New years is over. I’d love to be able to tell you that Mr. Yum and I went out and we rocked out all night long. But, that didn’t happen. He worked a 12 hour shift and gets home late. So, we headed to the local eatery. We shared some nachos, both got sandwiches and I had a beer. *gasp* I know. I never drink beer anymore. For the record, Guinness isn’t beer, its ale. 😉 Anyway, they had $1.50 drafts so who can refuse that? We came home and I fell asleep. Boo!
That’s ok. But hey, let’s talk food. I love to talk about food. I want to talk about my top recipes of 2014. I can’t believe the year came and went just like that. That means YUM is just over a year old now and what a year it has been. There were ups and there were downs. I often wondered what I was doing trying to take a few recipes off one of my other sites and turn it into an all food all the time blog. I had a dream and I was going to stick it out. I am not giving up. Besides, I’m just having way too much fun over here.
So, without further ado, I present to you my Top 5 recipes of 2014.
It comes as no surprise to me that this made the top 5. It has the most amount of comments compared to any blog I’ve posted. I hope people continue to find it useful for months to come. I bet if I had written it earlier in the year it would be at the #1 spot.
You know, that time? I have no idea how this made the top 5 according to Google Analytics. I’m not complaining, but come on Internets, I had way better recipe and photos! (LOL)
Out of all recipes I have posted here on YUM this might just be my favorite. No, wait. That would be my Shepherd’s Pie, so this would have to be second. I haven’t made it again but I want to. Problem is, Mr. Yum doesn’t care for squash and kiddo felt the gorgonzola was a bit too much for her. So, I’ve secretly been toying with the idea of making this again. Smaller batch. Less cheese for her. While I loved this recipe, I wasn’t thrilled with these photos. I made this dish before I made the photography board. So, now I must make it again for reshoot. Sounds YUM to me!
On a whim I decided to do a 30 day green smoothie challenge. This was one of my creations from that challenge. This sparked me to keep track of my smoothies so I could write another recipe book. It’s still in process – look for it soon!
I still find it hard to believe that this is my most popular post. I mean, I get it, sugar-free folk want a healthy treat. I’m down. I was bound and determined to remake this recipe and use my fancy smancy dslr camera. This recipe was actually a cross over from my old site. Maybe this year I’ll give it another whirl. I think they would look a lot better now that I have an awesome photo board. I got to tell you, making that thing really made my photos look a lot better. Now if I could just wrap my head around ISO and apertures with Lightroom and Photoshop I’d be golden.
Have you reflected on 2014? What are you looking forward to in 2015?