Sunday, January 18, 2009

Top Ten Dishes of 2008 (and part of 2007 and 2009)


Thanks for all of the excellent recommendations on my last post guys! You guys are awesome.

Giz and I had plans to mark the first anniversary of Equal Opportunity Kitchen, which passed over a month ago. Then we had plans to mark New Years. Well, you don't need me to tell you what happened with that plan.

So, in lieu of those two plans, I'd like to do a combination post, highlighting our most popular and favourite recipes to date. It's always interesting to see which posts attract traffic and comments (two indicators that are relatively independent of each other). Here are our top ten, presented in no particular order.

Probably the biggest surprise was the number of people (primarily from the Canadian Prairies) who came to us by searching for Beet Leaf Holopchi


Perogies have also been quite a hit and with good reason, perogies are da bomb! Every time I've made them, I've managed to drum up the support of a friend. Bribing them with offers of (at least) a few dozen to take home and you've usually got a willing participant.



A much older, but still popular recipe is Barefoot Contessa's Shrimp Linguine. I still make this dish regularly.



Another dish that has been a hit for us is Chicken Satay. Interestingly, Jamie (who originally posted this recipe) also marks it as one of the Best of 2008. Giz and I also made this dish at a recent family event.


Pesto Palmiers have also been popular. I'm continually offering to make these when R's friends come over to watch hockey or football. Actually, I made them today.


I must admit, I was surprised with how popular Giz's Stuffed Tomato post was. I mean, it's a tomato. But, I guess there are a lot of die hard tomato fans out there. Well, Giz says it's delicious, so maybe they were right to search for it.


Some posts are popular because people view them through an event. Giz's Peanut Butter and Jelly Filled Cupcakes are one such example. These cupcakes placed 3rd in Peanut Butter Boy's Peanut Butter Exhibition and we still get traffic from it.


Another hit that featured peanut butter was the Peanut Butter Cup Cake that I made for R's birthday. Chocolate and peanut butter heaven.


This easy peasey food processor version of whipped shortbread is a no fail, always delicious, melt in your mouth recipe. It didn't seem to stand out at first but it consistently gets hits.


And last but not least these Blintzes seem to have found their way to many a kitchen and we couldn't be more delighted. Blintzes are one of my favourite foods! Giz - guess who has lots of blintz topping (fruit compote) but no blintzes to eat it with?!?

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19 comments:

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

It all looks wonderful. And I'm glad I got to see those cupcakes and that insane-looking peanut butter cup cake again, I remember drooling over that when you first posted it.

Ivy said...

Happy 1 year blogoversary. Looking forward to enjoying your recipes for many more years to come. That was a very original selection of recipes based on how popular they were.

Sheffy said...

Some really interesting recipes there. Happy Anniversary.

Choosy Beggar Tina said...

Man, recipe roundups just make me so HAPPY! Somebody else has done all the work of sorting through to show you what shines ;) Those dishes look amazing - I was drooling over the palmiers. I have no idea what holopchi is, so I'll bid you adieu to go visit my good friend Google....

kat said...

Happy belated anniversary. What a great collection of dishes. Keep it up!

OhioMom said...

Happy blogoversay!

I really have to make those perogies.

Deborah said...

They all look delicious!! I can't wait to see what the future brings!

Bellini Valli said...

All of these dishes could make there way to my table anytime!!!!!

noble pig said...

I vote for Perogies! Yahoo!

Joan Nova said...

I'm new to following this blog...I see I've missed a lot of good things.

Karen said...

Everything looks so good! Here's to another year :_)

elly said...

Great round-up! Everything looks just as delicious as it did the first time around. :)

Bunny said...

Great round up, I want one of each please!

Hopie said...

Well happy blog birthday! It's nice to re-highlight some of those dishes so we can make sure we don't miss them!

Pam said...

They all look and sound tasty but the shrimp pasta is calling my name.

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

That all looks great! Especially the muffins, i loveee muffins haha.

Lori Lynn said...

Great to revisit old friends.
LL

nicisme said...

All looks wonderful but you just know I'm going to be drooling over that delicious cake!

Michelle said...

OH your Top Ten look so good! I've been so out of the blog loop the last 6 months and I've missed you and your wonderful blog!

Michelle

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