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
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?!?