Top Posts of 2010

by Sara on December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I thought it would be fun to say goodbye to 2010 by taking a look at the most popular posts of the year. Some of you have been readers longer than others, so for those of you who are newer, I hope you enjoy some of the older posts you may not be familiar with.

And to all of you, thank you for following along with my cooking/baking adventures. I hope there’s even more of them in 2011.

1. Key Lime Cupcakes
key lime cupcake

These cupcakes were by far the most popular post of the year, and I have to say, I think they’re worth it. If you’re looking for a fun new dessert to make, I hope you consider these.

2. Brown-Braised Onions
brown braised onions

These onions were actually posted in the first half of 2009, yet they are still the second most popular post of 2010. Though they’re a little putzy to peel, the taste is last meal-worthy, they are that good.

3. Millionaire’s Shortbread
Millionaire's Shortbread

I’ve actually posted Millionaire’s Shortbread twice on this blog (the second time altering this recipe a bit), and both times the posts were a runaway hit. If you like Twix, you will adore this treat.

4. Zucchini Muffins
basket of muffins

Zucchini muffins are among my favorite breakfast treat, and apparently, I am not alone. What can I say? Sometimes I’m a bit surprised by the recipes that turn out to be the most popular…then again, I’ve seen what happens to my mom’s garden when the zucchini take over, so perhaps the popularity of this post is not so surprising after all.

5. Sticky Buns
sticky bun close-up

On the other hand, I can’t say I’m at all surprised that Sticky Buns are in the top five of the year. I mean really, who doesn’t just adore a cinnamon roll drenched in caramel?

6. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These little gems just barely missed the top five, but considering they’ve only been on the site for about half of a month, I’d say they’ve done pretty darn good for themselves. And you know what? They taste as good as they look – I can’t wait until next Christmas so I can have them again!

7. Small Batch Cupcakes
small batch cupcakes

While not my favorite cupcake recipe ever (number 8 on this list fits that description), when you have a craving for a homemade cupcake, but no excuse to make them, this recipe comes to the rescue.

8. Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

By far my favorite recipe for vanilla cupcakes, they are light and fluffy, and packed with vanilla flavor. They are seriously, seriously good.

9. Easy Sugar Cookies
easy sugar cookies

Though we left these sugar cookies out of the rotation this Christmas, they are perfect any time of year.

10. Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
stacks of cookies

It’s not really a surprise that chocolate chip cookies are rounding out the top ten, even if it’s not my favorite recipe of all time. They are, however, quite good, and even great if you need a break from your favorite recipe, like I did.

I hope you have a safe & happy New Year’s!!!!

Sara

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