At the end of every year I always like to round up the most popular recipes and posts from the last 12 months. It’s so fun to see what everyone loved, what went nuts on Pinterest, and what people made from Kim’s Cravings.

Kim's Cravings- Most popular recipes (reader favorites and Kim's favorites)

2015 was an exceptional year, personally and professionally, for me. Two favorite events- a super fun vacation to South Beach, Florida and, of course, highlight of the year was gaining a beautiful grandson. Additionally, the blog got a major facelift and new name this past summer. I can’t even believe the growth of Kim’s Cravings! I’m so excited to see where 2016 will take us!

I’ve included three mini roundups in this “best of” post. The first is the top 10 overall most viewed posts in 2015. This list includes posts from 2013, 2014 and 2015. I have to say, you guys know what’s going on! All of the recipes in the top 10 are awesome. We make that salsa recipe multiple times a year and can’t get enough!

Most Viewed Posts in 2015

(starting with most views to 10th most viewed)

The best damn salsa ever is bright, fresh and absolutely irresistible- loaded with delicious, vibrant flavor and comes together in less than 5 minutes.

“I’ve never made salsa before but wanted to after I got some tomatoes from a family member. I just did a search on pinterest and this one came up. I made it today and you’re right, it’s the best damn salsa ever!!! My kids, who are little (6, 4 and 2), could not stop eating it. I had to share with a neighbor and she said it’s the best one she’s tried. Thank you! This is my new go to recipe for salsa!”- Becky

sweet potato black bean taco casserole

“I can’t stop making this, so delicious!!! Just as well it feeds six people, that’s a portion each for my husband and daughter and 4 portions for me!”- Laura Hall

rite Things at Trader Joe's

“Thanks Kim for sharing your list. Our TJ is about 30 minutes away and everyone always loves them. I would walk around and wonder what to buy, now with your list, I will be more informed. Thanks!!”- Kathleen

This easy cinnamon roll microwave mug cake is the perfect treat when you’re craving a little something sweet!

“Just have to let you know that this was wonderful! I am gluten-free and egg-free so I used Pamela’s Pancake mix and left out the baking powder – WONDERFUL! The taste was great and so so easy. I had some leftover powdered sugar frosting so I put a dollop of that on top when it was still warm. JUST LIKE A CINNAMON ROLL.”- Ashley

You will love this Skinny Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad! It’s full of fabulous flavors, sure to please a crowd and couldn’t be easier to create.

“Just made it this afternoon, unfortunately without celery but this was sooooo good on two slices of Spelt bread! Can’t wait for lunch tomorrow, and with celery this must be even better.”- Madeline

These clean-eating Apple Vanilla Greek Yogurt Pancakes can be whipped up in the blender and simply poured onto a heated griddle for an incredibly easy, but delicious breakfast!

“I am currently obsessed with these pancakes! They are not dry and cakey! They are moist and light! My recipe is a little different. I add 2 tsp of baking powder, use 1 1/4 cup of oat flour, a pinch of salt, and a TBS of raw honey! They are soooooo good!”- Liz

Autumn Squash Soup- A tasty soup with lovely Fall flavors!

“I made this tonight and it was incredddddddible! Can’t wait for my leftovers tomorrow!”- Rhonda

These Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes are paleo, gluten-free and packed with big pumpkin flavor. The essence of cozy, cool Autumn mornings. Fall just got better!!!

“These pancakes are the best ever!!!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. It is now top on my list for weekend breakfast.”- Marty

Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies are always the most requested cookies during the holidays with melt-in-your mouth texture and scrumptious flavor.

“I made them and they were great, easy cleanup afterwards, only 1 bowl to use!” Stephen via Facebook

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast or snack with our favorite fall flavors! (low-calorie, healthy, non-dairy and gluten-free)

“The best muffins I ever made. Very healthy, easy to make.”- Andy

Most Popular Posts from 2015

This roundup only includes posts from 2015. (starting with number 1 and working down to the 10th most popular post of 2015)

The best damn salsa ever is bright, fresh and absolutely irresistible- loaded with delicious, vibrant flavor and comes together in less than 5 minutes. rite Things at Trader Joe's This easy cinnamon roll microwave mug cake is the perfect treat when you’re craving a little something sweet! You will love this Skinny Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad! It’s full of fabulous flavors, sure to please a crowd and couldn’t be easier to create. Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies are always the most requested cookies during the holidays with melt-in-your mouth texture and scrumptious flavor. This Light Sausage Spinach Egg Casserole is the perfect make-ahead breakfast to enjoy Christmas morning! (gluten-free & dairy-free) Super simple homemade Chex Mix recipe- the perfect kid-friendly treat for back-to-school snacking! Quick, easy and tasty! This effortless Mexican Chicken Pasta Skillet Meal comes together in 20 minutes flat. Now, that's a busy weeknight dinner I can get down with! This Copycat Starbucks Hearty Veggie and Brown Rice Salad Bowl is a great, tasty choice for those of you that are conscious about eating only the freshest and most nutritious foods. This salad is healthy and light, but has plenty of soul and has become my new favorite salad. The Niçoise Salad has truly become a regular in this household!

Kim’s Personal Favorite Recipes from 2015 (that weren’t on the most popular list)

The most popular posts of the year, definitely included some of my top picks, but I also wanted to highlight the recipes from 2015 that are my go-to most beloved recipes that I make again and again. Listed in no particular order.

Easy 30 Minute Chili- You won't believe how incredibly flavorful this quick and easy chili tastes. Skinny Enchilada Casserole Healthy almond joy baked oatmeal is a fun spin on traditional oatmeal- made with nourishing ingredients, but tastes like your favorite candy bar! healthier apple crumble Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos-There’s nothing like waking up, getting ready for the day and grabbing a nutritious, delicious breakfast that’s ready when you are! Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad- protein-packed tuna combined with chopped romaine, black beans, bell pepper, olives, sweet yellow corn, fresh tomatoes, avocado and a creamy taco-flavored dressing makes for the most incredibly tasty yumilicious tuna salads! Made up of mostly Greek yogurt and veggies, there's no need to feel guilty about polishing off an entire bowl of this dip! seared salmon tacos Trader Joe's Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus doesn't have anything on the deliciousness of this easy-to-make, very healthy hummus! Curried Egg Salad- the traditional egg salad gets a kick of flavor from one of my favorite antioxidant-rich seasonings.

Did YOUR favorite make the cut? What recipes would you like to see in 2016? Please let me know in the comments!

Hope you all had an awesome 2015 and here’s to a spectacular 2016!