In an annual Domestic Dreamboat end of the year tradition, today I want to share with you my most popular posts of 2019.
Before we get to the list, I want to give you a few statistics, both about the list of favorites, as well as about my readers overall.
- None of the most popular recipes are new this year. Most are long-standing favorites, dating back as far as 2014. Some are older recipes which have only gained popularity this year.
- Most of my visitors come to me via Google searches. Lots also come from Pinterest.
- Most of my readers are looking at my recipes on mobile devices.
- The vast majority of my readers are from North America, with most reading from USA. Many of my readers are also Canadian.
Wherever or however you're reading my little piece of internet, and however you found me, I want to give you a big, heartfelt Thank You!! Without you, I would have stopped creating these recipes long ago.
But knowing that there are actually people out there who seek out my recipes, and hopefully love them as much as my family does, keeps me creating, photographing, and writing.
Now, without further ado, here we go:
Domestic Dreamboat's Readers' Favorite Recipes of 2019
This Crispy Roasted Cauliflower is the recipe I probably make the most often at home from my blog. My husband and I love it, and will never stop trying to get our kids to love it (even if it means less cauliflower for us).
Salmon Noodle Casserole is a taste of my childhood. Of course, my mom made it with canned tuna. Honestly, it's good either way.
This was one of those surprise posts that's popularity snuck up on me. I wrote it way back in the day when I wanted to learn how to make prunes from a big box of plums I acquired, blogged what I learned, and never really thought about it again. Turns out, I'm not the only one Googling "How to make dried fruit without a food dehydrator".
The first of two of my favorite Christmas baking recipes. These Homemade Eatmore Bars are a regular for my family during the Holidays.
Another sneaky recipe - I first wrote the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Bran Muffins back in 2015, and it never really gained traction until this fall. I've always loved the recipe, but not the original photos. I quickly updated the photos as soon as I noticed the post gaining popularity.
A recipe so simple I almost didn't want to write it, Lazy Cabbage Rolls is just what it sounds like. The deconstructed (unrolled) version of Ukrainian Cabbage Rolls with sauerkraut, bacon, onion, and rice.
Cornflake Squares is my very favorite Christmas baking recipe. I've eaten them every year since I was a child, and now that I'm an adult, I even make them when it's not Christmas.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops are what I consider "fancy food", and I make them for Mr. Dreamboat on special occasions.
My recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns has been popular for so long, I've been meaning to post more bread recipes to see if they do just as well. Let me just add that to my to do list...
There's no doubt about it, Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn is a hit. It's popular on Pinterest, has made it's way to Buzzfeed, and has been shared on blog posts featuring such fun topics like "Pretty Pink Baby/Bridal Shower Ideas". Fun fact: this photo actually made the cover of a Japanese print magazine.
So what do you think of this year's top 10 favorite recipes? Did you see any of your favorites here? Happy New Year, and new decade. Make sure to keep reading to see what new recipes are coming in the New Year.