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Dec 22

VOTING CLOSED: Best of 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards!

Collage of Emily Bites recipe photos from 2023

Hello my lovely readers! It’s that time of year again when I ask you 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 find out which recipes you loved best. Every year I get anxiety that no one will vote (even though you always deliver), so every time votes come through I feel relieved. Once all 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: 2022 Winners, 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 THIRTEEN years. Can you believe it? I honestly can’t believe it has been so long…but I 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 or 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 finally streamlined the process this year by putting the survey in a google form rather than asking you to make a comment with your vote. Hopefully that will be easier for everyone. 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:

I changed things this year! Previously you were asked to leave a comment on the blog post with your votes, but I know that was a bit tedious. I decided to try something new this time around. I made a google form with the survey and you can just click on the recipes you want to vote for in each category and submit your answers there! 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! Just click on the link below and complete the survey.


For posterity, or in case you want to click the links to view the recipe posts, I will list out the nominees in each category below.

Best Breakfast Recipe

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
Bacon and Spinach Hash Brown Egg Bake
Peanut Butter and Berry Baked Oatmeal Singles
Carrot Cake Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze
Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal
Spinach Feta Quiche
Triple Berry Muffins

Best Appetizer Recipe

Dill Pickle Dip
Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Nashville Hot Chicken Dip
Goat Cheese Mushrooms Tartlets
Deviled Egg Dip

Best Lunch Recipe

Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders
Buffalo Roasted Chickpea Salad
Chicken Shawarma Wraps
Honey Mustard Chicken Wraps
Loaded BBQ Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Best Poultry Recipe

Sticky Honey Coriander Chicken Bites
Chicken Piccata Meatballs
Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms with Gravy
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Stuffed Chicken
Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry
Chili Lime Chicken Bites

Best Pasta or Rice Recipe

One-Pot Cheeseburger Pasta
Loaded Spaghetti Bake
One-Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Pumpkin Risotto with Spinach and Bacon

Best Side Dish Recipe

Corn and Tomato Salad
Air Fryer Ranch Corn on the Cob
Warm Butternut Squash Farro Salad

Best Dessert Recipe

Strawberry Jello Pie
Easy Pear Galette
Orange Cranberry Cheesecake Cups

Here’s the link to vote if you missed it above!

Thank you so much in advance for voting. You’re the best!

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