Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top Five Recipes To Date and a Thank You (2012)

Last year around this time, we were clearing out our house and making piles marked Donate, Move and Give Away.  There was another huge pile called Rubbish.  We were moving from Kuala Lumpur to Cairo and there was much to be done.  My blog was hardly six months old and, in all the turmoil that is a move, it never even occurred to me to do a favorite recipe round up.  One year on and two moves later, I think it’s time.

So, without further ado, I give you the top five most viewed recipes on Food Lust People Love.

Pumpkin Tres Leches Bundt Cake

5.  Pumpkin Tres Leches Bundt Cake was posted back in November when Mexican Independence Day meets Thanksgiving.  I think it was my first BundtaMonth post and so I am delighted that it has been so popular.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Stroganoff

4.  Rosemary Lemon Chicken Stroganoff was one of my earliest posts, from way back in June of 2011.  It held the top spot for almost a year and now still makes the top five a year and a half on.  It’s what I make when I have leftovers of Nigella’s Rosemary Lemon Chicken and, often, I make extra just so I can make this.

Gram's Fig Spice Bundt Cake

3.  Gram’s Fig Spice Bundt Cake is not only third on the list but I believe it is also one of my most commented-on posts.  I like to think you keep coming back to see photos of my cute grandmother and her handwritten recipe, but I suspect the buttermilk glaze is the draw.

Birthday Banana Cream Pie

2. Birthday Banana Cream Pie was first in views for many months before it was overtaken by the current first place holder.  Creamy custard in a home-baked flakey crust over sweet bananas and, finally topped with whipped cream.  Even the dog couldn’t resist trying to have a lick.

And finally, the recipe with the most views this year:

Tasty Turkey Potpie

1. Tasty Turkey Pot Pie was a surprise contender!  It came out of nowhere to take top place, even though it is one of the most recent posts, because I guess you all had too much leftover turkey.  Or you just like potpie.  Or you like to use leftovers!  Or you love puff pastry.  Whichever it was, it makes you my kind of people.

Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for interacting on my Facebook page and thank you for a wonderful year!  Just that you are reading, makes it all worthwhile.

Fond regards,



  1. That Banana Cream Pie looks so darn good! The hubs and I love banana anything and I must practice many times before hot weather arrives! I love your blog and enjoy reading and learning from it!!

  2. Thank you, Kelli! We make it at least twice a year on Simon's birthday and Fathers' Day. And every once in a while, just because.

  3. I can't believe my fave didn't make the list...I'm waiting for the praline brownies to come from the oven as we speak. Will have to try at least one of the top five though. I love your blog and all the family stories with the recipes. Happy New Year!

  4. Maybe I should have made a list of my personal five favorites, because the praline brownies would have made THAT list. We love them too! Thanks for your kind words, Simone, and Happy New Year to you and Pete and the children!


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