Happy New Year Everyone! I hope 2015 was as great a year for you as it was for me and Cook & Be Merry. For everyone who visited my blog, Thank You. And to all my great commenters, you are the absolute best! You make my day and make my blog so much more interesting. I have some really good recipes coming up in 2016 that should make you smile with happiness, so stay tuned as we enter year number seven of Cook & Be Merry.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular recipes of 2015 on Cook & Be Merry. Above is the #10 most popular recipe, BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.
#9 Black and White Checkerboard Cookies
#8 Scotch Eggs with Garlic Butter Parmesan Fries
#7 Grilled Whole Red Snapper with Ginger Sweet Chili Sauce
#6 Riesling Chicken & Mushroom Casserole
#5 Huevos Rancheros
#4 Oven Roasted Fries with Garlic Bitter & Parmesan
#3 Korean Dak Galbi ~ Chicken Stir-Fry in Spicy Red Pepper Sauce with Gochugaru and Gochujang
#2 Mini Tart Shells, Food Art & An Optical Illusion
#1 Twisted Cookies ~ with Rolled-In Sugar. I think Twisted Cookies will always be the #1 recipe on my blog. It has almost 70,000 pageviews and 100 comments, which is by far more than the second most visited post. The comments are really heartwarming, as visitors talk about how they remember their grandma or great aunt making these cookies when they were kids back in the day. It brings back nostalgic memories and they’re happy that they now have the recipe, maybe to pass on to their kids. *smile*
Here’s to us in 2016. I wish you abundant happiness and prosperity.
Oh my gosh! It’s January 2016!
It was almost Thanksgiving ….then whoosh, it was Christmas …then whoosh, it was New Year’s Eve! And now, all the hoopla is over, and I’m smooth sailing into 2016. Whew!
However, there will be no New Year’s resolutions at this time. No January grain bowls. No salads. No fruit and veggie smoothies. No sit-ups. No sirree. This may be Los Angeles, but it’s dreary, rainy (pouring) and cold (more like freezing) outside. I want something hot, substantial and filling, and then I’m curling up in my down comforter in front of the fire. So there.
This is where the Green Curry with Chicken & Thai Eggplant comes in. It fulfills the hot, substantial and filling criteria, but the flavors just rock you back on your heels. You take your first spoonful and you say stuff like Oh wow! Oh my god! Mmmm! as you quickly get another spoonful in. Every one of your taste buds is singing with happiness. And there is enough in the pot to have a second bowl. Oh yes. Crappy weather, you are so totally foiled!
[click to continue…]