The Best of Spicie Foodie: 2013 Edition

Every December, and as the year comes to a close, I like to reflect back on the work that I produced that year. It’s always a fun thing for me to do and see how I can improve, have improved, and what I can be proud of. Today I’d like to share with you my favorites and the most popular of 2013.

I’m super excited to see what 2014 has in store for me. I wish you all the very best this coming new year in your private and professional lives. Here’s the best of Spicie Foodie this year, enjoy the roundup!


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Theses 13 are my favorite recipes that I shared in 2013. Some are for nostalgic reasons, others because of accomplishments, and also because they tasted great too.

(My 13 Favorites – Top Left to Right) Chicken Enfrijoladas, Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate Crust, Patty Melts, Beef, Broccoli & Kimchi, Mandarin, Orange & Ginger Tea, Spicy Goat Cheese, Pecan and Paprika Shortbreads, Acorn & Oat Flour Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon & Safflower Spiced Lamb, Pork (or Chicken) Tacos Cooked in Ancho Chile and Chile de Arbol, Sunday Snapshots: Sunday Breakfast and Egg Cooking Tips, Peppered Cauliflower Rice Topped With A Vegetable Stir Fry, Czech Roasted Duck, Paprika Spiced Beef, Pepper and Mushroom Barley Pilaf Recipe (With Vegan Option)


The Best of Spicie Foodie: 2013 Edition | #BestRecipes #FoodPhotography #Blogger

These recipes were the most popular with readers and also received the most traffic in 2013. I’m happy to see many of my favorites were also liked by many of you. Thanks!

(13 Most Popular – Top Left to Right) Thai Red Curry with Vegetables and Coconut Milk Recipe, How To Make French Crepes, Salisbury Steak, Habanero, Rum and Molasses Pulled Pork, How To Roast Hazelnuts, Banana Nutella Bread, Homemade Corn Tortillas, How To Make Hazelnut Milk, How To Make Soy Milk, Indian Spiced Chicken (or Vegetable) Turmeric Soup, Cottage Pies, Potato and Yellow Split Pea Curry, New England Boil Dinner or Boiled Smoked Pork Shoulder Dinner


The Best of Spicie Foodie: 2013 Edition | #BestRecipes #FoodPhotography #Blogger

It is extremely difficult choosing and judging my own work because often times I only see the flaws, but I pushed myself to choose the 13 photos above. They are my favorites of 2013 for special reasons, be it memories they provoke, the work, time and effort it took to shoot, and also because they were special foods.

(13 Favorite Photos- Top Left to Right) Black Cherry Wine: The Best Summer Drink, Sunday Snapshot: Eggshell Light Play, Sorrento Lemons, Grapefruit Health Benefits, Side Effects and Recipe Ideas, Chocolate Fondant Cake (aka Molten Chocolate Lava Cake), Onions and Potatoes, Red Radishes, Rosca de Reyes or Three Kings Bread, Cinnamon & Safflower Spiced Lamb, Seize The Moment, Spicy, Garlicky and Lemony Broccoli, Cleo’s Frittata, Yellow Tomatoes and Summer Squash


The Best of Spicie Foodie: 2013 Edition | #BestRecipes #FoodPhotography #Blogger

I don’t only shoot food –I love pointing my camera at everything. I usually only share my non-food photos on Sunday Snapshots, perhaps I’ll start sharing them on other days in 2014.

(Favorite 13 Non-Food Photos- Top Left to Right) From Prague to Paris to Paradise, Sunday Snapshots: Spring Has Sprung, Calvados: Apple Brandy, My First Eiffel Tower Photos, Blue Steel



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  1. says

    Wow, Nancy. Just wow! I always knew you covered a lot of territory with your recipes and photos, but I don’t think I really understood the extent of it until I saw this round up. Great examples of both. Stunning photos as always. Feliz Año Nuevo!

  2. JC says

    Your beautiful photos have inspired me to re-create many of your delicious creations. Thank you for another year of great eats. I look forward to see what 2014 has to offer. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. says

    I love ALL of these favorites!!! Posts like this remind me of dishes I want to make in 2014. Thanks Nancy and look forward to what you bring to our tables in 2014.

  4. says

    I’m loving all of these “top recipes of the year” post from my favorite bloggers. It’s great to be able to go back through and see all of their greatest hits, especially if I didn’t discover the blog until later on in the year. The banana nutella bread and peppered cauliflower rice are calling my name!

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