The top ten most popular posts from 2015 --- how many of your favorites made the cut?

This post is always a lot of fun for me…I get to look back over a year’s worth of hard work and delicious recipes and  trot out a few winners for some special recognition.  Here the top ten most popular recipes from 2015 — did any of your favorites made the cut?

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough bars

#1 NO BAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH BARS

Not much mystery about number one…no-bake, chocolate chip, cookie dough…that pretty much says it all.  These bars sound good, look good, and taste good, probably the secret to their success.

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - diy clotted cream

#2 HOW TO MAKE CLOTTED CREAM

OK so this is one of MY favorites that made the cut.  I was thrilled with this discovery and I still get excited just thinking about making a batch of my own thick, rich, clotted cream.  No more buying pricey little jars from Europe — I feel empowered!

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - dark chocolate super food bites

#3 DARK CHOCOLATE DETOX BITES

This concept of a healthy little chocolate bite is so enticing, I’m not surprised it was so popular with you all.  This solves the problem of that nagging craving for a little something sweet after dinner… or anytime, for that matter.  With my Dark Chocolate Detox Bites you can have your chocolate and eat it too!

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - Instant Microwave macarone and cheese for one

#4 INSTANT MICROWAVE MAC & CHEESE IN A MUG

I love all types of food in mugs, but there is something extra special about being able to whip yourself up something as cozy and comforting as mac & cheese this quick and easy.  And don’t be afraid to experiment with the cheese…we love it with spicy pepper jack!

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - Glazed Pineapple Banana Bread

#5 PINEAPPLE BANANA BREAD

Banana breads are one of my specialties here at TVFGI.  Not sure you know this, but I’m allergic to bananas in the raw, and so I guess I’ve compensated by baking myself as many banana breads and cakes as I can imagine.  I can’t get enough of them, and this one was a favorite this year.

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - Gluten, sugar, and dairy free Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread

#6 PALEO FRUIT AND NUT BREAD

I love really chunky breads like this one, so I was glad it made the list.  It’s unlike any bread you’ve had before, made without flour or sugar and literally packed with dried fruits and nuts.  It makes the ULTIMATE toast!

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - deep and rich salted caramel pot de creme

#7 SALTED CARAMEL POT DE CREME

Pot de Creme’s are just as easy as making pudding, and sooooo much more delicious.  I love to cook them in cute little jam jars for individual servings.  Salted Caramel makes a particularly luxurious version.

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - Chiucken Thighs in a creamy Marsala mushroom sauce

#8 CHICKEN THIGHS MARSALA

I’m glad a few ‘real’ foods made the list.  Creamy Chicken Marsala makes me feel like I’m eating out, and this recipe is quick and easy.

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - Chicken Roasted with Allspice and Citrus

#9 ROASTED CHICKEN WITH ALLSPICE AND CITRUS

I discovered roasted citrus in a big way in 2015.  This unusual chicken really wakes up a blah winter night.

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 - No -Bake I Want to Marry You Cookie Dough Bars are the answer to a cookie dough lover's dreams!

#10 I WANT TO MARRY YOU COOKIE DOUGH BARS

Interesting that the list is bracketed on both ends by my oh-so-easy no bake cookie dough bars.  A great no-bake treat is pretty enticing, I have to admit, and when you throw in the illicit thrill of edible cookie dough, I guess it’s a hard to beat formula.

So there you have it, the top ten — if you had any favorites that didn’t make the list let me know!

 

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36 Responses to The Top Ten Posts of 2015

  1. Foodiewife says:

    Almost every one of your recipes made the cut, with me, Susan. Personally, I need to make shortbread. I’ve been obsessing about your Scottish Lemon Sugar Shortbread. Oat flour? I don’t buy it, but now I see I can make it in my Vitamix! Thank you for your hard work, and beautiful recipes and photos. I’m amazed at how dedicated you are to your blog.

  2. Monica says:

    There’s always beautiful food here, and I’m looking forward to visiting more often in 2016. Have a very happy and healthy New Year!!

  3. I am such a fan of your blog! I am far from paleo but I am wondering how I possibly missed that gorgeous fruit and nut bread. Can’t wait to check it out. Happy New Year!

  4. Gerlinde says:

    It all looks fantastic but the salted caramel pots de creme are something I have to make. I have a weak spot for salted caramel. Happy New Year!

  5. Liz says:

    Oh, my. Is it wrong to want them ALL. Going to do a little pinning :) Happy New Year, Sue!!! xo

  6. Um, I was almost drooling while I read this post, OMG so good! I want to eat and make everything!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Sue…………….love your blog! All your recipes look and taste delicious. Best wishes for a wonderful 2016.

  8. What a fabulous round up, I love that pineapple banana bread!

  9. Claudia says:

    Easy cassoulet! Easy cassoulet! When you live in the land of winter, easy, comforting food is a must! Wishing you all good thing in 2016!

  10. Daniela says:

    Just discover es your blog and I’m glad I did.
    Great post with amazing kitchen inspirations.
    Happy holidays!

  11. Bita says:

    Thanks for sharing your top ten list. I am fairly new to your blog so it was nice to see the variety of your posts and to see you share recipes for treats, comfort foods, and sometimes healthier breads and treats as well. Great variety! I’m still thinking about that dark chocolate bark – going to take a closer look at that one! Merry, merry, cheers and hugs, Bita

  12. Carol says:

    Lovely and you make it sound sooo easy. Blessings to you and yours in the New Year.

  13. Hi Sue, I just discovered your blog a couple of days ago and I love your style and recipes. Your chicken with citrus and allspice recipe is just so colourful and one I know I’ll be making in January. All the best for 2016!

  14. sippitysup says:

    Merry Christmas and may 2016 be just as delicious. GREG

  15. What a great collection! It’s always fun to go back and revisit the old posts. My favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars – look truly amazing! Happy Holidays!

  16. Amy says:

    Thanks for putting this list together, I have a few of them bookmarked.

  17. Adri says:

    What a wonderful collection. You should be proud of your year. It was stellar, and I am thinking those caramel pot de creme will be making an appearance on my holiday table. All the best to you for a great Christmas and a brilliant 2016.

  18. I love each of them, Sue and my favourite is Marsala chicken thighs.
    Have a blessed and happy holiday season!
    Angie

  19. Linda L. says:

    Wow! I don’t know how you manage to pick only ten of your ‘babies’. Great choices though and a good review of the year.

  20. Susan says:

    So … I made your Easy Cassoulet this evening for family! It was the perfect cool weather meal, as we all rolled into the family homestead for Christmas celebrations! It sat simmering in a warm oven, as we ran out for a booze run, did some last minute Christmas shopping, cut our Christmas greens and arranged vases for around the house, made an easy salad to go with the cassoulet, and warmed some good bread. Great meal! Great times! Thanks so much for this recipe, Sue! Merry Christmas!

  21. All my favorites in one post! The one that really calls my name is the Salted Caramel Pots de creme. And that chicken with citrus – you are amazingly talented! Merry Christmas Sue!

  22. Omg ! All of these are irresistible but our all time favorite are the dark chocolate detox bites ( we are both chocoholics!) Have A Merry Christmas and a healthy new year! Most of all, thank you for your support and friendship.
    Xoxo Anna and Liz

  23. What a list! You have such great taste in food and it is so fun to see what others think. Personally, I like them all! Merry Christmas!

  24. Love visiting good recipes. And these are all terrific. Happy Holidays, and see you next year!

  25. Monique says:

    So many are favorites..I don’t think 10 is enough.
    Happy Holidays Sue and thanks for everything you share!

  26. Oh, I love seeing all of these again. All of my favorites, of course almost everything you do is a favorite for me Sue! Merry Christmas!!

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