Fab Food 4 All Highlights of 2015 + 30 Food Bloggers’ Most Popular Recipes

It’s time to look back at the Fab Food 4 All highlights of 2015, find out your top 10 recipes and also showcase 30 fellow food bloggers’ most popular recipes!

Top 10 Most Viewed Recipes of 2015

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1. Easy Blackberry & Apple Jam

2. Bacon & Potato Layer Bake

3. Bacon Roly Poly

4. Damson Jam

5. Nutella Brioche Pudding

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6. Monday Pie

7. Plum & Apple Jam

8. Quick One Punnet Strawberry Jam (1st Prize Winning)

9. Slow Cooked Beef & Vegetable Casserole

10. Mirabelle Plum Jam

As you can see 5 out of the 10 top viewed recipes were for jam which makes me very happy. When I started making jam it just took me over and I actually thought that my infatuation would turn regular readers away. How wrong was I, it just goes to show that if you are passionate about something then there will be others out there who share your passion. I’m not one for following fashion or trying to do things that I think will be popular, this blog is just a reflection of the dishes that we like to eat, that fit into a busy lifestyle and that won’t break the bank.

A few Highlights of 2015

Back in February my Nutella Brioche Pudding was picked by The Guardian to be featured in their readers recipe swap where the topic was “Stale”.

In June I nearly fell over when I discovered that I’d been nominated in the MAD Blog Awards in the Best Food Blog category. I can’t tell you what a shock this was as I thought I needed to put my name forward to even be considered, so to find that the public had nominated Fab Food 4 All in great numbers was truly humbling and if you were one of the people who nominated me then I thank you, this alone made me feel like a winner!

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Back in June I was very excited to be featured in The Sun in the Mrs Crunch column with some of my money saving tips!

In September I was very pleased to meet the lovely and extremely funny John Whaite who dazzled the crowds with his culinary skills at the Woking Food Festival. I love that as a food blogger I can walk up to well known foodies and there’s just an instant common bond which there wouldn’t be if I were to walk up to say a movie star.

This month I found out I was in the Tots 100 “Top 10 Family Food Blogs of 2015” which was a real thrill and a nice way to round of the year.

This was the year that I got 6 photographs of my dishes accepted by Food Gawker, I think my new camera really did pay off. My aim for 2016 is to get many more pictures accepted!

Finally, I had my Spicy Banana & Mango Chutney featured on FeedFeed which probably won’t mean much to most of you but like Food Gawker they only feature the best of the best so again I was over the moon!

Brands I worked with in 2015

I’d like to thank all the brands that I worked with during 2015 who enable me to do the best job in the world, creating and developing recipes! So take a bow:

Go Compare, Lindemans, SPAM Chopped Pork & Ham,a2 Milk,Traidcraft, Schwartz, Oreo, Expedia, Bacofoil, Thermapen, McCain, Typhoo, SimplyCook, Caprera, Wayfair, Danone Activia, JD Sports, Oxo Good Grips, Brabantia, Tefal, Edge of Belgravia, Sage by Heston Blumenthal, Fudge Kitchen, VonShef and Joseph Joseph.

30 Food Bloggers’ Most Popular Recipes of 2015

I asked some fellow food bloggers what their most popular recipe was this year and here are the results:

Pre-workout Banana & Strawberry Smoothie – From Plate to Pen

Spiced Golden Turmeric Milk – Food to Glow

Maple Cinnamon Chia Overnight Oats – Chicago Jogger

Healthy Banana Cookie – Tasting Page

Double Chocolate Malteser Tray Bake – Jo’s Kitchen

Crunchie Macarons – Emily’s Recipes

Chocolate Caramel Malteser Cake – Farmersgirl Kitchen

Angel Cake Slices – Penne for your Thoughts

Lime & Coconut Traybake – The Foodie Couple Blog

Nutella Cupcakes, 3 Ingredients – Family Food Friends

Copy Cat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves – Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog

Raspberry and White Chocolate Flapjacks – Tin & Thyme

Slow Cooker Chocolate and Mint Aero Bubble Cake – BakingQueen74

Easy Ginger Cake – Fuss Free Flavours

Vanilla Cupcakes – Coriander Queen

Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Suet Pudding – Munchies & Munchkins

Classic Pancakes – Little Sunny Kitchen

This is the Best Pumpkin Pie – Life Currents

Frozen Fruity Yogurt Bites – Eats Amazing

Asian Style Salmon & Noodle Broth – Gingey Bites

Chilli Peanut Vietnamese Spring Rolls – The Veg Space

Spicy Cauliflower Bites – Wine Lady Cooks

Slow Cooker Rolled Brisket with Red Wine and Thyme – Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Slow Cooker Irn Bru Pulled Pork – Foodie Quine

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken – Hungry Healthy Happy

Kavey’s Chicken Tarragon Pasta Bake – Kavey Eats

Tandoori Chicken – Divya’s Culinary Journey

Chicken Tikka Massala – Culinary Ginger

The Irish Burger – The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine

Tomato & Basil Pasta – Lovely Appetite

Out of the 30 most popular dishes only ten are savoury so that’s very interesting plus the slow cooker recipes seem very popular which is great to know as I’ve just had a new bigger, round slow cooker for Christmas and look forward to making new dishes in it!

So it just leaves me to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year and thank you for all your comments, e-mails and general support whether you are a reader, a fellow blogger or a brand as without all of you there would be no Fab Food 4 All. I look forward to an exciting new year and wonder what highlights I will be writing about this time next year? If your favourite recipe isn’t in my Top 10 then do let me know in the comments which is yours or are there any dishes you’d like to see featured in 2016?

Fab Food 4 All 2015 Highlights + 30 Food Bloggers' Most Popular Recipes

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  1. nazima

    What a lovely collection of recipes Camilla, and you have had a great year too on the award and publicity front. Congratulations x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nazima, Happy New Year:-)

  2. Divya @ Divya's Culinary Journey

    Fabulous collection of recipes! Thanks for including my Tandoori chicken recipe in the round.
    Happy New Year!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Divya and for your contribution! Happy New Year:-)

  3. kellie@foodtoglow

    What a lot of variety, and such a great and generous idea for a post! Thanks for sharing my link. I will take time to explore this further. Sharing now. 🙂 PS Happy 2016

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thank you Kellie, a pleasure and wishing you a wonderful new year:-)

  4. Debi @ Life Currents

    Thanks so much for including me in this great list of blogs! I’m honored to be included. I hope your 2016 is just as fabulous, if not more so!

    1. Camilla

      A pleasure Debi and I really hope you have a wonderful 2016 too:-)

  5. Karen

    WHAT a FAB 2015! Happy New Year Camilla and my top recipe for 2015 was Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Karen, Happy New Year to your too! Ooh that pork recipe sounds totally awesome so not surprised!

  6. Jeanne M Horak-Druiff

    Wow – what a smorgasbord of recipes! So interesting to see what recipes do well – – you never can tell before publishing! Wishing you all the best for a delicious 2016!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jeanne. Aah but with the power of Instagram one can now get a pre-warning of what will do well. The Nutella Brioche was very popular on Instagram first and then went on to be a blog hit so it’s a good way of testing the water:-) Wishing you a fabulous 2016 Jeanne and those puddy tats;-)

  7. Platter Talk

    Incredible and delicious round-up! Thanks so much for putting this together; I need a new drool napkin after seeing this collection!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Dan, passes napkin:-)

  8. Elizabeth

    Happy New Year Camilla! All the best for the new year, may it be even better than last!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Elizabeth and wishing you all the best for 2016 too:-)

  9. tracey bowden

    Happy new year. Well done on your success and may it continue into 2016. As a rubbish cook I love slow cooker recipes it always amazes me what I can actually use it for (making good old veg soup in mine as we speak)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much and Happy New Year to you too Tracey. Soup is one thing I have never made in my slow cooker, will add it to list;-)

  10. Janie

    What deliciously tasty year! Here’s wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2016 Camilla 🙂
    Janie x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Janie and wishing your a great 2016 too:-)

  11. WhatLauraLoves

    Bacon roly poly sounds absolutely INCREDIBLE. I can’t imagine what its actually like so perhaps I’ll have to try making it xxx

    1. Camilla

      Just like a suet pudding really:-)

  12. Ickle Pickle

    You’ve had such a great year – well done. Great round up of recipes too! Kaz x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kaz:-) Happy New Year!

  13. Laura

    Oh wow what an amazing year you have had – well done on getting into the Guardian and being a finalist in the MADS – cannot wait to see what you get up too in 2016

    Laura x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Laura – Happy New Year:-)

  14. Rachel

    Happy new year Camilla, I love the sound of Monday Pie, anything with the word pie in it gets my vote x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rachel, Happy New Year to you too:-)

  15. Kacie

    I love this blog post! I always enjoy reading your blog and look forward to your future posts 🙂 you deserve all the success you get!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thank you Kacie, very kind:-) xx

  16. Janice

    Thank you for including my recipe. Cakes definitely most popular at Farmersgirl Kitchen.

    1. Camilla

      A pleasure Janice! Yes amazing how many sweet posts are popular:-)

  17. Rebecca Smith

    What a great roundup of what seems to be a great year for you 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Rebecca:-)

  18. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    What a fantastic year you have had Camilla I can certainly see why you were nominated for a MAD award 🙂 I hope you have even more success in 2016! And I must remind myself to head back to your jam recipes when the jam season arrives! Happy New Year!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thank you Emma, very kind:-) Happy New Year to you too:-)

  19. Sarah

    Happy New Year, Camilla! I don’t know if you’ll remember but I made your strawberry jam in the Summer and was the best. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Yes I do remember:-) So glad you liked it and Happy New Year to you too:-)

  20. Kavey

    Happy new year, Camilla! Here’s to a great 2016 for all of us!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey – ditto:-)

  21. Isabella

    What a fab roundup of your year – and thank you for including me and my vanilla cupcakes 🙂 Have a Happy 2016!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Isabella – Happy New Year:-)

  22. Ana De- Jesus

    The nutella brioche sounds amazing and I like the sound of the spicy cauliflower bites

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ana:-)

  23. Nettie

    Thank you for including my Lemon Cakes! Happy New Year! Nettie

    1. Camilla

      A pleasure Nettie, Happy New Year:-)

  24. Heather Haigh

    So many great recipes and what a great year on your blog. Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year and looking forward to lots more great food in 2016.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Heather and for all your support:-) Happy New Year! xx

  25. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    What a great year full of excitement, hoping 2016 will bring you many more good things! Thanks for including me in the bloggers most popular recipes as well.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lucy and wishing you a fab new year too:-)

  26. Joanne/WineLadyCooks

    Your recipes are wonderful, love the jams along with the savory recipes. Congratulations and Best Wishes for continued success in 2016.

    Thank you so much for including my spicy cauliflower bites in your fantastic collection.

    1. Camilla

      Aaw thank you Joanne. Happy New Year to you:-)

  27. Kate | The Veg Space

    What a lovely roundup Camilla, and a fabulous year 2015 has been for you! Onwards and upwards, and hope 2016 is an even better one! Happy New Year, and thanks for featuring my Vietnamese Rolls!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kate and wishing you a fantastic 2016 too:-)

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