Here’s your 10 favourite recipe posts in 2016 from Two Kooks In The Kitchen since our inception 9 months ago. Thanks so much for stopping by!
In late March 2016, Two Kooks in the Kitchen launched its food blog – sharing recipes, restaurant reviews and slice-of-life bits. It’s been a huge learning experience with a few struggles, a few surprises and many, many rewards. Thanks to you, our followers, we are growing! We’d love to hear your feedback, suggestions and ideas for the new year so comment freely below.
Please check back with us often as we continue to evolve into a food blog you can trust for consistency and inspiration, helpful reviews and quality tested recipes with shortcuts and good instructions that work and taste great.
P.S. Some of our most popular recipes were posted early on when pictures were – well – not so good. Hopefully, we are improving – we’re working very hard on this. Thanks for your patience!
Your 10 Favourite Recipe Posts in 2016 (based on the highest number of page views).
At this link (in red) you’ll find our list of 10 go-to appetizers that we regularly make when company is coming. They may not all be original, but they are popular. We’re big on quick and easy and, as always, pretty on the plate. Many of these are vegetarian-friendly and all can be made ahead.
OMG! These crispy oven-roasted potatoes are so good! Fluffy inside, crispy outside. ‘nuf said.
Potato knishes, a Jewish classic, are essentially little bites of mashed potatoes wrapped in a pastry dough and baked to a golden brown. This recipe is from our grandmother/great grandmother, born in 1895, who, back in the day, used an astonishing shortcut. So easy and no compromise on taste.
I’m pretty sure that even people who are not salmon fans will love this maple-ginger salmon with peach salsa. I served it at our last holiday party to rave reviews. I chose it because it looks complex and gourmet, but it’s really simple and takes very little time to prepare (shh). In fact, it’s perfect served room temperature or cold, making it ideal for a buffet table.
These Skor-Chocolate Chip cookies are essentially trumped up chocolate chip cookies with skor bits and a little bit of healthiness in them. Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but we figure the oatmeal counts for something. Crisp, delicate cookies with a caramel-chocolate taste – exceptional.
#6. 15 Easy Potluck Recipes (30 minutes or less)
Are you regularly asked to contribute a dish to family or friend get-togethers? Here’s a list of (and links to) a few of our favourite easy potluck recipes that take 30 minutes or less to make and can successfully be made ahead and transported. Many are vegetarian.
This simple Thai Quinoa Salad has a lot going for it. It’s super healthy, loaded with vegetables, herbs and protein. It has interesting flavours. It can be made ahead. And – very important in our book – it’s got great eye appeal.
Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercrunch Toffee is mouthwatering and easier than you think to make. So don’t be intimidated. And once you’re a whiz, there are lots of variations you can try. It also makes a wonderful gift for any occasion.
This is a copycat recipe that I’ve unabashedly been making for years. And it’s delicious! The recipe is based on the mouth-watering famous Montreal ribs from a restaurant I used to go to when I lived in Montreal. If you love ribs, you’ll love these. If you don’t eat ribs, you can use the sweet tangy sticky sauce on chicken instead.
#10. Easy Cinnamon Buns
Hot fresh, sticky, buttery, yummy, make-ahead cinnamon buns. With a huge shortcut that makes them so easy. This is a cheater recipe – we use a dough that we buy at a bakery. We can’t tell the difference – these cinnamon buns taste amazing! We make them every year for Christmakuh.