Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Today marks one year since my very first post on Sweet and Savory Shenanigans! It's probably a little silly to celebrate it, considering I barely posted in the second half of that year, but since I did post over 50 times prior to that, I figured what the heck. It's my blog; I do what I want!

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the most popular recipes I posted over the last year. Despite not being much of a math person AT ALL, I love examining all the stats on my blog and seeing what posts appealed most to people. It's always interesting what piques everyone's interest (I get the majority of my traffic from Pinterest) and I'm sometimes surprised by what food attracts people more than others.

So, without further ado, the top 10 most-viewed posts on Sweet and Savory Shenanigans:

1. Peanut Butter Bacon Provolone Pizza

2. Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

3. Apple Cider Sangria

4. Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

5. Shrimp Scampi

6. One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

7. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

9. S'more Cake

10. Black-Eyed Pea and Sweet Corn Salsa

Here's to another year, perhaps with more consistent posting this time around!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Oh hello. No, I haven't been in a food coma all summer and physically unable to blog. But I also haven't been cooking. My cooking and baking have always had a tendency to fall off a bit during the summer, but this year was worse than ever. I actually got back in the kitchen today and cooked for perhaps the first time since early July.  That's pretty sad. But, a combination of the start of football season and this week's release of Seriously Delish, the new cookbook from my food blogging idol and pretend best friend, have brought back a little of my passion for food and creating delicious things.

Since I was busy cooking and baking today, and polishing my nails with one of my new favorite nail polishes ever, and watching my Patriots crash and burn, I haven't yet edited the photos of my new kitchen creations so I can't share them yet. But, to ease back into this whole blogging thing, and to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year (football season), I thought I'd share some game day foods I've previously posted here. Maybe you're new to the site, or maybe you've forgotten I ever posted them because I fell off the internet radar, but whatever the case may be, I hope you'll give one of these a try this football season.

Black Eyed-Pea and Sweet Corn Salsa

Buffalo Chicken Crostini

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Cups

Hmm...I'm sensing a buffalo chicken theme here...but stick with me - I swear I do make other things!

Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Pulled Chicken Jalapeno Popper Sandwich

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Hot Pizza Dip

Texas Chili

I'll be back soon with some new recipes, I promise!