As we move into 2019, it’s time to take a look back at the top recipes of 2018! While I love all my recipes, some connect more strongly with readers than others. These are the ones which rose to the top with you this past year.
Each year I like to look back at my recipes and see which ones I made that year which were the most popular with my readers. The ones that really connected and made it into your kitchens. The top recipes of 2018. These are the recipes you’ve come back to, bookmarked, and pinned.
These recipes represent many hours of testing and perfecting and making memories in my kitchen, so I’m very happy they also represent memories in your kitchen and around your table!
I have dinner recipes, drinks, sides, a dip (no desserts this year made the list! you’re all missing out!). Comfort food, celebration foods, healthy recipes. A great cross-section of my food…
OUR favorites of the year
I thought while I was putting together this post, that I would list out the recipes the three of us here picked as our favorites. Which, for me at least, is a little like choosing a favorite child. (Not that I have any experience with that since I only have the one. She is my favorite. 🙂 )
Be that as it may, there is one recipe this year which represents an overall life favorite of mine since I’m ordering versions of it in restaurants. And both husband and daughter weighed in on their favorites too. You really cannot go wrong trying one these recipes from the site once you’ve checked out the fan favorites!
- My favorite – Classic Iceberg Wedge Salad
- Husband’s favorite – Bourbon Cranberry Old Fashioned
- Daughter’s favorite – Moist and Tender Orange Pound Cake
YOUR favorites of the year
This recipe has it all! Tender fish, crispy coating, amazing sauce, kid pleasing, and fast prep. If you are looking to add more fish to your diet and love flavor then this is a great recipe to try. Add a simple veggie and some rice or bread and you have a meal!
Who can resist no-knead breads? None of my readers that’s for sure! All of my no-knead breads have been popular and these soft and pillowy dinner rolls are perfect for weekends, parties, holidays, and any time you are having a crowd. They were the hit of my Thanksgiving and many of yours!
Did someone say date night? Because this recipe for rack of lamb belongs at your date nights, birthday dinners, anniversaries, and small dinner parties with great friends. This is a show stopper recipe and I’m glad so many of you loved it as much as I do!
One of my other perennial favorites around here with readers is comfort food. Like this recipe for quick and comforting Greek chicken stew! Chicken thighs, tomatoes, artichokes and plenty of onions. Make a recipe of those rolls up there and you have dinner. 🙂
5 – Pasta Frolla
While my basic pie crust recipe gets most of the attention here from all you, this sweet Italian pastry dough got some love too. And with good reason! I specialize in making pastry dough easy and foolproof so I’m always out there looking for methods and ideas which are going to help you get from flour to dessert with less stress and more success.
Moscow mules have been everywhere lately! They are so good and easy and fun to change up with different flavors. This is one of two fan favorite drink recipes this year and you may note that it is husband approved as well. So go out and get some blood oranges! Yum!
Here is the only vegetable dish on the list! Though I made many tasty veggie recipes in the past year, I don’t blame you for picking this one as a favorite. The deep orange of the butternut squash and dark green of the chard are beautiful together. And it’s so simple to make on the cooktop that it’s a great recipe for everyday and for holidays.
Comfort food, stew, and the slow cooker. I’m not even a little surprised that my favorite French beef stew recipe also became one your favorite stew recipes. There is nothing better than filling up the slow cooker in the morning and and getting amazing stew out at night!
Coming in from a cold day to a hot bourbon drink is your idea of an excellent decision! And I’m with you!! If all you’ve ever had is store bought eggnog, take a cue from my other readers and try out homemade eggnog. And then add a good glug of bourbon since bourbon makes everything better.
Michael Solomonov knows his hummus and all of you who tried the recipe also know that this is amazing, life-changing hummus. Creamy, light, smooth. This is hummus that will ruin you for other hummus. And you’ll be happy about it!
– Happy Eating, Annemarie