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Countdown to 2017 – Day 6 – Reader’s Favorites

I’ve decided to change my blog’s name.  It’s going to be a new year so I think I need to change up my blog somewhat.

Throughout the years, I’ve shared some stories and travel posts.  Ever since my sister’s death, I’ve shared stories and dealing with grief posts.  I’m thinking my blog needs to continue with those type of posts along with recipes.

I had two other blogs – View from My lens and Ramblings of My Crazy Life.  The view from my lens showcased some of my photos while ramblings of my crazy life was where I put more of the stories.  I’m going to stop writing on those blogs so that I can focus on this blog.

In the next few weeks, I’m going to share what we ate in Universal Studios, Florida (3 posts), photos of where we stayed while we visited Universal Studios (at least 2 posts maybe 3), and new recipes.  I’m also going to be continuing with the Writer’s Workshop.

Happy New Year!  Let’s make 2017 the best for this blog!

Click here for the top 5 recipes of 2016.

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Top Posts of 2015 – Count Down to 2016

These are the most viewed posts of 2015. All of the following were written before 2015 and are still viewed widely.

top ten posts

10. Young’s Dairy Bread/Muffins from October 5, 2010

9. Peanut Butter Blossoms – from October 24, 2010

8. Pecan Nougats – December 11, 2010

7. Bacon Cheddar Ranch Smashed Potatoes – May 19, 2012

6. Cookies and Cream Cheeseball – August 29, 2010

5.  Makes Its Own Crust Apple Pie – November 26, 2011

4. Watermelon Cookies – July 7, 2010

3. Grandma’s White Salad  – July 18, 2010

2. Sausage, Cream Cheese, and Rotel Dip – March 19, 2012

  1.  Baked Spaghetti  – January 7, 2012 – I’ve had 14,645 people view this recipe.

Here are the top 5 posts/pages from this year that got the most views:

  1. 31 Days of Slow Cooker Dinners
  2. Christmas Making and Baking
  3. Pull Apart Rolls
  4. Queso Dip
  5. Thanksgiving Menu with Printables

Here’s to 2016 and more recipes to share with you.

Happy Eating,

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Recipes Not Viewed

Here are some lesser known recipes:

1.  Yummy Sugar Cookie – Published in Sept. 2010

2.  Brown Sugar Carrots – Published in Feb. 2012

3.  Homemade Hamburger Helper – Published in Oct. 2010

4.  Homemade Pizza – Published in June 2010

5.  Chicken Stew with Parsley – Published in Feb. 2011

6.  Mystery Cookies – Published in March 2011

7.  2 good fruit dips – Published in Aug. 2010

8.  Ginger snaps – Published in Dec. 2013

9.  Brown Sugar Ham – Published in Feb. 2012

10.  Pinto Beans and Ham – Published in Oct. 2010

11.  Skyline Chili – Published in Sept. 2010

12.  Easy Rolls – Published in July 2010

Top Clicks of 2012

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Reader’s Favorites of 2013

Here are all-time favorite recipes from the beginning of the blog:

5.  2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies  – Published 11/19/11

4.  Pumpkin Granola – Published 10/09/12

3.  Sausage, cream cheese, and Rotel dip – Published 03/09/12

2.  Peanut butter blossoms – Published 10/24/10

1.  Baked Spaghetti – Published 01/07/12

Here are my favorite recipes of 2013:

5.  Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

4.  Homemade “Shamrock” Shake

3.  Key Lime Smoothie

2.  Almond Butter Protein Pancakes

1.  Biscoff Mug Cake

Favorite recipes of 2012