Top 10 Recipes of 2019

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I’m taking time off until after New Year’s, but I couldn’t let the year end without rounding up the top recipes of 2019.

I’m always so excited to do this round-up because it’s fun to see which recipes really resonated with people, and I have to say that I’m surprised by the outcome every single year. 

I’ll be back with new recipes around the second week of January, and hope you all have a wonderful New Year!  Thanks so much for being a part of this journey with me. 🙂


10. Italian Chopped Salad

Italian chopped salad in white bowl with wooden servers

This is the ultimate Italian chopped salad!  It’s packed with veggies, chickpeas, salami, olives and shaved parmesan, and is tossed in my ultra flavorful Italian dressing.  

I could seriously eat this salad every day.

9.  Chocolate Dessert Charcuterie Board

Chocolate board with fruit, nuts and chocolate covered figs

I had so much fun creating this board because it includes figs and chocolate — two of my very favorite things!  It’s an amazing way to end a meal for any type of gathering, and is customizable with your favorite fruits, cookies, brownies or dipping sauces!

8.  Pan Seared Steak

Pan-seared steak on a white plate with one slice cut

Intimidated by pan searing steak?  Don’t be, because it’s the easiest, most elegant meal to serve.  The post includes all of my tips on how to pan sear the perfect steak!

7.  Flourless Zucchini Oatmeal Muffins

Flourless zucchini oatmeal muffins on a wire rack with paper liner unwrapped on one

These are some of our favorite muffins, and I can’t count how many batches I made of them this year.  They’ve gotten great reviews because they’re light, fluffy and packed with zucchini and chocolate chips!

6.  Instant Pot Vegetarian Taco Lentil Chili

Bowl of taco lentil chili with avocado and scallions on top

This is a hearty vegan chili packed with protein and taco seasoning for plenty of south of the border flavor.  It’s done in about 40 minutes in the Instant Pot, and it’s freezer friendly too.

Serve with your favorite toppings for one satisfying bowl of chili!

5.  Flourless Carrot Cake Oatmeal Muffins

Flourless carrot cake oatmeal muffin on wire rack with paper liner removed

These carrot muffins are tender and fluffy just like my zucchini muffins, and they’re a hit with everyone.  Who can resist carrot cake?

4.  How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Cooked spaghetti squash twirled around a fork

I gave up pasta for the most part 2 years ago, and I have to say that I don’t miss it a bit thanks to spaghetti squash and other veggie noodles.  In this post, you’ll learn how to cook it in the oven, microwave and Instant Pot!

3.  Easy Homemade Italian Dressing

Homemade Italian dressing dripping from a spoon into a jar

You seem to love my homemade dressing recipes, so I’ll keep them coming!  This Italian dressing is nice and zesty, and perfect for any salad. 

It comes together in just minutes and it will transform your salads!

2.  Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce

green enchilada sauce in bowl with spoon pouring

Who knew how easy it is to make homemade green enchilada sauce?  It’s very easy, and it tastes so much better than the canned stuff.   

Whether you like your enchilada sauce mild or spicy, this recipe is easily customizable to suit your taste!

1. Greek Almond Cookies (Amygdalota)

Greek almond cookies piled on a wire rack

If you love almonds, these cookies are for you!  They’re so easy to make, naturally gluten free, and irresistibly crunchy and chewy.

They’re a healthier cookie option that’s great for holidays, special occasions or just because.

That takes care of this year’s new recipes, and here are the older recipes that topped the charts this year:

10.  How to Cook Fava Beans

Fava beans in a white bowl with pod in background


9.  One Pot Thai Peanut Veggie Pasta

thai peanut veggie pasta in skillet with wooden spoon


8.  Yukon Gold Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yukon gold mashed potatoes in a bowl with butter and chives on top


7.  Simple Herb and Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast

overhead shot of sliced turkey breast on a platter


6.  Mexican Sweet Corn Cake

Mexican sweet corn cakes on white serving plate


5.  One Hour Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Focaccia bread in cast iron skillet with rosemary on top


4.  White Bean Turkey Chili

White bean and turkey chili in white bowl with lime and cilantro on top


3.  Easy Baked Lemon Dijon Salmon

Baked lemon dijon salmon on white plate with lemon and thyme on top


2.  Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

Blueberry overnight oats in a jar with spoon buried in jar


1. Easy Greek Salad Dressing

Greek salad dressing in a jar with spoon inside

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