"The Best Recipe I Ever Made" -- 15 Food Bloggers Share Their Favorites

From green goddess grilled cheese panini to chocolate nutella rockslide bars, our mouths are watering already

Which dishes do the people whose recipes you pin, tweet and like on Facebook think are amazing? We asked 15 food bloggers to tell us the best recipes they've ever made. Check out the mouthwatering results!

Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef: Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Glaze

 Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Glaze

Kelsey Banfield

Naptime Chef author Kelsey Banfield credits this recipe with helping her get over her fear of yeasted doughs. ("Don’t overthink it," she says.) It’s a recipe that virtually makes itself, rising all morning or afternoon while work and errands get done, for a big payoff at dessert time. Families can’t resist!
 
 
 
 

Lindsay Landis, Love and Olive Oil: Chocolate Nutella Rockslide Bars

 Chocolate Nutella Rockslide Bars

Lindsay Landis

Love and Olive Oil readers keep clicking back for Lindsay Landis’ perennially popular Rockslide Bars recipe. Why? She says it best: "Folks, these bars will knock you off your feet. If you like rice crispy treats, you’ll love these. If you like chocolate bars, you’ll love these." What’s not to like?
 
 
 
 

Emily Caruso, Jelly Toast: Asparagus and Shallot Salad

 Asparagus and Shallot Salad

Emily Caruso

Emily Caruso, the writer and photographer behind the blog Jelly Toast, uses this recipe to symbolize new growth -- both in spring, where asparagus shoots and tender shallots pop out of the ground, and in life, where just because we’re trying to be healthier eaters doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy bright, strong flavors.
 
Get the recipe for Asparagus and Shallot Salad
 
 
 

Kathy Strahs, Panini Happy: Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Panini

 Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Panini

Kathy Strahs

You’ve heard of Green Goddess dressing (a Southern staple packed with garlic and herbs) and you’ve most certainly heard of grilled cheese, but have you ever put the two together? Trust panini expert Kathy Strahs to come up with this irresistible combination.
 
 
 
 

Amber Stott, Awake at the Whisk: Sustainable Salmon Tacos

 Sustainable Salmon Tacos

Amber Stott

Nearly every ingredient in these tacos grows in Sacramento, where Amber Stott lives and works to support eating locally and sustainably through the California Food Literacy Center. They’re a perfect expression of her joyful culinary philosophy.
 
Get the recipe for Sustainable Salmon Tacos
 
 
 

Alana Chernila, Eating from the Ground Up: Crock-Pot Greek Yogurt

 Crock-Pot Greek Yogurt

Alana Chernila

Alana Chernila calls this method of making homemade Greek yogurt "life-changing," and her readers agree, loving this big-batch, set-it-and-forget it way to get creamy dairy deliciousness. Forget a stand-alone yogurt maker; is there anything a slow cooker can’t do in the kitchen?
 
Get the recipe for Crock-Pot Greek Yogurt
 
 
 

Nealey Dozier, Dixie Caviar: Rigatoni Macaroni and Cheese

 Rigatoni Macaroni and Cheese

Nealey Dozier

What turns regular mac and cheese into "the holy grail" of baked pasta? Dixie Caviar blogger Nealey Dozier maintains that it’s the use of rigatoni in place of regular elbow macaroni, which grips the three-cheese sauce like Velcro and gives you a heaping helping in each bite.
 
Get the recipe for Rigatoni Macaroni and Cheese
 
 
 

Kelly Vass, Kelly Bakes: Improvised Mocha Coffee Crisp Ice Cream

 Improvised Mocha Coffee Crisp Ice Cream

Kelly Vass

An "improvised" ice cream with rich chocolate flavor and an extra kick of caffeine, this recipe ups the ante even further by adding whole crumbled candy bars to the mix. No wonder blogger Kelly Vass encourages you to "Treat. Yo. Self./Eat. Yo. Feelings." with this decadent creation.
 
 
 
 

Amber Bracegirdle, Bluebonnets & Brownies: Rudy’s Creamed Corn

 Rudy’s Creamed Corn

Amber Bracegirdle

Amber Bracegirdle, a native Texan, hit the nail on the head when she replicated the recipe from a beloved hometown barbecue joint for her site Bluebonnets & Brownies. Readers have repeatedly sung its praises, and even those who’ve never eaten the original keep making this slow cooker side dish for potlucks and barbecues.
 
Get the recipe for Rudy's Creamed Corn
 
 
 

Irvin Lin, Eat the Love: Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

 Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Irvin Lin

On Eat the Love, blogger and photographer Irvin Lin makes many fancy and complicated desserts, but one of his favorites is this berry-stuffed shortcake inspired by an Easter meal shared with family and friends. Sometimes the simplest things are the most memorable.
 
Get the recipe for Strawberry Lemon Shortcake
 
 
 
 

Rebecca Lindamood, Foodie with Family: Spinach and Feta Grilled Turkey Burgers

 Spinach and Feta Grilled Turkey Burgers

Rebecca Lindamood

If you've been searching forever for the perfect turkey burger recipe -- one that keeps its shape but isn’t dry and has flavor without added fat -- look no further. Rebecca Lindamood at Foodie with Family has cracked the code with spinach, of all things!
 
 
 
 

Meghan Splawn, Stir and Scribble: Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

 Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Meghan Splawn

Traditional sugar cookies get a healthy and tasty spin with a scoopful of whole wheat flour, and, as Stir and Scribble’s Meghan Splawn explains, this recipe makes "a boatload" of freezable dough that’s ready for any occasion or craving.
 
Get the recipe for Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
 
 
 

Shaina Olmanson, Food for my Family: Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices

 Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices

Shaina Olmanson

This recipe wins for presentation alone, but its easy 1-2-3 prep and assembly gives it a gold medal in all categories. Cubed watermelon quickly becomes sorbet, then gets scooped back into the melon it came from for a family-friendly summer treat straight from the creative mind of Shaina Olmanson.
 
 
 
 

Tracy Rericha, Sugarcrafter: Pumpkin Monkey Bread

 Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Tracy Rericha

Little hands love to shape monkey bread, making this recipe from Tracy at Sugarcrafter the perfect way to spend an afternoon -- and the pumpkin pie spices in the dough give it an extra-special touch. Don’t wait for the leaves to change; make it this weekend!
 
Get the recipe for Pumpkin Monkey Bread
 
 
 

Donna Currie, Cookistry: Bunny Bread

 Bunny Bread

Donna Currie

Donna Currie swears up and down that it’s worth the task of shaping bread dough into an adorable bunny for the holidays, and judging by the many Cookistry readers who’ve made and photographed their efforts over the past year, she’s right! This is a standout recipe for a special occasion.
 
Get the recipe for Bunny Bread
 
 
 

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