Most Popular Recipes of 2021
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With the end of a year, I like to look back and take “inventory” on my recipes, if that makes sense. In regard to the Most Popular Recipes of 2021, you might guess that a lot of these recipes are “Comfort Foods” that I love. But there are a few odd ducks in here that might surprise you. Scroll on down to see how the following recipes ranks for the year.
(Post modified with new photos on 1/1/23.)
#1 – My most popular recipe is also my most surprising recipe. I would never have guessed that Chicken Teriyaki on a Stick would get so much traffic. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a delicious recipe to make on the grill or in an oven broiler. Marinated chicken tenders, tender, saucy, and so yummy! Check it out and see what you think!
#2 – This second recipe is not really a surprise, as a lot of my venison recipes have ranked in the top 50 recipes. For the first 15 years of our marriage, our family practically lived on venison that my husband hunted, both deer and elk. After much trial and error, I learned the best recipes for using the roasts, steaks, and burger. This Thick Venison Chili recipe is one that uses ground venison burger.
#3 – This recipe and the next is also not a surprise as my Sourdough Recipes also rank rather high. We love this Tangy Sourdough Bread and make it every week! It makes two loaves, so I’ll either freeze one for later in the week or take it to our weekly potluck at church, or give a loaf to family or friends.
#4 – We love these bread bowls, especially in the cold months of the year. To make these Sourdough Bread Bowls, I adjusted my Tangy Sourdough Bread recipe to make 8 soup bowls. After they’ve baked and cooled, you can use them, store them in a bread box, or freeze for later.
#5 – This next recipe has been ranking in my top five recipes from the very beginning. This Simple Hamburger Stroganoff is quick and easy for when you don’t feel like doing much in the kitchen. Perfect for weeknight dinners. This cooks up in 30 minutes, from stove to table.
#6 – Here is another surprise in the rankings. I’m always on the lookout for recipes to take to our church potluck dinner. This Potluck Enchilada Casserole is a great choice when you have a Mexican theme.
#7 – Roast Beef and Noodles is a favorite dish I like to make in the fall and winter. There are few things better than to walk in from the cold to the savory scent of roast beef cooking on the stove. I love Dutch Oven Cooking, and this recipe is Comfort Food Deluxe. From the tender roast beef to the toothy, flavorful egg noodles and gravy poured over mashed potatoes. Delicious!
#8 – My German recipes also rank rather well on Google. We’ve been making German Spaetzle with Cabbage in our home for many years. My mother-in-law shared the recipe with me back at my first Oktoberfest celebration at our church. It’s simply delicious and is perfect with German food, or for your next holiday dinner.
#9 – Here’s a good old-fashioned recipe for Sunday Meatloaf, with saltine crackers to make it moist and a ketchup glaze that is probably my favorite part. I’ve been making this recipe for years. Ever since my husband and I married, which is now over 30 years. It may even have been a family recipe. It’s been so long ago, I don’t even remember.
#10 – This recipe is a bit of a surprise to me, but I’m thrilled to know so many people are looking at homemade versions of this recipe! Here’s a recipe our daughters made for the County Fair and also for birthdays. When you want a really delicious Angel Food Cake with Frosting, try this. The cake is light and airy with a hint of vanilla and citrus, and the 7-Minute Frosting is so marshmallowy good!
#11 – This one is no surprise. It’s one of our favorite family recipes. Serve Chicken and Noodles over Mashed Potatoes when you’re in need of comfort. Serious. Comfort. Food. Stewed Chicken in a Pot of Soothing Homemade Broth. Carrots. Celery. Onion. Herbs and Seasonings. Thickened with Tender Egg Noodles. Butter and Milk. Ladled over Mounds of Creamy Potatoes. Mashed with Butter. Sour Cream. Milk.
#12 – Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert is still a popular hit at our family gatherings with its pecan shortbread crust, chocolate pudding and whipped cream cheese fluff. So yummy!
#13 – This Glorified Rice Salad recipe is a family favorite. I’ve been making it for years and take it to family gatherings at Christmas and Easter. It works very well for church potlucks, too.
#14 – I enjoy making Goulash on weeknights when I want a dish that is easy to make, that will fill hungry bellies, and will leave everyone satisfied. This is an old-fashioned dish I grew up with as a girl. It was an easy meal to make, especially in the summer when you never knew what time supper would be served.
#15 – The last recipe I’m sharing is another favorite and became quite popular this past summer. Slow-Cooked Country Style Ribs is a delicious recipe when you need something easy for dinner. Just put them in the slow-cooker and enjoy delicious, tender, fall-apart ribs for dinner. Easy peasy and oh so yummy!
I hope you have enjoyed looking through my most popular recipes of 2021. Thank you again for visiting Country at Heart Recipes and viewing my recipes. Here’s to another year of cooking, baking, and entertaining!
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