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Top 10 Recipes 2016

From French soup to Korean pancakes, here are your favorite Fusion Craftiness recipes from 2016. Thank you everybody for a great year!Top Ten Recipes 2016, your Fusion Craftiness favorites all in one spot. Thank you for a great year! |

2016 is over already?!  Where did the time go?  It really feels like it went in a flash.  This was the first year of Fusion Craftiness, if you don’t count the 2 weeks in December of 2015.  I learned so much which really tickles my fancy.

Top 10 things I learned my first year of blogging

  1.  How to use Photoshop, sort of.
  2.  How to use Google Analytics, a little bit.
  3.  How to build a website, the learning curve was steep!
  4.  How to submit recipes to other recipe sharing sites, yay! Sharing is caring:)
  5.  How to make a food video.
  6.  It’s OK to fail.
  7.  There is a bunch of food bloggers just like me.
  8.  Food Photography.
  9.  You can’t do everything.
  10.  If it’s not fun, don’t do it, unless you have to.

Using analytics I was able to find the top 10 Fusion Craftiness recipes y’all searched for in Google.  Interesting fact, these were my favorite too!  You may remember some of these or these may be new to you.  Either way, try them all!

1.  Easy Lobster Bisque

This soup was so easy with many layers of flavor which I think is key with any dish.  What made this so easy was using bottled clam juice instead of extracting flavors through many step of cooking lobster shells.  By using bottled clam juice, this allows you to use frozen, shelled lobster or substitute crawfish tails.

Easy Lobster Bisque

2.  Polish Beet Soup

This soup only has six ingredients, easily comes together and is super healthy for you.  This simple and tasty soup can be made with fresh beets or even canned beets.  I like this option since you can enjoy this light soup all year round.

Polish Beet Soup Recipe

3.  Korean Vegetable Pancake

Frying food usually brings the reclusive family members to the kitchen.  The wonderful aromas fill every nook of this 2 story home.  This is one of my favorite recipes.  It utilizes easy to find Korean ingredients, it’s simple and has a wonderful dipping sauce.  It’s nice to splurge on this rich appetizer every now and then.

Korean pancakes, a great way to use up extra garden veggies! Yum!!

4.  Best Pork Pozole

I love Pozole, or Posole, whatever you fancy.  The hominy makes this soup very distinctive and very Mexican.  This soup is great on a cold day and isn’t heavy.  It will satiate you without making you feel sleepy.  Win win!

Best Posole Recipe

5.  3 Minute Sardine Pate

This 3 minute recipe only has 3 ingredients.  It’s so good too!  A quick appetizer you can whip up without warning of incoming guests.  A good reason to keep a can of sardines and a baguette on the standby.

3 minute sardine pate

6.  Roasted Jalapeno Salsa

This is an Austin original salsa, sort of.  It won a salsa contest at Taco Deli and is now known as their ‘crack sauce’.  Roasted jalapeños, garlic and oil, who knew?  Betcha can’t eat just one!

Roasted Jalapeno Sauce inspired by Taco Deli's Dona Sauce in Austin, Texas.

7.  Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce

I loved learning how to make this.  I never knew how to make Roast Beef before or how good it was.  This will be on my regular family rotation, it makes great sandwiches too!

How to make Roast Beef with fresh horseradish sauce. This amazing, tasty, moist Roast Beef is easy to make and a real family pleaser. The fresh horseradish sauce is the perfect touch to this delightful recipe. I LOVED this roast, hubby was super pleased too! He made sure I knew I need to make this again! |

8.  Chimichurri Cod

I love chimichurri!  I love Cod!  So….yep, that’s what I came up with.  Easy and sooooo…delicious!

A Latin American marinade gives new life to Cod fish.

9.  Lamb Curry Burrito

You can’t go wrong with curry, not really.  I love curries!  All kinds, Korean, Indian, Thai etc.  Curry and I were meant to be.  I love lamb too, and burritos so….

Lamb Curry Burrito

10.  Puerto Rican Rice

In a rice cooker!  Love this stuff, hubby does too:)  It’s a great, easy side with a little tang from green olives and little protein from pigeon peas, also known as gandules.  If you can find gandules, stock up, it’s a great addition to rice and soup.

Arroz con Gandules, spicy, tangy with green olives, pigeon peas and Sazon, Yum!

I am excited about the new year.  I love exploring and trying new things so 2017 will be full of adventure for sure.  Thank you everybody for making this a great year!