Reader Favorites: Top 25 Recipes from 2023


Wow. WHAT a year it’s been! At the end of each year, I love looking back and reflecting on everything we accomplished. Not only did 2023 bring delicious new recipes, but I also shared my big announcement of the AK Cookbook coming in 2024!

We’ll chat more cookbook deets later 😉. For now, let’s journey back through this past year to see all of the incredible recipes that you all made, shared, commented on, emailed us about, and loved throughout the entire year. With the cookbook, big projects, and #momlife this year, I ended up sharing some simpler, but equally as delicious snacks, apps, and sides to supplement your favorite meals. By the looks of it, they were a HIT with everyone! Say hello to the top 20 reader-favorite recipes from 2023.

Take a scroll and let me know in the comments which were your favorites from this list. Maybe make them once more before 2024 hits? Love it.

honey oatmeal artisan bread sliced on a wooden board


No Knead Seeded Honey Oat Artisan Bread

“So good! Can’t stop eating it! This is the first loaf of bread I’ve ever made and it was so easy! Thanks for the recipe.”

Brown Butter Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel

“Fabulous! These have been a big hit with everyone who has tried them.”

Cherry Lime Smoothie

“So freaking delicious! Taste like a cherry – lime ice cream !!!”

portillo's chopped salad on a platter


Copycat Portillo’s Chopped Salad

“I wouldn’t describe myself as a “salad person”, especially as the main course, but I’m obsessed!”

One Pot Butternut Squash Yellow Curry

“I’ve made almost every AK recipe at this point and this is one of my favorites. Easy to make, so flavorful, super cozy. A household staple!”

Thai-Inspired Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

“I made this for my college housemates served with brown rice and everyone enjoyed it!”

whipped cottage cheese dip surrounded by veggies

Snacks, Apps & Sides

Garlic & Herb Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip

“Have made this twice in the last week. Unbelievable for veggies!!!”

Pizza Puff Pastry Tarts

“I made this for a labor day gathering, and it was so delicious! Everyone loved it!”

Salted Maple Pecan Pie Energy Bites

“So delicious! Definitely love the idea to keep them in the freezer! Will make a double batch next time I think!”

Roasted Grape & Brie Crostini with Honey + Sea Salt

“Just made this as an appetizer for dinner for some friends and also practicing recipes for Thanksgiving and this recipe is awesome!! Not too complicated and easy to assemble and just delicious.”

Coconut Lime Margarita

“Omg I didn’t know I needed this. Thank you for your service.”

tomato basil baked orzo in a skillet


One Pan Tomato Basil Baked Orzo

“This was such an easy recipe and oh so yummy! My family enjoyed it immensely. I can’t wait to make it again!”

Chipotle Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili

“I made this tonight and it was so flavorful! I will definitely be making this again.”

Brown Butter, Ricotta & Butternut Squash Baked Bucatini

“Just made this dish for a brisk November evening. My three kiddos who are all picky eaters, DEVOURED this dish! Thank you Monique for yet another AMAZING recipe.”

Jalapeño Coconut Curry Chicken Meatball Bowls

“This is OUTSTANDING! It is so flavorful, very filling, but not too heavy. Loved all the fresh herbs – everything about this recipe is chefs kiss!”

pistachio coffee chocolate chip cookie broken in half


Pistachio, Coffee & Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

“Amazing cookies! They turned out perfectly gooey and delicious. Def will add these to my rotation!”

Salted Brownie Cookies

“I’ve been making these cookies weekly for the past month! I use a combo of dark chocolate and semi sweet chocolate chips and the cookies turn out perfectly every time. I highly recommend making these cookies!”

Not Your Mama’s Magic Cookies

“10/10. These are fantastic. No critiques. I seriously cannot get enough of them.”

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies with Toffee & Crushed Pretzels

“Holy smokes, they are AMAZING! The perfect texture and flavor, and the melted, chewy toffee put them over the top delish.”

Chocolate Chunk Toasted Marshmallow Ginger Cookies

“Literally the best cookies EVER! The combination of the dark chocolate, ginger and molasses is superb.”


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