Top 10 Recipes of 2010

Posted by Vanessa in News, January 6, 2011

I’m baaack.  Did you miss me?

It was an awesome few weeks celebrating the holidays and getting to spend time with family we don’t get to see often.  But it’s also kind of nice to get back to our normal routine and have nothing really planned for awhile.  The simplicity feels relaxing.  And I like that.

PLUS…I got a new cookbook (I’ll tell you about it shortly) that has inspired me like none before.  I’ve been whipping out new recipe after new recipe and am so excited to share them with you.  But more on that soon.

For today I thought we’d have a rundown of the ten most popular recipes from last year.  Just for kicks.  Enjoy.

#10 Grandma Pease’s Chocolate Pie – The Phoenix actually tried his hand at his first chocolate pie on Christmas.  We didn’t have enough eggs for the birthday cake we were going to make so he just jumped right into the pie.  Not too bad for his first attempt, but as any of you know that have tried it, it truly is an art form.  That’s all I’m going to say.

#9 Airman Anderson Remake – My version of General Tso’s Chicken based on a recipe by Sunny Anderson.  Probably The Phoenix’s favorite dish that I make.

#8 Slow Cooker Taco Soup – Our first guest post here on The Redbird Life, and now a winter staple in our home.

#7 Texas Sheet Cake – My favorite cake of all time.  You guys have great taste.

#6 Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins – Yum.  I’d almost forgotten about these; it’s been so long since I last made them.  What a great way to say hello to a new neighbor.  Speaking of which, I need to whip up a batch of these.

#5 Baked Grapefruit – We’re having this for dessert tonight.  Totally unexpected deliciousness.

#4 Strawberry and Chocolate Jiggle-Fluff Pie – The name is as good as the dessert.

#3 Wonton Wrapper Recipes – It is quite incredible how many things you can stuff into these little sheets.

#2 Red Velvet Cake Pops – You guys must really like your cake on a stick.  Don’t worry, so do we.

And finally, the most popular recipe last year…

Sunny Anderson's General Tso's Chicken

#1 Airman Anderson’s Chicken – Many thanks I’m sure to its popularity on TV.  If only it wasn’t the recipe with the absolute worst picture I’ve ever taken.  Pre nice camera.  Pre natural light.  Pre anything resembling decency.  I cringe every time I see it, but we like the remake so much better that I’ve only made it this way once and haven’t had the energy to make it again just for a better picture.  Maybe I should look into it.  Maybe.

So there you have it, folks.  I wonder if any of them will still make the list next year…

2 Responses to “Top 10 Recipes of 2010”

  1. Lisa says:

    Wow, what a great lineup of food! How did you decide what to put in the top ten? I’m so glad you guys are enjoying the taco soup. I made a double batch in my dutch oven for New Year’s Eve and it was a hit again. It’s a great universal and easy dish for sure. I think Jeff would love the Airman Anderson Remake so I may have to try that soon! Glad you’re back and can’t wait to hear about your holidays! Love you.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Hi Lisa! I didn’t pick them, I just posted the most popular ones (the posts that got the most hits). My top ten probably would look very different. You should try the Airman Anderson Remake. (I should make it again too, it’s been awhile and it is Matt’s favorite.) It’s got alot of flavor and is fairly easy to prepare for Asian at home. Love you too!

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