My children will be the first to inform you that I’m the least tech-savvy person they know, which is why it sometimes strikes me as odd that I find myself the keeper of a blog. I focus very little on the technical aspects of this endeavor, focusing instead on the creative ones — writing and developing recipes. I’ve spent no time, really, noodling over stats and “blog traffic,” information about where readers come from, how they find their way here, what they look at, and for how long. But then, last week I took more than a passing gander at all of these numbers and discovered a list, from top-to-bottom, of the most popular recipes on my blog. Interestingly, slow cooker dishes and cookies/bars topped the list, some of them with more than 50,000 visits. Yikes.

I thought I’d share these “Best Hits” with you and ask what some of your Mom’s Kitchen Handbook favorites are as well. Feel free to add your two cents in the comments section below.

Mom’s Kitchen Handbook 10 Most Popular Recipes  

1. Slow Cooker Pinto Beans 

Slow cooker pinto beans

2. Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken

3. Best, Easiest Homemade Pizza Ever

Best Easiest Homemade Pizza Dough / Mom's Kitchen Handbook

4. Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs


5. Butter, Egg, and Cheese Pasta

Spaghetti with Butter Egg and Cheese

6. Toll House Chocolate Chip “Makeover” Cookies

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

7. Healthier Homemade Ranch Dip

Healthier Homemade Ranch /

8. Breakfast Quinoa

Breakfast quinoa

9. Four-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Four Ingredient Peanut butter cookies

10. Chocolate Coconut “Copycat” Bars (Homemade Larabars)

Coconut Chocolate Larabars