I’m taking a little down time to spend with my family and binge read some books. In the meantime, I’ve put together a few year in review lists to share the hottest posts from 2014. Happy holidays!
2014 was the year that I really focused on my food photography and sharing my new recipes with you. I love creating new recipes in my kitchen, and I’m so glad that you love them as much as my family does.
Turns out you all really love my Vietnamese recipes and I promise to share more of them in 2015! In January, I’m going to share my mother’s recipe for light, crispy Vietnamese egg rolls/spring rolls. Make sure you sign up for the newsletter (box in header) so you don’t miss it!
5 Most Popular Recipes
Starting with #5: Honey Cornbread Muffins with Greek yogurt. Who knew something so simple would be so popular. I’ve made this recipe so often, I practically know it by heart. It’s super versatile–you can add shredded cheese, chopped jalapenos or even cut corn for double corny goodness! Make sure you try the Barley Red Beans and Rice recipe–the muffins go well with this hearty stew.
4. Spicy Pineapple Chicken Lime Nachos: The Super Bowl is coming up and these are the perfect game day food. It’s made in one dish (in the oven) and super easy. It’s sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy all in one.
3. Easy Frozen Yogurt Dots: My kids loved making these as much as they loved eating them. I better stock up on some yogurt pouches for winter break. It’s an activity and snack rolled into one.
2. 30-Minute Easy Chicken Phở Ga: Yes, you can make phở in 30 minutes with a few shortcuts. The flavor won’t have as much depth as a broth that’s been simmering for hours, but you don’t always have hours when you’re craving a steaming bowl of Vietnamese chicken noodle soup.
Drumroll for the most popular recipe from 2014 is Bánh Xèo: Vietnamese Sizzling Crepes! I used to be afraid of making these crispy savory crepes, but no more! The trick is to cook the fillings separately. I might have to make these for our New Year’s Day dinner.
Honorable Mention: 6 Tips For Packing A Bento Lunch Box For School is not a recipe post, but was in the top 10 most popular posts of the year. Get a refresher before you resume packing lunches in January.