2018 Most Popular Recipes collage with cake chicken chili and more

It’s another year in the books party people! And this has been one of my favorite years, in the 8 years I have been doing this! It’s been a year of change, challenge, transition, and new ideas, but I can say that this is the year I have been the most inspired to be my whole self in the kitchen, and to do the things I want to do, how I want to do them, with only my own mind and creativity to contend with. I hope this sets the stage for 2019 to be another year of fun, inventive foods, and lots, lots more!

Come see what the top ten most popular recipes were on the blog, all thanks to YOU!! I even threw in a couple of “honorable mentions”, because I couldn’t pick a favorite either!

Thank you again for a stellar year, your love, support, and loving food, and my ramblings. I truly couldn’t do it without amazing people like YOU! 

Chili Con Carne

The most epic of chilis. And it is amazing on chili dogs, too!

Chili Con Carne

Czech Vanocka – Tea Bread

My heart went into this recipe, to celebrate my Czech heritage, and my love of carbs in equal measure.

European Tea Bread - Czech Vanocka

Girl Scout Tagalong Cookie Cake with Chocolate Fudge and Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

I dare you to not drool a little!

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Peanut Butter Whipped Buttercream - Tagalong Girl Scout Cookie Cake on a cake stand with dark background and burlap napkin

Bacon Egg and Arugula Breakfast Sandwich

There is nothing better than a drippy egg!

Bacon Egg and Arugula Breakfast Sandwich on Focaccia Bread

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Butternut Squash

I could eat these for DAYS! Absolutely amazing!

Chipotle Butternut Squash Black Bean and Chicken Enchiladas

Cast Iron Pineapple Not Upside Down Cake

You guys love skillet desserts and this was definitely the most popular one of the year!

Pineapple Not Upide Down Cake in a Cast Iron Skillet on a white background with gingham napkin

Clementine Almond Yogurt Cake

It’s just so purdy!!

Clementine Almond Yogurt Bread

Slow Cooker Chili Lime Chicken

This chicken was such a hit with you guys, and it is so amazing for leftovers! It really goes on everything!

Slow Cooker Chili Lime Chicken

World’s Best Lactation Cookies 

Calling all mamas! Make these for yourself mamas, or make those for a new mama you know! She will love you forever!

World's BEST Lactation Cookies - with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

Lemon Cake with Elderflower Buttercream for the Royal Wedding

Hands down the MOST POPULAR Recipe of the year!! And truth be told, this was my favorite, too! I am a royal fanatic, and I’m so glad that everyone else who was obsessing about Harry and Meghan came over so they could see my version of their wedding cake and make it themselves to celebrate the royal wedding!

Lemon Elderflower Cake - Lemon Cake with Elderflower Buttercream Frosting - Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding Cake

Honorable Mentions:

While the posts above all have the benefit of being made earlier in the year, giving them the time to get the clicks, views, Pinterest pins, and love they deserve, some of my more recent posts really deserve some shoutouts as my personal favorites from this year! These are the honorable mentions that are soooo dang good, they just really deserve one last chance to shine!

Savory Butternut Squash and Gruyere Breakfast Strata

This was a recipe of necessity, and needing to use up squash that had been sitting on my counter for a few weeks. Turns out, it was so perfectly perfect for this recipe, it is hands down one of my favorites from the whole year!

Savory Butternut Squash and Gruyere Strata overhead shot

How to Make a Campfire Cake

How could I not include the campfire cake I made for Emmett’s first birthday?! It was surprisingly easy, and I included step by step photos of it so you can make it at home yourself. You can also see it in my Instagram stories, too! Let’s not dwell that my tiny tater tot is now almost 15 months old… I need a cake to eat some feelings…

Campfire Cake - With Birch Bark and Firewood with Vanilla Cupcakes and Chocolate Frosting

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip No Churn Ice Cream

This is one of my last recipes of 2018, and I lamented over the fact that other no churn ice cream recipes I made did not stack up to the hype. But this ONE DOES!! I found the secret to impossibly amazing no churn ice cream and it really sets this one apart from anything else! Plus, so much gingerbread and chocolate!

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip No Churn Ice Cream in a cone

So there we have it, the best of 2018 and I am so eternally thankful for every recipe of mine that you made this year, and I hope you will be back for 2019 and the adventures we will have! Happiest, and healthiest, new year to you and yours! XOXOX!