Thursday, December 31, 2015

Most Popular aka Reader Faves for 2015

Well, it's the second to last day of the best of 2015 recipes.  And this time round it's about what my readers liked. 

I didn't participate in yesterday's posting, I did use my crockpot a lot, but didn't make any recipes that were new and exciting and shareable in it. 

I sometimes surprise myself with how many new recipes I actually make during the year.  I'm a member of the Secret Recipe Club, which is a very good thing, cause it means I get to explore a new blog all the time, well, once a month or so.   I've found so many great recipes that way.

Since we're doing a roundup of my most popular recipes of 2015, I thought I'd take a look at them and give you my top picks.   Several of them were also my Secret Recipe Club reveals as well.  
And here they are, a bakers dozen.
Get it?
Never mind.

Mazarin Tarts
 I went to my Danish roots for this recipe.   And they were better than I remember them.
Jordanian Matabaqa  
This was such an intriguing recipe and one I'm going to play with some more.  And tasty.

Apple Crostata
Who doesn't love an Apple Pie? I love freeform galettes and crostata's and this was easy to make.

I came in third in a recipe contest with these, and was totally tickled about it. 

Horseradish Hummus
 For the horseradish lovers.  I took this to a gathering and got raves about it.

Baked Onion Blossoms
A not so guilty indulgence and so good especially when you pair them with the Blossom Dip 

Mini Smorgastarta 
I had fun making these, and watched as people very carefully ate them as well.  I'm thinking they would be fun to make for a high tea? or just for fun. 

Thyme Herb Crackers
I've been making my own crackers all year long and these made it into the regular rotation. 

Golden Girl Granola Katsu Style Pork 
I placed in the top five in this recipe contest.  My challenge was to use granola in a main dish.  I done nailed it.
Danish Pastries - Spandaur 
Back to my Danish roots again.  I'm not too sure I like that I now know how to make these, cause, now I can have fresh, home made pastries with not a whole lot of effort and best of all, I don't have to drive anywhere to pick them up.

Home Made Cocktail Sauce
I live in a place where you can buy fresh shrimp, and being able to throw together cocktail sauce at the last minute is a good thing.

Retro- Cream Salad Dressing
Last, but not least.  A blast from the past?  This salad dressing was so good with butter lettuce, tastes wonderful with spring mix and I think it's one I want to keep making and making and making.  And eating of course.

Well, that's it for this round up.  
Thanks Sarah E. for hosting this again. 

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I can see why these were the top picks Sid....I am still planning on making those danish one day.

    1. You won't be sorry when you do. Your waistline might, but you won't be.

  2. Those all look delicious! I've got potstickers on my list for 2016 and must try yours!

    1. Let me know what you think when you do make them. When I make them for Tapas or other gatherings, they always disappear fast.

  3. I want to try making potstickers.
    I did a fried bloomin' onion this year, or well... tried to. I need to try baking it next time - it's probably easier, not to mention healthier!

    1. I actually think I like the baked onion blossoms better than the fried. I used to make the fried ones (pre blog days) and in fact have an 'onion blossom cutter' tucked away somewhere, but haven't made them in years. And the potstickers, try them, you'll like them.

  4. All this Danish food is making me hungry!!

  5. Those pot stickers look amazing!

    1. They are really good. I think I need to make some soon, very soon.

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    1. I think you should, try them that is. I am planning to make them again soon.


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