This year has seen more people in the kitchen, learning new skills, trying new recipes, and making sweet memories around the table. That is a good thing, in my book!
How about you? Have you cooked or baked more than usual this year? I cook from scratch all the time, so it wasn’t really different for me. But I know some of you were home more than usual – or maybe had kids at home more than usual!
Some interesting trends in the kitchen in 2020:
- There was a yeast shortage. I guess everyone was baking more! (see number 1 on my list!)
- Some spices were hard to find. I couldn’t find black pepper for weeks!
- Google Trends showed that Sourdough Bread was the most-searched recipe all year long! Maybe due to the yeast shortage? Haha!
- Wild Game recipes are on an upward trend, this year. I guess the shaky economy has brought out the survivalist in all of us! We also harvested several large game animals this year. I feel blessed to have a freezer full of meat!
Top 10 Favorite Recipes from 2020
I thought it would be fun to share which recipes were the most popular on my blog this past year! Did you try any of these?
- Easy Cinnamon Bread. This has been far and away the most popular recipe this year! It is really simple and delicious, Perfect for cinnamon toast or French Toast!
- Chokecherry Jelly has hit the list once again. This has been a crowd favorite for the past 5 years!
- Crockpot Elk Stew is a new recipe from this fall that has went wild! Hearty, tasty stew full of tender elk and lots of vegetables – what could be better for a chilly winter evening?
- 3-ingredient Coleslaw Dressing is an interesting top choice! Super easy dressing recipe that is great on any salad, not just coleslaw.
- Mom’s Chicken and Rice casserole is a great comfort food from my childhood. I never get tired of it.
- What to do with Burnt Cookies is more of a suggestion post, but it is becoming quite popular for the ability to transform the most burnt cookies into a delicious dessert!
- Basic Meatballs is my trusty beef meatball recipe that can be made ahead of time and frozen, or eaten immediately. It is a great base for many variations.
- Oven Deer Steak and Gravy is another wild game recipe that everyone loves! Perfect over mashed potatoes or pasta.
- Fabulous Fajitas is the easiest crockpot venison fajitas recipe you could find. It transforms tough venison into tender strips for delicious fajitas at home.
- Poor Man’s Steak is an old-fashioned recipe that brings back Sunday Dinner vibes from home. Spoon the creamy gravy over fluffy mashed potatoes, and serve with a side of sweet corn and soft dinner rolls.
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