Happy New Year! I thought I’d start 2017 off by sharing my top 10 posts of 2016. I’m really proud to share this collection of the most popular recipes, DIY projects and printables from The Birch Cottage blog for 2016.
2016 was a great year for The Birch Cottage blog. I celebrated my one year blog anniversary and reached multiple goals and milestones. I met a lot of genuinely kind readers and have been humbled by their kindness. I have a lot of ideas for projects and recipes that I plan to share in 2017 and I’m really looking forward to getting to know you better.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #10 – Plaid Christmas Prints
I had a lot of fun creating Plaid Christmas Prints this year. 2016 was the first year I offered these plaid Christmas printables. You can find and download the free plaid Christmas prints here.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #9 – 5 Reasons You Need a Bread Machine
I’ve dusted off my bread machine late in 2016 and shared my first bread machine recipe with you in December for English Muffin Bread. If you haven’t tried this recipe in your bread machine, I urge you to give it a try! I’ll be sharing more bread machine recipes in 2017.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #8 – Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
I actually shared this Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe as a DIY Christmas Gift Idea on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. You can whip up a batch of this mix in no time and keep some on hand for those unexpected guests. Pair the Hot Chocolate Mix with some movies and popcorn and you have the perfect hostess or housewarming gift.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #7 – Homemade Windshield De-Icer
My #7 of the top 10 posts of 2016 is my homemade windshield de-icer. You can make a batch or two of this windshield de-icer and keep one in your house and one in your car (it’ won’t freeze) so that you always have some handy.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #6 – The Secret to Moist Meatloaf
Meatloaf is one of those things that people typically either love or hate. When Lenny and I travel, we never eat meatloaf when dining out. Meatloaf comes in a thousand different varieties. However, I just happen to know the secret to moist meatloaf. I promise, if you make this meatloaf, your family will thank you. I’ve had several readers contact me to tell me this is their new go to recipe for meatloaf.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #5 – Sugar Hand Scrub Printable Labels
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that #5 on my top 10 posts of 2016 is my sugar hand scrub printable labels. Have a favorite scent of Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap with O’lay? I’ve got you covered with a variety of printable labels. You can also find my DIY Sugar Hand Scrub here.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #4 – Chicken Lombardy Recipe
My fourth most popular post of 2016 is my Olive Garden copycat recipe for Chicken Lombardy. This recipe, with the creamy Parmesan sauce is amazing. My boys, especially, love Olive Garden and Chicken Lombardy is one of their favorite dishes. As much as they love Olive Garden, they love this recipe even more!
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #3 – Creamy Parmesan Sauce Recipe
My #3 of the top 10 posts of 2016 is my Creamy Parmesan Sauce Recipe. This recipe is the creamiest and makes the best Parmesan sauce you will ever taste. Ever. Promise.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #2 – Barbecue Sauce and Grape Jelly Crock Pot Meatballs
There’s hardly a family gathering, picnic, 4th of July or New Year’s Eve celebration where we don’t have Barbecue Sauce and Grape Jelly Crock Pot Meatballs. They are a family favorite recipe and they’re super easy to make.
Top 10 Posts of 2016 – #1 – DIY Sugar Hand Scrub
The #1 post of 2016 was also the #1 post of 2015. This DIY Sugar Hand Scrub is a favorite of my readers and my family. Each year for Christmas, I start getting questions from my daughters wanting to know if I’m going to make more sugar hand scrub. The girls love it! And our sons love it! If you have a gardener in your family, this scrub is perfect! If you have someone who likes to tinker with cars, ditto! This sugar scrub works great at not only softening hands, but removing the toughest of dirt and grime on your hands. It’s simple to make and works perfectly!
You know, none of this would be possible without you! You are what made this top 10 posts of 2016 possible. I am truly grateful that you visit The Birch Cottage blog. I have been overwhelmed by your kindness and I so look forward to getting to know you better and sharing with you in 2017.
Til next time…