It’s a new year. I love looking ahead to the new year. It’s like having a clean slate, a new beginning, a brand spankin’ new thing full of promise and expectation and possibility. A time to dream and plan and set new goals. And have I set some new goals this year! Goals so scary they make me whimper just a little, and so big they make my heart sing.
I’m turning 55 this year and I’ve decided that it’s time to quit playing safe. It’s time to seize the day and GO. FOR. IT! So, that’s what I did this year while goal setting. For me. For the blog. For my relationships. For pretty much every area of my life.
But before all the big hairy goal setting for the new year, I did some reflecting on the old one. Dug into the data on the blog and looked at what y’all read the most and liked the most. Cuz one of my goals is to give y’all more of what you want to learn here on the blog. Some things were kinda a surprise. And some weren’t. 🙂 And I decided to share my findings with all y’all.
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So, in ascending order from #12 to #1, here are the 12 most popular blog posts of 2017. May it rest in peace.
#12: Make Your Own Easy Homemade Cultured Buttermilk I use buttermilk in SO many things! This is so easy to make, I never run out anymore.
#11: Canning Homemade Enchilada Sauce One of my recipes I make every single year. Never seem to make enough to last the whole year, though…
#10: How to Easily Can Rhubarb at Home We LOVE rhubarb! I need to make a note to plant some more crowns this year. And maybe next year as well…
#9: Italian Herbed Tomato Sauce ~ A Canning Recipe The. Best. Pizza. Sauce. Ever. The end.
#8: Make Your Own “Way Better than Canned” Pumpkin Puree Man do we go through the pumpkin puree in this house. So many things to do with it. So little time to do it…
#7: Pressure Canning Asparagus at Home We enjoy asparagus so many ways, but still can’t use it all in the spring. One my favorite things about canning is that nothing goes to waste.
#6: Why Should You Store Food at Home? This is a topic that is near to my heart. Security. Saving money. Less stress. What’s not to love?
#5: Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too All the things I love about canning and why I spend so much time doing it every year.
#4: Pie Crust Made With Pecans & Cinnamon? Yes, Please! What can I say? So easy and amazingly delicious. And can be used for just about any kind of pie or tart you can imagine.
#3: The Best Ever Venison Jerky Recipe ‘Nuff said…
#2: How to Make a Quick & Easy Spring Tulip Wreath Gotta be honest with you, this one surprise me a little. Being that this is more a food type blog. But this was a fun project. 🙂
And, in very first place, the most popularest post for the year…drumroll please…
#1: How to Make The Creamiest Cream Cheese Ever This is hands down the easiest cheese I make. And I make it All. The. Time! If you haven’t yet, you should give it a go.
And there you have it. 2017 on the blog in a nutshell. Which one was your favorite?