Many of the top recipes are from quite awhile ago on my blog. It is funny going back and looking at the pictures and realizing how much they need updating and I should start remaking some of these as my kids really don’t remember some of them. As I try to make something new every week night for dinner my kids are adventurous eaters. Oh, believe me it wasn’t easy to get here but it was so worth it. Let’s take a look back at some of the recipes that helped me get us here:
The most read blog post by far is for Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to original recipe). First posted in 2017 this recipe made us a bit skeptical at first but turned out to be a family hit. It is super easy to make and had a good flavor. It was also when I discovered the trick to cooking pork and chicken in my slow cooker without drying it out.
Cheesy Potato Casserole (click for link to recipe) is a perennial hit on the blog. First posted in 2014 it was one of my very first posts and has been redone in several different forms since then. Cheesy Potatoes are a great side on Easter, Thanksgiving, and any meat meal.
Spare Rib Casserole (click for link to original recipe) is a favorite of ours. I hate throwing food away and am always trying to come up with ways to use our leftovers. The spare ribs were a great cook once, eat twice meal. Creamy garlic mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce? Yum!
We are always looking for good and hearty party foods or snacks. These Reuben Style Hawaiian Slider Sandwiches (click for link to original recipe) are a perfect way to use any leftover Corned beef or make a whole brisket just to make these sandwiches! Everyone loves a good Reuben.
Want to make a recipe but don’t have all the ingredients? Get creative! We were out of all potatoes but I found a bag of French Fries I needed to use up and the French Fry Breakfast Casserole (click for link to original recipe) was born. Remember to clean out those freezers at least twice a year. Challenge yourself to only make meals using what you have on hand to see if you can get them cleaned out by the end of the month. You will be happy to have a clean freezer to start the year. If you do it again in June your freezer will be ready for all those great berries and vegetables you can freeze over the summer!
What was your favorite dish this year?