Top 5 Posts of 2017

top 5 of 2017

It’s been a great year for food. I mean, other than the unicorn foods, and it’s also been a fun year of blogging. If you’ve been around the blog for 2017, you’ve seen:

Wow- how fun, right?!

Let’s take a trip back through the year to find out what your favorite and most popular posts were!

1. Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker recipes

This was a fun post to write, so I’m glad you guys have been enjoying it. This season is the perfect time to get inspired about cooking in your slow cooker!

2. Falafel-Style Chickpea Fritters

chickpea fritters

This recipe is easy, tasty and super healthy, as well as great with hummus and tzatziki (some of my favorite dips). Definitely add this one to your weeknight meal plan!

3. How to Save Money: Eating Out

I really enjoyed using my budget brain to write the How to Save Money series on the blog, and I hope it was helpful to get you thinking about saving money in everyday situations. Maybe you’re looking to make a New Year’s resolution about budgeting or eating out without blowing your budget. If so, check out these tips!

4. Mac & Cheese Tator Tot Casserole

mac and cheese tot casserole

This was a winner of a 2017 recipe, and I loved hearing how many of you tried and succeeded making this. Who knew that mac and cheese, broccoli and tater tots are magic together?!

5. Think Fruitful Travels: Asheville, NC

What a great way to end this year’s top 5 with a travel post of a city near and dear to my heart. I’ve been to Asheville several times now, so it’s fun to add to this list of things to do, breweries to explore and restaurants to enjoy.

Thanks for reading and eating. Cheers to 2018!

(Check back in a few days for my 2018 food resolutions.)

Top 5 Posts of 2016

It’s been quite a happy week in between Christmas and New Year’s for me, and I hope for you, too.

You may have noticed I took a little blog break to enjoy some quality family time. I love blogging, but family dinners, holding a newborn and playing tea with a toddler takes precedence. I hope you’ve been able to take some time off, too!

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year where we see what the most popular posts of 2016 were on think fruitful. So, here are your favorite eats, reads and features from this past year!

1. $6 Lunch in Raleigh

I’m so excited that you readers enjoyed this one.  I love an inexpensive local lunch, and I guess you guys do, too. Check this post out if you’re a Raleigh-Durham resident or just stopping in for a visit around the lunch hour.

2. Stir Fry

stir fry

I don’t know about you, but it was practically the year of the stir fry at our house. And I was so pleased to get to share our basic, weeknight winner recipe on the blog. It’s healthy, easy and so filling.

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Top Posts of 2015

Well, folks, it sure has been a fun year for think fruitful!

I’ve cooked so many new things, got new cookbooks, hosted lots of dinners and continued to dig into the local food scene here in Raleigh, NC.

As I do each year, I would like to take a look at the top posts on the blog this year to see what you guys loved and look forward to much more next year. (I’ll have my blog goals post up this weekend!)

1. Oscar Noms Party: Grilled Cheese & Giveaway

aged cheddar apple grilled cheese

It was such a treat to be involved in a few giveaways and blogger events this year. From blog bashes to Christmas cookies to Blogsgiving to an Oscar Noms Party. I loved being involved and eating this grilled cheese…and I guess you guys did, too!

2. Whole Foods Weekday Takeaway

whole foods weekday takeaway

One of the most fun things I did as a local food blogger this year was test out the Whole Foods Weekday Takeaway from the Raleigh store. Man, were those meals delicious and a deal at $50 for one week (5 days) of meals.

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Top 5 of 2012

Happy almost New Year!

2012 has been a fantastic year for me and for the Fruitful blog.

This year, Fruitful turned one and I feel like it’s come such a long way since the beginning. This year, I had one of my recipes featured on foodgawker. And this year, I came up with my own digital recipe cards to make cooking my recipes even easier for you (click here to see all of the recipe cards).

I am so thankful for all of you readers out there and I hope I can continue to provide you with more fun food stuff in 2013.

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