The following are the most shared recipes of 2016. To my amazement, most of them are desserts. I guess I am not the only one with a major sweet tooth, which makes me feel a tad better… But in all seriousness, I really appreciate all of your participation, kindness, input and support! It has been a great year and that is due to all of you, my blog friends. Thank you so very much! 🙂
1. CUCUMBER BITES APPETIZERS
These delightful little appetizers got an impressive 105K shares so far. That is amazing to me! Thank you, everyone! These bites are fantastic for a number of reasons. Firstly, they come together quickly and disappear fast, making them perfect for entertaining. Secondly, they appeal beautifully with their colors, taste refreshing and yummy, and still have essential nutrients.
2. HEALTHY WINTER FRUIT SALAD
This Healthy Winter Fruit Salad recipe got 70K shares since the recipe was posted, which was a month and a half ago. That is awesome! Thank you all! The fruit salad is so delicious and irresistible, coated with my favorite citrus poppy seed dressing. What is there not to like about a delicious, fresh and beautiful winter fruit salad that is loaded with nutrients and vitamins we all need to complete our daily fruit serving during cold weather months. To fruit lovers, it probably just looks like a big bowl of candy! God’s candy.
3. CHRISTMAS SPRITZ COOKIES
These Spritz Cookies got 33K shares. They are simply butter cookies, shaped with a cookie dough press and are so delicious; just melt in your mouth. Grab a cup of ice cold milk, kick up your feet and enjoy! There is no better way to pass wintery, snowy days than by a crackling fireplace with some great snacks, good family and friends, and good conversation.
4. MERINGUE FRUIT BASKETS
These beauties are crunchy, soft and oh so delicious. They’ve raked in 27K shares since the recipe was posted, less than two months ago. Again, thank you so much! Every bite of this deliciousness is worth the work it takes to create them.
5. MINI BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKES
These mini cheesecakes have 17K shares. This is the best cheesecake recipe I have tried so far. Great turn out in smaller portions, super delicious that leaves you wanting just one more.
6. MINT CHOCOLATE CAKE
This amazing cake has 17K shares. With it’s rich, chocolatey sponge and mint cream that is so tasty together and moist, you can’t stop at one piece. Very much enjoyable with a cup of hot coffee!🙂
7. MINT CANDY CANE COOKIES
These Mint Candy Cane Cookies have 13K shares. Very few ingredients go into them, but they taste and look amazing. Easy and fun to make, and are a big kid-pleaser!
8. BOCCONE DOLCE RECIPE
This majestic treat has over 10K shares so far. While not your typical cake and doesn’t make too frequent of appearance on tables across most households, there are no words to describe how incredible this dessert is. It is a bit spendy and lengthy in time to make, but let me just tell you – it is worth all the effort! I myself have a very hard time holding back from a second slice, much less a child. Kids line up to it like ducks for seconds and thirds. If you don’t strictly divvy up portions evenly amongst everyone yourself, half of it could be devoured by just one sweet-tooth. It truly is a meringue lover’s dream come true! Try it for yourself and you will know just what I mean. And do tell me what you think of it! 😉
If you make any of these recipes please share a picture with me on Snapchat, Instagram or Pinterest. Tag with #valyastasteofhome. I’d love to see your creations! 🙂
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