Top 5 of 2015

Top 5 of 2015

January 1, 2016Danita

Top 5 of 2015

Happy New Year!  

The older I get, the faster the time seems to go by.  2015 has come and gone and it’s time to take a look at what went well.  Today, I’m counting down the 5 most viewed posts of 2015….

Top 5 of 2015:

#5 – 10 Secrets to the Perfect Cake Pop

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For this post I had help from my friend, Rosebud, at Rosebud Bakery.  She stopped by my house and allowed me to take these pictures of her incredible cake pops.  She shared 10 very helpful tips for making the perfect cake pop! 

#4 Sausage Balls

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This is one of my favorite appetizers and super popular around the holidays.  Thanks to a recent surge in page views from “googling” questions about sausage balls, this recipe comes in at #4.  What do people want to know about them?  Can they be reheated?  The answer….. YES, just put them in the crock pot on low (turn them to “keep warm” once they’re hot) and they’ll say warm to snack on all day.  

#3 Snickers Mini Cheesecakes

#WhenImHungry #ad SNICKERS

Snickers Mini Cheesecakes…. Oh.My.Goodness!  These are perfect for anyone who loves cheesecake but is a little intimidated about making it.  They bake quickly and are Oh.So.Delicious!  Bonus, they look pretty, too!

#2 Baked Ziti

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I have to be completely honest, this one has been quite a surprise.  Really, the pictures arent’ that great and it’s just a jar of sauce dumped over some pasta, topped with cheese and baked a few minutes.  But, it is good and the perfect easy meal for a weeknight dinner.

Now for #1.  DRUMROLL PLEASE……


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This has been my #1 most viewed post everyday for over a year and a half now.  It’s received over 1.7 MILLION page views! Again, a HUGE surprise! 

It was thrown together one night when I had chicken thawed for dinner and no idea what to do with it.  I finally decided on a recipe we love that used bone-in chicken but I figured I could substitute the boneless I had thawed. That recipe is topped with sour cream and almonds…. which I realized (after I started) I didn’t have either.  What I did have was Asiago cheese and bacon…. close enough, right?  I hadn’t been blogging long so I was taking pictures of every food I cooked.  A couple of week later I edited the photos but had nothing really to say about it so they just sat in the folder on my compter.   A few weeks after that, it was posted hastily with only a few words of explanation…

“When in Doubt, Smother with Cheese and Bacon” 

I am humbled and thankful for all those who have viewed, pinned, tried and commented on this recipe!  

May you all have a Happy and Blessed 2016!




  • hinessightblog

    January 10, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    I gained calories reading this post. Yum.

  • Tiffany (@TiffanyDownLane)

    January 8, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    So many wonderful recipes in one post! I definitely want to try those mini cheesecakes and the Parmesan Crusted Chicken looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night.

  • Amanda Kolb

    January 6, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Oh man those Snickers Cheesecakes look heavenly! So does the parmesan chicken with bacon. Isn’t it funny how the posts we spend the least amount of time on wind up being some of our most viewed?? And the ones we lose sleep over go unnoticed?

    Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!!

    1. Danita

      January 6, 2016 at 4:40 PM

      You are so right about that! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Treat and Trick

    January 3, 2016 at 5:33 AM

    They all look super yummy…

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