The Joyful Foodie Best of 2014

Hi, all! The year is coming to a close, and I wanted to thank you all for being so awesome and making these last few months (can you believe it’s really only been that long?) so much fun! I’ve been floored by the reception this little blog of mine has gotten and even more stunned by the amount of growth in such a short amount of time. Thank you so much! I love you guy lots, and I’m so so appreciative of the support you’ve given me.

To wrap up the year I thought I’d share some of the highlights and “Best of’s” for the blog in 2014, so in case you missed something or you’re new here, here’s your chance to check out what’s been popular on The Joyful Foodie this year!

Most Popular Recipe
Simple and delicious slow cooker Kalua Pork - only three ingredients!


Most Popular Non-Recipe Post

Most Shared Post
Warm and comforting - this mulled wine is winter in a cup. Winter is coming. Be prepared with this mulled wine recipe.


Most Searched Post
Restaurant review and food photos from Commis in Oakland, CA.

Most Popular with “Taste Testers”
Easy three ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are the perfect soft, moist cookie with crispy edges...and naturally gluten free!


Post I Thought Would Be More Popular Than It Was
The Joyful Foodie's favorite ramen spots in the South Bay of the SF Bay Area.


Old Post That’s Still Popular in 2014

An amateur foodie's take on The French Laundry in Yountville, CA. REstaurant review and food photos.

My Personal Favorite Recipe from 2014
Paleo Filipino chicken adobo - gluten free, soy free, delicious!


The Post that Still Makes Me Drool
An amateur foodie's take on Manresa in Los Gatos, CA. Restaurant review and food photos.


Most Pinteresting Post
A simple and festive holiday treat. Can be served warm or cold.


Here’s to an awesome 2015!

Thank you for sharing a wonderful year with me. Feel free to link to your favorite post (on any blog!) below. I’d love to see what everyone’s favorites are!

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  1. what a great blog year! I’m so glad I found yours this year. 🙂

  2. Mulled wine and kalua pork- yum! I will have to check out the mulled wine recipe, I love it over here in Sweden and enjoy checking out new recipes for it.

    • I love seeing how mulled wine recipes differ around the world. How different is the Swedish mulled wine?

  3. Rebecca Swenor

    These all look like delicious posts indeed. I am going to have to try the Eggnog Rice Pudding recipe because I have not yet tried that one. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    Oh I remember reading your mulled wine post. I’m not surprised that it was your most shared post of 2014 🙂

    • Aw, thanks so much! I was surprised because I thought I had some posts that had done better, but nope. People like their booze. 😉

  5. I’ll put this on my list thanks for sharing this awesome yummy recipe.

  6. Ohmygoodness. Those recipes look so delicious! There are a few I have never heard of, so I’m going to have to go check them out!

  7. oh these recipes look so delicious and I love the recap type of posts. Thanks for sharing and wishing you more success for 2015.

    • I love seeing everyone’s year recaps as well! Thank you for the well wishes. Same to you! 🙂

  8. Courtney

    Omg what a beyond tasty 2014 you had!!! That pork looks so funny right now!!!!

  9. It looks like you had a very successful blogging year in 2014. I hope 2015 is even better for you if that is at all possible. Thanks for sharing your posts.

  10. There are some amazing posts here! I can see why they are favorites! Your food photos are exquisite!

  11. What a recap! I’ve never had egg nog yet but I do love rice pudding. I think I’m going to try and make the egg nog pudding for me and my family this weekend.

  12. Haha…I love the “For foodies who can’t cook” and all of the cans. THAT’S SO ME!!!!

  13. Looks like you had a very delicious 2014! Hope 2015 is equally as awesome for you!

  14. I love Chicken Adobo too due to its unique and really rich taste. The chocolate hazelnut cookies look like the perfect dessert.

    • I definitely think Filipino Adobo is under-appreciated. It’s a simple meal with deep flavors that deserves more recognition internationally, I think.

  15. Loved the different categories, well thought and easy to share. So many interesting posts!

  16. Oh my everything looks so yummy! I’m so going to bookmark your blog for all my cooking needs in 2015!

  17. I am sad it took me this long to find you. Those look like awesome post I am definitely going to check out.

  18. This is fantastic roundup! Everything looks so delicious and great recipes for all year long!

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