Today, instead of looking out into the world of other people’s recipes, I’m doing a few flashbacks from EatingPlaces. I never know which blog posts will be most popular when I’m writing them. Turns out, people like recipes! Four of my top five posts are recipes and one is a restaurant review. Oddly, there is also a lot of brown in these photos. So here they are, the top-five most-visited blog posts to date on EatingPlaces:
Thick Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, adapted from Smitten Kitchen. I love chocolate and sugar, but I also try to find balance. With more oats than flour in the recipe, these cookies are a bit healthy (without any sacrifice in the sweets department!).
Beer and Haggis at The Haven is my most popular restaurant review. I visited The Haven a few weeks after their opening and was ecstatic to find real Scottish food in Boston. Someday I will move back! Or visit…
Hasselback Potatoes: the home-fry version of a twice-baked potato. This is one of those posts I need to re-do, similar to Elina’s idea with her Healthy and Sane flashback. I would love to revisit this easy recipe and take some prettier pictures.
Nigella Lawson’s Snickerdoodles. Similar to the Roman Honey Cookies you’ll find below, these are (in my book) acceptable breakfast cookies. Delicious dipped in tea and not too sweet.
Who would have thought Ancient Roman Honey Cookies with Sesame Seeds would be my most popular post? I’m glad, though, because they’re amazingly buttery and subtly nutty. I studied Latin all through middle and high school, so I attended many Roman Banquets, frequently bringing these cookies. Roman culture is fascinating to me and, when you add food to an already-interesting history…you can’t go wrong.
Those are the top five!
Bloggers, are you ever surprised by your most popular posts?
Food Lovers, do you have a favorite recipe that you find yourself going back to again and again?