Dec 28, 2014

Readers' Favorite Recipes of 2014


Part of the fun of any year is looking back on where you've been and what you've done. As this year comes to a close, I have looked back on what the most popular recipes were here at Yesterfood- readers' favorites. 


12. The twelfth most popular recipe was Winter Energy Cookies, published back in January 2014. They're a healthy treat that will keep you going through all your winter adventures:


11. Spinach Alfredo Crockpot Lasagna came in at number eleven of readers' favorites. This is one of my favorites, too; I love being able to prepare lasagna in the crock pot:


10. Number ten involves chocolate, thank goodness. A favorite from last June, Chocolate Pecan Zucchini Cake is chock-full of zucchini, then sprinkled with luscious brown sugar-pecan-chocolate crumbles:


9. Tied for ninth place, Pumpkin Bread and its best friend, Praline Sauce
were hits for fall:


8. Another fall favorite, Sweet Potato Visitor Breadmade an appearance 
at church one Sunday:


7. Grow Your Own Sprouts was very popular last summer on the blog, on Pinterest, and even on Hometalk. I love sprouts year-round, and they're so easy to grow: 
That was a gooood sandwich, y'all


6. The sixth favorite recipe almost didn't get published. I had made it and photographed it, then got busy with other posts. I almost forgot about it until I ran across the photos again later. Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is a rich, delicious, creamy classic, and I'm glad it didn't get forgotten:


5. Peeps Houses were so much fun to make and photograph. Published last April, they were the fifth most popular post on the blog, and the second most popular on Pinterest!


4. An all-time favorite, Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting was the fourth most popular with readers in 2014:


3. The third favorite recipe with readers was one of my and my family's favorites, too. The dough for Almost Sourdough Bread is easy to work with, and produces tender, hearty, pleasantly chewy loaves with just a hint of a sourdough flavor:


2. Pistachio Kiss Pudding Cookies came in second, but there's nothing second best about these pretty cookies that start with a mix. Originally published for St. Patricks' Day, they were also very popular for Christmas:


1. The most popular post with readers for 2014 was Starbucks Lemon Loaf. The photos weren't my favorites, but it was also the most popular post I had on Pinterest, so you never know.

What I do know is it really is one of the very best things I have ever eaten!


I occasionally publish a sewing or crafty post. Readers' favorite non-recipe post for 2014 was Mason Jar Gift Bags- a tutorial for making drawstring gift bags to fit almost all size mason jars:



Thank you for joining me this year, and I look forward to seeing you in 2015. 

I wish you the very, very best in the New Year! ♥


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27 comments:

  1. Joy, these are awesome recipes. I made some of the bags for toy organizing for little trucks and other little boy toys. I'm sure their mom will use them often. :-).

    Happy New Year,
    Linda

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  2. I totally remember more then a few of these and have to agree with the consensus that they are truly favorite worthy! Thanks for sharing always with us and wishing you a wonderful New Year ahead, too in 2015 :)

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  3. Wow what a yummy year you've had! I'm going to have to make those peep houses with my daughter for Easter... she LOVES her peeps :) And we give away a lot of mason jar gifts so I'm heading over to check out your bags. Happy 2015!

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  4. well done! The recipes are mouthwatering. It's not even 9am and now I'm starving! LOL repinned these recipes for later.

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  5. Oh wow! Lots of yummy ideas for the new year! Pinned and stumbled!

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  6. These are fantastic recipes. I am pinning. Best 2014 recipes for sure.

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  7. Oh my goodness, Joy - so many luscious recipes I have to pin this. I love the lemon bread, praline cookies, banana cream pie and oh too many to list. Cathy

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  8. I missed the spinach alfredo lasagna...that sounds divine!

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  9. OMG this is FABULOUS! How could I have been missing your recipes all this time! If you haven't already, you should publish your own cookbook!

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  10. Oh, these all look so delicious! Those pistachio cookies have caught my eye. I must make them :)

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  11. That crockpot lasagna looks fantastic. Hope you have the best New Year's ever.

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  12. I don't know how you managed to narrow it down to just 12, as all of your recipes are delicious looking Joy. I'm so happy you had such a yummy looking 2014! Wishing you an even yummier 2015!
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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  13. These recipes looks so delicious. I can see why they were readers favorites. Have a wonderful New Year.

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  14. Happy New Year, Joy! I can vouch for some of those favorites and look forward to many new ones next year. HUGS!

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  15. Its hard to pick a favorite, but I loved your recipe for Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie and your Chocolate Pecan Zucchini Cake looks delicious!
    And the bags are so cute!

    Happy New Year!

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  16. Everyone of these are my favorites. I loved scrolling through them and remembering the post. Happy New Year…it is going to be a good one! :)

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  17. Thanks for all the great recipes!!!

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  18. What a great collection! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. We love partying with you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  19. All those recipes look delicious. Will definitely try some of them like the sour dough bread.

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  20. I love reading favorites of the year posts. And I remember those energy cookies from last year.
    Great round up of favorites, Joy!

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  21. Oh, wow, I see why these were favorites. They all look so good! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned this post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  22. Oooh, I need to try that recipe for the Starbucks Lemon Loaf. I love that stuff! Thank you for linking up to our Creative Spark party last week. We'd love to have you party with us again this week :) http://twopurplecouches.com/2015/01/creative-spark-link-party-36/

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  23. Congratulations!
    Your Top Recipes 2014 are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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  24. It's always fun to look back! I can see why each and every one of these recipes made it into your top posts, Joy!

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  25. Joy, I don't know how I missed those peep houses - they are adorable!! You had a great year!

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  26. Great end of year round up, I love looking back to see what has been popular. Everything on your countdown looks delicious. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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