2015: Year in Review

2015: Year in Review
2015: Year in Review

2015: Year in Review

Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Another wonderful year has gone by here at Palatable Pastime. So much has happened!

I started off the year quietly, having posted an immense amount of New Year recipes that I had laying around.  I do tend to cook a lot of sauerkraut (as some people have noticed). I also have a fondness for pork, so using that in recipes has never been an issue.

I also started doing postings as members of blogging groups. The biggest affiliation has been with the Sunday Supper movement, of which my first post was Crockpot Cincinnati Chili for a campaign using hometown recipes. Although I am  originally from St. Louis (and have moved around a bit while my husband was in the military), I have come to call Ohio home these past 25 years or so and currently reside in Cincinnati.

A few other groups  I have participated in include the Secret Recipe Club, Blogger C.L.U.E. and also the Bundt Bakers group. Some of these may come and go as times change (I will be departing the Secret Recipe Club after my final  post with them on Monday January 25th. It has been fun! But I have felt the winds of change.)

I posted quite a few recipes this year, averaging out  about  2-3 per week. I do try to post three times a week now, although the dates may vary due to schedules and  commitments with groups and sponsors.

I have taken  up a heavier presence on Instagram this year, and even just recently started my own Youtube channel with a few promotional videos. I hope to expand upon that in the near future and embed the videos within the blog pages, so you won’t have to hunt them down.

Also as part of this year, I hope to post more baking recipes as well as more healthy, clean eating recipes, although my collection has always been eclectic and will continue to be so, not focused on any one type of cooking method, or cuisine.

And as usual, as part of my year-end  roundup, I like to include a listing of some of my top performing recipes, both as a list of new recipes from 2015, and my top recipes of all-time (not all my internet recipes, just those appearing here on this blog). At the bottom of the page are links to my other year-end round ups in case you are interested.

I do hope all my readers enjoy all the recipes I have planned for this year. You all have been astounding supporters and I appreciate every bit of it. I do enjoy the recipe development and food writing, and sharing all that with the public, even though the heart of my blog has always been to preserve my own family traditions and recipes for my family, friends, and generations to come.

With the year ahead of me, I am glad all my readers can  join in  this journey on the path to the future, with new foods, and new tastes to explore and have all that I learn be shared with everyone, not just those close to me.

I believe cooking is an art to be shared, that it promotes culture in all forms. That even though it is a bodily necessity, cooking well and  eating well can be fun, entertaining,  and enjoyable. It can be our greatest and most palatable pastime.

Sue Lau

January 1, 2016

Cincinnati Ohio

Top New Recipes of 2015:

  1. Chinese Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce
  2. Chicken Fried Steak (Country Fried)
  3. Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs
  4. Amaretto Balls
  5. Fajita Chicken Nachos
  6. Sauteed Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms
  7. Irish Cheese Toasties
  8. Potluck Chili Cupcakes (April Fool’s!)
  9. Crock Pot Pot Roast with Guinness
  10. Watermelon Butter

Top Recipes of All-Time

  1. Old-Fashioned Bread and Celery Stuffing or Dressing
  2. Easy Lemon Parmesan Baked Salmon
  3. Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Soup
  4. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (Balela)
  5. Crockpot Collard Greens
  6. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
  7. Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
  8. GF and SF Peanut Butter Cookies
  9. German Potato Salad
  10. Chinese Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce

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Recipe Roundup: 2014 Year in Review

 

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