It's that weird time of year between Christmas and New Years. Where you're not sure what's going on or if you really need to put on pants. You're saying goodbye to the last year and trying to prepare for the new year. Everyone is coming out with resolutions and getting ready to party it up for new years... or sleep into the new year, like me. I've finally reached the age where I prefer to ring in the new year by sleeping.
It's the time of year that I like to reflect on the last 350+ days. All the things I've done, places I've seen, and milestones I've hit. It's an amazing feeling to see how far you've come in only a years time. What's best about a food blog is I can easily look at all the amazing food I've eaten and shared over the last year.
Below you'll see the top 10 most popular recipes in 2018. Some were no brainers to me but a few did surprise with their spot on the list.
10. Sticky Monkey Bread
I love this sticky monkey bread recipe and make it whenever I need a cozy day in and want sticky buns without the work. It's soft and tender on the inside but has a toffee, sugary, chewiness on the outside.
9. Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese
This is probably my favorite pumpkin recipe
that I shared this year. From September through November it seemed like we always had this coffee cake around. I made it at least every other week until Thanksgiving. It's the perfect balance of pumpkin spice cake and creamy sweet frosting.
8. Moroccan Spice Chicken Wings
Having this recipe pop back up reminded me how much I LOVE these wings. They are full of warm, spicy flavor, and kissed with honey. I now need to stock up on wings again.....
7. Candy Cane Cupcakes
These are a new comer on the blog and boy were they a hit. They are a sweet peppermint treat and are a great way to use up any leftover candy canes from Christmas. Check out the recipe here.
6. Pizza with Essential oils
This was the second Essential oils food recipe I shared. It features how to make the pizza sauce using Basil and Oregano Essential oils. I love the flavor it gives the sauce and I love not having dried herbs in my teeth afterwards.
5. Egg Drop Soup
My go-to lunch. This recipe is all about rich, flavorful, broth and silky egg ribbons. As always it's gluten free, but it's also Paleo as well...
4. Cinnamon Twist Doughnuts
I was surprised that out of all the doughnut recipes I have that this one was the most popular (I'm bias, I like the chocolate ones more lol). These doughnuts are perfect if you're craving that classic cinnamon twist doughnut and they are easy to make as well.
3. Turkey Meatballs
This recipe was helped to a high position on this list by BuzzFeed. It was featured in a list of meal prep ideas that are freezer friendly (it's #5 on their list) and after that the pageviews took off! I love this recipe and try to make it on a Sunday so I can enjoy them during a busy work week.
2. Tuna Fish
Everyone has that dish from their childhood that comforts them. This Tuna Fish on soft gluten free bread is it for me. There is nothing else like it. It's tangy and creamy and perfect for taking me back to simpler days.
1. Bullet-proof Peppermint Mocha
It did not surpize me that this recipe made it to number one this year. It was my first ever recipe to use essential oils (though I do have directions to make it without) and it seems like everyone loves peppermint mochas. This is my go-to drink when I'm trying to cut out dairy.
There you have it. The top 10 Recipes from 2018. Here's to another tasty year together!