Kim’s top 10 favorite recipes from 2019! Here you’ll find my new go-to cocktail recipe, incredible turkey chili, MUST try grilled chicken marinade and the most scrumptious coffee cake my kids keep begging me to bake.

collage of 2019 favorite recipes

Cheers to 2020! I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season, filled with family, friends and delicious food. And I hope this post finds you rejuvenated from all of the festivities. A few days ago, I shared the Top 10 Recipes of 2019. These were the most popular recipes published on the blog during 2019. Now, I’m so excited to be bringing you my personal favorites from the past year!

I had such a difficult time narrowing it down! There was so much deliciousness last year. Ultimately, I settled on the 10 recipes, below. These were my go-to’s throughout the year — I tested them so many times to share with all of you, and re-made them over and over because my whole family loved them so much. These definitely will not disappoint! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know your favorites!

I’m starting with number ten and working my way all the way up to my top favorite recipe of 2019! Any guesses?? Ok, here we go!

three vegetarian tacos on a white plate served with lime slices

10. Chickpea Avocado Tacos

We absolutely love these insanely delicious Chickpea Avocado Tacos. Not only are they healthy and delicious, they can be ready in less than 20 minutes with no heat required. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner!

Vodka Cranberry Cocktails garnished with sugared cranberries and orange slices

9. Vodka Cranberry Cocktail

I enjoyed this cocktail so much during the holiday season, that it’s become my go-to alcoholic beverage. I’m not a huge drinker and I like one that will go down super smooth and this one definitely does that! As an added plus, it’s super easy to whip up. You only need 4 ingredients and it’s ready in just a couple of minutes.

blended salsa in the bowl of a food processor

8. Best Damn Salsa

It’s just not a favorites list without my family’s favorite homemade salsa recipe! This is actually my husband’s recipe and he is the one that usually makes it. It’s especially tasty with fresh garden produce in the summer. This recipe also made your favorites list! It’s that good! 

bowl of healthy seafood chowder filled with shrimp, carrots and fish and served with a spoon

7. Seafood Chowder

This seafood chowder is one of my favorite recipes to make in the wintertime. My mom actually found this recipe in a Ladies’ Home Journal magazine in 1993 and has been making it ever since. It’s flavorful, creamy, packed with delicious seafood and can be table ready in about 45 minutes! It’s also completely Paleo + Whole30 adaptable. So cozy and comforting!  

baked blueberry donuts topped with glaze on a wire cooling rack

6. Baked Blueberry Donuts 

My kids are huge fans of these donuts and I love making them for a special treat. They’re so light, soft, and delicious; no one will guess they’re actually healthy and only have 100 calories!

chocolate delight served on a white plate with a bite taken out

5. Chocolate Delight

My mom has been making this dessert since I was a little girl and we hadn’t had it in forever until I made it this past Christmas. It was fabulous and everyone loved it! It’s a layered pudding dessert that looks impressive and tastes amazing, but is so easy to whip up!

small squares of coffee cake on a plate near a mug of coffee

4. Easy Coffee Cake

This was a new recipe that I made for Christmas brunch and it was a HUGE hit. In fact, there wasn’t a crumb left after breakfast! You can never go wrong with a perfectly sweet, scrumptious, tender coffee cake! And this one is an easy-to-follow recipe that you are all going to love.

turkey chili in a white bowl and topped with avocado slices, cheese and fresh cilantro

3. Healthy Turkey Chili

This chili is on repeat in my house! My kids gobble it up and I love that it’s packed with protein, but lower in fat and calories. Almost nothing beats a comforting bowl of turkey chili!

thin chicken breasts cooking on a grill

2. Best Grilled Chicken Marinade

Another go-to recipe I make all of the time! This is an easy, flavorful marinade for the most wonderfully juicy, tender chicken! In the post, I also share my favorite cooking method for the BEST grilled chicken. It makes for a fast meal ready in under 30 minutes. 

soft tacos topped with diced avocado, sliced jalapeño and chopped cilantro

1. Healthy + Flavorful Taco Meat 

This one easily made #1 on my list of favorites because I seriously love these tacos SO much! When I’m looking for an easy dinner that I know my kids will happily eat, I often turn to these tacos. We enjoy this taco meat recipe several times a month, it’s so fast, easy and tasty! I put out a condiments bar and let everyone assemble their perfect taco, this is a great recipe for entertaining too. I don’t think I’ve ever met a person that didn’t love these tacos!

Several other top contenders for my top 10 favorite recipes of 2019:

Easy Healthy Lasagna (made your top 10!)

Best Banana Pudding (made your top 10!)

Gluten Free Banana Oat Waffle (made your top 10!)

Mexican Tuna Salad

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Bars

Dad’s Award-Winning Beef Chili

Magnolia Table Chicken Salad with Grapes

Mom’s Classic Tuna Salad

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Salmon Avocado Burgers

Easy Lemon Pound Cake

Homemade Guacamole (I make this all of the time!)

If you make any of my favorite recipes, I’d love if you left a rating and a comment on it so that others can enjoy it, too! Enjoy!