Welcome to Red Couch Recipes. Today I share with you my Top 10 Posts for 2011. I am a little late to the game, but that is how life has been lately. The fun Internet tool Pinterest has really shaped and increased my readership during the latter part of 2011. I am by nature a real holiday girl, so it should be no surprise that all of my top five posts are holiday-related. I want to thank you for reading my Red Couch Recipes posts this past year.
1st Most Popular Post -- Grandma Utahna Felix's English Toffee
I am pleased, that with Pinterest, Grandma Utahna's English toffee received an astounding 50,700 views! It really is the best toffee recipe ever. I made six batches myself this Christmas. I know that my husband's grandma would be pleased that so many of you tried her toffee recipe -- it's a no thermometer recipe that whips up in no time! Grandma Utahna passed away over 22 years ago and it is fun to see her remembered with this recipe. Thank you to those who commented or e-mailed me to tell me how much you liked the recipe. Never before, have I received so many comments about a recipe.
2nd Most Popular Post -- Patriotic Groove Cookies
I developed these cookies from an old, tried and true, Betty Crocker Recipe. Someone who administers this blog, posted it on the Betty Crocker Facebook page and almost 8,000 people viewed this recipe. One commenter on the website on the Betty Crocker Facebook page said something like this , "I see something like this everyday when my preschoolers play with play-dough!"
This was a popular Halloween Post made by Zoulah in 2010 and 2011 with over 6,500 views. I had so much fun developing the concept and making these with my children. They are easy to make and your imagination is the limit.
Zoulah needed a new pair of shoes, so I created her several pairs. These little shoes come together in a hurry and are so verstalie for many holidays and reasons. I have made some for Christmas and they are just the perfect size to tuck a few treats in for someone you want to treat special. Zoulah's Witch Shoes was a popular post in both 2010 and 2011 with over 5,000 views.
I saw the concept for these cookies in a summertime issue of the Martha Stewart Magazine and knew I was going to make them. They are so fun, and easy, to make and I love the effect! I love a good, soft, thick sugar cookie and if they are frozen, they are not safe in my kitchen. Click on the link above the picture for my favorite sugar cookie recipe and for a diagram on how to swirl the royal icing. This posting received over 4,000 views and 64 comments. This was the only posting that I made in 2011 that made it in the Top Five for this year.
Thanks for reviewing my Top Five Most Popular Posts in 2011 and dropping by Red Couch Recipes!