Best of 2018

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’m a sucker for end-of-year recaps. I love the chance to look back and reflect on what the year has brought and plan for what’s to come.

2018 Top 10

Which means, of course, I love looking back on what’s been most popular on the blog this year. This year, everyone was all about the sweets – not a single savory recipe made this year’s top 10! That’s a first for me, but it’s also reflective of the year around here.

Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

#10 – Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

These no-bake treats were one of my cooking with the kids projects early in the year – and they’re delicious! While the kids accompanied me in the kitchen all year, I didn’t blog our endeavors as much as I hoped to. Doing more on the Kids in the Kitchen series is one of my goals for 2019!


#9 – Hasselback Apples

I was actually surprised these squeaked onto the list! They weren’t the fanciest thing I made this year, but the simplicity and taste definitely captured the heart of my blog readers!

Peanut Butter Lava Cakes

#8 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes for 2

It’s no secret that I love everything chocolate and peanut butter! This sized-for-two dessert was an awesome Valentine’s Day treat. It’s definitely something I’ll keep making for special occasions.


#7 – Sour Cream Peach Pie

I’m so glad I finally blogged this pie! I’ve made it several times and it’s always been gobbled up before I took photos. This is a summer favorite – the sour cream and peach are such an awesome flavor combo!


#6 – Zucchini Scones

Flaky, buttery layers paired with garden-fresh zucchini make for an awesome tea-time treat. These kicked off a scone craze in our house!


#5 – Shrunken Head Punch

Not going to lie, I did a little happy dance when I saw these were on the list! I’m pretty thrilled that my readers appreciated this Halloween-perfect punch so much! I think it’s one of the most fun things I made all year!


#4 – Apple Cinnamon Baklava

Baklava has been on my cooking bucket list for years, and this was the year I finally tried it out – and absolutely loved the result. It wasn’t as hard as anticipated, and the results were totally worth the effort.

Cranberry Ice Cream 3

#3 – Cranberry Ice Cream

This gorgeous ice cream was my son’s idea – and it turned out to be my favorite dessert of the fall. It seems everyone else enjoyed it too!

Shamrock Shake Pie

#2 – Shamrock Shake Pie

I made this pie for Pi Day – which was right at the beginning of our moving craziness. I wanted something  easy, and this totally delivered. As a bonus, it worked for St. Patrick’s Day too!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sheet Pan Pancake

#1 – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sheet Pan Pancakes

This sized-for-a-crowd breakfast is a fitting king for the year. Sheet pan pancakes were a game changer for us, so I love that so many other people are learning about them too! And, of course, they’re my beloved peanut butter-chocolate flavor combo. Seeing it at the top of the list gives me reason to blog even more PB-Choc treats next year!

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