TO-GO BAKED OATMEAL MUFFINS RECIPE - These are such an awesome grab-&-go breakfast.  They are perfect to make on a Sunday and eat throughout the work week.  Or, you could even freeze some and defrost as needed.

TO-GO BAKED OATMEAL MUFFINS RECIPE - These are such an awesome grab-&-go breakfast.  They are perfect to make on a Sunday and eat throughout the work week.  Or, you could even freeze some and defrost as needed.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits - This dish mixes flavour-packed shrimp, lemon, mushrooms, green onion, and garlic with creamy cheese grits. It’s perfect for brunch or for dinner.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits - This dish mixes flavour-packed shrimp, lemon, mushrooms, green onion, and garlic with creamy cheese grits. It’s perfect for brunch or for dinner.

Milk and Cookies Cake -  Rich chocolate chip layers, light, whipped cream filling loaded with crushed chocolate chip cookies…chocolate frosting, and a sweet vanilla glaze to finish things off. Perfect, yes? How could Santa possibly resist?

Milk and Cookies Cake - 

Rich chocolate chip layers, light, whipped cream filling loaded with crushed chocolate chip cookies…chocolate frosting, and a sweet vanilla glaze to finish things off.

Perfect, yes? How could Santa possibly resist?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake - Amazing cheesecake for the kid in you! Delightful, creamy peanut butter cheesecake made with homemade quick raspberry jelly swirled into it and layered over the graham cracker crust.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake - Amazing cheesecake for the kid in you! Delightful, creamy peanut butter cheesecake made with homemade quick raspberry jelly swirled into it and layered over the graham cracker crust.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream - Without an Ice Cream Machine - What's a girl to do when Starbucks announces their return of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), but it's way too hot to drink one? You make a PSL flavoured ice cream, duh! I needed a refreshing cool treat to enjoy that could also be comfort food (work is hard!) so I decided to make myself a pumpkin spice latte ice cream. If you don't have an ice cream machine, don't feel bad. I don't have one either and yet I still enjoy these chilly treats at home!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream - Without an Ice Cream Machine - What's a girl to do when Starbucks announces their return of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), but it's way too hot to drink one? You make a PSL flavoured ice cream, duh! I needed a refreshing cool treat to enjoy that could also be comfort food (work is hard!) so I decided to make myself a pumpkin spice latte ice cream. If you don't have an ice cream machine, don't feel bad. I don't have one either and yet I still enjoy these chilly treats at home!

Mini Lemon Blueberry Cheesecakes - Miniature sized cheesecakes flavoured with a hint of lemon, topped with blueberry jam, and covered with lots of fresh blueberries. A sprinkle of powdered sugar gives these cheesecakes the perfect finishing touch. 

Mini Lemon Blueberry Cheesecakes - Miniature sized cheesecakes flavoured with a hint of lemon, topped with blueberry jam, and covered with lots of fresh blueberries. A sprinkle of powdered sugar gives these cheesecakes the perfect finishing touch. 

Cookies n Cream Brownies - A chocoholic’s dream! Fudgy brownies stuffed with Oreo chunks and even more pressed on top. You won’t miss the calories in these rich yet lightened-up treats!

Cookies n Cream Brownies - A chocoholic’s dream! Fudgy brownies stuffed with Oreo chunks and even more pressed on top. You won’t miss the calories in these rich yet lightened-up treats!

Pumpkin and Carrot Soup with Crispy Bacon and Rosemary - Pumpkin soup. Perhaps the quintessential fall/winter food. That and casseroles. But soup warms you from the inside out, like only tea does. This soup was so delicious and easy to make! Plus you'll have leftovers for at least two more meals with this recipe. 

Pumpkin and Carrot Soup with Crispy Bacon and Rosemary - Pumpkin soup. Perhaps the quintessential fall/winter food. That and casseroles. But soup warms you from the inside out, like only tea does. This soup was so delicious and easy to make! Plus you'll have leftovers for at least two more meals with this recipe. 

Chicken and Shrimp Stuffed Shells - This recipe was sooooo good, I can't believe it took so long for me to share it with you guys! If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day/Anniversary/Date Night recipe, try this one and your lover will definitely be impressed!

Chicken and Shrimp Stuffed Shells - This recipe was sooooo good, I can't believe it took so long for me to share it with you guys! If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day/Anniversary/Date Night recipe, try this one and your lover will definitely be impressed!

Balsamic Chicken Pizza - Allowing you to save money and bring the flavors of Italy home! So if your craving pizza tonight, run over to your local supermarket and stock up on all your favorites and make my recipe for Balsamic Chicken Pizza!

Balsamic Chicken Pizza - Allowing you to save money and bring the flavors of Italy home! So if your craving pizza tonight, run over to your local supermarket and stock up on all your favorites and make my recipe for Balsamic Chicken Pizza!

That's it! 2016 has been a doozy of a year, and I've probably gained more pounds than I feel comfortable sharing from indulging in all of these goodies over the year! Did your favourite recipe make the list? No? Well share with us your favourite recipe in the comment section below! And if it is on the list, tell us why it was your favourite!