Recipes 2009: The Best, The Favorites, The Most Popular

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When you're a food blogger, all your recipes are your babies and nobody -- Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner, yes, that's a nod to the loss of Patrick Swayze in 2009. Still, come the end of the year, we're compelled to pick through the list to select our best recipes of the year, some times by choosing our own favorites, other times by checking the stats for the most popular recipes of the year, still other times by finding a more creative route! So here they are, the best recipes of the year, the favorite recipes, the top recipes, the best of our best in 2009.

(Food bloggers -- I'm headed to snow and cold for New Years so finished this list about noon on New Years Eve day. Please accept my apologies if I missed yours -- and please please do add your own Best Recipes of 2009 to the comments!)

Our Best Recipes!

The Purple Foodie ~ Best of 2009 - Savory

The Perfect Pantry ~ The Perfect Pantry's Top Ten Recipes of 2009
"Here are my top ten recipes from 2009 (all with a printer-friendly version). Some I made for the first time this year, others are old favorites. Many are -- or could be, with some ingredient substitutions -- vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. They're not listed in any order; as with children, it's impossible to choose one over the others. I hope you enjoy them. "

Healthy.Delicious. ~ "... here’s a roundup of some of the most crave-worthy recipes that have appeared on Healthy.Delicious. in 2009. This list certainly doesn’t represent all of my favorites ... but they are some of the healthier recipes that I keep going back to and that you can realistically make during this time of the year."

Two Peas and Their Pod ~ Favorite Recipes of 2009
"I always enjoy looking back-we had a busy year filled with fun, laughs, travels, work, hard times, the best of times, and of course tasty food:) We did more than our fair share of cooking and baking. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from 2009."

Picky Cook ~ My Favorite Recipes of 2009
".here are 16 of my favorite recipes from 2009. i am pretty sure i could have easily chosen them all, but here are the top recipes in my book."

Coconut & Lime ~ Favorite Recipes of 2009
"Here are two of my favorite recipes from each month of 2009. It was really difficult to narrow it down to just two for each month, I posted 160 recipes this year!"

Diana Takes a Bite ~ My Favorite Recipes of 2009
"Overall, it was a fun year, and as I look back over my favorite recipes of 2009 – the recipes I found myself craving again and again – I can’t wait to continue with my goal in 2010."

Kara's Kitchen Creations ~ Some of My Favorites from 2009
"I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite recipes from the past year. It sounded like a great idea, I just had no idea how hard it would be to choose!!! Finally I decided to just pick one recipe from each month."

Anne's Food ~ My Favorites from 2009 - Savory
"I went through this year's posts, and picked my absolute favorite recipes. It was really hard to pick just five so... I didn't. After all, the more the merrier! These recipes are all really, really awesome. I promise!"

Kalyn's Kitchen ~ Top Ten Best Recipes of 2009
"... this year I had good intentions of narrowing it [once recipe per month] down to a top ten list. I looked through the monthly archives, picking a few recipes that I remembered fondly, and when I was done saving bookmarks, I had 39 favorites!"

Carrots 'N' Cake ~ Favorite Recipes of 2009
"Here’s just a sampling of my favorite recipes– not surprisingly, most of them are for desserts!"

Love and Olive Oil ~ A Look Back at the Best of 2009
"I did want to take a quick look back at what I consider the best recipes and posts of 2009. My favorites. The ones, when looking back through the archives, brought a smile to my face or a growl in my belly. The meals that have become memories."

Cooking During Stolen Moments ~ The Best of 2009
"I thought it would be fun to compile a list of some of our family’s favorite recipes that I posted throughout 2009. However, I didn’t realize what a challenge that would be! So instead of just one recipe a month, I decided to give two for each month."

Stirring the Pot ~ Top Ten Favorites of 2009 (and also -- get this! Worst Recipes of 2009!)
"I decided to pick the top ten favorites based on which recipes were repeated over and over in my kitchen. I figured that if I liked them well enough to make them several times then they MUST BE my favorite??"

RecipeGirl.com ~ Ten Best Recipes of 2009
"Here are my top picks for 2009- recipes I featured on the blog that were so good I still dream about them."

Celiac Teen ~ 2009: Glancing Back
"I thought I'd share my Top 10 of 2009. Recipes, that is. These are the ones I've made the most, loved the most, enjoyed the most."

Paris Pastry ~ My Favorite Recipes of 2009
"Today is our last day of 2009 and I would like to reflect on all of those yummy recipes that were so memorable. So, I present to you my favorite 15 recipes from this year:"

More Than Easy Mac ~ Favorite Recipes of 2009
"So, in honor of 2010, here are my favorite recipes from the year, all entirely new ones that I came upon in my ongoing journey to become a better cook."

Taste and Tell ~ 2009: A Review
"... since it's the last day of the year, and since this week's posts seem to be filled with recaps of recipes, I thought I'd show my favorite recipes from 2009. It's hard to choose just one recipe from each month, but here goes!"

Full of Beans ~ 2009 Recap
"I tried and created so many great recipes this year that I couldn't even blog about all of them. Instead, I picked out a few of my favorites."

Dishing Up Delights ~ Best of 2009
"Well, I am going to be honest with you all. I thought I was done with posts for 2009, but I couldn't let this year go by without posting some of my favorite recipes from this past year. Overall in life, the year was not so great, but blog-wise it was freaking FANTASTIC."

Cupcake Muffin ~ Best of 2009
"Here are a few of my favorite recipes from this year of cooking and baking on Cupcake Muffin. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, and I look forward to lots of delicious treats in the future!"

The Way the Cookie Crumbles ~ 2009 Favorites
"It’s always so hard to choose favorites. I feel bad for all the great stuff I left out. Then I second guess myself, then I tell myself to stick with my gut. In the end, just like last year, I settled on 9 favorites and 6 honorable mentions."


Clever Categories
You know, like "prettiest chicken" and "successful experiments in grilled cheese"

Pithy & Cleaver ~ The Best of 2009 "Here’s a roundup of a few of this year’s kitchen highlights, recipes we’d definitely make again."

Wednesday Food Blogging ~ Favorite Recipes of 2009
"I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite recipes from this year. While I like all the recipes I've posted, some are real winners. I find myself making them over and over, and especially for company. These are the ones I'd send you if you sent me one of those recipe chain emails."

Hungry Bruno ~ 2009: A Year in Review
"The end of a year seems like a good time for reflection, so let's take a little peek back and see what we learned this year."

Ms Adventures in Italy ~ 2009: A Year in Pictures
"I’m preparing my extensive Year in Review for 2009 when I talk about my highs/lows/discoveries/tools/tips and geek out with statistics as I usually do, but I wanted to leave you with some images of my 2009."


Our Most Popular Recipes!

My Colombian Recipes ~ Most Popular Recipes
"To celebrate the end of this year and the beginning of 2010, I want to share with you the most popular recipes of 2009 from My Colombian Recipes."

Food Renegade ~ 2009 You Were a Good Year
"Everybody’s doing it. Why shouldn’t I? These are the top ten hottest posts of 2009 here at Food Renegade — the most viewed, most commented."

Living the Local Life ~ Top 5 of 2009
"Everyone is doing it, so I will too! I was going to pull my top five posts, but since alot are timely events, I chose the top five most visited recipes on my blog this year...without further adieu..."

Straight from the Farm ~ Top 10 for 2009
"I thought it would be fun to wrap up the year with a Top 10 List of the Most Popular Posts of 2009 on SFTF. I bet all the little blog posts out there in the world wish they could grow up to be on this list one day. Okay, so I’ve had a little too much holiday punch, but the truth is that you lovely readers have really helped me this past year to hone my recipe instincts and broaden my creativity."

Brown Eyed Baker ~ The Best of Brown Eyed Baker in 2009
"This year I am giving you favorite recipes, but with an additional spin – first up are YOUR favorite recipes! ... By the looks of the list, it was the year of the cookie!"


A First Look Ahead into 2010

Sarah's Cucina Bella ~ Food Predictions for 2010
"Every year, many publications put out lists of what they think the food trends for the following year will be. I’ve always thought it was an interesting thing … something just out of my reach. But this year, I had a few thoughts on where food is going next. So, why can’t I join in?"

And you?
And you, what are your favorite recipes from 2009? Leave a link to recipe or a link to list of recipes in the comments!

For the eighth year in a row, BlogHer food editor Alanna Kellogg scratched her head and consulted her favorite taste tester, all to select her Best Recipes of 2009, just one recipe per month!

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