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Dec 12
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VOTING CLOSED: Best of 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards!

Best of 2021 Reader's Choice Awards recipe collage

Hi friends, it’s that time of year again when I ask my wonderful readers to vote on your favorite Emily Bites recipes from the past year! This poll is one of my favorite traditions on my blog because I get so excited to tally it up, read your comments and discover which recipes you loved best. I am always nervous that no one will vote (even though you always deliver), so every time a set of votes comes in I feel relieved. I get excited like I’m opening a gift, that’s how much it means 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 post help my current readers discover new favorites and recipes they may have missed throughout the year, but as first-time readers discover my site in the new year it directs them toward my most popular recipes so they know where to start!

I hope you were able to make some tasty lightened up comfort food recipes this year! If you don’t see some of your favorites listed below, it’s probably because they were posted in previous years. If you’d like to check out the past winners (many of these are still my most popular recipes…tasty lightened up comfort food never goes out of style), check them out here: 2021 Winners, 2020 Winners, 2019 Winners, 2018 Winners, 2017 Winners, 2016 Winners, 2015 Winners, 2014 Winners, 2013 Winners, 2012 Winners and 2011 Winners.

On Christmas Eve I will have been blogging for TWELVE years. Can you believe it? I simultaneously can’t believe it has been so long and also can barely remember a time when Emily Bites wasn’t part of my life. What started as just a fun hobby transformed throughout the years into 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)

Without further ado, the nominees are…

1. Best Savory Breakfast Recipe

a) Turkey Breakfast Sausage
b) Three Cheese Broccoli Brunch Bake
c) Ham and Cheese Omelet Roll
d) Lighter Griddlecake Breakfast Sandwiches
e) Vegetable Feta Frittata

2. Best Breakfast Baked Goods Recipe

a) Blueberry Bread
b) Pineapple Upside Down Baked Oatmeal Singles
c) Banana Zucchini Muffins

3. Best Dip Recipe

a) Everything Cream Cheese Dip
b) Creamy Veggie Dip
c) Easy Cheesy Bean Dip

4. Best Soup or Salad Recipe

a) Mexican Street Corn Chicken Salad
b) New England Clam Chowder
c) Avocado Egg Salad
d) Mediterranean Couscous Salad

5. Best Chicken Recipe

a) Spicy Chicken Sandwiches
b) Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken
c) Cheesy Garden Vegetable Baked Chicken
d) Barbecue Rubbed Chicken Bites
e) Creamy Tuscan Chicken

6. Best Vegetarian Recipe

a) Cauliflower and Barley Parmesan Bake
b) Cheesy Spicy Black Bean Skillet
c) Black Bean Taquitos
d) Summer Vegetable Pasta

7. Best One-Pot Meal Recipe

a) One-Pot Barbecue Chicken Pasta
b) One-Pot Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta
c) Chicken Taco Rice Skillet
d) Italian Sausage and Beans Skillet

8. Best Meaty Main Dish Recipe

a) Turkey and Chorizo Enchilada Rice Bake
b) Sausage Stuffed Tomatoes
c) Ham and Cheese Au Gratin Potato Bake
d) Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs
e) Taco Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

9. Best Side Dish Recipe

a) Bacon Butternut Squash Hash
b) Cheesy Zucchini Rice
c) Apple Coleslaw
d) Wild Rice Pilaf

10. Best Dessert Recipe

a) Strawberry Cheesecake Cups
b) Topless Apple Pie
c) Fudgy Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies

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

Emily

44 comments on “VOTING CLOSED: Best of 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards!”

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

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

  3. 8. C 

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

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

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

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

  8. 1 b
    2 a
    3 a
    4 c
    5 e
    6 C
    7 B
    8 C
    9 a
    10 b

  9. 1 b
    2 a
    3 a
    4 c
    5 e
    6 C
    7 B
    8 C
    9 a
    10 b

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

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

  12. I’m only voting on the ones I have actually tried, so:
    5: B
    7:C
    9:B

    I have the Ham and Cheese Au Gratin Potato Bake in the wings, but have yet to try it. Overall, my family’s favorite for 2022 is, hands down, Chicken Taco Rice Skillet. They pretty much beg me to make that every week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. B
    A
    B
    C
    E
    D
    C
    D
    B
    A

    Chicken Taco Skillet has become a favorite kids meal here. My favorite is the Creamy Tuscan Chicken. It’s wonderful. 

    I have had a very similar recipe for the Strawberry Cheesecake Cups for over twenty years (I use a dollop of strawberry preserves on top) and they always get gobbled right up!

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

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

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

  24. Love your recipes. Congratulations also!

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

  26. 1 D
    2 A
    3 C
    4
    5 E
    6
    7 A
    8 E
    9 C
    10 C

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

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

  29. 1d
    2b
    3c
    4a
    5d
    6b
    7d
    8e
    9a
    10b

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

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

  32. 1 a
    2 a
    3 c
    4 a
    5 d
    6 c
    7 a
    8 a
    9 b
    10 c

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

  34. 1 C
    2. A
    3. A
    4. ?
    5. D
    6. B
    7. B
    8. C
    9. D
    10. A

  35. 1. C
    2. A
    3. A
    4. A
    5. C
    6. D
    7. C
    8. A
    9. D
    10, b

  36. 1. B | 2. A | 3. A | 4. B | 5. C | 6. D | 7. C | 8. C | 9. B | 10. C

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

    Thanks for all your hard work, Emily!  It really helps me stay on track & not get bored!

  38. 1.D
    2. A
    4. A
    5. D
    7. A
    8. C

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

  40. I’m going to post my choices in a bit, but may I suggest you use Google forms or something similar next year? It would make the voting easier, and it would do all the tabulating for you.

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

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

    I have to say we love the Creamy Tuscan Chicken and I have made it several times. the Fudgy brownies are delicious and I will make them again after the holidays. I may make the broccoli breakfast casserole for Christmas morning and I am trying the Clam Chowder tonight!

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