Top 50 Recipes of 2015

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between - these are the recipes you all enjoyed the most this year. Thanks to everyone who came, cooked, photographed and reviewed!

#1: Best Banana Bread

"Excellent! Truly the BEST. Thirty years of searching for a bread with the best taste and moistness is finally over. This will stay in my personal cookbook forever."

-Wannabe Gourmet

#2: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Barbecue Ribs

"I almost didn't want to share this ribs recipe, because this is one of the dishes that I make to keep my sons coming back home! The ribs are tender, moist and slide off the bone. Your family will love them as much as my family does!"


#3: Yes, Virginia There is a Great Meatloaf

"Best meatloaf I've ever made! Even better than my mom used to make, and I loved hers."

-Chef #1230396

#4: Absolute Best-Ever Lasagna

"Oh my goodness, sakes alive! Without a doubt, the best lasagna I have ever tasted. I love the mixture of ground beef and Italian sausage in the sauce."


#5: Chinese Fried Rice

"This is the best recipe for Chinese fried rice! My family and I enjoyed it, and there wasn't a scrap left. This is even better than Chinese takeout."


#6: Pete's Scratch Pancakes

"These are the best homemade pancakes ever. I always make a double batch because they freeze very well!"

-Stacey Hert

#7: The Best Brownies

"These literally are the best brownies. I've been making the recipe for years, following it perfectly, and I've never been disappointed."


#8: Perfect Pork Tenderloin

"My pork was a complete success! It was juicy, moist and delicious. My kids couldn't get enough! I will never have dry pork again!"


#9: Easy Stove-Top Macaroni & Cheese

"This was excellent, exactly what you want mac and cheese to be: decadent and saucy."


#10: Scalloped Potatoes

"These were amazing! I added ham per my hubby's request, and he paid me the highest compliment a wife can get: He said it was better than his mom's!"


#11: Bourbon Chicken

"This recipe is a copycat of the bourbon chicken sold in Chinese carry-outs in my hometown. It is so good that my sons gobbled it up, leaving me just a spoonful. Their excuse was they thought I had eaten."


#12: The Best Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

"I have been on a kind of Asian homemade takeout kick, and this has come the closest to what I'd expect at a restaurant. It's super easy, too!"


#13: Authentic Italian Meatballs

"These are, without a doubt, the BEST meatballs I've ever made. My mother-in-law was Italian, and I could never even come close to her meatballs. This recipe tops hers!"


#14: Ground Beef Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

"I've made a number of stuffed peppers over the years and these are by far the best. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

-Connie Lea

#15: Easy Garlic Chicken

"I was so excited to try this after seeing a post on Pinterest. I made it for dinner, and it was amazing. We are so making it again! When the whole family goes to war over leftovers, you know it's good enough to have again."


#16: Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana

"This soup totally blew me away: It's DELICIOUS. As a former Olive Garden employee who has the taste of Zuppa Toscana burned on my taste buds, I can truly say that my soup tonight came out as a PERFECT match."

-Dans La Lune

#17: Simple Baked Chicken Drumsticks

"These were absolutely DELICIOUS! They were flavorful, tender and juicy — almost to the point of falling off the bone."

-Papa D 1946-2012

#18: Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

"This is a classic, and by far one of the best mac 'n' cheese recipes ever created. This has been a fantastic comfort food for years."

-Bob in Mexico

#19: Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

"Put this recipe against your standard vanilla frosting recipe, and this recipe wins, hands down. It's addictive with its sweet and salty combination."


#20: Pancakes

"I never learned how to make pancakes from scratch and now I have. No more mixes for me."


#21: Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs

"This recipe is so easy to make and turns out absolutely fantastic. They caramalized to perfection."

-William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin

#22: Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

"I made the vanilla cupcake and added chocolate frosting. I definitely recommend this recipe to anyone, even if you have never baked before!"


#23: Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

"Wow. Talk about bang for your buck! I was skeptical that such a simple recipe could give such great results, but this is better than restaurant-quality pulled pork! All the taste of a BBQ joint without having to leave the house."


#24: Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

"These were so good! My husband usually eats dinner without much fanfare, but he couldn't stop commenting on how great these were."


#25: The Best Blueberry Muffins

"Oh my....heaven! These mildly sweet and moist muffins are better than the ones that are sold at the local coffee store!"


#26: Iced Cafe Au Lait

"This is very refreshing coffee. It's great for a hot summers day or any time of year, even winter."


#27: Perfect Pot Roast

"The roast turned our tender and delicious. It was very flavorful and the broth made wonderful gravy."


#28: Spinach Artichoke Dip

"I have been on a run testing top-rated dip recipes, and this one is by far the BEST. It tastes so natural, rich and delicious. This recipe is sure to WOW any guests."

-Genevieve H.

#29: Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti

"My kids will give up a steak dinner for this spaghetti. It is a recipe I have been perfecting for years, and it is so good (if I may humbly say) that my kids are disappointed when they eat spaghetti anywhere else but home!"


#30: Low & Slow Oven-Baked Ribs

"DELISH! I literally just made these and we devoured them 5 minutes ago. My fiance said they were the best ribs he's ever had. He can't stop going on about how great they were and how well they went with Sunday football!"


#31: Moist and Delicious Banana Bread

"If I could give this recipe 100 stars I would. This banana bread tasts so amazing."

-baking wonder woman

#32: Buffalo Chicken Dip

"This dip was a big hit at our holiday party! Instead of baking we put all ingredients in a slow cooker to keep warm."


#33: Easy Oven Baked Ribs

"These are the greatest reason to give up dieting. Best ribs ever!"


#34: Award Winning Chili

"This chili really is award winning, and after one taste you will realize why. It couldn't have been easier to make."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

#35: Oven Crisp Chicken Wings

"I have never had better tasting chicken wings made at home before! These have just enough crispiness and lots of flavor."


#36: Chocolate Mug Brownie

"Satisfies my chocolate cravings and mixes up fast. With practice, I could have these brownies ready in 3 minutes!"


#37: To-Die-for Slow-Cooker Roast

"The taste of this pot roast is absolutely fabulous! A meal fit for a queen (or king)! The seasonings were perfect. It's so incredibly moist that it falls apart with just your fork!"


#38: Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

"These cookies are so easy, delicious and a big hit! I took a plate of them to work and everyone loved them. They are the only cookies I've ever made that actually stay soft; the others all get crunchy and hard!"


#39: Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

"FANTABULOUS! With the exception of a straight-out Alfredo, this is the best pasta sauce I have ever had."


#40: Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole

"I made this casserole for my husband and I and he almost ate the whole pan to himself. He couldn't stop!"

-Jamie S

#41: Classic Potato Salad

"This potato salad recipe rocks! It is definitely the best potato salad I have tasted."


#42: Mexican Rice

"This recipe is gonna zap you right into a delicious, dreamy, 'give-me-the-dang-spoon-now' kinda trance. I have never in my born days tasted such tempting, tantalizing and tremendous rice."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

#43: Best-Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

"This cake was FANTABULOUS! It took me back to my childhood when we would get the little square banana cakes from the local deli."

-Good Tastin' Stuff

#44: The Best Belgian Waffles

"I don't think I will continue to look for another Belgian waffle recipe. They couldn't possibly get any better than this!"


#45: Dr. Pat's Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

"My mom used to make these when she was sick. It's a great one for relief,and a guaranteed way to sleep through the night."


#46: Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup

"What a great soup! I decided to 'go big or go home,' and made a HUGE pot so I could eat it at home and take some to work all week. Swimsuit, here I come!"


#47: Macaroni Salad

"I love this macaroni salad. There's not too much mayonnaise, it has lovely crunchy veggies and the dressing is perfect."

-Cher Jewhurst

#48: P. F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

"Just like the real thing! I made these lettuce wraps for a party, and they were a hit."


#49: Better-Than-Olive-Garden Alfredo

"FAB-U-LOUS! Wow, this is a winner. There were no leftovers in my house with this meal; everyone loved it! I added a bit of fresh nutmeg - perfection!"


#50: Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

"Very good macaroni and cheese. I made this for a work function and it was gone in minutes."