Winding down the year I like to take a look at what recipes on my blog have become the most popular, my best recipes. The recipes on this year’s list are a combination of new and old recipes. Some have made it to the best recipes list before and then dropped off while others have had staying power. They are all great recipes and I highly encourage everyone to try them out!

12. Corn Tortillas

Number 12 this year is my post and recipe on how to make corn tortillas, without a tortilla press. It takes a little more time to make your own tortillas but it is definitely worth it!

11. Cranberry Almond Pasta Salad

I first posted this recipe back in 2011 and it has made an appearance on my yearly best recipe list in the past. This recipe came about after I fell in love with a salad mix that I had bought at one of those home parties. I could no longer get the mix but had a craving for the salad so I created my own.

10. Lox and Schmear Bagel in a Bite

I developed this recipe in 2013 when working on an Allrecipes campaign for Ritz Crackers and the “big game”. The cracker bites do make a great appetizer but that schmear is the winner in this recipe. It is a go to recipe for me.

9. Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan

When I first became Gluten Free in 2014 there weren’t that many gluten free options out there so I had to get creative sometimes. Instead of bread crumbs I used crushed rice crackers for breading for my eggplant. I also baked it instead of frying it. The end result was a tasty and gluten free, Eggplant Parm.

8. Spinach and Strawberry Salad

I love spinach salads especially this one with strawberries! The homemade balsamic vinaigrette is also super easy to throw together.

7.Cornbread Muffins with Cheddar, Jalapeno, and Bacon

We love cornbread in our house and with an overabundance of jalapenos in my garden every summer this recipe gets made on a regular basis.

6. Garlic Basil Aioli

This recipe is new to my blog this year.  I’m not a huge fan of mayo but turn it into a flavored aioli and I will eat it. This aioli is semi-homemade and uses store-bought mayonnaise.

5.Slow Cooker Taco Soup This is my kid’s second favorite soup, it is beat by my potato soup. I love it for so many reasons!  From, it’s easy to make and it is just good stuff. I always have the ingredients to make it on hand.

4. Easy Breakfast Pizzas

My daughter is a picky breakfast eater but she loves these easy breakfast pizzas. They are something she can easily change up so she doesn’t get bored with breakfast.

3.Gluten Free Corn Casserole

This recipe was created out of holiday food necessity!  Going gluten free meant having to figure out how to make my holiday favorites. I make this every year for Thanksgiving and sometimes for Christmas too. My kid’s fight over the leftovers when we have them.

2. Corn in a Cup/ Elote en Vaso

This recipe gives me a little bit of El Paso in North Carolina. It is a must try!

1.Smothered Pork Chops

Going from number 3 last year to number 1 this year are these pork chops. They are the best and my pork chop loving daughter will tell you how much she loves them.

So there it is my best recipes of 2016! What do you think? Do you agree with what my analytics told me are the best?

What types of recipes do you want to see on My Hot Southern Mess in 2017?

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