Top 10 Blog Hop and Giveaway 2013

I can’t believe another year has come and gone!

I love writing this blog and I am so grateful that each of you come to visit with me.

It’s always interesting to see which recipes will do the best AND this year- I’m including a $50 Target gift card!  So, be sure to get entered at the end of this post.

THEN,  hop around to some of my blog friends, check out their Top 10′s, and enter all of their $50 giveaways too– That’s $800 in prizes!! Whoo-hoo :)

Top 10 Blog Hop and Giveaway 2013

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My Top 10 posts of 2013…

#1 French Bread Pizza

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#2 How to get OILY stains out 

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#3 Slow Cooker Potato Soup

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#4 Skinny Pumpkin Bars

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#5 Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken by

#6 4th of July Watermelon Stars

4th of July Watermelon Appetizers by

#7 Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies*

#8 Healthy Omega 3 Cookies

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#9 Starbucks Spinach and Feta Breakfast Wrap

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#10 Taco Casserole

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Now,  jump on over to these other fabulous blogs and check out their Top 10′s and giveaways…

1. Thirty Handmade Days
2. Or so she says…
3. Your Homebased Mom
4. Lolly Jane
5. Capturing Joy
Simply Kierste
7. Somewhat Simple
8. Is This Really My Life?
9. Landeelu
10. Paging Supermom
11. What’s Cooking with Ruthie
12. Babes in Hairland
13. Simple As That
14. The Crafting Chicks
15. It’s Overflowing
16. Lemon Tree Dwelling

Happy Monday!

xoxo~ Ruthie
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  1. December 30, 2013
    Mary Happymommy

    The Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Cookies are my favorite.

  2. December 30, 2013

    Slow cook potato soup

  3. December 30, 2013
    Darlene Ysaguirre

    The slow cooker potato soup for sure!

  4. December 30, 2013
    Amanda Buccieri

    Any slow cooker recipes!!!!

  5. December 30, 2013
    Pam Gurganus

    My favorite recipe of 2013 is a corned beef brisket with potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage done in the slow cooker! We did it for the first time for St. Patrick’s Day and LOVED it!

  6. December 30, 2013

    Symphony Bar Toffee Almond Fudge was my favorite this year!
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  7. December 30, 2013

    This is going to seem so random, but my favorite recipe I have found this year was a Queso Blanco recipe. It tastes exactly like the queso that is served at Moe’s! (which I love.)

  8. December 30, 2013

    My favorite ever is the Lasagna soup (although I think that’s from last year)! From this year, I’ll have to go with those yummy cinnamon roll kabobs!!

  9. December 30, 2013
    Terri Herman

    I tried a hash brown breakfast casserole instead of the traditional egg/sausage/cheese for Christmas morning. It’s now our new favorite!

  10. December 30, 2013
    Briana W.

    The slow cooker sesame chicken recipe was my fav!

  11. December 30, 2013
    Alicia J.

    Strawberry soup.

  12. December 30, 2013
    Niki Blake

    Chocolate chip banana cookies!

  13. December 30, 2013
    Jessica Matthes

    Skinny Pumpkin Bars!!!

  14. December 30, 2013

    I love new soup ideas.

  15. December 30, 2013
    Meilee F

    Hard to decide, slow cooker potato soup!

  16. December 30, 2013
    Leslie H.

    The taco casserole is amazing!

  17. December 30, 2013

    The slow cooker potato soup looks delish. What great ideas and recipes! Pinning!
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  18. December 30, 2013
    Carla S

    I like the taco casserole recipe the most.

  19. December 30, 2013
    rayray cartucci

    skinny pumpkin bars!!!!

  20. December 30, 2013
    Deborah Wilkins

    Taco casserole, hands down! I have tried a lot of your recipes and was very pleased with everything and so was my family! Thanks so much! Happy New Year!

  21. December 30, 2013
    Jessie C.

    I like irish soda bread recipe.

  22. December 30, 2013
    Sarah Beer

    Potato soup all the way!

  23. December 30, 2013
    Brenda Lee

    I love anything to do with apple pie. I haven’t tried it yet, but I was intrigued by your apple pie bites recipe.

  24. December 30, 2013
    christina p

    It’s not a recipe, but I love your video about segmenting an orange. Thank you for this tutorial!

  25. December 30, 2013

    Skinny Pumpkin Bars….or anything with pumpkin :)

  26. December 30, 2013

    My favorite 2013 recipe is the Teriyaki Chicken Recipe. I love the teriyaki flavor so this appealed to me right away.

  27. December 30, 2013
    Carol Hanson

    the chocolate chip oatmeal banana cookies are my favorite with the taco casserole a close second

  28. December 30, 2013

    I enjoyed the Taco Casserole.

  29. December 30, 2013

    Those skinny pumpkin bars are awesome.

  30. December 30, 2013

    taco casserole

  31. December 30, 2013
    Natasha J

    just found your blog from the blog hop but i NEED to try your slow cooker sesame chicken recipe

  32. December 30, 2013

    the Skinny Pumpkin Bars!

  33. December 30, 2013

    the slow cooker

  34. December 30, 2013

    The skinny pumpkin fluff was a big hit with my students!

  35. December 30, 2013
    Lisa Brown

    I like the Spicy Ritz Crackers recipe

  36. December 30, 2013

    I love the potato soup recipe. So good!

  37. December 30, 2013
    C R Williams

    Can’t say I have one

  38. December 30, 2013
    Lora W.

    Slow Cooker Potato Soup- yum!

  39. December 30, 2013

    a new way to make nachos I learned from a fabulous Mexican restaurant in New Orleans call El Gato Negra. unbelievably good.

  40. December 30, 2013
    Kim Henrichs

    The Healthy Omega 3 Cookies!!

  41. December 30, 2013

    The Potato Soup yummm!

  42. December 30, 2013

    Definitely the skinny pumpkin bars! I’ve made them 3 times!

  43. December 30, 2013
    Jill R

    I love anything in a Crockpot!

  44. December 30, 2013
    debi m

    Slow cooker sesame chicken!

  45. December 30, 2013
    Bridget Heiple Reich

    French Bread Pizza….yummy!!! :)

  46. December 30, 2013
    Paula Gardner

    The slow cooker potato soup looks awesome. Can’t wait to try it.

  47. December 30, 2013
    Karen H.

    Taco Bake! Yum!

  48. December 30, 2013

    I am brand new to your blog, so I don’t have one from this blog yet. I really liked the almond joy bars from six sisters stuff blog.

  49. December 30, 2013

    I love anything slow cooker & I like the sesame chicken!

  50. December 30, 2013

    Candy Cane White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

  51. December 30, 2013
    Mary Jenkins

    I tried a potato leek soup recipes, I had never cooked with leeks before, and now I try to find an excuse to put them in everything/.

  52. December 30, 2013

    Thank you for sharing with us in Cyberland.

    I just found you and your potato soup recipe LOOKS delish .. thanks for sharing !!

  53. December 30, 2013
    Adriana A.

    Loved the chocolate chip oatmeal banana cookies!!

  54. December 30, 2013
    Skyann S

    I just found you all.

  55. December 30, 2013
    Kathie Craig

    The Taco Casserole looks delicious. I think I know what we are having for dinner tomorrow.

  56. December 31, 2013

    Taco Casserole!!
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  57. December 31, 2013
    john hutchens

    slow cooker potato soup

  58. December 31, 2013

    love the French bread pizza recipe. I haven’t seen anything like that!

  59. December 31, 2013
    Dezi A

    A recipe for lettuce wraps I came across. Even all my boys loved it!

  60. December 31, 2013
    Pam Sohan

    The Slow Cooker Potato Soup looks really good.

  61. December 31, 2013
    Emily C

    The Starbucks breakfast wrap! I love new breakfast recipes!

  62. December 31, 2013
    monica p younes

    Brocoli cheddar soup.

  63. December 31, 2013

    The Potato Soup…yummo!!

  64. December 31, 2013
    Cindy B

    Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken is a family favorite!

  65. December 31, 2013

    I am new to your blog but I can’t wait to try the slow cooker sesame chicken and I love healthy recipes so the Omega 3 cookies look great. Happy New Year!

  66. January 1, 2014
    Andrea Smith

    Slow cooker potato soup. Love crockpot recipes!

  67. January 1, 2014

    I’m going to steal that “4th of July Watermelon Stars” idea

  68. January 1, 2014

    I loved the skinny pumpkin bars :)
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  69. January 1, 2014
    Rebecca D

    My favorite recipe from 2013 is breakfast casserole using eggs, cheese, tator tots, red bell peppers and onions. So yummy!

  70. January 1, 2014
    Nicole Simon

    French bread pizza!

  71. January 1, 2014

    My favorite recipe was Lemonade Cake. Absolutely delicious!!

  72. January 1, 2014
    Barbara Mc / Whenihave Time

    Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

  73. January 1, 2014

    Any and all crock pot recipes ;)

  74. January 1, 2014
    steve weber

    the skinny pumpkin bars.

  75. January 2, 2014

    Definitely the slow cooker potato soup!

  76. January 2, 2014

    Great recipes Ruthie! Looks like you had a fantastic year. Looking forward to trying some of the slow cooker ones! Happy New Year!

  77. January 2, 2014

    I like Skinny Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

  78. January 2, 2014
    Cokie Evans

    The potato soup, I’ve always ruined my attempts to make it in the crock pot and yours is delicious. It turned out great!

  79. January 2, 2014

    Fancy Joe-Joes

  80. January 2, 2014
    Daniel M

    slow cooker potato soup

  81. January 2, 2014

    Great top posts, Ruthie! I NEED the oily stains one and I WANT the Starbucks wrap copycat recipe!! Pinning!!
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  82. January 3, 2014

    French bread pizza done right.

  83. January 3, 2014

    I love the Taco casserole and slow cooker Sesame Chicken.

  84. January 3, 2014

    What’s cooking? Lol. That potato soup looks amazing. I gotta try that one.
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  85. January 3, 2014
    Marianne B. in AZ

    I am new to your blog. I just found it through this fun hop! When I saw the pictures of your top posts for the year, the 4th of July Watermelon Stars really caught my eye. When I waslooking them something my husband’s aunt once told me came to my mind. She said, “Put a toothpick in it, and anyone will eat it.” =) I don’t know if it is true or not, but it made me smile.

  86. January 4, 2014

    i enjoyed your french bread pizza recipe

  87. January 4, 2014

    Surprise Monkey Bread Recipe was my favorite! Now, dang it, why did you have to ask me to tell you that? Now, I’m hungry for it!!! :-) Thanks for sharing all of the recipes and other things on your blog and for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

  88. January 4, 2014

    Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes

  89. January 4, 2014
    Sharon L.

    Starbucks Spinach and Feta Breakfast Wrap

  90. January 4, 2014

    Those skinny pumpkin bars make me drool just looking at the picture! I don’t care that they are more “fall like” I’m always in the mood for something pumpkin! ;-)
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  91. January 5, 2014
    Sarah L

    Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
    Thanks for the contest.

  92. January 5, 2014

    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Cookies are so yummy!

  93. January 5, 2014
    Cynthia G

    slow cooked potatoe soup

  94. January 5, 2014
    Kira F

    Lemon blueberry bread! Yumm!!!

  95. January 5, 2014
    Amanda Sakovitz

    Fancy Joe-Joes

  96. January 5, 2014

    Honestly I love your slow cooker sesame chicken. Crock pot recipes are right down my alley and that one is great!thanks for sharing.

  97. January 5, 2014
    Thomas Murphy

    I like the The slow cooker potato soup recipe.