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!
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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!
#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!
#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!
#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!
#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!
#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!
#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!
#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!
#2: Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins
#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!
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!