This time last year, I was writing my first post in my head, trying to figure out how the heck to do the technical part of setting up a blog, and, you know, having a 10-week-old baby. I can say without a doubt that this is the best hobby/fake job I’ve ever had! I love (love, love, love) sharing recipes with you, planning out what we’ll cook next (I mean, what could be more fun than lists and self-imposed deadlines and more lists?), and especially hearing from you after you’ve tried something!
Now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for – here are the top 5 posts from this year!
#5: Breakfast Cookies. Yep. Any time of day, these cookies are a little mini-meal packed full of healthy ingredients. I love them and we eat them often!
#3: Carnitas (the ultimate crowd-pleasing, make-ahead, freezer-friendly party meal). It really is all that and more! Definitely one of my absolute favorites. It also wins as the recipe that gets me the most search engine traffic! Thanks, Google!
#2: Roasted Sweet Potatoes. I made these for my just-turned-four-year-old’s birthday dinner this month! One of the easiest side dishes on the site.
#1: Nana’s Potato Soup. Woohoo! I love that Nana’s soup is number one. And those of you who have told me you tried it have made it part of your rotation. I always think it’s fun to try a new recipe, but to find a keeper? The best. Providing you guys with a keeper?? THAT’S MY FAVORITE!
My favorite is also when you leave blog comments and tell me what you liked, loved, didn’t like, or changed when you made a recipe. I heart reading food blogs and I rarely make something unless there are comments from actual people who actually tried it! So when you comment, you give other people courage to try a new recipe, too. Plus, you make my day!
I like when you “like” and comment on Facebook, too (those things just don’t stay with the recipe the same way as the Holy Grail blog comments do). But all of your comments, shares, pins, and texts bring me a lot of joy!
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