Goodbye 2018, hello 2019!
Except not quite that fast…we need to recap the year in recipes! I will forever be a broken record saying time and time again, “where has the time gone?!”
2018 was another year of growth both personally and for Fork in the Kitchen. In my food blogging life, I attended my first blogger conference, Tastemakers. It was amazing and I loved connecting with bloggers IRL.
I also worked on my photography game and enrolled in Foodtography School – talk about amazing. Sarah is a genius and it was an honor to learn from her.
I also had an amazing year creating all your new favorite recipes. It was no surprise to me to see some of your classic favorites were still at the top of the list this year (looking at you, Pumpkin Bars and Grandma’s Apple Crisp).
Let’s dive in and see what was at the top for 2018. If you’re curious about last year’s favorites, check out the 2017 post. Want to know the top recipes of 2016 and 2015? Subscribe to the newsletter to receive them in eBooks!
Your Favorite Recipes of 2018
It’s no surprise this recipe ranked highest in 2018 – it’s incredibly easy to make, full of flavor, and better-than-takeout!
What an elegant appetizer that is SO EASY to make – especially if you take the quick route and use some store-bought tomato jam and pesto. Hey, sometimes we need to save some time!
But for the ultimate experience – Simple Roasted Tomato Jam was also on the “top 10” list for 2018!
A healthy, easy soup made with broccoli and butternut squash – vegan and comforting!
Technically, this decadent dish was posted in 2016. But in 2018, the photos got a makeover and we all fell in love with it again. It’s worthy of being a front runner yet again.
Ok, so here’s another recipe that goes waaaaay back. Back to 2015 (FITK’s first year in existence!). It’s been a favorite for many, many years. Again, in 2018 the photos got a facelift and a video was added. And yet again, we all fell in love with it.
One of my personal favorites – a light, buttery sauce with lots of garlic and blistered tomatoes. Such an easy weeknight dinner!
A childhood favorite made homemade and in a loaf pan instead of a bundt pan.
A perfectly light, moist, and bright lemon bread with pops of poppy seeds and topped with a vanilla bean icing – aaaamazing!
It’s no surprise this creamy, spicy dressing was a hit! It’s super versatile – a dressing, a dip, or a marinade! We used it in Spicy Chipotle Shrimp Salad!
Whoa, whoa, whoa. These scones are bright, with a hint of lavender and a sweet glaze on top. Excellent for brunch!
While Summer Strawberry Pie did not make its debut this year, it did win a Driscoll’s Berry Contest! Which is why it deserves a special shout out for 2018!
Becca’s Favorite Recipes of 2018
In addition to the most viewed recipes by YOU, I wanted to share a few of my personal favorites that weren’t on the list.
To be honest, choosing favorites is kind of like choosing your favorite child. It was so hard to narrow it down because I truly love them all (I’m not going to go post something I don’t love or that isn’t tested to perfection!).
Many of these recipes are favorites because of memories they evoke for me, or the challenge they gave me to create a blog-worthy version – read on!
My trip to Vietnam was spectacular – head to the recipe post and the travel post to read more about this to-die-for coffee!
I make these on the REGULAR! They are by far my go-to cookie when I need a fix STAT. They’re small batch, and are amazing with chocolate chips too (because who always has M&Ms on hand? If it’s you, I’m jealous).
Again, I make these at least once a month. Since I’m still a single-gal living the dream, the small batch is the perfect amount – I have some for breakfast and save some for the next day!
I’d been sitting on this recipe for so long since by brother first made them a year before, that I was SO excited to get it up! Ironically, yes. They’re also one of my favorite things to eat!
This falls in the challenge category, but it also falls in the “yes, I love creating unique recipes” category. And it falls in my forever sweet spot for sweet corn category.
I’m surprised these aren’t the ONLY thing on my favorites list. I’m obsessed with corn dogs – and these are MEATLESS! O.M.G.
Hello, best snack ever!
I couldn’t have even imagined how amazing these would turn out. I thank the Boursin.
When nostalgia mixes with moist, tender crumbed muffins with REAL APPLE PIECES, you’re in for a breakfast dream come true. Not to mention the double streusel and drizzle topping, if you so please!
There is no other easy, simple, quick breakfast that I CRAVE (or literally walk a mile to whole foods to get a bagel for). It’s 1,000 percent amazing, and can be made SO EASILY with the romesco sauce you keep on hand in your freezer. 😉
Now that we have all that covered, w
HAPPY NEW YEAR!