Whew. What a year 2016 has been! I’ve shared some really incredible food here with you, and I am so proud of how this blog has grown. Overtime Cook has seen millions (yep! You read that right!) of page views, and just under one million unique visitors in 2016! I’m so thankful for every one of you, and I want to say (once again!) how your visits, your comments, your feedback – it all spurs me on to keep on creating more delicious food for you.
Before we start with some of the yumminess I have in store for you in 2017, I wanted to take a look back at the top 10 posts that you guys enjoyed over the course of the past year. So here we go……
Within….hours of posting this recipe, I knew I had a viral hit on my hands. The only downside to homemade cinnamon buns is all that time it takes to make them. So when you have a recipe that takes all the work out of it….what’s not to love?!
It totally doesn’t surprise me that these amazing chicken fingers soared to the top this year. Wrapping the chicken in pastrami means they’re perfectly moist. The BBQ sauce ensures that they pack a ton of flavor. If you haven’t tried them yet….what are you waiting for?!
This is one of my personal favorite recipes from 2016, so I am really glad it’s on this list. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know how I love all things maple. This salad is bursting with flavor and super easy to make. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made it over the past year!
So here’s the funny thing about this recipe. I was SO nervous about it. I tasted it and loved it, but I froze the rest for a sukkos meal, where my hostess was counting on it, and I didn’t know how well it would go over. Well, the soup was finished that meal, even by the kids, so I shouldn’t have worried. And you guys gave it many thumbs up too – both in huge numbers of page views as well as a ton of feedback.
This post introduced a revolutionary new product to the kosher market, and I’m proud to say that it was really well received, thanks in large part to this post. Haven’t yet read about the unique shortcut that puts super on your table in minutes? Click the link above and discover it yourself.
I’m over-the-moon excited that this recipe made the top ten for the year, mostly because I am over-the-moon excited with how well this turned out. I came up with this idea a million years ago to make insanely crispy home fries, and I don’t know why it took me so long to finally try it. This amazing technique gets RAVE reviews every time.
Simple, comfort food at its best. This chicken is crazy juicy, amazingly flavorful, and pretty healthy. And it’s got a built in side dish. It’s no wonder everyone loved it this year!
With most capon recipes calling for kishka, duck sauce, and other fattening ingredients, it’s no wonder that a relatively healthy capon recipe has been such a hit. The best part? It totally doesn’t “taste” healthy!
The fact that this recipe was posted so close to the end of the year and still made the list is a testament to the sheer viral-ness of it! It’s a chanukah cookie that looks adorable and tastes amazing. Don’t want to wait till next chanukah to try this? Don’t worry, you can replace a chocolate coin with a regular square of chocolate!
10) Asian Kale Slaw
Confession: I only tasted kale in 2016 for the first time, when I was served this slaw at an event. I knew I had to get the recipe, and of course, share it with all of you guys. It’s the recipe that converts kale-haters, and definitely worthy of the final spot on this list!
And now, on to 2017 – here’s the question for you: what kind of recipes are you guys looking for this year? Let me know in the comments so I can make it happen!
Thanks, as always, for visiting! – Miriam