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VOTING CLOSED: Best of 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards!

Recipes from the 2018 Reader's Choice Awards

It’s that time of year again! Yes, the holidays, but also that time of year when I ask my wonderful readers (hey, that’s YOU!) to vote on your favorite Emily Bites recipes from the past year. This voting is my favorite tradition on my blog because I love tallying it up, reading your comments and discovering which recipes you loved best. I am always nervous that no one will vote, so every time a set of votes comes in I immediately drop whatever I’m doing to go see which recipes you loved most. I get excited like I’m opening a gift (seriously, your votes are like gifts to me). Once the votes are in, I always close out the year with a “Best of” post featuring all the winning recipes. Not only does this help my current readers discover new favorites, but as new potential readers discover my site in the new year it directs them toward my most popular recipes so they know where to start!

MY LATEST VIDEOS

If you’d like to check out the past winners (you should, many of these are still my most popular recipes!), check them out here: 2017 Winners, 2016 Winners, 2015 Winners, 2014 Winners, 2013 Winners, 2012 Winners and 2011 Winners.

On Christmas Eve this year I will have been blogging for EIGHT years! It has become such a huge part of my life that I almost can’t believe there was ever a time before Emily Bites. What started as just a fun hobby transformed throughout the years into my passion project and my dream job. It could never be what it is today without readers like you, cooking along with me, reading my posts and sharing my site with friends. I can’t even express how much it means to me that you’re here, allowing me to do what I love more than anything. THANK YOU. Thank you for cooking my recipes and sharing photos of them on Instagram. Thank you for watching my recipe videos and sharing them on Facebook. Thank you for sharing your stories with me through comments and emails, letting me know that you/your kids/your picky husband loved the recipe and telling me about your weight loss journey success. I appreciate you all so much and I want you to know how much you motivate and inspire me. Your comments, emails, social shares and your continued support means the world to me and always brings a smile to my face. Thank you!

Like I said, I always get nervous no one will vote, so if you are on the fence – please do! I know it takes a few minutes but it’s an awesome thing to do and it means a lot to me. Without further ado, it’s time to ask you to choose your favorite recipes from the past year. I can’t wait to see what you pick!

Here’s how the voting will work: There are 10 categories. To vote, leave a comment below with the numbers 1-10 and next to each number fill in the letter corresponding to your choice for the winner for that category. I realize that not everyone will have made a recipe from every single category, so feel free to vote for whichever recipe looks best to you, or if you’d rather leave some categories blank that works too. There are no firm rules here! Here’s what a sample vote should look like (I chose the letters arbitrarily):

  1. A
  2. C
  3. E
  4. B

(etc)

And the nominees are…

  1. Best Breakfast Recipe

    a) Sausage and Pepper Egg Bake
    b) Triple Berry Yogurt Bowl
    c) Bacon Sausage Egg and Cheese Braid
    d) Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
    e) Strawberry Avocado Smoothie
    f) Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
    g) Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Singles

  1. Best Appetizer Recipe

    a) Ranch Hummus
    b) Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
    c) Deviled Eggs
    d) Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
    e) Spinach Artichoke Wonton Bites
    f) Meatball Slider Bombs

  1. Best Handheld (sandwiches, wraps, and more)

    a) Cajun Turkey Club Sandwich
    b) Asian Chicken Wonton Cups
    c) Buffalo Chicken Braid
    d) Teriyaki Steak Lettuce Wraps
    e) Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
    f) Chicken Hummus Veggie Wrap

  1. Best Salad Recipe

    a) Turkey and Pear Autumn Salad
    b) Southwest Chicken Quinoa Bowls
    c) Watermelon Feta Salad
    d) Mom’s Easy Egg Salad
    e) Greek Chicken Quinoa Salad

  1. Best Soup/Stew Recipe

    a) Black Bean Soup
    b) Roasted Corn Soup
    c) Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
    d) Chicken and Bacon Dumpling Stew
    e) Slow Cooker Thai Butternut Squash Soup
    f) Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup

  1. Best Poultry Recipe

    a) Stuffed Turkey Bundles with Gravy
    b) Crispy Cheddar Chicken with Cream Sauce
    c) Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
    d) Chicken Florentine Roulades
    e) Tuscan Olive Chicken
    f) Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

  1. Best Rice Recipe

    a) One-Pot Dirty Rice with Chicken and Sausage
    b) Spanish Chicken and Rice Skillet
    c) Easy Salsa Rice
    d) Chicken and Squash Wild Rice Casserole

  1. Best Pasta Recipe

    a) Turkey Sloppy Joe Pasta
    b) Beef Enchilada Pasta Skillet
    c) Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon

  1. Best Casserole Recipe

    a) Bubble Up BBQ Chicken and Beans Bake
    b) Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Bake
    c) Reuben Casserole
    d) Spinach and Chicken Phyllo Bake
    e) Bubble Up Chili Cheese Dog Casserole

  1. Best Dessert

    a) Baked Stuffed Apples
    b) Chocolate Hummus
    c) Mixed Berry Puff Pastry Tarts

Don’t see your favorite listed? It was probably posted in a previous year! Be sure to check out the previous winners here: 2017 Winners, 2016 Winners, 2015 Winners, 2014 Winners, 2013 Winners, 2012 Winners and 2011 Winners.

Thank you so much in advance for casting your vote! You’re the best :).

47 comments on “VOTING CLOSED: Best of 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards!”

  1. I love your recipes. Thank you so much for all your work. 

  2. This was hard – but here goes:
    1. f
    2. e
    3. e
    4. a
    5. c
    6. b, c, & e !! Seriously, tried and loved them all.
    7. d
    8. c
    9. d
    10. a
    thank you so much for the great recipes. I am a fan…I can eat healthy, delicious food thanks to your recipes. I have been using them since I started WW in Feb 17. Down 90+ and at lifetime – I couldn’t have done that without your recipes.

  3. 1. G (one of my all-time favorites!)
    2. E
    3.
    4. D
    5. C
    6. F
    7.
    8. A (another one of my all-time faves!)
    9. A
    10.

  4. I have been waiting for this! Sadly again I haven’t tried all of these, but I will do my best.

    1. G
    2. D
    3.
    4. E
    5. B
    6. E
    7. A
    8. A
    9. B
    10. A

    Thanks! I am determined this year to plan one of your recipes a week. I failed at this last year 🙂

  5. 1c,2d,3b,4c,5f,6e,7a,8b,9c,10c: Thanks for the great recipes. I always know I can count on finding just the right thing in your recipes and many are my all time favorites. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

  6. 1. A
    2. E
    3. A
    4. A
    5. B
    6. B
    7. D
    8. B
    9. E
    10. B

  7. 1. A
    2. D
    3. A
    4. B
    5. F
    6. C
    7. C
    8. B
    9. E
    10. A

  8. Best, hands DOWN
    1. SAUSAGE AND PEPPER EGG BAKE

  9. 1. A
    2. A
    3. B
    4. C
    5. F
    6. B
    7. I’m not a big rice person but they all looked really good.
    8. B
    9. E
    10. B

    Thanks for always coming up with great ideas, I always go to your site first before anyone else to look for good recipes. I have turned so many of my friends over to your website and they love it too!

  10. 1.F
    2.3
    3.D
    4.C
    5.B
    6.B
    7.B
    8.C
    9.A
    10.A

  11. 1. F / 2. B / 3. F / 4. A / 5. C / 6. B / 7. A / 8. C / 9. D / 10. C

  12. I love your blog, and recipes! I’m even getting my kids to eat healthier with your help 🙂
    Here are my votes:
    1 D
    2 F
    3 F
    4 D
    5 C
    6 A
    7 C
    8 A
    9 E
    10 A

  13. 1 C
    2 D
    3 C
    4 C
    5 C
    6 A
    7 A
    8 A
    9 E
    10 C

  14. 1.G
    2.F
    3.B
    4.B
    5.D
    6.F
    7.C
    8.B
    9.A
    10.A

  15. 1 D
    2 E
    3 B
    4 C
    5 C
    6 F
    7 B
    8 B
    9 C
    10 C

  16. 1. G
    2. D
    3. C
    4. B
    5. C
    6. B
    7. B
    8. B!! (We make this all the time and LOVE it!!)
    9. A
    10. A

  17. 1.  B
    2. F
    3. A
    4. D
    5. B
    6. C
    7. C
    8. B
    9. E
    10. C

  18. 1. A
    / 2.B / 3. D / 4.D / 5.C / 6. B / 7. B / 8. B / 9. C / 10. C

  19. Too many great choices!!
    1. A
    2. F
    3. D
    4. A
    5. B
    6. B
    7. C
    8. A
    9. E
    10. A

  20. 1.f

    2.f

    3.d

    4.d

    5.b

    6.a

    7.b

    8.a

    10.b

  21. 4. A

    I lived on this Watermelon Feta Salad allllll summer long!

  22. 1C
    2E
    3B
    4A
    5C
    6B
    7D
    8C
    9C
    10C

  23. 1.) C
    2.) F
    3.) C
    4.) D
    5.) C
    6.) C
    7.) A
    8.) A
    9.) E
    10.) B

  24. 1. C
    2. D
    3. C
    4. D
    5. F
    6. C
    7. C
    8. A
    9. A
    10. B

  25. 1D
    2E
    3D
    4E
    5A
    6F
    7A
    8B
    9A
    10A

  26. 1 d
    2 d
    3 c
    4 a
    5 d
    6 b
    7 a
    8 c
    9 e
    10 c
    EVERYTHING You make is delicious and worthy of the title BEST!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes you provide that create such happy and healthy dinnertimes for my family! 

  27. 1. c
    2. c
    3. b
    4. d
    5. c
    6. c
    7. a
    8. a
    9. e
    10. b

    I haven’t made all of these but everything I have made has been excellent!! Thank you!!!!

  28. 1. A
    2. D
    3. E
    4. C
    5. A
    6. B
    7. A
    8. Chicken pot Pasta!!!!
    9. A
    10. A

  29. 1. A
    2. C
    3. A
    4. D
    5. F
    6. F
    7. C
    8. A
    9. C
    10. C

    Keep the Muffin meals coming. Love the Breakfast and the Savory Meal ones!!! I often have a Muffin Marathon and bake up a bunch.

    Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas/Happy New Year!

  30. 1. A
    2. E
    3. B
    4. C
    5. C
    6. F – I make this once a week! 
    7. A
    8. A – a favorite of all 6 of us! 
    9. A
    10. C

    Thank you so much for your amazing recipes! I’ve lost 25 pounds since September and would have never stuck with WW if I didn’t find your website! My whole family is eating your recipes and I’m forever grateful! 

  31. I love your recipes! I have been following you for the last three years. Keep up the excellent work and thank you!!

    1. D
    2. B
    3. A
    4. A
    5. F
    6. B
    7. A
    8. A
    9. E
    10. C

  32. We love your recipes. I make at least one each week.

    1A
    2B 3E 4D 5A 6C 7A 8B 9A

  33. I didn’t try all of them 
    but here goes

    1 – G
    3 – B
    5 – B
    10 – B

    gonna try to cook more in 2019

  34. 1 – a
    2 – e
    3 – b
    4 – c
    5 – b
    6 – c
    7 – a
    8 – b
    9 – c
    10 – c

  35. This was very hard!
    1.c
    2.F (best in show! took a bit of hit/miss trying to get these to work, but once we figured it out we love these things!)

    5. C
    6. B

    8. C (hard choice, love the enchilada skillet just as much)
    9.a
    10. c

  36. 5 – C 9 – A

  37. You’re crushing this! Keep up the great work, i enjoy voting every year and seeing what your other readers choose. Happy New Year!

    1 G        6 B
    2 F        7 B
    3 C        8 C
    4 B        9 B
    5 E       10 C

  38. 1. A
    2.e
    3.a
    4.a
    5. F
    6a
    7a
    8a
    9d
    10 a

  39. Many of these recipes, we have not had the chance to try. We LOVE all your buffalo recipes and rarely have made something we did not LOVE!
    2 D
    3 C
    6 D

  40. I just wanted to thank you for all the delicious recipes through the years. I was “off the wagon” for most of this year, and have not made many of these, so will have to what sounds most appealing, BUT – one that I did make was so good, SO so good, that I will be making it often; the pumpkin cinnamon rolls are wonderful!

    1.f
    2.c
    3.b
    4.d
    5.c
    6.a
    7.a
    8.b
    9.a
    10.a

  41. 2) C
    Thank you for all around amazing recipes!

  42. 1. f
    2. f
    3. b
    4. c
    5. e
    6. e
    7. b
    8. c
    9. d
    10. c
    Loved sooo many

  43. 1. a
    2. c
    3. b
    4. d
    5. b
    6. f
    7. b
    8. b
    9. b
    10. c

  44. Emily, I love your blog and often browse through recipes when I am making my meal plan for the week. Your recipes are easy for me to follow and always taste great!  Thank you for all the work you do for all of us who are trying to follow WW and count points. Here are my votes. I haven’t actually tried each of these yet but I voted for the ones I plan to try . 
    1- c
    2- f
    3-?
    4-d
    5- f
    6- a
    7- c
    8- a
    9- a
    10- c

  45. 1. c
    2. e
    3. c
    4. a
    5. b
    6. b
    7. d
    8. b
    9. e
    10. b

  46. 1 – G
    2 – E
    3 – C
    4 – D
    5 – C
    6 – B
    7 – B
    8 – B
    9 – E
    10 – C

  47. Thanks so much for all your hard work on making great recipes!

    1-A, 2-B, 3-A, 4-B, 5-D, 6-B, 7-A, 8-B, 9-A, 10-C

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