Every year, I take a look back at our best recipes from the year. We do a lot cooking throughout the year, both new to us recipes and family favorites. Here are our 16 best recipes from 2016!

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A GRANDE LIFE’S BEST RECIPES OF 2016

Apple Pie Slab

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Hands down this Apple Pie Slab was my absolute favorite recipe of the year! I am a sucker for all things baked apples. The only thing missing was a scoop of vanilla ice cream (but it didn’t really need it).

Coca-Cola Frozen Pops

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We took a summer favorite, Coke Floats, and turned them into Coca-Cola Frozen Pops! A perfect treat to cool off after a day of baseball.

Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip

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Another favorite of mine and, of course, it involves apples! This Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip is a great for fall get togethers and takes minutes to put together.

Antipasto Salad

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Growing up, my parents would always grab an Antipasto salad on Friday nights to go with pizza. It’s the perfect pairing!

Tiramisu Affogato

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2016 is the year that I was introduced to the Affogato. It combines two of my loves: coffee and ice cream. I had a lot of fun coming up with some new combinations like this Tiramisu Affogato.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread

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Is there anything better than Banana Bread? Yup, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread!

One Pan Creamy Ham and Peas Pasta

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One pan dinners are a must-have in our house. I need meals, like this One Pan Creamy Ham & Peas Pasta, that can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

Easy Fried Rice

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Easy Fried Rice is a new family favorite in our house. A few months ago, we took the boys to a local Hibachi restaurant and they fell in love with fried rice!

Easy Italian Wedding Soup

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This easy Italian Wedding Soup is a family recipe and a family stable. Nothing beats Wedding Soup on a cold winter day.

Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

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OMG you guys! I should have never made this Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake. Like, it’s too good! You will seriously want this every single day.

Fruity Nutty Salad

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After having this Fruity Nutty Salad at a local pub, I had to recreate it at home! It’s light. It’s crunchy. It’s amazing! Take my word for it.

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

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This Honey-Lime Sweet Potato and Black Bean Taco recipe is a new one for me. This recipe was all about trying new things! And I haven’t looked back.

Sheet Pan Mustard Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

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If my oldest had to picked his favorite recipe of the year, it would be this Sheet Pan Mustard Balsamic Pork Tenderloin. I thought for sure he’d hate it so imagine how surprised I was when he declared it is favorite ever!

Green Tea Soda

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Need a refreshing summer drink? This Green Tea Soda is it! It’s bubbly and fruity and so refreshing.

Rustic Italian Bowls

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Looking to sneak some veggies? This Rustic Italian Bowls is the way to go! You don’t even miss the pasta and meat.

Gouda & Bacon Mac-and-Cheese Cups

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Gouda and Bacon, you can’t go wrong with that combination! These Gouda & Bacon Mac-and-Cheese Cups are great for parties or school lunches.

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