Acknowledging our 500th post

What are Our Reader’s Favorite Recipes?

Do you ever wonder what recipes other people are making? I do, but I might be weird. Since Patty Cakes Pantry just published it’s 500th post, we decided to delve deep into our site’s analytics to find out what our readers enjoy most. But fist, there’ something that I want to share with all of your about reaching this milestone.

Publishing 500 original posts on Patty Cake’s Pantry wasn’t an easy accomplishment. Publication of post number 500 was the result of hours of hard work, but I’m not complaining. I’m very happy to have achieved this milestone. It’s especially significant since I considered giving up a few times along the way.

Ordinarily, I would throw a party, but we’re in the middle of one of our weird challenges, so we made a different choice. Who wants to attend a party where the only food being served is gelatin desserts and salads? That’s not much of a party menu.

Instead of posting a party menu, we have decided to share the top five posts in the top four categories on our site from February 1, 2015 (when we added analytics) to April 10, 2019 (when we published our 500th post). We thought that this might be interesting for us to explore, and we thought that you, our readers, might enjoy seeing what other people are reading on our sight. We’ll finish up this post with a list of the top five recipes on our site without regard to their category. Who knows? You might discover something new to try.

Dessert

This is the category that’s in fourth place on our site. Personally, I’m surprised because to me, dessert is my favorite, but I guess people can’t eat only sweets. Here are the 5 most popular dessert recipes on our site.

5. Easy Southern Style Banana Pudding

Easy Southern Style Banana Pudding--This simple banana pudding is quick to put together and delicious. It's a definite crowd pleaser. PattyCakesPantry.com

4. m&m Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies made with m&m candies

3. Easy Nectarine Cobbler

Easy Nectarine Cobbler-a warm slice, fresh from the oven

2. Mango Graham Freezer Cake

Mango Graham Freezer Cake

1. A Warning about Popsicle Sticks

Technically, this isn’t a dessert, but it was the most popular post published in the dessert category. It’s important information if you make, or plan ot make, homemade popsicles.

A warning about popsicle sticks

Dinner

The Dinner category is in third position. I suppose it makes sense that this category ranked higher than the dessert category. After all, we eat dinner then dessert. Here are the five most popular recipes in the dinner category from Patty Cake’s Pantry.

5. Italian Sausage and Rice Casserole

Italian Sausag and Rice Casserole--Creamy and Delicious

4. Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo with Farfalle

Pressure Cooker Chicken Alfredo

3. Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters and Potatoes

Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters and Potatoes

2. Fried Cabbage with Ham

Fried Cabbage with Ham

1. Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes

Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes

Side Dish

The side dish category is in second place. It’s loaded with a wide variety of different side dishes that you can serve with your dinner. Here are the top five side dish recipes from Patty Cake’s Pantry.

5. Green Beans with Onions and Garlic

Green Beans with Onions and Garlic

4. Spanish Rice with Corn

Spanish Rice with Corn

3. Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples

2. Southwest Style Hominy Casserole

Southwest Style Hominy Casserole

1. Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasted Baby Carrots

Cooking

Cooking may seem like a strange category to have on this blog, but when I started, I didn’t plan for Patty Cake’s Pantry to be exclusively a food blog, so there was a category for “cooking.” As a result, some of the recipes in this category are side dishes, desserts, and entrees. What were the top five?

5. “Baked” Potatoes from the Pressure Cooker

Baked Potatoes from the Pressure Cooker

4. Glorified Rice

A serving of Glorified Rice

3. Navy Bean Pie

A slice of navy bean pie

2. Pressure Cooker Ribs

Dr Pepper Ribs in the pressure cooker.

1. Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans and Ham

pinto beans and ham are cooked in the pressure cooker with onions and garlic


These were the top five posts from the top four categories on our site, but there’s still one question that hasn’t been answered.

What are the five most popular recipes on Patty Cake’s Pantry?

Here are the most popular recipes on our site regardless of their category.

5. Navy Bean Pie

A slice of navy bean pie

4. Pressure Cooker Ribs

Dr Pepper Ribs in the pressure cooker.

3. Pressure Cooker Pinto Beans and Ham

pinto beans and ham are cooked in the pressure cooker with onions and garlic

2. Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasted Baby Carrots

1. Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes

Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes

What do you think of our most popular recipes? Are any of these your favorites, or do you have others that you prefer. Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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