The Top 10 Recipes of 2017


Top 10 Recipes of 2017 – With the dawn of a new year, this is often the time when many of us look back on our accomplishments and missteps from the past twelve months. I always find this to be very therapeutic, because we all learn and grow from our past experiences.

Bloggers like to do this too. It is fun for us to take a look at our blogging statistics from the previous year and take note of posts that have been popular or not so popular. Among other things, it is a great way to gauge reader interests and hopefully make your experience on this blog more enjoyable.

A few years ago, our resolution was to focus more on the food and recipe section of our blog, as well as, some travel.  Cooking, baking, and entertaining are huge loves of ours, so it made sense to work in those particular areas.

While it has not been without challenges, on the whole, we are very happy with how successful and enjoyable this resolution has been! That’s one of the main reasons for sharing the Top 10 Recipes of 2017.

To determine which recipes made the top 10 list, we went to the site stats and looked at the top posts for the last year and picked out the top 10 most visited recipes.

The following are the Top 10 Recipes of 2017:

#1 Seafood Linguine

We make this delicious Seafood Linguine two or three times a year; almost always to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, Christmas or a family celebration. It isn’t difficult to make and we usually all gather in the kitchen with a glass of wine and everyone pitches in to help.

#2 Broccoli Salad

There is a very good reason for the longevity of Broccoli Salad. It is simple to make, delicious can be made ahead of time (bonus!) and is easily customizable to suit your own family’s likes and needs. Set your imagination free and switch up the ingredients to make this recipe your own.

#3 Banana Oatmeal Muffins

The recipe makes a tasty, tender muffin with a nicely rounded top. Call me weird, but I like muffins with a nice dome-like top. If they don’t have a top like that, I feel like I’m a bit of a failure at muffin making…lol!

#4 Caramelized Brussel Sprouts and Bacon 

Over the years my daughter and I have often experimented with the cooking of this vegetable and have finally come up with a winning recipe. My daughter, Shannon, is actually the author of this delicious recipe for Caramelized Brussel Sprouts. As much as I would like to claim this recipe and the accompanying photos as mine, they are all hers.

# 5 Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Pinwheel Appetizers

I love quite a few things about this recipe! 1.) These look impressive but are in fact, very easy to make 2.) They can be made the morning of or even a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator until ready to slice. 3.) They are pretty and colourful and 4.) They don’t cost a fortune

#6 No-Bake Chocolate Macaroons (aka Frogs)

These Chocolate Macaroons are always a hit at any occasion. Trust me when I tell you, these simple to make, no bake morsels of chocolate, oatmeal and coconut will quickly become your “go-to” cookie and a family favourite!

#7 Confetti Squares 

These are definitely not difficult to make. Just a little melting of butter, peanut butter, and the chips, then letting the mixture cool a bit. Stir in marshmallows, put them in a pan, toss in the fridge and you are done! Coloured marshmallows + butterscotch chips + peanut butter = happy kids!

#8 Grammie’s Oatmeal Molasses Brown Bread

What is a girl to do with all of this wild weather but to head to the kitchen and start baking! We had a big ham dinner on New Years Day and a couple of days later, to my surprise, had some ham still remaining! So for dinner that night, to serve with the ham, I decided to make a big batch of homemade baked beans and a couple loaves of my grandmother’s Oatmeal Molasses Brown Bread. I have modified her original bread recipe just a bit, but the results are still as fabulous!

#9 Sex in a Pan

Not sure how this yummy treat received its name, but I do know, the name is worthy of the dessert! I have made Sex in a Pan off and on now for the past twenty or more years. This is a bit of a throwback/retro type of dessert that you don’t see every day.

#10 Skor Squares (4 ingredients)

I first had these super simple to make Skor Squares way back in 2004 or 2005. One of my colleagues would often bring them into work. We would have them as a little treat with afternoon coffee or just grab one to munch on as we walked past her desk.
We all raved about how good they were and she always told us how simple they were to make. Not sure we really believed anything so tasty could be so easy; that is until she brought in the recipe. There are only four ingredients!

We had lots of fun making (and eating…lol!) these recipes and it was interesting to find out where they ranked for the past year. We hope you will give a couple of them a try, they are all delicious!

Top 10 Recipes of 2017

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As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask and we will do our very best to answer.

Wishing each of you a very happy 2018 filled with wonderful food, fun, and adventure!




  1. kathy downey says:

    These sure look delicious

  2. I made the banana muffins today. My boys loved them for their snack on our snow day! Yummy, did add some mini chocolate chips for fun.

  3. I keep saying I’ll make that marshmallow recipe! I really want to taste it! :) haha

  4. Theresa Butler says:

    All of these recipes look simply amazing. I will definitely be adding a few of these to my collection. Can’t wait to try a few! I am trying to have a healthier new year so this is very inspiring to me. This is one of my favorite posts of yours Monica.

  5. Andrew Powell says:

    WOW, This is really amazing post. Your share in all delicious and healthy food recipe really I like. Hey Monica I like your information. Really I say your information is very helpful for making delicious and healthy food recipe. Thank you for share Monica great post.

  6. Margaret says:

    Very nice decoration, and delicious. I also love the fact that you have added some of my most favorite recipes on the list! I can still try cooking these recipes over and over again because of this excellent guide!

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