2016 is almost over! As we look back on the year, we’re curious -- which recipes really captured people's attention? According to Google, which just released its Year in Search 2016 results, these are the top five recipes that Americans were looking for this year. What we learned: hash brown casserole is everyone’s go-to brunch dish, and people aren’t over guacamole yet. Also, we’re happy to see that a vegetable made it on the list, in between nostalgic favorites like green bean casserole and chicken marsala of course.
1. Green Bean Casserole
This crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving side dish takes the top prize this year. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that we topped ours with bacon?
2. Brussels Sprouts
We love cooking (and eating!) brussels sprouts every which way, and apparently, we’re not alone! Try frying them with shallots and adding chiles, lime juice, and maple syrup for a super flavorful side dish.
3. Hash Brown Casserole
Most popular brunch dish goes to the humble hash brown casserole. Our next-level version draws inspiration from a loaded baked potato and throws broccoli, sharp cheddar, scallions, and bacon into the mix.
Even with rising avocado prices, guac is clearly still everyone’s favorite party dip. We’ve amped ours up with lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, red onion, and cilantro.
5. Chicken Marsala
Winner winner chicken dinner! This old-school Italian-American chicken dish is still very much in vogue. We like to use a dry Marsala -- it adds incredible depth of flavor to ordinary chicken breasts and mushrooms.