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30 Dec

top 10 2014


How is it December 30th already?

Weren’t we just talking about Halloween things?

Now that 2014 is coming to an end, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most popular posts of the last year.

YOUR favorites.

I’m always surprised by these because they almost never match up with my favorites, but that’s okay.

You guys like what you like.

And just like last year, I was really shocked not only by which ones made the top ten, but which ones actually landed at the top.

So if you’re ready, let’s check out the top ten recipes of 2014!


10. Roasted Tomatoes and Red Pepper in Savory Black Tea Broth with Parmesan Thyme Crisps – This one might be tenth on the list but it takes the top spot for longest recipe title ever. Good grief! It’s basically just a really great tomato soup with homemade cheese crackers. I can see why it made the top ten.

9. Roasted Apricot Parfait with Chai Spiced Almonds – Because why just eat a piece of fruit?

8. Moving Day Pasta – Our favorite pasta. I’m glad this one made the top ten.

7. Pumpkin Peanut Butter – I put this stuff on everything. No shame.

6. Roasted Carrot and Red Lentil Soup – Of all the soup + tea combos I came up with this year, this one was my favorite.

5. Sandwich Sushi – An oldie but a goodie.

4. Fruity Oatmeal Squares – I get it. These are fantastic.

3. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites – Tastes like cookie dough but much better for you. No surprise that this one landed in the top three.

2. Soft and Chewy Spiced Oat Bars – Oh yes. The famous Graze box copycat bars. These are fantastic. Everyone I’ve ever made them for adores them. Good choice.


Get ready to be shocked or at least mildly surprised.

The recipe that holds the top spot for 2014 is… no seriously, this is crazy:



That recipe got more views than any other recipe on this site this year.

I’m not sure how but the stats don’t lie.


Did your favorite make the list?

If not, I’d love to hear which recipe was your favorite.

















31 Dec

2013 was a great year.

Remember when I put bacon and booze in ice cream?

You’re welcome.

And I made candy that looked like bacon and put it on top of a cupcake.

What’s not to like about that?

And let’s not forget about the time that I put avocados in brownies.

Who does that?


Sadly, none of those culinary masterpieces are my most popular posts.


Not even close.

My stats don’t lie. You guys come here for the lunches.

And that’s okay, Cam had some pretty cool lunches this year.

Since 2013 is almost over, I thought it might be fun to see which posts were the most popular this year.

Some of these really surprised me. Some of them didn’t.

Think you know which posts got the most attention this year?

Prepare to be shocked.

Keep scrolling to see which posts you guys couldn’t get enough of in 2013:

#10 Space Bento

I’m surprised this one isn’t higher on the list. Either way, it’s one of my favorites.

#9 PBK Spencer Bento Box Review

This one surprised me. I had almost forgotten about this post. As it turns out, that box didn’t get much use this year. Did anyone buy the Spencer Bento Box? I’d love to know how you felt about it.

#8 Froggy Bento

No surprise here. This one is pretty cool.

#7 Cam’s Bento

aka the time my five-year old out bentoed me.

#6 How I Bento

I’m so glad this one made the top ten. This post is one of my all time favorites. If you’ve ever wanted to make bento-style lunches for your kids but weren’t sure where to start, how to find the time, or how to stay organized, this post is for you.

Or if you just want to see what the inside of my refrigerator looks like, this post is for you as well.

#5 That Pretty ELB Lunch

I can totally see why this one made the list.

#4 Bunny Bento 

I made quite a few bunny bentos this year but this one topped them all.

#3 Easy Pizza Lunch

Okay. How is this the third most popular post? I can’t figure it out.

And if you think that’s crazy…

#2 The Head Scratcher

rainy day lunch

Behold! The second most popular post on this blog. Yes, really.

And finally…

#1 Measuring Up!

This one is no surprise. I got tons of feedback on this post. The fabulous Kelly Lester, CEO of Easy Lunchboxes, shared it on her blog and let’s just say – people noticed. Aaah, the magic that is Kelly.

If you have ever wondered how six of the most popular lunch containers stack up, this one is for you.

There you have it. The most viewed, most loved posts of 2013.

I can’t wait to see how next year compares.

Here’s wishing you a healthy and happy 2014!