Top Ten Recipes – 2013 Edition

Top Ten Recipes for 2013 from 101 Cooking For Two
It’s the end of an eventful year here at  101 Cooking For Two. The main non-food highlights are continued growth with now over 6 million page views but the biggie is the move to WordPress. This have been monopolizing  most of my blogging time for months ( and for several more months).

So here we go. Somewhat influenced by popularity but really just my choices for the top ten of the year.  I eliminated several repeat recipes from previous years which would have made the cut ( The Best Grilled Pork Tenderloin – Memphis Style and Ultra Simple Crock Pot White Chicken Chili ).  I have looked at this for a week and keep changing but here is the final list in reverse order.


Old Fashion Scalloped Potatoes

Old Fashion Scalloped Potatoes
A great old fashion taste in a classic recipe.


Grilled Blackened Tilapia

Grilled Blackened Tilapia
This started at #4 originally and fell but there is no way it was falling off the top ten. A great spicy grilled fish that is also good for you. So easy and fast.


Crockpot Baked Ziti from 101 Cooking For Two

Crock Pot Baked Ziti
I’m not sure how this is here but I really REALLY liked it. Crock pot easy really good Italian.


Low Fat Carrot Cake

Healthier Low Fat Carrot Cake
The only thing not great about most carrot cake is the fat. So this is a great carrot cake.


Oven Pulled Pork from Pork Butt from 101 Cooking For Two

Oven Pulled Pork from Pork Butt
I know I should grill my pork butt but this is so good and easy. No playing with grill temperatures and great taste and moisture.


Old Fashion Cheesy Potato Casserole from 101 Cooking For Two

Old Fashion Cheesy Potato Casserole
An old family favorite for years. Just wonderful and goes with anything for company or everyday.


How to Grill a T-bone or Porterhouse Steak - A Tutorial from 101 Cooking For Two

How to Grill a T-bone or Porterhouse Steak – A Tutorial
Let’s get our steaks done right. A never fail method that we just did again tonight.


Parmesan Garlic Baked Potatoes from 101 Cooking For Two

Parmesan Garlic Baked Potatoes
I called this “your new favorite side dish” and it will be.


Simple "Real" Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake from 101 Cooking For Two

Easy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
A great home-made cheese cake that will impress anyone that tastes it. OK this should be number one but see the explanation below.


Uncooked Macaroni Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese  from 101 Cooking For Two

Uncooked Macaroni Crock Pot Mac and Cheese
I will call this the “Peoples Choice” I would have made it top ten but this recipe exploded out of the gate and has kept going. You get creamy Mac and Cheese with none of the unknown nasty chemicals.

That’s it for now.

Have a great 2014.


September 4 2014


  1. Kelly says

    Hey Dr. Dan! I’m a pediatric resident in San Francisco. I just wanted to hi and say thanks for showing that doctors can have work life balance! Love the blog!

    • says

      Thanks for the note. You have time to read a blog??????

      Yes you can have a small hobby and do a few other things outside of medicine. I’m an old computer programmer who got into med school and only liked treating kids. The blog is perfect for me, some computer, I love to cook and I like photography (but no artistic eye).

      Back to the books with you… By the way, if anyone you know wants general pediatrics, send them my way.


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