Frugal Foodie Mama: The Best of Frugal Foodie Mama- Top 10 Posts of 2015

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Best of Frugal Foodie Mama- Top 10 Posts of 2015

Here are my Top 10 Posts of 2015 as clicked on, pinned, shared, and decided by you all- my readers...
Top 10 Posts of 2015 as clicked on, pinned, shared, and decided by you all- my readers.

Happy 2016, friends! :) Another year has come and passed here at Frugal Foodie Mama, and I have to say that 2015 was a pretty incredible year for this little space of mine. I had the pleasure of being invited to my first ever blogger press trip by the friendly and generous folks at Southern Living & Delta Faucet. Not only did I get to check off Birmingham from my travel bucket list, but I also got to tour Southern Living's headquarters & test kitchens and meet the incredibly talented people behind those southern recipes we look forward to each month. From there, 2015 just kept getting better for this little food blog of mine. I attended the Indulge Conference in Portland in May, and then traveled to Orlando for the Food & Wine Conference as a brand ambassador for Wisconsin Cheese. In August, my family and I were invited on our first travel media trip to a part of the Kidsburgh press tour hosted by the folks at Visit Pittsburgh. And I rounded out the year with a blogger press trip to Cleveland to take part in the Ohio Dairy Adventure. :)

I was afforded some incredible opportunities to work with some brands and companies that I had only dreamed of collaborating with before. And in return, I was able to provide you all with even more delicious and budget friendly recipes, money saving tips, and family friendly travel ideas in 2015. And speaking of family travel, I met my goal of really growing and expanding that section of Frugal Foodie Mama in 2015 ! :) If you haven't visited my Family Travel page recently, you should pop over and take a peek. I added lots of travel recaps and tips to that section over the past year. 

I am so thankful for how much this blog has grown in the past 365 days, but as always none of this would be possible without all of you all. My readers who come back day after day to read my posts, share them, and support Frugal Foodie Mama. I can never say it enough, but THANK YOU. :) You all are the reason why this blog of mine has done so well. 
And now for the real reason you all are here- the top posts of 2015! Not surprisingly, recipes dominated what you all loved the most from the past year. But we did have one non-recipe rank pretty darn high in the countdown this year. 
Let the countdown from #10 to #1 begin NOW...

I was not the slightest bit surprised to see my Deep Dish Pierogi Pizza land a spot on my 10 most popular posts of 2015. This pizza is the ultimate in comfort food, folks. :)

I just love this cheater version of a brunch classic! And the onion rings add a nice tasty twist to this dish.

This easy to make & quick soup is a regular on my monthly meal plan. :)

This decadent, two-layer cake happens to be the most requested birthday cake from my family. 

Here is another comfort food favorite- mashed potatoes, bacon, chives, & cheesy goodness make this the ultimate grilled cheese! 

Who doesn't love tasty game day recipes that can be made in under a half hour? ;)

4. Easy Pumpkin Cream Biscuits
You seriously only need FOUR ingredients & just 30 minutes to make these tender & flaky biscuits happen.

3. Sparkling Princess Popcorn
I created this princess perfect popcorn as a snack to serve at my daughter's Sparkling Pink Princess Party last year. Not only was it a HUGE hit with our party guests, but with you all as well! :)

2. The 5 Truths You Learning From Shopping at ALDI
I seriously had not the slightest clue that this post would take off and go crazy like it did! It is very obvious that my readers LOVE their ALDI stores.

And drum roll, please... ;)
The #1 post on Frugal Foodie Mama in 2015 is...

1. Healthy Carrot Cake Banana Bread
And I totally understand why this was my most popular post in 2015! One bite of this moist, decadent, practically guilt-free banana bread, & you will know why too... ;)

What was your favorite Frugal Foodie Mama recipe or post from 2015?
What would you like to see more of (or less of) on here in 2016?

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