2015 seems to have been a very delicious year!
Google revealed the top trending recipes and cocktails of the year and it was a mix of comfort food classics and nostalgic cocktails. Topping the drinks list was sangria (a year round crowd-pleaser) and on the recipes list, it looks like people wanted to know what to do with all those pumpkin seeds!
The fruit-filled cocktail is perfect for a party, which could be the reason for it taking the top spot. Known as a refreshing summer sipper, the wine-based cocktails also makes a satisfying cool weather staple. Case in point, this autumn sangria made with white wine, apples, pears, pomegranate and brand.
2. Moscow Mule
Vodka, ginger-beer and a squeeze of lime — it doesn’t get any easier than that.
Made with either vodka or the more traditional gin, this classic cocktail can also be spruced with herbs, like this basil-thyme recipe.
5. Long Island Iced Tea
Famous for its alcohol potency, this recipe make a stiff, yet easy-to-sip drink.
Another summer staple – this refreshing, rum-based recipe is perfect for those tropical trips, like this one made with coconut.
This pretty purple cocktail – made gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice – is a perfect party cocktail. Plus, it has a lovely floral flavor.
9. Sex on the Beach
This nostalgic drink pairs vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry.
Because no tropical vacation (or beach day for that matter) is complete without a slushy, fruity concoction. Get the best of both worlds with this Miami Vice recipe (aka a blend of strawberry daiquiri and pina colada).
1. Pumpkin Seeds
Given the country’s obsession with all things pumpkin, it’s no surprise it would be number one. So, what to do with all those pumpkin seeds? Curtis Stone has the perfect recipe.
2. Sweet Potato Fries
Because, let’s face it, sometimes regular fries just won’t do. Have a craving? try this super simple recipe.
3. Philly Cheese Steak
Can’t make it to Philly? Try this recreation of its most famous sub.
Who isn’t looking for a new chicken recipe to add to their dinner rotation? How about 17?
5. Apple Pie
America’s favorite pie is always a hit, especially during the holiday season. This one from Alex Guarnaschelli is so good,you’ll want to bake all year long.
It doesn’t get better than brownies. This versatile dessert lends itself to all sorts of delicious flavor combos, like this decadent caramel cocoa recipe.
This spread packs a flavorful punch and dresses up everything from chicken to turkey sandwiches.
There is nothing better on a Sunday morning then a big stack of pancakes. Go for a classic combo like this banana chocolate chip recipe.
Daniel Boulud had the right idea, pairing his homemade sauerkraut with slow-frasied sausage.
Winter’s signature stew, chili is a hearty meal whether served with meat or vegetarian.