2019: Most Popular Posts on Bunsen Burner Bakery
Here we go – we’ve reached the end of another year!
I always love doing these little year-end recaps as a great way to remember my own favorite recipes from the year — and also to figure out what you guys love, too! It’s the perfect way to think about what kind of new recipes to create and share for the brand new year ahead.
All in all, 2019 brought about 54 new recipes, down quite a bit from 2018, but I like to think that we’re emphasizing quality over quantity these days. (Who knew – two little kids and working full time takes up most of my hours!)
I’m especially pleased that I somehow managed to keep up with my biggest time challenge: the 2019 Babka of the Month project. It was fun, but I’m excited to have chosen a much, much less time consuming theme for 2020!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you who are Bunsen Burner Bakery readers. This year blew all my previous years out of the water, traffic-wise. This food blog has always just been a little side hobby, but it’s been immensely fun to watch it grow and grow!
Here’s a list of my my personal favorites from 2019, most viewed new posts this year and a list of the most-viewed all posts this year.
- 2018 Most Popular Recipes
- 2017 Most Popular Recipes
- 2016 Most Popular Recipes
- 2015 Most Popular Recipes
- 2014 Most Popular Recipes
- 2013 Most Popular Recipes
- 2012 Most Popular Recipes
- 2011 Most Popular Recipes
Personal Favorites of 2019
These were my favorite new recipes I shared this year, even if they weren’t the most popular. Pizza babka, I have all the big heart eyes for you! Two layer cakes made the cut as well — my own birthday cake (lemon cake with blackberry frosting) and my daughter’s first birthday strawberry cake.
1) Pizza Babka / 2) Lemon Curd Cake with Blackberry Buttercream Frosting / 3) S’mores Babka / 4) Peach Pie Bars / 5) Strawberry Layer Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting / 6) Mediterranean Tuna Salad / 7) Vegan Curried Lentil Soup / 8) Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream / 9) Perfect Chewy Brownies
Most Viewed New Posts of 2019
These were your favorite new recipes posted in 2019, based on traffic. Those baked roast beef sliders were really popular, and for good reason – they’re always a huge hit when we make them at parties!
1) Baked Roast Beef Sliders / 2) Sprinkle Rice Krispie Treats / 3) Strawberry Layer Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting / 4) Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins / 5) Roasted Beet Salad with Mandarin Oranges / 6) Gluten Free Macaroon Crust Cheesecake / 7) Instant Pot Stuffed Mushrooms / 8) Classic Italian Pasta Salad / 9) Best Chocolate Babka
Most Pageviews of 2019
And last, but not least — the most overall page views on Bunsen Burner Bakery in 2019. All of these are older posts from previous years – and seven of these were in the Top 10 for last year as well.
10) Moroccan Honey Glazed Eggplant
Meltingly soft Moroccan honey glazed eggplant, covered with a sweet and spicy honey and harissa sauce. Vegetarian and gluten free!
9) Spicy Grilled Okra
Think okra is slimy? Think again, with this spicy grilled okra – crunchy, creamy, and totally delicious. Plus, the top cooking tips to keep your fresh okra slime-free!
8) No Fail Pie Crust
Pie lovers, rejoice! A recipe for the ultimate NO FAIL pie crust — plus extra tips on how to make a perfect crust, every time!
7) Banana Bread Muffins
One bowl, mix by hand, muffins reminiscent of your favorite banana bread. A little dense, nice and simple, and full of chocolate chips. These banana bread muffins are perfection.
6) Jewish Apple Cake
Whether you call it a Jewish apple cake, Dutch apple cake, or German apple cake, this easy mix-by-hand cake full of cinnamon and apples is the perfect fall treat!
5) M&M Pretzel Kisses
A pretzel, a Hershey’s kiss, and a fun colored M&M — so easy, but these make ahead bite-sized sweet and salty M&M pretzel kisses are super addicting! Perfect for preschool classrooms and adults alike.
4) Grandmother’s Pinwheel Cookies
Chocolate pinwheel cookies are as soft and delicious as they are fun to make. Stand out in a boring sea of chocolate chip cookies with these stunning beauties!
3) Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Fire roasted tomatillos and cherry tomatoes pair beautifully with spicy jalapeno, onion, and garlic in this non-traditional salsa verde. A little sweet, a little tangy, a little spicy – all delicious.
2) Spiral Vegetable Tart
Thinly sliced summer vegetables are the visual star of this spiral vegetable tart. With a layer of homemade sundried tomato pesto and a flaky pie crust, this tart is as delicious as it is beautiful.
And for the second year in a row, the most popular post on Bunsen Burner Bakery was…
1) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
Bake up a special treat for the new mom in your life. Skip the lactation cookies that are all cookie and no lactation – these are the galactagogue-filled treats you need.