Twenty recipes that helped get ourselves through 2021—the meals we enjoyed over and over for nourishment and support!
Here, find all twenty of my most popular recipes of the year, starting with No. 20.
Once again we had a year that was like no other.
As we made our way through 2021, lots of the gusto we had for cooking in 2020 slowly faded. Effortlessness and simplicity in the kitchen replaced our commitment to sourdough starters. This past year we still sought comfort in all we cooked and baked.
I personally relied on recipes that filled my belly, warmed my heart and satisfied my soul. And honestly, there’s nothing like homemade food that checks all of those boxes.
Here are the twenty delicious recipes that ended up on the top…
Save the plain ketchup for the kids and make the Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce for those with a more mature palette. If you prefer a little spicy heat, this tot dipping sauce is for you.
Orange Glazed Pork Chops with only five ingredients are ready in minutes and make a delicious dinner on a weeknight or weekend.
Sheet Pan Pork Chops – a delicious and healthy meal you can prep in minutes and leave it to the oven to do the rest.
These Italian Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect party appetizer for any occasion. Put these stuffed mushrooms together early in the day and bake them off right before guests arrive.
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks – thick, dunkable slices of bread, air-fried to perfection, when you want a special breakfast without all the fuss.
These tender and Juicy Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Peach Glaze come together quickly for a dinner your family and friends will not soon forget. The glaze can be put together in minutes, while the pork chops undergo a quick brine.
This Low Calorie Turkey Chili is so jammed with flavor, you’ll forget you’re eating something healthy.
This Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe is a guaranteed hit of any holiday cocktail party. This made for Thanksgiving cocktail puts a whole new spin on what you should be drinking this fall. If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving cocktail party this is a must serve!
The perfect lemon drop martini should be refreshingly tart, not cloyingly sweet. Lucky for you this is The Most Refreshing Lemon Drop Martini you could ever make.
A filling and satisfying dish, this Avocado and Three Bean Salad is the perfect side to any meal. It’s ready in minutes and you likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator.
Nothing tastes more like summer than a Blackberry Crumble. Even if you’ve never baked from scratch, you will find this recipe so easy to put together.
The most delicious air fryer salmon with a mouthwatering maple glaze. If you love seafood with savory-sweet flavor, this recipe is for you.
Three ingredients are all you need to make this outstanding margarita with agave as its sweetener. Perfectly balanced and refreshing, this agave margarita recipe will be your new favorite patio drink.
This Easy Pineapple Coleslaw is going to remind you of summer all year long. Enjoy as a side dish or top your favorite chicken burger with this one. Also the perfect side dish for pulled pork or ham.
If you know you know, this Dill Pickle Dip is one of the tastiest versions around. Serve as an appetizer, but smother it on your salmon for an amazing pairing.
This easy to make Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake is tender and uniquely flavorful. The Irish cream liqueur in the batter and the glaze is a double whammy of deliciousness.
The Dirty Shirley is a grown-up version of the famous Shirley Temple cocktail. This Dirty Shirley cocktail pays homage to the child star known to complain that her namesake drink was too sweet!
This Dill Pickle Soup recipe has swept the nation! A tangy, delicious and over-the-top version of Dill Pickle Soup to be exact. This recipe will become a staple in your household.
Why would you want to drink anything other than the World’s Best Cosmopolitan Cocktail? The only thing girly about this cosmo drink is its color.
Little did I know when I published this recipe that not only was I the first one to create an air fryer salmon recipe for the internet, but that it would become so incredibly popular!! Thank you for continuing to love and make this recipe! It’s really the best way to keep your salmon juicy and perfectly cooked every, single time.
Top 2021 Honorable Mention Recipes
The following recipes came so close to being in the Top 20…maybe next year!
- Three Easy Meals You Can Make With Canned Chicken
- Cinnamon Roll Casserole
- Red Wine Slushie
- Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls
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