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Top Nine of 2018

Posted December 29, 2018 by Stephanie

I can’t believe 2018 is coming to an end! Every year seems to pass by quicker than the last. 2018 was going to be the year of peking duck, macaron, and Vietnamese French bread, but alas, none of that came to pass. Like all resolutions, they got pushed to the side LOL. All in all though, 2018 was a great year – full trail and error, and from that, growth. I hope that your 2018 was a good one and all the best wishes for a 2019 full of everything you wish for.

Anyway here are our top nine from 2018: the three posts that were most popular, traffic wise that were published in 2018, my top three, and Mike’s top three.

Most Visited

Pan-fried Cacio e Pepe Cauliflower Gnocchi Recipe |

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi, Cacio e Pepe Style – You guys must really love cacio e pepe or cauliflower gnocchi. I’m not sure which one it is, but this combo is out of this world. Low-cal and delicious? Count me in. I may or may not have “tested” this recipe multiple times before posting. I love those lil cauliflower nubbins!

Kari Ayam, Malaysian Curry Chicken – Give me a curry chicken and call me happy. I love the creamy coconut overtones mix with all those warming spices. And don’t get me started on the tender chicken and potatoes. This recipe is seriously a keeper, especially since it’s so quick to put together, perfect for those long winter nights :)

How to Make Chinese Hot Pot at Home |

Chinese Hot Pot at Home – And another one for those long winter nights. Chinese hot pot has got to be the best way to hang out and eat with people. A bubbling pot of deliciousness in the center and all the delicious things on the outside?! Who doesn’t love whiling away the evening with good company and good food?

My Top Three

Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins – My year started with a blueberry muffin obsession and I can’t stop won’t stop with the muffins. I love this recipe because it makes 6 tall, golden brown, sugar crusted muffins. So, so delicious. Anytime I make them, we polish off the batch. To be honest, I kinda want some right now…

Soft Scrambled Japanese Style Tamagoyaki – This one didn’t get much fanfare on the blog, but it’s one of my tops of the year because it’s all the things I love about tamagoyaki, but easy! Sweet soy saucy eggs maybe not sound like comfort food, but boy is a bowl (I know, it’s weird, we styled it on a plate LOL) of these eggs with fluffy white rice just the thing to put you in a cozy mood. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

One Egg, Four Cookies – I’d been thinking about making smaller and smaller batch cookies for a while and it finally took Mike getting fed up with so many cookies at home for me to come up with quarter batch cookies. SO GOOD because you can just use a 1/4 egg (scramble the rest for a snack) to make 4-6 cookie for those times when you just need warm cookies.

Mike’s Top Three

Super Simple Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde – This stew is probably one of the most flavorful things that you will ever make from so few ingredients. Can’t wait for hatch chile season next year!

Corned Beef at Home – Who knew making corned beef at home was so easy? And so delicious! I had a blast eating this corned beef and we even made it several more times after the first. Next year we’re going to be playing around with the pickling spices and cooking liquid, so keep an eye out for that!

Harissa Slow Roasted Salmon – This is a super easy party main that not only looks pretty but is delicious too. Slow cooking in oil ensures that the salmon stays super moist and the harissa, dill, and limes add just the right amount of intense flavors.

And that’s it! How was your guys’ 2018? Looking forward to starting fresh in the new year? Anything you want to see more of on the blog? Let me know :)


  1. Corned beef at home – that shot alone makes it look like a meal worth making!!

    Rebecca |

  2. Luna says:

    Can’t agree more on the Chinese Hot Pot. It has always been my favorite and I can have it every day even for breakfast lol

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