I don’t make new year’s resolutions. Is that weird? I don’t have anything against them, I’ve just never felt the need to wait for specific timing to set goals for myself. One thing I can get on board with, though, is looking back on the year come the end of December. I like to reminisce a bit.
This year I started a blog! It definitely wasn’t in my plan to start one. I had been a stay-at-home mom for about two years at that point, but since my littlest man was getting older and my other two kiddos were in school, I was bored. And I was baking. A LOT.
Now I’ve learned a lot about blogging (okay, enough to get by), a lot about photography (okay, it’s not stellar but I’m getting better!), and now that I’ve looked back on the year, I know a lot about what you guys are baking along with me!
Without further ado, here is a list of the top ten recipes on the blog for 2018! <3
For chocolate lovers only! This Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Italian Buttercream has ALL the chocolate! This recipe is perfect for a birthday, celebration, or a Tuesday night. You deserve more chocolate! It’s no wonder this one made the top ten list.
This Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie is a classic apple pie topped with thinly sliced cinnamon rolls and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. This recipe is roll-your-eyes-good!
These tender Mini Chocolate Chip Scones are packed with mini chocolate chips and drenched in vanilla glaze. They’re cute, delicious, and tiny enough that you need to have *at least* three or four!
Coming in 7th for the year are these gorgeous Homemade Bagels. These freshly baked, soft, chewy bagels are definitely on my top ten list! You can personalize them for everyone in your household or coming to your brunch. I can’t wait to try more flavor variations in 2019!
I wasn’t surprised to see these cuties in the top ten recipes from this year! These Homemade Animal Crackers are so much better than the store-bought ones! They’re perfect for a little something sweet with lunch or an after-school snack.
Starting out the top 5 are my recipe for Lemon Sugar Cookies! This recipe is one of the easiest recipes that I’ve shared on the blog, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious! The simple ingredients give you a cookie that is crisp, chewy, sweet, and lemony. This recipe is a real crowd-pleaser!
One look at that shiny glaze and there’s no wonder this recipe is #4 on the list this year! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Angel Food Cake is drenched in dark chocolate peanut butter ganache! I’m not sure if something should be called “angel” when it’s so decadent, but this cake is okay in my book! 😀
Sometimes simple food and comfort food are juuuust what you need. Take these Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream, for instance. These are simple cookies with simple flavors, but the combination of good ingredients and a little time make them something extraordinary!
Speaking of comfort food, my Mom’s Cinnamon Rolls are #2 on the list! These ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls are slathered in cream cheese frosting. What’s not to love? I’ll certainly be making multiple batches of these beauties in 2019.
I guess it’s no surprise that (The Best Ever) Banana Bread was the most popular recipe on the blog this year! This banana bread is perfect: great banana flavor without being heavy, and light in texture without being dry. The sprinkle of raw sugar on top adds an unexpected sweetness and crunch that will just make your morning. This recipe is a regular at my house (I just made two loaves a few days ago!) because it is truly the best! Apparently you all agree with me, since so many of you have been baking it as well! 😀
So I may not have any resolutions, but I do have this: so many well-wishes for you for 2019! Have a fun, safe, sweet new year! <3