The Best of BEB in 2016: 20 of My Favorite Recipes

The Best of BEB in 2016: 20 of My Favorite Recipes - 10 sweet and 10 savory!

Yesterday, I shared my annual roundup of the 10 most popular recipes on Brown Eyed Baker that were made during 2016. While many of those on that list were my favorites, there were also a ton of recipes that I fell in love with this year that didn’t make the cut. I want to share my personal favorites with you that didn’t make the top 10 list, so I put together this follow-up roundup, which features 20 of my favorites from 2016 – 10 sweet and 10 savory. It was agonizing to pare this list down; there are so many more recipes I want to include! These are the recipes that I made over and over, tried to hide from others, and cried when they were gone.

Enjoy browsing the list, and feel free to share any recipe requests for 2017 in the comments below!

(Recipes are listed in chronological order, January through December.)

Savory Recipes

1. Ground Beef Tacos

Ground Beef Tacos - The absolute best seasoned ground beef for your taco fix! |

2. The Ultimate Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This is the ULTIMATE Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe - A homemade sauce with tons of cheese plus bacon!

3. Italian Wedding Soup

A classic Italian wedding soup recipe, with little bits of pasta, shredded chicken, spinach and of course those little meatballs!

4. Cheesy Potato Casserole with Corn Flake Topping

This easy potato casserole is creamy, cheesy and topped with crunchy Corn Flakes.

5. Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

This Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa tastes like it came straight from your favorite Mexican restaurant, and it's ready in 10 minutes! Grab a bag of tortilla chips and get dipping!

6. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

This is a classic white bread recipe, and so easy! The loaves bake up incredibly tall, soft and fluffy... the perfect white bread!

7. Copycat Chipotle Chicken Recipe

This copycat recipe for Chipotle chicken is spot-on, and arguably even better than the original! You will LOVE this marinade!

8. Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

These Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are so easy to make at home - the meat is super tender and, most importantly, they're ultra cheesy!

9. Spicy Cheese Bread


10. Neopolitan Pizza


Sweet Recipes

1. Texas Sheet Cake

This classic Texas sheet cake has a thin layer of fluffy, moist chocolate cake and is topped with a fudge-like icing with chopped pecans.

2. Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

An easy, homemade yellow cake recipe that's buttery and moist, filled and frosted with the best chocolate frosting!

3. Better-Than-Box-Mix Brownies

These homemade brownies have all of the great texture and flavor of box-mix brownies, without any of the processed ingredients.

4. Ultimate Bakery-Style Rice Krispies Treats

These Rice Krispies treats are huge, perfectly gooey, and even have some non-melted marshmallows mixed in!

5. Oreo Cheesecake


6. Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake


7. Jeni’s Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream

The famous "milkiest chocolate ice cream" from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams - it's egg-free, rich, and has the most amazing chocolate flavor!

8. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


9. The Best Pie Crust Recipe

The BEST Pie Crust Recipe

10. Chocolate Babka Wreath

Chocolate Babka shaped into a braided wreath for the most decadent holiday breakfast (or dessert, or snack)! |

What are your recipe requests for Brown Eyed Baker in 2017? Share them below!

[Previous Top 20 Lists: 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011]