Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Dressing

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A new year. A fresh start. A clean slate. And a big ol’ kale and Brussels sprout salad with lemon dressing to kickstart our healthy eating habits on Day 1 of 2014.

Nothing says “healthy” quite like kale. The nutrient-packed leafy green made not one, not two, not three, but four appearances on the site in 2013. So while a salad of kale ribbons is nothing new around these parts, the addition of love-em-or-hate-em Brussels sprouts and sweet and tangy lemon dressing makes this healthy dish the exact knockout punch your New Year’s resolution needs. 

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Dressing from justataste.com #recipe

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Dressing from justataste.com #recipe

The Top 10 Recipes of 2013

The Top 10 Recipes of 2013 from justataste.com

Another year has come and gone, and what a year it has been! While 2012′s top recipes were mostly on the sweet side, the most popular recipes for 2013 proved to be a vibrant mix of appetizers, entrées, healthy snacks, and of course, desserts.

While I have my favorites for the year, I’ve rounded up the Top 10 recipes of 2013 based entirely on your number of visits. It has been a record year for Just a Taste, and it’s all thanks to your amazing readership and dialogue, from recipe reviews and re-Tweets to Instagram comments and Facebook posts. Thank you for contributing to this fun and engaging community we have created together.

Ready to dig in? Join me in counting down the most popular recipes of 2013 below, and then get ready for an exciting year ahead filled with new recipes, videos, giveaways and more.

10. Banana Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce

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9. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

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8. The Ultimate Asian Flank Steak Marinade

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The Ultimate Asian Flank Steak Marinade from justataste.com #recipe

7. Healthy Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Ups

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6. Green Juice In a Blender

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Video: Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes

Staring down a mountain of leftover mashed potatoes after your holiday feast? Tune in to this week’s video for two creative ways to dress up mashed potatoes, including piped mashed potato stacks and easy, cheesy mashed potato muffins. And don’t forget the Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes!

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork from justataste.com #recipe

The cranberry sauce is chilling, the mashed potatoes are in motion and the oil is coming to a boil for our annual Christmas Day feast starring a deep-fried turkey and all the trimmings. And while I’m counting down the minutes until I pile my plate high this evening, I can’t help but start planning for the next food-filled celebration: New Year’s Eve!

‘Tis the season of slow cooker creations, and this time I’m serving up a spinoff on the most pinned Just a Taste recipe of 2013. Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork stars meltingly tender pork shoulder slow-cooked in a sauce of balsamic, honey, garlic, onions, and my secret ingredient, blackberry jam.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork from justataste.com #recipe

But there’s no fork required for this party-perfect bite. Serve the pulled pork piled high atop brioche buns topped off with a serving of crunchy, cool Asian-inspired coleslaw. Or, skip the sliders and slaw and grab the tortillas for slow cooker pulled pork tacos with pickled red onions. New Year’s Eve has never tasted so good.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork from justataste.com #recipe

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork from justataste.com #recipe

Video: Reindeer Marshmallow Pops

The Christmas countdown is on, and today I’m celebrating all things holly and jolly with a video tutorial for how to make festive reindeer marshmallow pops. If you’re a fan of reindeer cake pops, then you won’t want to miss this easy update starring marshmallows, chocolate and pretzels. Tune in above then check out the recipes below for more marshmallow pop inspiration.

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