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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Best Recipes of 2015 + Celebrating 6 Years of Food Blogging

2015 is coming to a close and I've tallied up the points and found a few winners 
from the last 365 days.  Which one was your favorite?

I was getting my hair done last week and the hairdresser casually asked how long I had been food blogging.  I always have to stop and think when someone asks me that, it's not something I keep great track of....but at that moment I remembered my domain registration had come through the day prior and it had indeed been 6 YEARS.

Six years ago I had a milk sucking 3 month old baby boy and on a whim I started this venture.  I had absolutely no intentions of this becoming a "thing".  I thought I'd share a few recipes here and there and then move on to something else, but for whatever reason it stuck around.

A few recipes turned into opportunities.  I've met some incredible, talented people in this industry. I've traveled and visited with companies around the Midwest.  It has been a wild ride and I'm still loving it.

I bake, cook, take photos, write and pour my heart into this not only for me, but for you guys, my readers.  I hope you enjoy following as much as I enjoy connecting with you.  So, heres to 6 more years?  Who knows really, but I'll give it a whirl.

With all the mushy talk out of the way, I spent some time yesterday paging through Google Analytics {the tool that showcases every stat you could imagine about your website}.  I paged through and found my top 15 recipes from 2015.  At least the ones with the most page views.  Some were surprising {who knew you all were fans of baked oatmeal?} and others were not.

So let's get started.  You'll see everything from crock pot lifesavers to meal plans to one of my all-time favorite desserts.  I'd love to hear which one was your favorite in the comments or what you'd like to see more of next year.  I'm starting to plan!
















Well, folks, there it is.

The Top 15 from this past year.  Looking back at this list I see some things....

Clearly, you love meal plans.  I had another one just shy of the Top 15 as well.  I get it. Planning our meals makes our lives so much easier.  Expect more in 2016.

You also love a good crock pot meal.  But really, who doesn't?  I've had my fair share of crock pot fails, but trust me, if I have a good one I'll share it with you.  I love that little devil.

Desserts?  Crickets?  My favorite dessert of the year made the list, but nothing else.  I know you all love your sugar, where are you hiding?

Needless to say, I showcase my top recipes each year, not only to have a recap for you, but to do a little homework myself.  A report card if you will.  It shows me what's working and what isn't working.

If I have ONE WISH this holiday season, it is to keep spreading the love.  If you like a recipe of mine, share it.  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, tag me.  If you are pinning my recipes, keep pinning.  All of that helps me, helps my blog and pushes it to grow.

With all of this being said, THANK YOU.  I appreciate each and every one of you and personally love that you like food.

Because if you didn't, we definitely would not be friends.

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