It’s been another great year here at Tide & Thyme. A great year of cooking, and a great year of eating. A big thanks to you guys for making this the best year for the site yet, and I hope to see you back here next year looking for tasty new recipes!

So without further adieu, here are your favorite posts from this year…

Beer-Candied BaconThe beer-candied bacon was by far the most popular post of the year. In fact, it was one of the top pins on Pinterest for the year as well! And, for good reason – it’s easy, delicious, and unforgettable. For something I was debating even taking pictures of and sharing with you guys, I’m so glad I did – because it’s turned out to be one of the most popular recipes of all time here on the site! Thank you internet, for loving beer and bacon as much as I do…

Homemade Enchilada SauceHomemade Enchilada Sauce – This was another big year for DIY-ing in my kitchen, and this enchilada sauce is one of my favorite “store-bought” ingredients to make at home. Takes just a few minutes to bring together, and the flavor is unparalleled to anything you’d find on a shelf in the supermarket.

Indonesian Pork TenderloinIndonesian Pork Tenderloin was another big hit here on the site this year. I love pretty much any flavorful twist on this tender protein choice, but there’s something about the combination of flavors found here that make this recipe a winner I keep coming back for, and evidently you guys do too!

Bacon Stout Chocolate CheesecakeBacon Stout Chocolate Cheesecake – with all those components in one recipe, what’s not to love? This was a recipe I tried to copycat from our local brewpub (word to Dogfish!) that ended up being even better than their version, if I do say so myself.

Oreo Cheesecake BitesOreo Cheesecake Bites – ya’ll clearly love your sweets, and here at Tide & Thyme we aim to please. These guys are perfect little bites of perfection chock full of everyone’s favorite sandwich cookie. No wonder it’s been such a hit!

Bacon and Aspargaus Pasta

Bacon and Asparagus Pasta – this was one I just kind of winged one night, that turned out to be a favorite. It’s quick and filling, and aside from the asparagus – can be made with ingredients most of us usually have on hand.

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry ButtercreamLemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream – citrus and berries are always a winning combination in my book, but when paired with a cupcake? Well then it’s just pretty tough to beat! You guys evidently felt the same.

Chocolate Cream PieChocolate Cream Pie – one of my very favorite desserts, as well as yours. It’s been a classic for ages. This version is rich and delicious, and cuts absolutely beautifully – something that can be tricky when it comes to cream pies. 

Beef Burritos with Poblano QuesoBeef Burritos with Poblano Queso – a quick weeknight dinner that’s something different than your standard tacos. Tender ground beef, corn, and black beans all rolled up in a flour tortilla, then topped with a creamy cheese sauce that’ studded with smoky poblano peppers. Win!

Blackberry MargaritasBlackberry Margaritas – it may be the dead of winter, but we can still dream of our favorite summertime drinks…like, these insanely delicious margaritas. Fresh berries are pureed and added to a homemade margarita mix to make a cocktail that is out of this world delicious!

So, there they are – the reader favorites for 2013. Thanks again for making it such a fantastic year for us, everyone! And, make sure to check back tomorrow for some of my favorites from this year that didn’t make it to the list!