Top 15 Best Recipes of 2019 from The Kitchen is My Playground

December 30, 2019
Enjoy the top 15 best recipes of 2019, as voted by readers' views.  These 15 dishes are the reader favorites of the year from The Kitchen is My Playground's posts ~ And it's been a tasty year, indeed!
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As we get ready to ring in the new year, it's always fun to have a little look back at the previous one.  So let's take a peek at the top 15 newly-shared recipes of 2019 from The Kitchen is My Playground.

It's always fun to look back through the year's posts and see which ones have taken the top spots as your favorites ... and especially which recipe takes top-billing as the #1 most-viewed of all.

But why 15 top best recipes, you ask?

Isn't it usually a top 10 list at the end of the year?

Yes, it is ... but it's always way too hard for me to stop at 10.  Some of your favorites are really close in numbers, so I decided to just go ahead and include a few bonus posts, as well.  A little extra deliciousness is always a good thing.  

Thank you so much for being a reader of The Kitchen is My Playground.  I am humbled and blessed to have you all here.  I'm looking forward to keeping the tried-and-true family-tested recipes coming in the new year.

From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

And now, here are your top 15 favorites from this past year:

15.  Crescent Roll Peach Dumplings
Kicking off the countdown are these fun little peach-filled dumplings.  Rich crescent roll dough wraps around fresh peach quarters, and is then drenched in buttery cinnamon-sugar.  So delicious, it's no wonder these are one of the top recipes of the year.

14.  Hamburger Noodle Bake
Loaded with lots of ground beef and noodles surrounded in delicious yet simple flavors, this casserole makes for a very family-friendly dinner, indeed.

13.  Peanut Butter Buckeyes
With their creamy, sweetened peanut butter centers peeking through a chocolate-dipped bottom, Peanut Butter Buckeyes are hard to resist.  And looks like we're all totally in love with this classic, bringing it into the 13th spot.

12.  How to Melt Chocolate: On the Stove & In the Microwave
Melted chocolate is used in so many recipes and desserts.  Coming in at #12 for the year, it looks like this post on how to melt chocolate both on the stove and in the microwave proved to be a helpful one.

11.  Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings
The apple cousin of #15's peach version.  Their warm crescent roll crust, tender fresh apple filling, and cinnamon-sugar goodness baked on top make these a perfect fall comfort food dessert.  And apparently you all agreed!

10.  Chocolate Cherry Upside-Down Cake
My Mom used to make this cake all the time when I was growing up.  With its tasty rich flavor and how easy it is to make, I sure still love it today just as much as I did as a kid.  I'm glad to see our readers like it, too!

9.  Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole
Looks like lots of us want to save that oven space during our holiday cooking, and take advantage of the crock pot for making sides.  This Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole was quite popular during Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinner time.

8.  Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
Loaded with creamy sweet potatoes and crumbly crunchy brown sugar-pecan topping, this Southern classic does not disappoint.  Coming in at the #8 spot, looks as though many of you love it just as much as we do.

7.  Creamy Chicken Rice Casserole
With its creamy deliciousness and how easy it is to make, this Creamy Chicken Rice Casserole is a hit with both kids and grown-up alike ... and looks like it's a hit with our readers, too!

6.  Classic Ambrosia Salad
With its creamy mix of mini marshmallows, whipped topping, coconut, and fruit it's just one of those dishes that's loved by all ... which landed it in the #6 spot for the year.

5.  4-Ingredient Quick & Easy Goulash
Looks like you all love quick and easy as much as we do!  This 4-ingredient Goulash is simple, easy, family-friendly, budget-friendly comfort food that just seems to be loved by all.

4.  The BEST Classic Snickerdoodles
Loaded with great cinnamon flavor and tang, and baked up pillowy-soft, these Snickerdoodles are the real deal.  And the popularity of this recipe post surged during the Christmas baking season! -- Landing these tasty cookies in the #4 spot for the year.

3.  No-Bake Cherry Yum Yum
Cherry Yum Yum is the most classic of the Yum Yum desserts.  With its two thick creamy layers sandwiching a layer of cherry pie filling, what's not to love?  What's not to love, indeed! -- Which earned it the #3 spot of the year.

2.  No-Bake Blueberry Yum Yum
It was pretty much neck-and-neck for Blueberry and Cherry Yum Yum, but Blueberry Yum Yum eeked out the win over Cherry by 1,500 views, earning Blueberry Yum Yum the #2 spot of the year.  This Southern classic is no-baked deliciousness at its best.

1.  Gilligan's Island Cocktail
And the winning top recipe of 2019 is this super-fun, super-tasty Gilligan's Island Cocktail!  Whether you're a fan of the show that inspired its name, or just love sweet tropical cocktails -- give this fun and fruity drink a try.  It didn't earn the top spot of the year for nothing!

Thank you so much for reading The Kitchen is My Playground in 2019.  We look forward to having you back throughout 2020, as well!

Check out these other years' top recipes, too:


  1. They all sound so tasty! I can see why they were favorites.

  2. Saving a couple of these for sure! Visiting from the friday features link party.


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