Top Ten Recipes of 2016 from The Spicy Apron

Well, I can’t say that I’m surprised. After all, who doesn’t love cheesy, gooey, bacon-y, potato-y comfort food, right? So, no, I’m not surprised by my number one recipe of 2016. But some others that made the Top Ten Recipes of 2016 from The Spicy Apron did surprise me! Check out the list and tell me what you think? Is your favorite on here? (Mine’s actually not. Bummer!)

10. How to Make Pie Crust That Never FailsHow to Make Pie Crust

This one was a very pleasant surprise. Making a pie crust can be a real challenge, but this one is about as “no fail” as you can get. Happy baking!

Potato Casserole Horizontal with watermark

9. Game Day Food Even When Campinggame day sliders close up connected

These super easy super tasty sliders are coming on strong! I put this post out near the end of the year and it already made the top ten recipes of 2016. I’m betting it will make the top ten of 2017 too!

8. The Easiest of all Camping Snacks

Backpack full of camping snacks
Lots of packable snacks make the day trips easy!

I probably shouldn’t be surprised by this one. Everyone’s looking for a quick and easy way to pack snacks for camping and outdoor activities! So, here’s how!

7. Steak Salad with Blue Cheese CrumblesSteak Salad Close Up Action Shot with watermark

I’m glad to see that even one of my healthiest (and easiest) recipes made the list! What a great light but hearty mid-week meal!

6. This Hot White Russian Cocktail Will Keep You Warmhot white russian cocktail close in hands

I’m not at all surprised that this is one of the most popular (I mean really… warm coffee, Kahlua, Vodka, and cream. What’s not to love?) What shocks me is that this recipe has only been out a month and has already landed well within the top ten! Woo hoo!

5. Warm Cocktails and Cool Nights – Fall Camping

Keeping the hands warm!

Well, apparently my readers really love their cocktails (2 of the top 10 are cocktail recipes)! That’s awesome! There will be more to come in 2017. Promise!

4. Steel Cut Oatmeal, Coffee, and CampingSteel Cut Oatmeal in Hands with watermark

2016 was the year The Spicy Apron went camping! Well actually, I’ve been a camping fan for a long time, but this past year is when I decided to focus The Spicy Apron on camping, tailgating, and outdoor cooking. And what a great focus it’s been! People are eating it up! 😉

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly – So Romantic… ReallyPeanut Butter and Jelly Vertical watermark

All I can say is that this still makes me happy! I absolutely love that a recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly is way up in the top ten!

2. How To Make Broccoli That Really Impresses How to cook broccoli The Spicy Apron

Believe it or not, figuring out exactly how to make broccoli that’s perfect every time took some doing. But I’ve figured it out! So now all you have to do is make it. And that’s the easy part!! (I also have an adaptation for broccoli for camping and outdoor cooking here.)

1. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole with Chicken for a CrowdPotato Casserole Double with watermark

I’ve gotta give Pinterest credit for making this my number one!! There’s just something about a picture of fluffy smashed potatoes, topped with fresh chicken, tangy sour cream, melty cheese, and crisp smoky bacon that keeps Pinterest people coming back for more! (And don’t be shy – come follow me on Pinterest if you don’t already!)

There you have it! The Top Ten Recipes of 2016 from The Spicy Apron! It’s been a awesome year and I can’t wait to see what you all pick as next year’s top recipes.

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