Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Top 10 Recipes

Today marks the last day of the year, and what a year it has been. It also marks the last day of a full year of food blogging. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I started, but it has given me the opportunities to expand my skills in the kitchen.

2009 was a great year to overcome fears and learn new things. It’s funny to see how my tastes have changed. It’s also interesting to see how my food photography has changed over the year.

Here is a list of the top recipes that were viewed (according to Google analytics).


white chocolate orange cranberry cookies 10.
White Chocolate Orange Cranberry Cookies
These cookies were amazing. They had a crisp refreshing taste to them from the orange zest. Even if I didn’t add quite enough zest, this still had a strong orange flavor throughout the cookie.
gingercookies 9.
Chewy Ginger Cookies (revisited)
This post hasn’t been on the blog long, but it still made it to the top 10. There were many searches for these, as well as many printouts of the recipe. You can’t go wrong with ginger cookies for the holidays.
vegan chocolate ice cream 8.
Dairy Free (Vegan) Chocolate Ice Cream
I was surprised this made the list, but I guess there are lots of people with allergies who just miss their ice cream. Since making this, I have used a different recipe for that Gary loves that will be on the blog sometime in 2010.
sesame chicken wings 7.
Sesame Chicken Wings
I made these as one of the chicken wing variations our July 4th BBQ and they were awesome. It’s a nice change from plain BBQ flavor. It’s a must try and would most likely work with different chicken parts as well.
pumpkin pie pecan candy 6.
Pumpkin Pie Pecan Candy
These candies tasted as good as they are cute to look at. They’re a little out of the ordinary, but they were another hit at the office (where I experiment a lot with my guinea…*ahem* coworkers).
dried apple chips 5.
Dried Apple Chips
Although these didn’t come out as planned, they still tasted great and had a different use. These are perfect to add in a batch of granola, energy bar or even added in your morning yogurt parfait.
healthy blueberry orange muffins 4.
Healthy Blueberry Orange Muffins
These came about when I messed up trying to attempt another recipe. This accident allowed me to create this healthy muffin with practically no fat involved! That’s a nice accident if I don’t say so myself.
red velvet twilight cake 3.
Red Velvet Twilight Cake
This is one of the first decorated cakes I’ve made. I usually don’t have the patience for things like this, but when I have a reason and the motivation to do something, things like this get accomplished…and it tastes good too.
white chocolate fudge cups 2.
Mini White Chocolate Cranberry Oat Cups
I’m telling you, these were a pain to make, but totally worth it. These has a nice balance between sweet and salty, and they’re pretty darn cute. Although I probably won’t be making it anytime soon, you should try it once.
baked turkey meatballs 1.
Baked Turkey Meatballs
Lots of searches and hits for this one! My top recipe of all time. I’ve made it a few times already, and I usually throw the ingredients together without measuring. This has turned out great each time.

That’s it for this year!

From my family to yours, have a safe and happy new year! I can’t wait to see what 2010 has in store for me!


  1. I love to make cookies for friends as well. Just tonight, I baked some chocolate chocolate kisses goodies. I think I'd try your chewy ginger cookie recipe. :)

    Happy New Year!

  2. Yummy ,tempting food.I love that Dairy Free (Vegan) Chocolate Ice Cream.

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