We can all say 2020 was crazy. Least of which my blog was nuts last year. After the pandemic hit my stats went up 33% for the entire year. Thank you all who took the time to stop by, read, and or share a post. These are the top 10 blog posts (shares, hits, and re-blogs) for 2020.
This post was the most read and shared post of 2020 by far. With almost 10,000 hits I even remade this recipe which I first posted in 2017 to make sure that it still held up. We used a bit more vinegar now but I think that is because my kids tastes have grown and they love vinegar in all forms now.
This super simple dish has been a favorite all year long. I originally posted this in 2018. The recipe was made because I wanted enchiladas and only had ground beef and a can or enchilada verde sauce on hand. It turned out perfect for what I wanted and used what I had on hand.
Orange cake with orange glaze remains one of my favorite cakes. I usually want chocolate but this cake is not very sweet and has tons of orange flavor. It is perfect when you are looking for something slightly sweet and refreshing.
Classic French Onion Soup is actually easier to make that you think. The most difficult part is cutting all the onions and waiting for them to brown slowly to make them nice and sweet. The melty cheese over the top of the bread makes a perfect comfort food dish.
Picnics at home certainly seemed to be popular this year. This perennial favorite brings back all the flavors you remember in macaroni salad as a kid. This is the recipe directly from the Hellman’s mayonnaise jar (also known as Duke’s depending on where you live). It always brings a smile to my face when I think of family picnics where this salad has been served.
This super simple recipe for Brookies (brownies and chocolate chip cookies baked together) is a simple start with a boxed brownie mix. Baking these two items separately is good but put them together and you have something amazing.
Semi-homemade is my favorite way of cooking. You can make delicious meals starting with some canned or frozen items. It cuts down on the time needed to make everything from scratch and still have a restaurant quality meal. The garlic butter sauce with wine elevates this meal to something amazing.
Little sliders on Hawaiian Rolls are one of our most favorite simple snacky dinners. These are made with deli roast beef (or rare roast beef if you have leftovers). They are quick and easy for a group of teens or a hungry family with a nice side salad. The crispy onions take the flavor over the top!
These Rolo Pretzels are a yummy simple Christmas snack if you use red and green M&Ms. You can make them all year long for that sweet, salty, caramel bit you are reaching out for.
This is one of the first recipes I posted on my blog. This Cheesy Potato Casserole has a ton of cheese and with a dash of black pepper on it makes for a perfect side dish.
This is one of my favorite leftover meals. My biggest time saving tip is when you are cooking add extra meat to the oven or pot so that you have extra for a start on a day or two of meals. If you don’t want the meat right away freeze it for a few days. But, this mixture of garlic mashed potatoes, barbecue sauce, leftover spare rib meat, and cheddar cheese? It is delicious! I would eat this for days.
I hope 2021 brings you amazing things including lots of love, laughter, and good food!