25 Most Popular Recipes of the Year

egg roll bowl with crispy wontons

A delicious retrospective of the most loved recipes of 2021.

Italian white bean soup with sausage meatballs in a white bowl

The end of the year is always a fun excuse to look back on all the deliciousness of the past 12 months. Did some of your favorites make this list? Maybe something you loved is missing ~ let me know in the comments!

popular recipes

#25 Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce

eggs benedict quiche

#24 Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

a stack of cranberry orange shortbread cookies

#23 Perfect Lemon Muffins

lemon streusel muffin in paper liner

#22 Asian Slaw

Colorful Asian Slaw in a white bowl

#21 Lemon Drizzle Cake

removing a slice of lemon bundt cake

#20 DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper

#19 3 ingredient biscuits

A plate of biscuits with butter

#18 Japanese Cucumber Salad (Sunomono)

Japanese cucumber salad in a white bowl

#17 Fresh Cranberry Muffins

cranberry muffins in a muffin pan

#16 Triple Coconut Pound Cake

slicing a triple coconut pound cake

#15 Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

mediterranean orzo salad with creamy lemon dressing

#14 Apple Cider Doughnut Loaf Cake

a stack of apple cider doughnut cake slices

#13 Weeknight Egg Roll Bowls

egg roll in a bowl

#12 Ina Garten’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

Taking a slice of Ina Garten's Chocolate Cake

#11 Strawberry Lemon Blondies

a stack of strawberry lemon blondies

#10 How to Cook Strip Steak

cooking strip steak in a cast iron pan

#9 Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad

Spicy Thai Salad

#8 Double Chocolate Muffins

chocolate muffin, broken open

#7 Lemon Crunch Cake

a lemon crunch cake, sliced, on parchment paper

#6 The Best Falafel Recipe

homemade falafel with salad and lemon

#5 Pumpkin Spice Crisp

pumpkin crisp topped with ice cream

#4 Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding

homemade butterscotch pudding in a cup

#3 Stove Top Clotted Cream Recipe

Scraping thick homemade clotted cream out of a glass pan

#2 Triple Lemon Brownies

a stack of glazed lemon blondies

#1 Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

rhubarb breakfast cake cut in squares

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  • Reply
    January 21, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Thank you for posting so many delicious and well-tested recipes! I made 5 of these last year (the cranberry muffins are on repeat).

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      Sue Moran
      January 21, 2022 at 11:16 am

      Yay, I’m so glad, thanks Dayna 🙂

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    January 1, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Interesting how often lemons appear in these recipes–both sweet and savory! Thanks for your recipes and inspiration, and Happy New Year!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      January 2, 2022 at 8:01 am

      So true, lemons are my mascot!

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    Dorothy Brock
    December 30, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    These are all outstandingly delicious. It’s no wonder so many of us love your site.
    The only thing that spoils it is the ad for toenail clippers for seniors that sits at the bottom.
    Just doesn’t fit together ;- ((

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      Sue Moran
      December 30, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      Sorry Dorothy! Sadly, I’m not in control of which ads show where, but different ads will show for different folks, and sometimes a dud gets through 😉

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    December 30, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Why did you use a picture of that yummy looking bean and greens soup on this post and not include itas one of your 25? Please tell me the name so I can search your site and find it

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    Alison in NH
    December 30, 2021 at 9:32 am

    How is it that I’ve made none of these yet?? This is a great list for the new year, especially that Thai noodle one. I need some of these for new dinner ideas.

    The ONLY holiday baked goods I made this year were your Gingerbread cake recipe and your stamped gingerbread cookies. I brought that cake EVERYWHERE this season for a total of 7 bakes in both my mini and large gingerbread bundt cakes. It not only looked perfect, it tasted even better! Thanks for spicing up the holidays!

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      Sue Moran
      December 30, 2021 at 11:06 am

      omg Alison you’ve got some catching up to do 😉 Happy New Year!

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    December 30, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Oh, these look so good Sue! Thank you for putting them in one place – will have to try some of these recipes out. Happy New Year!

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      Sue Moran
      December 30, 2021 at 10:23 am

      Happy New Year Donna <3

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    December 30, 2021 at 7:08 am

    I have made so many of your recipes, I love them all. Your photography makes me drool! I seem to go back to Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy, such a comfort dish to me. I have made it with both dried and baby bellas (what I had on hand) Lemon dill salmon is another one we liked a lot Next on my list is sauerbraten.
    Thank you, Carol

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      Sue Moran
      December 30, 2021 at 7:11 am

      Thanks so much Carol, I agree with your picks, I love them both 🙂 Happy New Year.

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    December 30, 2021 at 6:59 am

    When I saw the opening photo, I was thrilled that one of my favorites this year–the Italian white bean soup with meatballs–made the list. But alas, no. I make that soup regularly now and have shared the recipe with friends, who also put it into their rotation. It is sensational!

    Other favorites this year: gluten-free tangerine cake, Ina Garten’s mustard-roasted chicken, and stuffed pepper soup. Thanks, Sue, and happy new year! Looking forward to another year of great cooking!

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      Sue Moran
      December 30, 2021 at 7:12 am

      Haha, I added that photo because I love it too! The stuffed pepper soup ALMOST made the list, and it’s one of my personal faves. Looking forward to 2022 for so many reasons 😉

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