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VOTE NOW: Best of 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards!

2015 Emily Bites Reader's Choice Awards

Hello my lovely readers! Those of you who have been with me for some time know that I end every year asking YOU to vote on your favorite Emily Bites recipes from the past year. I absolutely love sorting through your votes and discovering which recipes you loved and I get so excited every time a new set of votes is posted (especially since no matter how many times I do this, I still get nervous every time that no one will vote). Not only should you vote just to make me happy (seriously, every time votes come in it’s like Christmas to me), but the winning recipes are compiled in a “best of” post that helps new readers to the site discover my most popular recipes. Help them find the ones you love!

Later this month will mark my five year blogiversary, and I’m torn between hardly believing it’s been so long and feeling surprised that Emily Bites hasn’t always been a part of my life. What started five years ago as just a fun hobby I thought I’d fiddle with in my spare time turned into a passion project, the best job ever and one of my great loves. It could never be what it is today without you; all of you who visit my blog, read my posts, leave comments, make my recipes and share the site with friends. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. You mean the world to me and I love hearing from you and seeing what you’ve made on social media. It never gets old. You continue to motivate, inspire and excite me and always bring a smile to my face. I love hearing your stories, whether it’s about cooking with your children, making a lightened up meal that your significant other loved or sharing your weight loss success story. I hope you all know that I really appreciate you for being here. If you didn’t know, I’m telling you now. Thank you!

Without further ado (I can gush on about y’all forever), it’s time to ask youto choose your favorite recipes from the past year. I can’t wait to see what you pick!

If you need some inspiration and want to see the winning recipes you chose in past years, check out the Readers Choice Award Winners from 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011!

Here’s how the voting will work: There are 12 categories. To vote, leave a comment below with the numbers 1-12 and next to each number fill in the letter corresponding to your choice for the winner for that category. I realize almost no one will have made a recipe from every single category, so feel free to vote for whichever recipe looks best to you, or if you’d rather leave some categories blank that works too. Here’s what a sample vote should look like (I chose the letters arbitrarily):

  1. A
  2. C
  3. E
  4. B

(etc)

And the nominees are…

1. Best Appetizer

a) Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
b) BLT Dip
c) Caprese Tarts
d) Cheesy Apple Walnut Bruschetta
e) Chili Cheese Dip
f) Spicy Beef Taquitos

2. Best Breakfast Recipe

a) Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Singles
b) Bubble Up Breakfast Casserole
c) Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Quiche
d) Hummus and Feta Omelet
e) Banana Bread Smoothie
f) Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes
g) Spicy Sausage Pancake Bake
h) Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
i) Banana Chocolate Almond Smoothie

3. Best Salad

a) Hummus Chicken Salad
b) Harvest Apple Salad
c) Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
d) Cheeseburger Salad
e) Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

4. Best Soup

a) Broccoli Cheddar Soup
b) Slow Cooker White Bean Soup
c) Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup)
d) Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

5. Best Pasta Recipe

a) Cheesy Chicken Veggie Pasta Skillet
b) Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini Skillet
c) Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups
d) Linguine with Roasted Vegetables and Goat Cheese
e) Spicy Taco Gnocchi Skillet

6. Best Muffin Tin Meal

a) Chicken Cordon Bleu Wonton Cupcakes
b) Reuben Wonton Cupcakes
c) Turkey Club Wonton Cupcakes
d) Pepperoni Pull-Apart Muffins
e) Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Wonton Cupcakes

7. Best Side Dish Recipe

a) Garlic Thyme Roasted Carrots
b) Cheesy Broccoli Bake
c) Spinach and Parmesan Orzo
d) Chicken Fried Quinoa
e) Roasted Smashed Garlic Potatoes
f) Easy Garlic Knots
g) Sweet Potato Casserole Stacks

8. Best Casserole

a) Eggplant Parmesan Casserole
b) Beef Enchilada Quinoa Bake
c) Bubble Up Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
d) Chicken Chorizo Salsa Skillet
e) Cheesy Cajun Beef & Potato Bake
f) Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole

9. Best Meaty Main

a) Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Chicken
b) Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce with Pork Tenderloin
c) Chicken Milanese with Spinach and Burst Tomatoes
d) Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken
e) Spinach and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak

10. Best Handheld

a) Chinese Chicken Wrap
b) Bacon BBQ Cheeseburger Quesadilla
c) Black and Blue Burgers
d) Grilled Brie and Pear Sandwiches
e) Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel Wraps
f) Greek Snack Flats
g) Mexi-Burgers with Guacamole
h) Pizza Burger Sliders

11. Best Pizza

a) Spinach Artichoke Flatbreads
b) Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza
c) Chicken Pesto Flatbreads
d) Pizza Pockets (yup, I’m putting it here)

12. Best Dessert

a) Roasted Strawberry, Brie and Chocolate Mini Tarts
b) Cannoli Dip
c) Chocolate Drizzled Pretzels
d) Key Lime Cheesecake Cups
e) Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt Bites
f) Pumpkin Pie Pastry Pockets
g) Peach Crumble
h) Strawberry Cheesecake Pinwheels

Thank you so much in advance for casting your vote! If you’re on the fence about voting, please do!

   
Yum

64 Responses to “VOTE NOW: Best of 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards!”

  1. #
    1
    Matt — December 14, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    1. a
    2. b
    3. b
    4. a
    5. b
    6. d
    7. c
    8. d
    9. d
    10. h
    11. c
    12. f

  2. #
    2
    Bree — December 14, 2015 @ 3:44 pm

    1. E
    2. A
    3. D
    4. D
    5. D
    6. C
    7. G
    8. E!!! Wish I could vote 100 times for this!!!
    9. C
    10. D
    11. C
    12. B

  3. #
    3
    Donna — December 14, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    1. A
    2. B
    3. E
    4. D
    5. A
    6. D
    7. C
    8. B
    9. D
    10. B
    11. D
    12. D

  4. #
    4
    Amanda — December 14, 2015 @ 4:59 pm

    1. A
    2. C
    3. C
    4. A
    5. E
    6. D
    7. C
    8. C
    9. D
    10. H
    11. D
    12. D

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    5
    Jennifer — December 14, 2015 @ 5:09 pm

    1. F
    2. A
    3. E
    4. C
    5. A
    6. D
    7. F
    8. F
    9. F
    10 D
    11. D
    12. D

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    6
    Dawnielle — December 14, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

    1. f
    2. b
    3. d
    4. c
    5. b
    6. d
    7. f
    8. c
    9. d
    10. b
    11. d
    12. d

    I have made at least 1 recipe from each category. Some were hard to narrow down to just 1!

  7. #
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    Pat — December 14, 2015 @ 6:53 pm

    1. f
    2. g
    3. e
    4. d
    5. e
    6. a
    7. c
    8. c
    9. b, e
    10. h
    11. c
    12. b

  8. #
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    Georgia Hux — December 14, 2015 @ 8:51 pm

    1.
    2. A
    3. b
    4.
    5. A
    6. A
    7. G
    8. B
    9. A
    10. B
    11. D
    12. G

  9. #
    9
    Lauren — December 14, 2015 @ 9:36 pm

    1. A
    2. B
    3. E
    4. A
    5. C
    6. D
    7. C
    8. A
    9. C
    10. F
    11. A
    12. B

  10. #
    10
    Kim — December 14, 2015 @ 9:50 pm

    1.a
    2. E
    3. C & e!
    4. C
    5. B!!!!
    6. D
    7. C
    8. A
    9. A
    10. E
    11. A
    12. g

  11. #
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    sublimedoll — December 14, 2015 @ 10:05 pm

    1. B
    2. C
    3. C
    4. B
    5. E
    6. B
    7. C
    8. B
    9. C
    10. H
    11. B
    12. B

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    Stephanie — December 14, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

    2. C
    8. F
    I just found your site and have only tried these two recipes so far. I have to say, they are delicious!!! I can’t wait to try more.

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    Lisa — December 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am

    1. n/a (how have I never made one of these?)

    2. c, honorable mention to b
    3. n/a

    4. n/a

    5. e. this is by far the toughest category for me, though, i’d also want to choose a and b, and i haven’t even made the others.

    6. d
    7. n/a

    8. n/a

    9. a, honorable mention to d. very close vote.

    Thanks for a great year! This voting always reminds me to branch out; there are a lot on here I haven’t tried but I’ve loved all the ones I have tried.

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    Kristi "Jett" — December 15, 2015 @ 8:19 am

    1.A
    2.B
    3.E
    4.C
    5.A
    6.D
    7.B
    8.C
    9.C
    10.B
    11.B
    12.G

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    Ashley miller — December 15, 2015 @ 8:30 am

    2) a
    3) d
    5) b
    7) f
    8) c
    9) a – fav recipe of year!
    10) c
    After seeing i’ve only made these recipes of yours this year, i need to make a resolution to make more in 2016! My husband and i always love all your recipes! 🙂 thank u!

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    16
    Valerie — December 15, 2015 @ 8:31 am

    1. a
    2. g
    3. d
    4. c
    5. e
    6. a
    7. f
    8. e
    9. d
    10. g
    11. d
    12. h

  17. #
    17
    Emily — December 15, 2015 @ 8:31 am

    1. a
    2. g
    3. a
    4. c
    5. c
    6. a
    7. f
    8. a
    9. e
    10. 3
    11. a
    12. b

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    18
    Teresa — December 15, 2015 @ 8:45 am

    3 – A
    6 – D
    7 – F
    8 – C
    9 – E
    12 – D

    Love your blog. Love your recipes, but I don’t seem to have time to make as many as I want. Thank you for the WW points – those are really helpful! Merry Christmas!

  19. #
    19
    Christy — December 15, 2015 @ 8:46 am

    1. f
    2. c
    3. b
    4. c
    5. a
    6. c
    7. b
    8. f
    9.b
    10. g
    11. b
    12.b

  20. #
    20
    Sarah — December 15, 2015 @ 9:11 am

    1. –
    2. C
    3. C
    4. –
    5. A
    6. A
    7. C
    8. C
    9. E
    10. G
    11. D
    12. E

  21. #
    21
    Patt — December 15, 2015 @ 9:39 am

    1c
    2c
    3b
    4d
    5b
    6e
    7g
    8f
    9c
    10d
    11d
    12a

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    North — December 15, 2015 @ 9:40 am

    1-e
    2-I
    3-a
    4-d
    5-b
    6-d
    7-e
    8-b
    9-b
    10-f
    11-c
    12-g

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    Laura — December 15, 2015 @ 9:48 am

    1-B
    2-H
    3-C
    4-A
    5-E
    6-B
    7-E
    8-C
    9-A
    10-C
    11-D
    12-D

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    Melissa — December 15, 2015 @ 9:54 am

    1. F
    2. C
    3. B
    4. A
    5. NA
    6. D
    7. F
    8. C
    9. D
    10. B
    11. D
    12. D

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    Ellen D — December 15, 2015 @ 10:18 am

    1. B
    2. I
    3.E
    4. A.
    5. E
    6. E
    7. B
    8. B
    9. D
    10. B
    11. D
    12. G

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    Stephanie — December 15, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    I have been reading your blog for at least four years, and I always look forward to this! I remember my favorite the first time I voted was the bacon cheeseburger wrap (may have the name wrong, but it is delicious). Anyway, I realized reading through these – I need to make more of your recipes in 2016 – I missed too many!

    1) Did not try any
    2)E
    3)E
    4) Did not try any
    5)E (I really like my buffalo anything, even though I use ranch *gasp*) 🙂
    6)D
    7)D
    8)A
    9)Not tried
    10)Not tried
    11)D
    12)B

    Keep up the great work! And thank you again for getting on changing the SP so quickly!

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    Aubrey Diaz — December 15, 2015 @ 10:55 am

    1. C –
    2. C – Love this recipe, it’s a hit every time I have company
    3. D – The Dorito salad is our fav
    4. A
    5. B – Sausage tortellini Skillet is our fav
    6. E and D – both so good
    7. F
    8. E
    9. A
    10. E
    11. This was hard, between D and C , but I guess D for the winner
    12. B, but those strawberry pinwheels look BEAUTIFUL, I will be trying those soon.

    Merry Christmas Emily and we look forward to a new year of more fabulous recipes. The Diaz Family

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    28
    Jen — December 15, 2015 @ 10:56 am

    1. B
    2. C
    3. D
    4. C
    5. B
    6. C
    7. B
    8. D
    9. A
    10. B
    11. B
    12. B

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    29
    Pam — December 15, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    1. A
    2. G
    3. D
    4. A
    5. E
    6. C
    7. G
    8. C
    9. A
    10. D
    11. D
    12. B

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    Kim H — December 15, 2015 @ 1:01 pm

    Some were very hard to choose this year – too many excellent choices.
    1-F!!
    2-I
    3-
    4-C
    5-D
    6-A!!
    7-G
    8-F
    9-E
    10-A
    11-
    12-F

  31. #
    31
    Sonya — December 15, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    1. F
    2. G
    3. D
    4. –
    5. –
    6. D
    7. E
    8. F
    9.-
    10. G
    11. –
    12. –

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    Mary Flynn — December 15, 2015 @ 1:41 pm

    1. c
    2. a
    3. a
    4. d
    5. a
    6. e
    7. a
    8. c – My all time favorite recipe of yours!
    9. e
    10. f
    11. d
    12. a

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    Maegan Dockery — December 15, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

    1. e
    2. d
    3. d
    4. a
    5. a
    6. e
    7. b
    8. c
    9. a
    10. c
    11. a
    12. b

    Aaand now I’m hungry. 😉 Merry Christmas, and thank YOU for your amazing recipes! We have tried bunches, and they are always excellent! 🙂

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    Kris — December 15, 2015 @ 2:43 pm

    1. A
    2. G
    3 & 4 not tried
    5 C
    6 & & not tried
    8 E or F – love, love both but if you make me choose, E
    9 & 10 not tried

  35. #
    35
    Krista — December 15, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

    8. F
    9. A
    10. B
    12. B

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    Janet Alexander — December 15, 2015 @ 3:43 pm

    1-a
    2-c
    3-e
    4-d
    5-e
    6-b
    7-b
    8-c
    9-e
    10-b
    11-b
    12-d

  37. #
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    Shelley — December 15, 2015 @ 4:59 pm

    4 – D This was AMAZING

    Sorry I only have feedback for one! This year I’m going to try lots more recipes.

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    Jo — December 15, 2015 @ 6:58 pm

    Em (I feel like I know you so I’m giving you a nickname!) Love, love, love your website! I have NEVER posted on the internet before, but feel compelled to do so because I love your sight so much!
    2.B
    3.E
    4.D
    5.E
    7.A
    8.B
    9.A
    12.D

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    Erin — December 15, 2015 @ 7:51 pm

    1. B
    2. B
    3. A
    4. A
    5. B
    6. B
    7. F
    8. C
    9. A
    10. E
    11. A
    12. F
    Because of your blog, I’m able to stay on track AND keep the family happy. Do you think you’ll ever write a cookbook? Would love to have your creations on the front of my shelves.

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    Susan — December 15, 2015 @ 9:40 pm

    8F. Made this the week after Thanksgiving. Rave reviews. Will definitely be on monthly rotation. Love your site. Many of your recipes in ‘queue’

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    41
    Erin B. — December 16, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    9. D

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    Rose Pietal — December 16, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    1 A
    2 G
    3 D
    4 A
    5 B
    6 A
    7 F
    8 C
    9 A
    10 F
    11 D
    12 B

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    Erin Nichols — December 16, 2015 @ 11:35 am

    LOVE this post and the winners too!!!

    1. E
    2. A
    3. C
    4. C
    5. E
    6. E
    7. E
    8. C
    9. B
    10. H
    11. A
    12. D

    Thanks, Emily!!

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    terithecook — December 16, 2015 @ 1:30 pm

    1. B
    2. B
    3. B
    4. C
    5. D
    6. A
    7. B
    8. C TONIGHT’S DINNER AGAIN!
    9. C
    10. D
    11. C
    12. B

    Thank you!

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    45
    Susan — December 16, 2015 @ 2:17 pm

    1B
    2C
    3C
    4C
    5C
    6A
    7B
    8B
    9A our absolute favorite!!!
    10B
    11A
    12B

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    Amy L — December 16, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    1. B
    2 G
    3. D
    4. C
    5. E
    6. B
    7. E
    8. C
    9. A
    10. H
    11. A
    12. D

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    Katy — December 16, 2015 @ 2:19 pm

    1. C
    2. A
    3. E
    4. C
    5. E
    6. D
    7. D
    8. C
    9. C
    10. B
    11. B
    12. A

    Thanks, Emily! Love your blog. My husband’s all-time favorite meal is your buffalo chicken quinoa bake 🙂

  48. #
    48
    Carol — December 16, 2015 @ 2:36 pm

    1 C
    2 A
    3 C
    4 D
    5 E
    6 A
    7
    8 C
    9
    10 H
    11
    12

  49. #
    49
    Kelsie — December 16, 2015 @ 3:01 pm

    1 F
    2 C
    3 E
    4 A
    5 A
    6 C
    7 E
    8 E
    9 D
    10 B
    11 D
    12 H

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    Megan — December 16, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

    I only have a couple categories to vote in–and a long list of things to try! I guess I like to stick with my classic EB dishes I’ve been making for a couple years…

    2. B
    8.D

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    Chris — December 16, 2015 @ 4:17 pm

    I love your recipes! All get an A+
    1. (E I make this for parties. It’s always the first thing completely devoured!
    2. (B
    3. (E
    4. (D
    5. (C
    6. (B I love all the muffins, but the wonton ones are the best!
    7. (B
    8. (A I thought I didn’t like eggplant until I made this!
    9. (A I’m making this tonight.
    10. (E
    11. (A
    12. (D

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    Nancy — December 16, 2015 @ 7:38 pm

    1. c
    2. a
    3. c
    4. b
    5. c
    6. d…These ROCK and freeze great!
    7. c
    8. c
    9. —
    10. h
    11. a
    12. b

    Thanks for all your great recipes. I especially love the Oatmeal Singles and ANYTHING in a muffin cup…Love the oldie spaghetti and meatball cups!

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    53
    Valerie Davis — December 17, 2015 @ 9:27 am

    1. –
    2. g
    3. a
    4. c
    5. d
    6. all are super yummy but will vote for c
    7. d
    8. b
    9. a
    10. g
    11. –
    12. –

  54. #
    54
    Christine — December 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am

    SOME VERRRRRRY TOUGH DECISIONS!!!

    1. E
    2. F
    3. C
    4. C
    5. A
    6. D
    7. G
    8. C
    9. D
    10. B
    11. D
    12. G

  55. #
    55
    Sammy — December 17, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

    1. A
    2. A
    3. D
    4. C
    5. C
    6. D
    7. G
    8. B
    9. A
    10. E
    11. A
    12. E

  56. #
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    Cecilia — December 18, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

    1. F
    2. C
    3. C
    4. A
    5. B
    6. D
    7. G
    8. E
    9. C
    10. D
    11. D
    12. F

  57. #
    57
    Amy — December 18, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

    1. E
    2. C
    3. E
    4. A
    5. C
    6. D
    7. F
    8. C
    9. A
    10. G
    11. C
    12. H

  58. #
    58
    Dave — December 18, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

    1.A
    2.G
    3.B
    4.C
    5.E
    6.D
    7.G
    8.A
    9.B
    10.A
    11.C
    12.D

  59. #
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    Sue — December 20, 2015 @ 7:05 am

    1. C
    2. B
    3. C
    4. C
    5. C
    6. A
    7. G
    8. C
    9. A
    10. A
    11. D
    12. A

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    Andrea — December 20, 2015 @ 4:06 pm

    1.d
    2. f
    3. b
    4.a
    5.d
    6.d
    7. f
    8.a
    9.a
    10.d
    11.a
    12.e
    Thank you for your great recipes!!!

  61. #
    61
    Kris — December 20, 2015 @ 8:20 pm

    4. D This soup was outstanding!

  62. #
    62
    Janet — December 21, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

    1. C
    2. C
    3. B
    4. B
    5. B
    6. A
    7. G
    8. A.
    9. B
    10. D
    11. D
    12. F

  63. #
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    Nicole — December 22, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

    1. F
    2. A
    3. D
    4. A
    5. C
    6. E
    7. F
    8. C
    9. A
    10. E
    11. D
    12. G

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    Tracy M — December 23, 2015 @ 9:52 am

    1. f
    2.b
    3.d
    4.c
    5.c
    6.d
    7. f
    8.e
    9.b
    10.g
    11.d
    12.d

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