Here are the Top Ten Most Popular Recipes of 2016 from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen. From drinks, sandwiches, pasta dessert and cocktails everything was covered and devoured. As always, thank you for being here and stay hungry!
2016 was a great year for the blog and I’m looking at 2017 with even wider eyes. 7 is my lucky number so I’m hoping, wishing, plotting and planning this year with full force. I want to bring this “little” ole blog of mine to another level this year and that begins with me.
While I’d like to think I’m an awesome planner, I’m really not. I can plan my kid’s birthday parties like no other, but when it comes to scheduling for the blog, I’m terrible. It often times takes the back seat to my other 4 jobs. Take for instance this post. It’s already the third of January and I’m finally rounding up the top posts of 2016, 4 days late. In my defense, the hubs just went back to work today so I figured it was about time I did also.
So today, I scheduled 2 months of posts which contain lightened up recipes, dinners, desserts, cocktails, lattes, football recipes and soup! By putting myself out there like this, and letting you all know how far I’ve planned, I’m hoping to hold myself accountable. I really love this blog and how far I’ve come and I REALLY love food.
A lot of times when brainstorming a recipe, I like to give things a twist and reimagined them and while I think it’s fun and different, I’d like to take the blog a step back and really focus on what you guys are looking for and that’s just really damn good food. I’m not going to focus on fads, although I do really love kale and 2017 is supposed to be the year of the cauliflower, which I also love, but I really want to focus on what you guys have been loving for the last 1.5 years. That seems to be down home, stick to your gut, delicious food and drinks and I’m here to bring it to you this year.
You REALLY love my Mango Green Tea Lemonade which has been my top pin since it debuted in August 2015 and you also really love my Spiced Pear Moscow Mule. And I can’t forget about the Grilled Shrimp tacos which are a close runner-up to those 2 drinks. I must say, you have GREAT taste! I couldn’t leave 2016 without giving a small shout out to the top performers of 2015.
But I’m not here to focus on recipes of 2015 so let’s get to the Top 10 Recipes of 2016 already, shall we?
TOP TEN MOST POPULAR RECIPES:
A delicious blend of cranberries, apples, cinnamon, rosemary and seasonal fruits make this Cranberry Apple Rosemary Sangria the go to cocktail of Autumn.
Super moist banana bread is ribboned with brown sugar cream cheese and aromatic spices making this Brown Sugar Stuffed Banana Bread one outstanding quick bread. It’s sure to be the last Banana bread recipe you’ll ever need!
Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Muffins are the quintessential treat of Fall. Filled with aromatic autumn spices, stuffed with cream cheese and sprinkled with sugared pepitas, this is sure to be your go to Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Muffins recipe.
Layers of fresh strawberries, Bananamilk, and Chocolate Bananamilk make these Banana Split Popsicles irresistible to both adults and children alike!
Tangy, tart lemon cheesecake bars are topped with a sweet tea caramel sauce to perfectly marry the two together and create Arnold Palmer Cheesecake Bars. Your favorite way to quench your thirst is now in dessert form!
These veggie stuffed shells are packed with hearty vegetables, creamy cheese and smothered in delicious garlic pasta sauce. They’re so good, even the meat eaters will be asking for seconds!
Layers of chocolate cookie crust, peanut butter cheesecake, BUTTERFINGER® Cup Eggs, chocolate ganache and peanut butter frosting, this BUTTERFINGER® Cheesecake Pie is a peanut butter lovers dream!
Garden vegetables are roasted to perfection and then placed in the slow cooker to simmer until tender making this Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup delicious and comforting. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and basil and serve a chunk of hearty bread on the side for the perfect weeknight dinner.
Who can argue with a Girl Scout? The Girl Scout Cookies you know and love now mixed up with the Pillsbury mixes you stock your pantry with. These Pillsbury™ Girl Scout™ Baking Mixes feature Caramel & Coconut Blondies and Thin Mints® Brownies. All I can say is, Pillsbury nailed it. Now you can enjoy the flavor of Girl Scout cookies all year-long and share with your new neighbors with our free printable “Welcome to the Neighborhood” tags
Crispy bacon, buttery havarti and sweet peaches come together to create the ultimate wafflewich that kids and parents alike, can’t resist! These Bacon, Havarti and Peach Wafflewiches come together in a snap and are perfect anytime of the day
And there you have it folks, the most drooled over, pinned, shared and delicious Top 10 Recipes of 2016 from yours truly.
I cannot thank you enough for being with me through this tasty journey. I truly love my little space on the interweb. I hope one day my children can cook from this blog as we all know paper and pen cookbooks are so yesterday. Although I’ll always cherish the ones my grandmother handwrite with stains and dog-eared corners that show the true hard work, love and devotion that went into each and every recipe she made.
From the bottom of my full stomach, thanks for making 2016 a wonderful year! I look forward to 2017 and all it has in store. Stay hungry, stay adventurous and ambitious and best of luck in all you do in 2017! Cheers!