Grilled Artichoke Pesto Zucchini Bites by fifteenspatulas

Ziplist recently published a quarterly state-of-the-kitchen report and there were several things that surprised me. First, the list of the Top Grill Recipes for Summer 2013 included several recipes from home cooks like myself with less than perfect photos. That tells me that when searching for a recipe, people look at the ingredients and ratings from other users. It’s good to know that a pretty photo isn’t the only way to get a recipe noticed and gives me hope one of my recipes could become popular (though I’m working on improving my photos).

Top Grill Recipes for Summer 2013

Top Grill Recipes for Summer 2013

  1. Cajun Grilled Shrimp recipe by
  2. Cracker Barrel (style) Grilled Chicken Tenderloin by AhensNest
  3. Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich With Guacamole And Roasted Jalapeno Mayo by
  4. Grilled Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers recipe by Serious Eats
  5. Grilled Asian Chicken With Bok Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Radishes by Epicurious
  6. Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs by Culleys Kitchen
  7. Grilled Artichoke Pesto Zucchini Bites by
  8. Thai Grilled Chicken Satay Salad recipe by
  9. Grilled Chicken Ciabatta Sandwiches by
  10. Bang Bang Shrimp (inspired by Bonefish Grill) by

Food Trends – Summer 2013

Another thing I found interesting was the list of the top 10 items added to ZipList users’ Shopping list included blueberries in the number three spot. While I’m a huge blueberry fan, I thought that because of their premium pricing it was a fruit most people bypassed at the grocery story. Also garlic ranks above bread and onions before butter. I wasn’t surprised to see eggs and milk in the number 1 and 2 position and I was thrilled to see fruit in three spots on the list.

I’ve noticed through my prolific pinning that healthier recipes are taking over and ZipList has found the same on their site. Paleo is hot as is gluten-free. They found Paleo’s are saving dessert recipes at a higher rate than savory with Paleo Peanut Butter Cookies and Paleo Cinnamon “Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies in the top two spots.

Check out the quarterly state-of-the-kitchen report  – it’s pretty interesting to see what others are saving and making.

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  1. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

    Honetly – so many of the these recipes look so tempting – but I must say that the Grilled Artichoke Pesto Zucchini Bites by look absolutely irresisitble!

    I mean they look beautiful, unusual, healthy and luscious all at the same time! W

    • Connie

      Completely weird but they could work!

  2. Terri S

    The Grilled Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers sound so good! I want one now! :) Thank you for sharing.

    • Connie

      You like it spicy! I’ve never tried Chorizo. It wasn’t around back when I ate meat, but I’m guessing it’s got it’s own kick too.

  3. Mer

    Very interesting! And I might have to make a few of these before putting away the grill for good…the stuffed poblano peppers sound fantastic.

    • Connie

      Me too – though I hear our storms start tomorrow and they’ll end in June :)

  4. Oh look at all these pictures you are making me hungry. I haven’t had breakfast yet though so I’m sure that is contributing. I would say the Grilled Artichoke Pesto Zucchini Bites sound really interesting and different.