When we want a recipe we may ask a family member or consult a cookbook, but more often than not, we just ask Google. Google just revealed what we were collectively searching for in 2018, and it seems last year was a year of classic comfort foods. Only one food on this list seems to be a little strange, but regardless, we support your efforts! See which recipe you think doesn’t belong:
1. Pecan Pie
This classic pie came out on top, thanks to Southerners and their deep love of the dish on Thanksgiving. Many people just wouldn’t consider the holidays complete without a big slice of this dynamite dessert.
2. Hummingbird Food
No, this isn’t some name of some cutsy Pinterest recipe. People were literally searching for foods they could make to attract hummingbirds. Aside from certain native flowers, and nectar feeders, the Audubon Society recommends hanging a few ripe banana peels in your yard to help attract hummingbirds via fruit flies. Now you know.
After years of upturned noses at the table, meatloaf is making a comeback. It could be that Keto dieters are looking for different ways to eat their meals, or that this delicious dinner is finally getting the love it deserves. If you haven’t had meatloaf in years, do yourself a favor in 2019 and give it another try.
4. Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff, made with sour cream, stew meat, mushrooms, garlic and butter, is the ultimate comfort food. For healthier eating in 2019, try a vegetarian take on this classic dish. It’s ready in 20 minutes!
5. Pork Chops
Pork chops can be cooked 100 different ways, and people were going to Google to find new inspiration.
6. Chicken Parmesan
If you skip chicken parm because it’s fried, consider coating it then baking it instead. It’s a relatively healthy take on this otherwise fried favorite.
7. Scalloped Potatoes
Everyone remembers Mom making scalloped potatoes, but maybe she didn’t write down her recipe. People all over the country were searching for how to make this old classic.
Lasagna is pretty much the best food on the planet and our Google searching confirms that. It serves a crowd, it’s smothered in sauce and cheese, and those layers just look so darn pretty.
9. Brussels Sprouts
After a return to the top in 2017, Brussels sprouts continued to be the darling of the vegetable world in 2018. If you haven’t tried them since you were a kid, now it the time. There are tons of delicious recipes for them roasted in salads or even as crispy chips.
10. Snickerdoodle Cookies
You either made these for the holidays or you waited for a family member to give you some take-homes. Our collective Google searches prove everyone loves Snickerdoodles!
Also see, The most popular diets of 2018.