Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2015

Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2015 with a couple desserts a fair amount of copycat recipes and lots of 5 ingredient meals!Since this is my last posting day of 2015, I am really a little emotional about this post about the Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2015. It has been an amazing year thanks in no small part to all of you!  When I started the blog I hoped to end the year with 50,000 views a month and this month is on track for just under 200,000… again you guys amaze me. This week is my last small bit of time to decompress and mentally prepare for 2016 as well as celebrating my birthday, so I will be back Monday morning bright and early with an awesome recipe for you all!

In the meantime here are the Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2015:

  1. Sour Patch Grapes: This recipe has taken Stumble Upon by storm, I’ve been emailed pictures from you guys of your versions and I still get at least an email or two a week about it. They also happen to be awesome and way healthier than eating a bunch of candy!Sour Patch Grapes are my new go to for my sour candy fix! With only two ingredients, these candied grapes come together in seconds and taste like you threw deliciously tart green grapes into the machines at the Sour Patch Candy factory!
  2. Brown Sugar Garlic Pork: 5 Ingredients and 45 minutes make for the best roast pork loin EVER. An easy meal, ready to roast in just a few minutes. Sticky and sweet with a punch of garlic, this pork loin is sure to be a huge hit with your family. Serve it up with some roasted carrots and potatoes on the side for a healthy balanced meal that is ready start to finish in 45 minutes!
  3. Panda Express Orange Chicken: No surprise this recipe is a spot on copycat recipe and who DOESN’T love Orange Chicken? Orange Chicken Dark
  4. Fat Witch Bakery’s Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies: The BEST most indulgent caramel brownie you’ll ever eat. Fat Witch Bakery's Legendary Chocolate Caramel Brownies are soft, crisp, gooey, chocolate-y, chewy, decadent, rich, fudgy and cakey all in one bite.
  5. Panda Express Chow Mein: Another amazing copycat recipe (this is making me glad I have another Panda Express Copycat for you all next week!) A perfect Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat recipe! The only difference you will find is that it is about half as much oil, so you don't feel so heavy after your meal! Enjoy with my Panda Express Mushroom Chicken Copycat dish!
  6. One Pan Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole: 5 Ingredients to a healthy easy one pot meal! One pan easy baked Chicken & Brown Rice Casserole served with Carrots and Peas. Healthy, flavorful and almost no clean-up involved!
  7. Panda Express Mushroom Chicken: You guys LOVE these Panda Express recipes! Zucchini Mushroom Chicken
  8. California Roll Sushirrito: This recipe was featured on the homepage of Buzzfeed, so no surprise it made the top ten list here! Try the trend taking over the Bay Area in California! Sushi gets supersized with an imitation crab meat sushi burrito that is filled with imitation crab, cucumber, avocado, carrots and napa cabbage. Serve with spicy mayo, and soy sauce and laugh at all the normal sized california rolls people are still eating.
  9. California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Pasta: This is one of my favorite recipes ever, I am so glad you all loved it so much! California Pizza Kitchen Copycat Thai Chicken Pasta is full of chicken, vegetables, and a honey-peanut sauce full of umami. Easy to make at home, put the take-out menus away!
  10. 5 Ingredient Sticky Honey Indonesian Chicken: So easy to make, inspired by Ina Garten, how easy is that? 😉 5 Ingredient Sticky and sweet, this chicken is roasted in the oven covered in a Honey-Soy sauce with ginger and garlic and is ready in 30 minutes!. Serve with steamed rice for the perfect quick and easy meal!

Thank you again so much for an amazing year! I hope you enjoyed the Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2015 and I can’t wait to start next year with you all!


Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2015 with a couple desserts a fair amount of copycat recipes and lots of 5 ingredient meals! |

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. It’s been fun seeing your blog take off and I really admire all the work you put into it – it’s no wonder you’ve smashed your page view goals so easily. Hope you have a happy and relaxing birthday and a New Year too!