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I love the New Year because it gives us all an opportunity to reflect on the past year. This past year has been a rough one for me personally. It forced me to stretch my personal boundaries and dig deep into my well of inner strength just to make it through. But, like all things, even bad times come to and end, leaving you will lessons learned and even more courage/faith in yourself.

This year has also been one of growth for the blog as well. AnnaShortcakes had 41,965 views this year, with an average of 115 views per day. That’s over 200% more views than last year! I can’t wait to see how the blog changes and grows in 2014.

Thank you so much for reading AnnaShortcakes!

Top 10 Recipes of 2013

Rustic Manicotti


Lavender Liqueur


Rosemary Garlic Grilled Chicken

rosemary chicken

One Jar Refrigerator Dill Pickles


Thai Crab Soup

thai crab soup

Vietnamese Shrimp Quinoa Salad

shrimp salad

Mustard Marinated Grilled Brussels Sprouts


Spicy Crispy Chickpeas


Coconut Cranberry Chocolate Granola Bars


Limoncello-Gin Cocktail with Thyme

gin cocktail