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20 Recipes That Won Pinterest In 2013

These were the things we all aspired to eat in 2013, according to Pinterest.

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When you're just one single recipe riding the unending tide of nifty / trendy / cutesy / yummy food content that turns up on Pinterest, it takes a certain je ne sais quoi to rise to the top of the heap (although if the quoi is buffalo chicken, you're a shoo-in).

Here are the recipe pins that triumphed this year, according to Pinterest's Top Pins of 2013 roundup, along with our (highly unscientific) analysis of why.

2. Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip

thebeeroness.com

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Buffalo chicken, creative application of beer, visible cheese.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Stacking objects on top of each other.

Get the recipe at The Beeroness.

7. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

peaceloveandlowcarb.com

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Thing stuffed with other thing to create low-carb dinner inception.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Completing the look with a statement necklace.

Get the recipe at Peace + Love + Low Carb.

10. 30 Weight Watchers Dinner Recipes

aspectacledowl.com

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Few carbs, many options (because everyone loves a round-up).

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Using at least six fonts in one day.

Check out the recipes at A Spectacled Owl.

11. Individual Parmesan Hash Brown Cups

theyummylife.com

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Thing not usually made in a muffin tin is made in a muffin tin.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Covering a single jar in chalkboard paint.

Get the recipe at The Yummy Life.

12. Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

twopeasandtheirpod.com

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: The most magical words in the Pinglish language are "two ingredient."

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Believing you can ride a bicycle in a maxi skirt and high heels.

Get the recipe at Two Peas And Their Pod.

15. Beer-Candied Bacon

tideandthyme.com

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Creative application of beer, displayed in a cute glass.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Choosing "rustic" as the theme of your wedding.

Get the recipe at Tide & Thyme.

17. Red Velvet Poke Cake

thecountrycook.net

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Red velvet, the bacon of the cake world.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Snail mailing thank-you notes on repurposed library catalog cards.

Get the recipe at The Country Cook.

19. Strawberry Nutella Poptarts

thenovicechefblog.com

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Nutella, thing shaped like a heart, DIY version of food you can buy for much less money.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Freezing flowers in ice cubes.

Get the recipe at The Novice Chef.

20. Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats with Grilled Chicken

skinnytaste.com

WHAT'S PINTERESTING ABOUT IT: Spaghetti squash, chicken, cheese, thing-inside-a-thing: THIS RECIPE HAS IT ALL.

PINTERESSENCE LEVEL: Crocheting booties for your pet hedgehog.

Get the recipe at Skinny Taste.

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