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