Friday, January 1, 2010

Top Ten From 2009

I’m not a computer techie but I’ve figured out how to see which recipes received the most attention from readers. So here are the 10 most popular with readers according to the blog counter I use. If you didn’t already see them, I hope you’ll have a chance to try some of them in 2010.


Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake

Number one was this cake that I made for Father’s day. It continues to receive so many hits that at this rate, it’s likely to be the most popular again next year. Try it for Father’s Day or any special occasion and you’re sure to turn heads.



Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A  great way to sneak some veggies into your kids’ diets – or even if you don’t have kids.



Strawberry Tiramisu

A really beautiful and delicious treat for springtime.



Grilled Shrimp and Bulgur Salad

Healthy, easy to make and flavorful. Who could ask for more?



Candied Orange Peel

A great treat for the holiday and a nice gift too (and my first sale of a food photo!)


image Stuffed Zucchini 

One of my favorite ways to use up all that zucchini from the garden



Zucchini Cheese Scones

Another great excuse to eat zucchini



How To Make Homemade Pasta

Everybody should try making pasta at home – you’ll become hooked!



Pumpkin Ravioli with Walnut Cream Sauce

Oh my this is THE best, decadent ravioli you’ve ever had – a recipe from 2008 that made it to the top ten of 2009



Side Dish Salads

Some sanity after those ravioli – a refreshing trio of salads.



Rowena... said...

Felice Anno Nuovo Linda! I haven't even considered how to go about finding the top 10 on my blog, but looks like all winners on yours. The candied orange peel...I should really stop being so lazy and try making instead of buying!

Stacey Snacks said...

You sold a food photo?
How come people ask if they can use my photos for free?
My favorite on your blog is still the stuffed calamari!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Linda, everything looks amazing! There are a few of the top ten that I managed to miss throughout the year. I have loved all of your recipe ideas that I have tried. I look forward to your 2010 posts. I learn something new everytime I stop by your blog. Love it!

Fresh Local and Best said...

All of these dishes look great. I'm looking forward to trying the pumpkin ravioli and grilled shrimp. Happy new year!

daniela said...

che bella top list! mi piace moltissimo

Daniela said...

Felice Anno nuovo Linda. Che belle ricette nella top ten complimenti.
Ciao Daniela.

Joanne said...

This is a great roundup! Happy New Year!

YankeeSoaper said...

Happy New Year Linda! I'm thrilled with these top tens, as I've missed many.. that strawberry tiramisu is screaming to be made,,even if it isn't June ;)!

Linda said...

Happy New Year Linda...
all of them look delicious!
The bean salad looks wonderful to me right about now!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Have you got your greens and blackeyed peas on? This is definitely your top 10.
Have a healthy and happy New Year!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I am loving these "Best of" postings! I missed some of these. The shrimp made me stop cold. Love it! I'm on the lurk for healthy things, in between my sweet indulgences. Bookmarked and thanks!

natalia said...

Ciao Linda ! Tante ricette bellissime !! I'm sure your pizza bianca will be wonderful !! Happy new year !!

Peter M said...

A dangerous round-up of your dishes....that zucchini cake...yum!

Chef Aimee said...

I am new here so seeing the highlights was the biggest treat - that strawberry tiramisu is one I look forward to trying asap! :) Happy New Year!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

All such gorgeous photos!

Happy New Year Linda ~ can't wait to see what fabulous surprises you'll share this year. :)

Cheers! ~Mari

Karine said...

Everything looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Love your top ten list.
the oranges and the veggie cake are still my favorite. BUT you have convinced me to try the meatball cake.
Happy New Year!

Elra said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. May this year bring lots of happiness.

I can understand why they are popular Linda.

Cathy said...

Your top 10 list is great! I've already tried the cheese and zucchini scones and loved them. The grilled shrimp and bulgar salad is next. All great choices, Linda. Thanks.

theforeignkitchen said...

I got hooked on making my own pasta a year ago (thank God!), homemade pasta adds a handful of soul to any meal.
Martina from The Foreign Kitchen

theforeignkitchen said...

I got hooked on making my own pasta a year ago (thank God!), homemade pasta adds a handful of soul to any meal.
Martina from The Foreign Kitchen

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I think I found your blog through the spaghetti and meatball cake! It still amazes me!

I'm glad you did this as I never saw the pumpkin ravioli with walnut cream sauce recipe....yum!

You'll laugh when I tell you what was the most looked at recipe on my blog... Crock Pot Guinness Beef Stew! It us good I'm not a food blogger.