Top 10 Best Recipes of 2021 from The Kitchen is My Playground

December 31, 2021
Love year-end "best of" lists? -- Then check out the The Kitchen is My Playground's top 10 best recipes of 2021, as voted by readers' views. These 10 dishes are the reader favorites from our new content posts of the year -- and oh my, it's been a tasty year around here, for sure!

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I don't know about you, but I just adore seeing all the "top 10" or "top whatever number" lists at the end of the year. Whether it's the year's top songs, top movies, or even the most popular baby names of the year, I'm here for it. 

And if it's a list of the year's top recipes or most-loved dishes? -- Then I'm most definitely all about it.

So in that same vein, it's always fun to take a look back at the top recipes of the year here at The Kitchen is My Playground. -- Which is exactly what we're doing in this post.

From our family to yours, Happy New Year! We wish you a 2022 filled with happiness (and great food!).

But before we get into our top recipes list, we want to say thank you so much for being a reader of The Kitchen is My Playground.  We are humbled and blessed to have you all here, and look forward to keeping the tried-and-true family-tested recipes coming in the new year.

From our family to yours, Happy New Year! We wish you a 2022 filled with happiness (and great food!).

And now, here are your top 10 favorites from this past year:


This Buttermilk Blueberry Bread recipe was actually a happy accident. -- A happy accident that both our family and readers loved! Coming in at the #10 spot of the year, this tasty bread just goes to show that not all mistakes are a bad thing.



Nanna's Baked Spaghetti is truly a family favorite at our house, and it appears many of you love it, too. Nanna's cheesy version of baked spaghetti slid in as the 9th favorite recipe of the year.



These pillowy-soft Amish sugar cookies just about melt in your mouth. Loaded with fabulous vanilla flavor, they're our new favorite sugar cookies. And judging by the fact they made it into the top The Kitchen is My Playground recipes of the year, you all like them too!



In this version of yum yum dessert, two thick creamy layers sandwich cherry pie filling and chocolate fudge pudding, and all sit atop a no-bake Oreo crumb crust. Seriously, with this creamy no-bake cherry chocolate combination, what's not to love? We certainly don't blame you for "voting" this one into the top 10 of the year.



With its smooth and creamy chocolate custard filling and fluffy meringue topping, it's easy to see why this Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie from scratch is an all-time family favorite dessert. It's a beloved family recipe, passed down from my husband's Nanny. -- And we're so glad to see that you all enjoyed it, too!



Hummingbird Banana Bread combines the classic pineapple, banana, and pecan combination of Hummingbird Cake to create one fabulously flavorful variation of everyone's beloved quick bread. And bringing together these two fabulous favorites turned out to be a winner with readers, for sure. 



Apparently we all love a little nostalgia! Bringing back the retro days of Kentucky Fried Chicken with this copycat KFC Macaroni Salad proved to be pretty popular with The Kitchen is My Playground readers. Coming in at #4 for the year, looks like we all love to enjoy this long-discontinued KFC side at home.



We all love quick and easy recipes. -- And further proof of that are these super tasty quick and easy roll-ups coming in at the #3 spot for the year. Looks like readers like the fact you can whip up a platter of these little bites with just 3 simple ingredients and all of about 10 minutes of prep!



We all adore macaroni salad. And with it coming in as the 2nd most popular recipe of the year, it looks like we especially adore this Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. Just about the simplest, most basic macaroni salad around, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad delivers up the fabulous flavor we love.



And the winning top recipe of 2021 is -- The BEST Peanut Butter Blossoms!

We truly had a lot of fun creating this post, and we're so glad our readers loved it so much. Because we all know and love the iconic Peanut Butter Blossom cookie, right? -But what we learned (and shared) in creating this post is not all Peanut Butter Blossom recipes are created equal. We had fun in the kitchen testing out five of the most common blossom cookie recipes (including the original) to see which was the best, and looks like you all had fun reading about the results!


Thank you so much for reading The Kitchen is My Playground in 2021.  We look forward to having you back throughout 2022, too!



Top 10 Best Recipes of 2021 from The Kitchen is My Playground ~ Check out the top 10 best recipes of 2021, as voted by readers' views. These 10 dishes are the reader favorites from The Kitchen is My Playground's new content posts of the year -- and oh my, it's been a tasty year, for sure!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


6 comments

  1. All fabulous recipes Tracey.
    I always appreciate you sharing your tasty recipes at our Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party every week and it has been my pleasure to feature you throughout 2021. It seemed only fitting to feature your 'best of 2021' post this week.
    Happy New Year,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Thank you! We enjoy linking with you on Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party.

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  2. thank you some relly good ones here

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    1. Thank you. Please let us know how the recipes turnout when you try some of them.

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  3. We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post last week on Full Plate Thursday, 571! Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you. It has been a busy year for all of us.

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