10. Pumpkin Spice Bran Muffins
My recipe for Pumpkin Spice Bran Muffins gets really popular every fall. Popular enough that even though I don't see it on my list of trending recipes much during the rest of the year, it usually makes it into my annual top ten.
And I'll admit that I make them myself every year. They're moist and full of fall spices, but still high in fiber. This year I added candied ginger to them, and they might have been my favorite batch yet.
9. Ginger Brandy Old Fashioned
I see my Ginger Brandy Old Fashioned recipe popping up on the list of trending recipes on a more consistent basis.
Like clockwork, every Friday afternoon this cocktail appears in my list of popular posts and stays there through the weekend. Every single time I see it there, I wonder how many of the people that are searching it out are from Wisconsin.
8. How to Dry Fruit without a Food Dehydrator
My instructions on How to Make Dried Fruit without a Food Dehydrator is another seasonally popular post.
I start seeing this one pop up on my list of popular recipes towards the end of the summer, and it typically stays there well into the fall.
7. How to Make Spreadable Butter
My recipe for Homemade Spreadable Butter is this year's only new addition to my top ten.
This was one of the first recipes I published this year, and it's been consistently popular since then.
This is one of the recipes that I make most often at home too. I use this homemade spreadable butter for all my toast and bread needs. It can be kept in the fridge so that it stays fresh for longer but is spreadable even when cold.
6. Homemade Eatmore Bars
Up next is my recipe for homemade Eatmore Bars. This copycat recipe for a chewy, peanutty Canadian chocolate bar is popular all year round, but especially during the holidays.
These bars are so easy to make, and my family loves them. They are a part of my Christmas baking every year.
5. Lazy Cabbage Rolls
This version of Lazy Cabbage Rolls is based on the Ukrainian Sour Cabbage Rolls that I ate during my childhood, not on the more common meat and tomato sauce cabbage rolls.
This version features sauerkraut, bacon, onions, and rice, sauteed together to form a casserole or fried rice-like version of unrolled cabbage rolls.
4. Buttery Ranch Pretzels (Dot's Pretzels Copycat)
My recipe for Buttery Ranch Pretzels (aka Copycat Dot's Pretzels) is a huge crowd pleaser!
Many readers have contacted me to say that they've tried to recreate Dot's pretzels several times, and this recipe is the closest they've found to the real thing. If you're looking to try making these flavorful pretzels yourself, give this recipe a try.
3. Homemade Hamburger Buns
My recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns is one of my most longstanding popular recipes. I originally published the recipe in 2014, and I'm pretty sure it's been one of my most popular recipes ever since.
If you're looking for a recipe to make mouthwatering soft, fluffy hamburger buns, this is it. Pro tip: you can also use the dough to make bread in other shapes like dinner rolls, hot dog buns, or a loaf.
2. Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn
My Pink Popcorn recipe is another oldie but goodie. Originally published in 2015, this recipe has been pinned almost 15,000 times!
This is another popular copycat recipe, this one meant to replicate the Lucky Elephant Pink Popcorn that was popular in Canada a few decades ago. It's a sweet and addicitive snack that can be difficult to find in stores now.
1. Cornflake Squares
This year, my most popular recipe is one of my own favorite recipes - Cornflake Squares.
This is another recipe I make for my family every Christmas, and also throughout the year.
Making these sweet, chewy, crunchy squares is very similar to making rice krispie squares, but they have a higher butter to marshmallow ratio, and the addition of sliced almonds.
Well, that's a wrap for another year. Which recipe was your favorite this year?