I always enjoy studying the statistics on my website to discover which posts that all of you, my loyal readers, prefer. This year’s list of top posts contains most of the same recipes that were on last year’s list.
Before we see what recipes were the most popular during 2019, I would like to point out that one of the top 10 posts wasn’t a recipe at all. It was a post about popsicle sticks, and the importance of making certain that the sticks you choose to use for your homemade popsicles are food grade because craft sticks, that may look like popsicle sticks, are not necessarily food safe. This post is currently the sixth most popular post on the Patty Cake’s Pantry website. You can read more about that here:
What were Patty Cake’s Pantry’s most popular recipe posts of 2019?
Fried Cabbage with Ham is a recent addition to the top ten. I am happy to see that people are taking more interest in this easy “country” recipe because it’s economical, simple to prepare, and is a great way to use up, and stretch, leftover ham. If you haven’t tried Fried Cabbage with Ham, you’re missing out on one of life’s simple pleasures.
Mango Graham Freezer Cake, as the name implies, is assembled and stored in the freezer until just a few hours before serving when it is transferred to the fridge. This combination of fresh mango and sweet cream sandwiched between layers of graham crackers is amazing. You need to give Mango Graham Freezer Cake a try. You’ll be glad you did.
I created this recipe for Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples for an elderly German friend who craved the flavors of her childhood. She loved this recipe and proclaimed it “perfect.” I love that this recipe is prepared in the slow cooker, so the only time I spend with it is during the assembly portion. We love Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples, and often serve it with Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes.
Ribs can be a challenge to get them tender without burning them. These Pressure Cooker Ribs turn out perfect every time. Meat that’s so tender it falls off of the bone, and all of the flavors are infused into the meat because it’s cooked under pressure. Finishing Pressure Cooker Ribs under the broiler or on the grill to cook on a final layer of barbecue sauce makes it impossible for anyone to discover your secret. Sue Chef Recommends that you use our homemade Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce on these. It’s her favorite.
I grew up eating hominy, and I love the flavors of the southwest, so this Southwest Style Hominy Casserole has become one of my favorite side dishes to serve with meats or even with enchiladas or tamales. With only four ingredients and a total cost of the recipe of under five dollars for eight servings, Southwest Style Hominy Casserole is a winner.
Slow Cooker Spare Ribs, Sauerkraut, and Potatoes is a complete meal that’s prepared in your slow cooker. I love this recipe because all I have to do is spend about 15 – 20 minutes putting everything into the slow cooker in the morning. When you come home, simply pop the ribs under the broiler, and serve dinner. Slow Cooker Spare Ribs, Sauerkraut, and Potatoes are the perfect weeknight meal.
Glorified Rice regularly appeared on our family’s holiday table when I was a child. I can’t remember an Easter when my mom didn’t make it to go with our dinner. In addition to being delicious, this recipe is easy to prepare which may be the reason it has gone from the tenth most popular post to the fourth in the last year. If you have some leftover rice, you can have a bowl of Glorified Rice chilling in your refrigerator in about 15 minutes.
Roasted Baby Carrots are simple to prepare, and I am always amazed at how sweet carrots, even full sized ones, become when they’re roasted. I love roasting vegetables, and these Roasted Baby Carrots are one of my favorites because there’s no chopping required.
As the name implies, this Nectarine Cobbler is easy to prepare. There’s no complicated crust. Instead, a simple batter is poured over melted butter in a baking pan, and the fruit is arranged over top. Finally, the whole thing is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before it goes into the oven. The final result is a gooey and delicious dessert. This delectable dessert recipe has climbed from the ninth most popular post last year to second place this year. You really need to give this recipe for Easy Nectarine Cobbler a try.
Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes has been a popular recipe on Patty Cake’s Pantry since it was first published, so it’s no surprise that it’s achieved the position of the top recipe post for 2019. I love that all you have to do is throw everything onto a sheet pan and stick it in the oven. Dinner cooks itself while I tend to other things. If you’ve never tried Roasted Bratwurst and Potatoes, you need to put it on your menu plan for the week.
What did we learn from this year’s top ten most popular recipes?
It seems that our readers interests have remained the same during the last year. There’s a definite preference for simple one dish meals, side dishes, and easy desserts since each of these categories represent thirty percent of the top 10 recipes. This information can help me to plan future posts to better meet my readers needs in 2020. I look forward to creating and publishing more recipes for simple and frugal one dish meals as well as simple and delectable desserts and sides. I sincerely hope that you’ll enjoy these new recipes, too.
What is your favorite recipe from Patty Cake’s Pantry? Is your favorite represented in the top ten?
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