Most Popular Recipes of 2016

I can’t believe it’s already that time of year, but here we are, looking back and sharing I Wash You Dry’s Most Popular Recipes of 2016! I have to admit, I’m shocked to see a few of these in the top 10…

The Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2016! I can't believe so many of these made the coveted list!


This year has been an amazing one for the blog! In the beginning of the year we stepped out of our comfort zone and dove into Facebook Videos head first. It’s been a rush of excitement and opportunity as we’ve grown and met new followers along the way.

If you haven’t checked out any of our new videos, make sure to take a look HERE.

We’ve got some great new things lined up for 2017, and I’m super pumped to have all of you along on our journey together. After all, what’s great food without the company?!

Without further ado, here are the top 10 posts that were published in 2016!


This is probably one of my all time favorite Asian-inspired dishes, so I’m thrilled that this quick and easy recipe made the top 10! Seriously, just read all the raving reviews on the sauce… it’s spectacular! Oh, and my sister-in-law thinks it’s important that I mention this recipe is also gluten free! 🙂

This Orange Chicken recipe is a homemade copycat version of Panda Express. So good and so easy to make!


I can’t tell you how many times I made this delicious cake! My kids could not get over that cherry filling, and you guys have given me so many more fun cake ideas by telling me what unique flavor combinations you would come up with for this one!

This Cherry Surprise Cake is a moist funfetti cake that's filled with cherry pie filling! So fun and so delicious, my whole family loved it!


I love using this simple technique to be able to whip up a nice and flakey pie crust in a flash! It’s no wonder you guys ranked this one in the top 10!

This is the Perfect Pie Crust recipe! Easy to work with, quick to make, tastes flakey and doesn't fall apart!


When I came up with this recipe, I sort of knew it would be a hit. I mean, how could you not love a warm breadstick stuffed with cheese and taco meat?!

These super simple Cheesy Taco Sticks are buttery breadsticks filled with taco meat and lots of cheese! Perfect for snacking or watching the big game!


I’ve actually had this pumpkin pie recipe on my site for YEARS, but it needed a refresh and some new pictures for others to see it’s glory. And you saw it! This is THE BEST pumpkin pie recipe of all time!

This award winning Pumpkin Pie Recipe is so good! Definitely the best pumpkin pie I've ever tasted!


I’ve never met an occasion that a cold Italian Pasta Salad wouldn’t fit in. Filled with loads of fresh veggies and tender pasta, this salad is always a winner!

This Classic Italian Pasta Salad is so easy to make, but ALWAYS a favorite whenever I bring it to parties. Everyone always asks for the recipe and there is never any leftovers!


This soup is seriously so good! I think what everyone loves the most about it, is that it’s a super quick fix, ultra creamy and of course – loaded with flavor! It’s no wonder this soup rocked it’s way to #4!

This Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a super quick and creamy version. My whole family devoured this delicious recipe!


We make this one skillet dinner All. The. Time. in our house. It’s seriously one of those recipes that I can whip up in no time and everyone loves it! I’m not surprised to see this one in the top 3 at all! 🙂

My whole family LOVED this One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice dinner recipe! Super quick and easy and we ate the leftovers wrapped up in tortillas!


This recipe was a long time coming after I made the Tagalong Pound Cake last year. Everyone wanted a Twix version, and once I figured out how to make the whole thing with just 4 ingredients, you guys couldn’t get enough! If you haven’t tried this one yet, you MUST!

This super easy Twix Pound Cake is a quick dessert that only takes 4 ingredients!


You guys sure loved these 4 ingredient cookies! In fact, once my contributor Kathryn posted these, they began to climb the ranks and skyrocketed to the number one spot of 2016. Don’t miss the video that goes along with these cookie balls, it’s a fun one!

4-ingredient pecan balls make a great game day snack, appetizer or anytime treat!

There you have it! The top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2016!

Did you make any of these recipes? Did you make any of my other recipes that you think should have made the top 10? Let me hear it in the comments below!

As always, I am so incredibly grateful for YOU, my readers. Without you, this journey would not be the same. Thanks for sticking with me, sharing my recipes with your friends and family, and most importantly, for enjoying all the good food with me!

May 2017 bring you much joy and happiness!


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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
8 Responses
  1. laura messina

    do u have a recipe for fig cookie my mom used to make them she passed away 17 years ago and the recipe was lost…please help thanks.

  2. Lois Newton

    Your recipes look wonderful and I am definitely going to make a lot of them! Thank you for these easy, yet delicious, recipes.

  3. Anna W.

    I made the Beef and Rice Mexican skillet tonight for the first time (after stumbling across it on Pinterest) and it was definitely one of those “wow, this is so simple and so tasty!” dishes! My husband and toddler loved it..! Your blog will now be on my reading list!

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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