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Our Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Another year’s come and gone, and want to say thank you to each and everyone of you guys for supporting this little hobby of mine. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, and getting to know you all. It’s always fun to look back on the previous year and take stock. I’ve always enjoyed seeing which recipes turned out to be keepers for the family and fan favorites, and which ones were more blah or meh. It’s even more fun to watch and see what you guys like, and come back for seconds on. Because of that, I decided I’d take a look back and then list 4 Sons TOP TEN recipes from 2014. Boy, did you guys pick some good ones!!

The top 10 recipes of 2014

And, because they’re what make my world go round, and the # 1 reason I’m in the kitchen so often, an updated picture of all 4 Sons. In one place. At one time. Getting ALONG. I’m not holding my breathe though, it was probably just a Christmas miracle. 😉

Christmas 2014

So, without further adieu …

Our Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Counting down to #1:

10. Mexican Chicken Spaghetti : Spice up your regular spaghetti by giving it an easy, creamy, cheesy Mexican twist. This version is a 4 Sons’ fan & family hit.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Mexican Chicken Spaghetti

9. Hamburger Steak with Onions & Gravy : Also known as Salisbury Steak, this easy, classic skillet dish is one of our favorite ways to ‘dress up’ a ground beef patty. Your ground beef has never looked better than smothered in onions and gravy!

4 Sons 'R' Us: Hamburger Steaks with onions & gravy

8. Sauteed Garlic Teriyaki Green Beans : While Grandma’s beans, you know the ones that cooked forever, with diced onions and a ham bone thrown in are still a family favorite, you’re gonna want to add at least one more recipe to your green bean repertoire. These beans are great, and so’s the Asian inspired flavor, AND they’re a nice change-up from the classic.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Garlic Teriyaki Green Beans

7. Copy-Cat Arby’s Beef & Cheddar : Pony Up! Well, Arby’s Pony Sauce up, anyway. What if we told you that you could dine on an Arby’s Roast Beef ‘n Cheddar Classic at home? Serve this sandwich with a side of curly fries and get your fast food fix any day all while cutting your costs and your calories.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Copy-Cat Arby's Beef N Cheddar

6. Fast & Easy Refrigerator Pickles :   Love the taste and that perfect briny crunch of a homemade pickle? Never in your wildest dream considered making your own because of the whole process involved? Let’s introduce your to refrigerator pickles. Refrigerator, that’s the key, and that screams quick and easy. There’s no need for steamers, special sterilized jars, or vacuum-tight lids. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious homemade pickles are low in sodium. Quick! Make your own salty, crunchy kosher dill pickles in this simple salt and vinegar brine.

Easy Fridge Pickles

5. Mexican Rice : This Mexican Rice recipe makes an awesome pilaf style rice complete with that characteristic reddish/orange color, and perfectly flavored with onion, garlic, and spices. Notice I don’t claim this recipe is ‘authentic’? It probably isn’t, but it is damn good. It makes a perfect side dish to serve with your favorite Mexican or Tex Mex style entrees. We’ve actually found we like it so much better than the rice usually served when we dine out. No more dumping sour cream, queso, or salsa on my rice and trying to give it a flavor boost.

Mexican Rice

4. Stuffed French Bread : This giant twist on your average sub-sandwich is great. A quick & easy, ready-in-under-30-minutes meal, that’s every inch of sandwich perfection. Crisp on the outside, hearty and tender on the inside! And we’ve even included recipes for two different versions– regular stuffed french bread, or try the Swiss mushroom one!

4 Sons 'R' Us: Stuffed French Bread

3. Crockpot Pizza Dip : Easy dips, especially those that can be made ahead of time in the crockpot, are the best. This crockpot pizza dip? Well it’s the best of the best. Serve this recipe during game time, at parties or on a cold night and you’re guaranteed to have some very satisfied customers.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Crockpot Pizza Dip

2. Breakfast Enchiladas : We love all things breakfast, and these enchiladas are one of our favorites to enjoy for just about any meal. Who said breakfast foods are only for the breakfast meal?! They’re totally easy, and pretty darn cheap to make, but they’re so tasty and they’ll fill your family up at whichever meal you serve them be it breakfast, brunch, dinner, or (what the heck) even lunch.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Breakfast Enchiladas

1. Zucchini Fritters with Chili Lime Mayo : The first thing I thought when I tried these ‘fritters’ was how much they tasted like the zucchini version of potato latkes (potato pancakes). This recipe is easy and they taste crazy good, especially with the addition of the chili lime dipping sauce. It was so popular here that the hubs made them twice in one day and there were none left. None!

4 Sons 'R' Us: Zucchini Fritters

After taking a look back, it sure was a satisfying year. And 2015– you’ve got some pretty big shoes (or would that be oven mitts?) to fill. Here’s to hoping that you’re up to the challenge!


About 4 Sons 'R' Us

Hi! I’m Meaghan. Welcome to my virtual kitchen & craft corner. Pull up a chair, stay awhile and follow along with us and our 4 sons. Can I get you a glass of wine? Some coffee? Pretzels or cheese sticks? While I can’t actually give you these thing online, I can show you how to make them… on a budget!

6 responses »

  1. thank you for all the hard work you put into this blog and for sharing your delicious recipes

  2. Joy @ Yesterfood

    Oh, my goodness, every one a winner. I want a table full of all of them. I am so glad you linked this up with us at Our Best of the Best of 2014 party- I have pinned this and will refer to it often! 🙂 Happy, delicious New Year!

  3. Finally, a veggie. Your boys look pretty healthy. Are you keeping the good stuff from us? 🙂

    • The sons are VERY healthy 🙂 Two are nothing but muscles.

      Hmm, I hope I’m not. I do try to share the love! Often if we have a veggie as a side, it’s pretty plain since most of the effort goes into the main dish. I’m also notorious for my love of casseroles since it’s usually an all-in-one thing. There are plenty of veggies recipes on here though. I’ll have to add that to my list of resolutions this year. More green recipes!


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