I can't believe how many of these posts I've done. I started blogging way back in 2009 which feels like a lifetime ago. The food blogging world has changed quite a bit since then and it's been really interesting to watch it grow and change, to see which bloggers become 'famous', which recipes are deemed amazing, how social media plays into blogging... It's really just incredible to watch and be a part of.
Look at you all keeping with new years resolutions and liking the skinny recipe in January! Good job! I am not a huge fan of lasagna, but I absolutely loved this recipe. I wish I wasn't the only one in the house who did. I should figure out how to make this using zucchini instead of lasagna noodles and then I'll still be able to enjoy it!
Scallops have quickly become one of my favorite seafood varieties. I hate how difficult it is to get good ones here, but I found out that my aunt and uncle in Delaware have made friends with the seafood distributor for a restaurant there and order scallops by the pound from him. I am totally getting in on this for next summer!
In my world you can never go wrong with a cheese steak, especially in dip form!
The title says it all, what more could you possibly need?
Honorable Mention: Egg's Nest Rice Krispie Treats
I still can't get over how adorable these are. I mean really, wouldn't you want something so cute on your Easter dinner table?
I wasn't expecting this recipe to be as popular as it was considering practically every healthy blogger out there has a zoodle (zucchini noodle) recipe on this blog, but I totally appreciate it. I wish I could convince Tom to eat these because then I could finally throw out all of the pasta in the pantry.
I won't lie, I was hoping it would be this recipe. My friend had a Despicable Me themed party for her daughter and these were so much fun to make. And they're so cute. Who is going to see the minion movie when it comes out this summer? We are!
Such a simple salad packs such great flavors and is so easy to make. You really can't ask for much more than that in side dish.
Note: while this was the most popular recipe, the most popular post for July was actually my review of Ouri's Fruit Juice.
I can't tell you how much it means to me that people liked this recipe as much as I did. I've even seen quite a bit of recipes out there now from famous bloggers and food websites suggesting to put bacon on s'mores. I'm sure I'm not the reason for it, but even if I had a minuscule part in starting a new trend, I think that's the coolest thing ever.
There was a tie this month!
and Corn Fritters
There were actually a lot of recipes this month with page views very close in numbers. Apparently September was a really good month for me. :) I loved both of these recipes and have made them a few times since then. And hey, the corn fritters even got Tom to eat them as is, with a fresh tomato slice.
It makes me really happy that a Paleo recipe was the most popular for this month. And it surely doesn't hurt that this is a super easy dish with very minimal prep work that results in outstanding flavors!
Working with the nice people at Wholly Guacamole was totally the highlight of my blogging year. I never expected to be contacted by a large company and asked to do not one, but two recipes with them!
This was such a fun recipe to make. I had a great time going through recipes where I could substitute in Greek Yogurt for a healthier variety. I had a few ideas, but I really couldn't pass up a holiday classic like eggnog!
I hope you can find a new recipe to enjoy from this list, and as always thank you again and again to my readers, new and old, who make posts like this possible. I don't know if I've ever properly thanked you before and if not, I'm sorry, but all of this really is because of you and I am more than grateful!
Here's to a wonderful 2015 with hopefully more and more very popular recipes!