January 8, 2021

Most Popular Recipes of 2020

A list of most popular and best-reviewed recipes of 2020. It was an unusual and unforgettable year for everyone, but we continued to produce some of our best and favorite recipes. Most people were staying home cooking and baking more than before, which brought more visits to our website than previous years. A warm welcome to all of the new visitors to our blog and let’s have another blessed year! 

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

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It’s fun for me and I hope for you too to look back over the past year and see which recipes were favorites for the first time and which continued to trend couple years in a row. Most of these were repeated from last year because you all keep loving them! I hope these top recipes will be new favorites for everyone who is new here this year!

#10: Dulce de Leche (Cooked Condensed Milk)

Dulce de Leche (Cooked Condensed Milk) requires only 1 ingredient plus water and is cooked until it becomes thick, creamy caramel-like pudding that you can use for many dessert recipes. Our favorite way to use dulce de leche is for Walnut Shaped Cookies, Peach Cookies and Waffle Cake. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#9: Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread is loaded with ripe bananas, pecans and incredibly soft crumb. For more sweet bread, don’t miss our Banana Berries Bread, Cranberry Banana Bread and our favorite Ukrainian Pumpkin Bread. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#8: How to Cook White Rice

How to Cook White Rice is a trending tutorial which turned out to be very helpful for everyone staying home most of the 2020 year. This is our go-to simple, but reliable stove-top method to achieve perfectly tender and fluffy texture every time. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#7: Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Homemade Pumpkin Puree is a simple and easy way to make applesauce-consistency fresh pumpkin puree to store in the refrigerator for short period of time or freeze for up to a year. Our favorite way to use pumpkin puree is in our Ukrainian Pumpkin Bread. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#6: Homemade Farmer’s Cheese (tvorog)

Homemade Farmer’s Cheese (tvorog) is my mom’s method and takes an hour to make. So easy, fresh and needs 2 ingredients only. You will want to keep this cheese in your fridge at all times. Our favorite ways to use farmer’s cheese is for Cheese Crepes, Cheese Pancakes and Vatrushka. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#5: Cream Filled Pizzelles (trubochki)

Cream Filled Pizzelles (trubochki) are a favorite of all few years in a row. These creamy, elegant and beautifully shaped waffle-like pastries are filled with the best condensed milk filling. No holiday is completed without pizzelles in our house! Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#4: Marinated Baked Chicken Tenderloins

Marinated Baked Chicken Tenderloins are super easy to make, so tender and are one of those recipes that kids and adults love. No grill is required to cook them. If you love chicken recipes, don’t miss our Baked Chicken Drumsticks and Rice Stuffed Chicken Thighs. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#3: How to Cook Buckwheat Kasha

How to Cook Buckwheat Kasha is an easy tutorial, which turned out to be very helpful for everyone staying home most of the previous year. It’s very simple to prepare with perfect texture every time. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#2: Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

These Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins are bursting with sweet and fresh blueberry flavor. They are soft and perfectly moist on the inside and disappear from the table in seconds. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

#1: Easy NO-Knead Bread

Easy NO-Knead Bread is the easiest fool-proof bread recipe with a deliciously crisp crust and soft spongy center. With only 4 ingredients, you can make a bakery-quality, scrumptious loaf of homemade bread. This bread has tons of reviews on our blog and Pinterest and everyone just loves how easy and simple it is even for beginners. Get the Recipe Here!

These were the most popular and best-reviewed recipes from Olga in the Kitchen in 2020. These top recipes will be your new favorites.

Some of the other most popular recipes that were really trending on Pinterest and Instagram include: Green Cabbage Cucumber Salad, Macarons with Raspberry Filling, Salmon Cream Cheese Canapes, Strawberries and Cream Dessert and Bread Machine Bread.

More Top Recipes from Previous Year:

Over the year, I added tips to already-posted recipes every time I tried something new or felt that it was completely necessary for my readers to know in additional tips that were already posted. My recipes are very detailed because I take time to include every little detail I learned making each recipe over and over again throughout the years.

Before making any recipe, I highly recommend reading the recipe and all the important notes I have throughout the whole post before you start cooking or baking. If for some reason, a recipe did not work out for you, you would want to go over the recipe again and make sure you did not miss a step. All the posted recipes had been made endless times by me personally and my family to ensure that they are fool-proof not just for me, but for everyone else as well.

Thank you for your great support in 2020 and we are looking forward to another blessed year!

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Comments

  • Susana

    I’ve made many of your recipes and have loved each one of them. My favorite is the spartak cake. Thanks for sharing.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

  • Jacky D

    I especially LOVE your salad recipes. You have such a unique collection of them and we rotate and do a different one from your blog every dinner.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful! I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying my recipes, Jacky!

  • Denise

    Olga you’re an amazing chef. Your blog is my go-to desserts. Are you planning to post more savory foods because I was looking for more soups and meats, and the few you have are so so good. I’m confident the others you post will be just as good. Thank you for taking time sharing your family recipes with us.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for your kind words, Denise! Yes, we are planning to concentrate on savory foods this year. I have many savory recipes that I was originally planning to post in 2020, but life happened and homeschooling limited my time for blogging.

  • Bianca

    Hi Olga! I discovered your blog in summer 2020 and all of your recipes are so delicious and easy to follow. I think your blog is the only one with so many details that makes cooking so much easier. From then on, every time I’m looking for a meal idea, I hop onto your blog because your recipes are so delicious and always turn out amazing. Thank you for sharing with us and I hope you have a blessed year! God Bless you and your family!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for your kinds words, Bianca! This means a lot to me to hear that my hard work helps people with their cooking. God Bless Your Family as well! 🙂

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