In honor of the new year, I'm excited to share my top 10 most popular recipes from 2018 and a few of my favorite recipes from each season.
Just like that 2018 is on its way out the door. And at the same time, the blog is about to celebrate its one year anniversary! Happy birthday to me?! I started Cozy Peach Kitchen on Instagram on December 31st, 2017, but I'm ashamed to say that I deleted my first Instagram photo (it was bad, okay?) a few months after starting.
So there isn't any true evidence of the start date, oops, but I'll let you know that it was a hoppin' john bowl that was beyond delicious. Don't worry, there's still a few not-so-great food photos to check out if you scroll back in the feed.
Despite starting CPK one new year's eve, I neglected to actually post on the .com for a few weeks. So we aren't celebrating the blog birthday quite yet, but I'm happy to say that this is one New Year's resolution that actually stuck.
Without further ado, here are the most popular recipes from the past year.
Top 10 Recipes of 2018
- Strawberry Almond Energy Balls
- Coconut Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Instant Pot Black Beans + Brown Rice
- Oil Based Pie Crust
- Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats (Instant Pot)
- Vegan Pumpkin Pudding
- Creamy Vegan White Bean Soup (Instant Pot)
- Vegan Avocado Pesto Pasta
- Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
- Vegan Collard Greens (Instant Pot or Stove Top)
Favorite recipes from each season
What to expect in 2019
Here's what you can expect from CPK in the new year:
- More regular newsletters with nutrition tidbits, recipes, and more.
- Nutrition articles on meal prep and other topics
- More vegetarian comfort food, vegan baking, and healthy Instant Pot recipes!
My life in 2018
On a more personal note, this year was also a whirlwind outside of the blog! I moved from Portland, Oregon back to my home state of Georgia, driving across the country for the second time in two years. I moved into another dishwasher-less kitchen (why do I do this to myself?), started a new full-time job and rekindled my love for reading.
As much as I miss the beautiful landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, I'm happy to be back home in the south where I can continue to learn more about Southern cooking and Southern food history (two of my favorite food-related hobbies that aren't directly related to cooking!). I'm also really happy to be back in the land of amazing biscuits, thus continuing my personal journey toward making the perfect biscuit. I'm not there yet, but I'm happy to continue trying weekend after weekend.
I can't wait to see what 2019 has in store. Wherever Cozy Peach Kitchen goes in the new year, I'm so happy that you'll be following along!