A collection of your favorite top ten recipes published on The Fresh Cooky, these delicious recipes were compiled according to the number of page views. Which means you, may faithful readers have chosen these popular recipes!
So without further adieu, these recipes were chosen by YOU!
Sorry, it’s a Meyer (my maiden name) thing, we think we’re punny but we really aren’t!
Favorite Recipes of 2018
Grandpa Frank’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce | easy, makes a lot, freezer friendly, versatile
Espresso Brownie Bites | rich, simple, festive, large quantity
Hash Brown Prosciutto & Gruyere Quiche | delicious, gluten-free, full of flavor
Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies with Maple Brown Sugar Buttercream | need I say more?
Giblet Turkey Gravy | make ahead, holiday favorite, rich, creamy, amazing
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies with Fleur de Sel | chewy, crunchy, giftable
Pan Banging Sugar Cookies | Soft, chewy, with crunchy edges
Ham & Cheese Sliders | soft, gooey, feeds a crowd, perfect game day food
Strawberry Buttermilk Scones with Lemon Glaze | soft, fresh, perfectly balanced
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies | the recipe that started it all
And, I couldn’t leave you without our personal family favorites, these recipes are on a regular menu rotation at our house! (not all pictured)
Grilled Chicken Shawarma | easy, SUPER tasty, moist and healthy!
Overnight Cinnamon Crunch French Toast | dessert for breakfast, make-ahead, dee-licious
Bacon & Beef Minestrone Soup | loaded with veggies they don’t mind eating, because…BACON!
Coconut Lime Chicken | amazing flavors, tender chicken, gluten free all the good stuff
Barbacoa Beef Tacos | easy, slow cooker, tender and healthy
Blackberry Bourbon Moscow Mule | my husbands fave, omit alcohol for mocktail!
Cake Batter Cookies | not sure I need to explain this one
Chocolate French Silk Mini Pies | toffee graham crusts, little bites of light chocolate-y bliss
Mile High Mud Pie (ice cream cake) | easy, make ahead, looks fancy, tastes amazing!
We said farewell to 2018 a few days ago and my family and I want to say that we are honored and so very grateful that you have chosen to be a part of our journey on The Fresh Cooky. It is not without struggle and sacrifice at times, but the reward of your time, generosity and kindness far outweigh any negatives that may arise. Thank you friends!
I leave you with these encouraging words from Ann VosKamp, I was challenged and inspired by them and I encourage you to read through the entire post, the summation at the ending especially!
Dear Lovely You,
who doesn’t want to do that hard thing in the New Year,
who doesn’t want to get on the treadmill,
or go for a run,
or sort through the closets,
or tackle the garage, or the piles of paperwork,
or the project that’s hanging over you like a ton of bricks,
or do that big thing that feels like an impossible thing—
okay, yeah, boy, do I hear you.
It doesn’t matter a hill of sprouting beans if you’re 9 and stomping your feet or 16 and slamming doors or 40 and distracting on your phone —hard things just keep calling you because you’re meant to answer to higher and better things. (keep reading, there is so much more!)
I look forward to the new beginnings and the fresh slate of a new year and anticipate great and wondrous time with you!
May God bless you and keep you, make His face shine upon you and give you the strength, rest, courage, and endurance to run the race set before you!