Today I’m looking back on 2019 – some of your favorite recipes that I’ve posted. This is always a fun post to write. I enjoy looking back on what I shared over the year, delight in seeing some of my personal favorites among my most popular posts as well as a few surprises, recipes that I enjoyed (of course I enjoyed them, otherwise I wouldn’t have shared them!) but that I didn’t realize how much you enjoyed them as well!
I meant to get this post out to you earlier but I got caught up in spending time with friends and family over the holidays …. and then I finished up 2019 and kicked off the new year with the flu. While getting the flu is never fun, at least I was able to enjoy the holiday season, and recooperate during a traditionally slow time of the year. And I’m happy to report that nobody else in the house got sick – so I call that a major win!
Anyway, without further ado, here are my most popular recipes published in 2019. Enjoy!
The most popular recipe I posted in 2019, this Classic Cosmo recipe is one that I've been making for years. This simple, 4-ingredient cocktail is a deliciously sweet way to celebrate Ladies Night or the weekend.
Vanilla Icebox Cake is an old family recipe that I had sort of forgotten about until I made it for friends. Now it's among the most requested dishes when I attend potlucks. I'm glad you all loved it as much as I did.
This Pimm's Iced Tea is an easy, unexpected, slightly boozy beverage to grace your brunch table. The Pimm's gives the drink a subtle, sweet flavor that I enjoyed not just at brunch but on a warm afternoon sitting on the porch. I hope you enjoyed it as well!
I was happy to see this one on the list - it's a favorite of mine too. It takes a few steps but this coffee shop knockoff is worth it. At least I won't long for that seasonal drink that they won't seem to put back on the menu anymore...
This semi-homemade treat is delicious and festive. What's not to love about those delicious s'mores flavors and that cute little ghost? Good choice! Check out the recipe and be sure to pin it for Halloween.
Another recipe that I've made for years but it took me a while to get around to blogging - these Pecan Pie Bars are a great dessert option for feeding a crowd. Plus, they can be made ahead and frozen, making them a clear winner in my book.
Cinnamon tea, a cinnamon stick, and a little booze will warm you right up. This one surprised me by making the list, but I'm glad it did - it's a wintertime favorite of mine as well!
And for fun, I thought I’d share a few oldies but goodies. The below three recipes were published prior to 2018 but were among my top 10 recipes this year, so I thought it was worth sharing them again.
Not the prettiest picture, I was happy to see this recipe on the list. It's my go-to recipe when I make Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti & Meatballs, or any of those other delicious Italian pasta dishes. Huge flavor. Make it once and it just might become a go-to for you too.
A fun fall twist on a childhood classic. this bar cookie is full of sweet white chocolate, tart dried cranberries and crunchy nuts. Tasty at room temperature, but even better warmed and served with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Did you make any recipes from Books n’ Cooks this year? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Tag @booksncooks with #booksncooks on Instagram, or leave a comment and recipe rating on the original post.
Finally, THANK YOU to each and every one of you for reading, cooking, and baking along with me. I appreciate all of you!