Top 13 Recipes of 2013 | She Paused 4 Thought

Top 13 Recipes in 2013 | She Paused 4 Thought

The New Year is almost here so I though we would take a look back at the top 13 posts of 2013. Thanks to all my readers who made this year of blogging so much fun.

#13 | Grandma Clark’s Danish Puff

Danish Almond Puff | She Paused 4 Thought

I will always treasure this recipe and the memories that go with it.

Chai tea cookies | She Paused 4 Thought

These cookies put the fun back into having an afternoon tea.

DOLE spinach & flaming strawberry sangria salad

I don’t think I have ever had this much fun making a salad before!

#10 | Duck Breast with Pomegranate Reduction

Duck Breast with Pomegranate Reduction

This recipe is one of my favorites for special dinners.
I learned how to make this at On Rue Tatin with Susan Herrmann Loomis.

#9 | Kale Salad with Blue Cheese & Dates

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I am not sure if the recipe or my cat was the star of this post…

photography by cathy nelson arkle     photography by cathy nelson arkle

#8| Deviled Green Eggs and Ham

Deviled Green Eggs & Ham cathy nelson arkle

This recipe is simply fun and delicious.

#7 | Orange Posset & Blackberry Compote

Orange Posset & Blackberry Compote  | She Paused 4 Thought

This tangy pudding & sweet berry combination makes a delicious dessert.

#6 | Toast Skagen (Swedish Shrimp Salad) 

Photo by Cathy Nelson Arkle

I failed at several Swedish recipes before finding this gem.

#5 | Mini Spanish Potato Tortilla

 Potato tortilla | She Paused 4 Thought

These bite sized appetizers are perfect warm or at room temperature.

#4 | Roasted Cherries with Salmon

Roasted cherries with salmon | She Paused 4 Thought

Bing cherries are sweet, yet when you roast them, their tangy essence emerges.
This makes a spectacular addition to salmon & spinach.

#3| Gluten-free Chocolate Fonuts

Gluten Free Chocolate Fonuts | She Paused 4 Thought

Who knew gluten-free could taste so good?

#2| Fresh Pineapple & Spicy Ginger Sorbet

Fresh pineapple sorbet  | She Paused 4 Thought

This refreshing sorbet is light, sweet – yet spicy, and simple to make.

#1| Baby Hedgehog Cookies

Baby Hedgehog Cookies | She Paused 4 Thought
It comes as no surprise to me that this was the most view post of 2013.
The Baby Hedgehog Cookies are bursting with CUTE & WOW factors.

Quote of the Day

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy

I am grateful for all of my wonderful readers and followers. Without you, this blog wouldn’t be what it is. I love reading your comments. I enjoy creating recipes with you in mind, so feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on what you would like to see in 2014.
…and then, she paused for thought.


About Cathy Arkle

Cathy Arkle is a food blogger, culinary explorer, graphic artist, and cooking class junkie. Her inspirations come from her travels across the globe (50 countries) in the last 20+ years partaking in various ethnic cuisines while working as a graphic artist for major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX & ESPN). She has collected a few Emmys in the field of graphic design for sports & entertainment. Cathy is also a graduate of the Pro Chef courses at The New School of Cooking in Culver City, CA

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15 Responses to Top 13 Recipes of 2013 | She Paused 4 Thought

  1. Leslie Macchiarella December 29, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Such a delightful line-up of delicacies! I’m thankful to be a devoted reader ’cause it’s how I get to: get my foodie fix, marvel at great photos, learn something interesting and get a big hit of inspiration — all in one fell swoop!

    • Cathy December 30, 2013 at 9:52 am #

      Thanks Leslie! Coming from such a great baker, blogger and historian, that is a true compliment.

  2. Nan December 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Great job! How will you ever top 2013? Challenge.

    • Cathy December 30, 2013 at 9:53 am #

      Thanks Nan. I love a good challenge. 🙂

      • Nan December 31, 2013 at 9:45 am #

        Can’t wait for the results!

  3. Lentil Breakdown December 30, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Wow, look at all those fabulous photos and recipes! I see a cookbook in your future. Happy New Year!

    • Cathy December 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

      Thank you! So happy you enjoyed all of them. Happy New Year to you too!

  4. Sharon Graves December 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    All I can say is, wow! Well done, Cathy!

    • Cathy December 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

      Thanks Sharon! I try hard. 🙂

  5. Estelle Martin January 1, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    Beautiful ❤️ Love these creations!

    • Cathy January 2, 2014 at 11:08 am #

      Thanks Estelle for stopping by. So glad you enjoyed them.

  6. Susan Herrmann Loomis January 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    Cathy, What an impressive line-up of creative, lively, delicious and beautiful dishes! Are you, possibly, on your way to a book that will pop off the shelves?

    Happy New Year!

    • Cathy January 2, 2014 at 11:09 am #

      Thanks Susan! Coming from you that is such a high compliment. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  7. sippitysup January 5, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    The toast skagen catches my eye (again). GREG

  8. Lynne @ CookandBeMerry February 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    I want the Pineapple Ginger Sorbet in front of me right now! Beautiful photos.

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