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Dec 31, 2017

Top Ten Readers' Favorite Recipes from 2017 | Countdown to 2018

Here are your Top Ten Favorite Recipes from 2017!

Top Ten Readers Favorite Recipes #TopTenRecipes

It's always fun to look back over the last year to see which recipes resonated with you. I posted 152 recipes in 2017 (phew!), and, in order of popularity, these were your favorites.

1. Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings #wings

These Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings were my first attempt at using an air fryer, and the resulting post was my most visited for 2017. These wings were delicious. If you have an air fryer, you would not be disappointed with this recipe.

2. Tartine Country Bread

Tartine country bread #bread #tartine

While I've been dancing around the Tartine Country Bread for several years, I hadn't actually made the basic recipe from start to finish until this year. I was thrilled with the results. The crust was dark and flavorful, and the bread had a mild sourdough tang. This bread made me very happy.

3. Four Hour French Country Bread

French country bread #bread #artisanbread

If you'd like to make a loaf of crusty artisan bread, but don't have all day (or two), try this Four Hour French Country Bread. I've made this bread many, many times, always with excellent results. In fact, there is a loaf cooling on my kitchen counter right now to give to a dear friend for the holidays. I've also heard from many bread bakers that this bread is in regular rotation in their kitchens.

4. Papas Rellenas (Cuban Potato Balls)

papas rellenas #papasrellenas

You can't go wrong with stuffed and fried mashed potatoes. When I first tried papas rellenas from a local Cuban bakery, I became obsessed with attempting these myself. I filled these with beef picadillo and was thrilled with the results. These papas rellenas are so delicious. Plus, you can make them in advance and reheat them in the oven. You'll love them.

5. Cheesy Scalloped Zucchini

cheesy scalloped zucchini

This cheesy scalloped zucchini dish is super easy to make. It's a great recipe to have when all your friends and neighbors are trying to give away all of their extra zucchini from their garden. The flavor is exceptional. I never know what is going to be a hit here, and I was really pleased that this veggie dish was so well liked.

6. Pressure Cooker Asian-Style Boneless Short Ribs

Pressure Cooker Asian-Style Boneless Short Ribs #instantpot

These Asian-style boneless short ribs were my first venture into the world of the electric pressure cooker (such as the Instant Pot). I had just received a new pressure cooker, and decided to test drive it with my new favorite, beef short ribs. These ribs are flavored with ginger, garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and shaoxing rice wine, and are tender and flavorful in less than an hour. If you don't have a pressure cooker, I bet you could adapt these to a slow cooker.

7. Aish Baladi - Egyptian Flatbread

egyptian flatbread

Aish Baladi is a whole wheat flat bread that is unique to Egypt. It is traditionally served warm from the oven or grill. I was pretty surprised, but also excited, that this recipe resonated with you.

8. Walnut Levain Bread

walnut levain bread

This walnut levain bread is probably the most "bread-geeky" of all of the recipes in this list. This makes me very happy. It takes a couple of days to make, and requires a sourdough starter, something that not everyone maintains. I've included lots of detailed instructions in this recipe. This bread was also one of my favorites of 2017.

9. Chewy Italian Dinner Rolls

Chewy Italian Dinner Rolls

The recipe for these chewy Italian dinner rolls also requires a little planning. You make a biga the night before mixing the final dough, which really develops flavor in the rolls. These rolls are airy and crunchy, like little ciabattas. They are excellent for sandwiches.

10. Cheese Straws with Parmesan, Gruyère, and Thyme

cheese straws

Finally, these cheese straws are made with puff pastry that is coated in cheese and herbs, and then twisted and baked until puffy. This is a delicious and elegant appetizer recipe, fabulous for cocktail and dinner parties.

Thank you to Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes for hosting another week of New Year's countdowns. Be sure to check out the rest of the participants' most popular recipes.

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  1. The Cuban Potato Balls are still calling my name!!! It's been way too long!!! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  2. amazing, Karen... you know that the most popular recipe this year in my blog was Air Fried Carrots? I really surprises me...

    great round-up, I remember each and every one of those posts!

    1. How funny about the carrots! I guess these gadget posts are all the rage =)

      Thanks so much for the sweet words. Happy New Year!

  3. All of your pictures are so pretty! What camera/lens do you use?! Basically, I want to eat all of these and I just got an air fryer for Christmas, so I definitely have to try those wings :)

    1. Thanks so much Sarah! The air fryer is a lot of fun! I use a Canon 60 D which is discontinued. My lens is the Canon EF‑S ‑ 60mm ‑ F/2.8, which works with any of the Canon cropped bodies, such as a Rebel. I still have to master editing software, so you made my day with your compliment!

    2. Your pictures don't need any editing! They are so beautiful. I want to work on my photography in 2018. Mostly I'm just lazy because by the time I get a recipe done, I just want to sit and eat it. But my FIL got me some soft lights and that will help during the darker months, so now I don't have an excuse :)

    3. Artificial lighting is something I need to learn too. Food Photography Blog is offering a downloadable guide to artificial lighting. I'll send you a link!

  4. All the bread! I want!! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!


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