Readers' choice: Favorite recipes of 2014

From chocolate chip cookies, to bundt cakes, to easy pasta meals, Stir It Up! readers love their comfort food. Here are the Top 10 readers' choice recipes from 2014.

The Pastry Chef's Baking
These crowd-pleasing cookies use chunks of chocolate instead of chips to ensure some in every bite.

At the end of each year, it's nice to take a moment and pause and reflect on the ending year's events. It's also a chance to revisit some things you may have missed. This list includes the Top 10 recipes that Stir It Up! bloggers posted in 2014 that proved to be especially popular with our readers. Are we surprised that chocolate chip cookies made the No. 1 spot? Hardly. We love chocolate chip cookies, too. Same goes for the easy comfort food dishes such as one-dish pasta meals and bundt cakes. See if your favorite recipe from 2014 made the cut, or discover a recipe you may have missed.

Happy New Year!

No. 10: Easter brunch: Creamy scrambled egg casserole

Easter morning calls for a special spread, but no one wants to be up early cracking eggs. Make this casserole the night before and simplify breakfast or brunch.

No. 9: Spicy black-eyed pea soup

Use a slow cooker to make this easy black-eyed pea soup with great Cajun flavor. Serve a slice of corn bread on the side.

No. 8: Baked ziti with Italian sausage

The pasta is cooked just 5 minutes before you drain it and assemble the casserole.

No. 7: Cream-filled pumpkin Bundt cake

Pumpkin Bundt cake with a surprise filling and brown butter glaze is delicious seasonal treat that will have everyone going back for seconds.

No. 6: New classic: fried chicken, oven baked

In this take on classic fried chicken, buttermilk-soaked chicken thighs are heavily seasoned, fried briefly and finished in the oven.

No. 5: Cinnamon and spice sweet potato bread

Bake those sweet potatoes languishing in your pantry into a spicy moist quick bread.

No. 4: Coconut cream Bundt cake

A boxed cake mix doctored up with sour cream and coconut pudding makes short work of this coconut Bundt cake. Topped with toasted coconut, this cake has a nice variety of textures.

No. 3: Meatless Monday: One-pot pasta

Sometimes a multi-step dinner is just too much. For those stressful weeknights, or a night 'Chef Dad' is on duty, this one-pot pasta is a great solution.

No. 2: Easter recipe: Go retro with Hawaiian brown sugar glazed ham

Hawaiian brown sugar glazed ham makes a wonderfully easy, old-fashioned Polynesian style ham for Easter Sunday or any holiday or family meal.

No. 1: Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

These chewy delights use chocolate chunks and an unexpected add-in to get the right amount of softness and chocolatey flavor in every bite.

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