We can't believe it but today Yay Kosher celebrates our its first birthday! This blog started as an idea that we kicked around for a few years but never did anything with. Look at us now, 100+ recipes posted and celebrating our 1 year birthday. We thought that we would use this opportunity to do our first list post of the top 10 kosher recipe posts during our first year. The raw data that allowed us to pick the top 10 was based strictly on clicks to each page. Without further ado...
This was one of our early dessert posts that took off like wildfire. What is not to like about a dessert that combines the best parts of a cookie with the best parts of a brownie. This recipe is kosher and pareve and is a great compliment to any meal or kiddush.
One of our dairy dishes that quickly became one of our top posts. I think this is because it is so easy to put together and was a go to recipe for Shavuot and the long hot summer days. Another great thing about this recipe is that you can serve it warm or cold. This recipe is kosher, dairy, and can be turned pareve by leaving out the cheese.
This post is being written during Hanukkah and we actually just reposted this recipe. These Sufganiyot are near and dear to us as they were our first real recipe post. Enjoy. These donuts are kosher and dairy and oh sooo good!
The simplicity of this recipe is what made it one of our most popular. The complex flavors and nutritional benefits of a great chicken soup are all found in this recipe and the flavor is unbeatable. This recipe is a kosher Shabbat favorite.
I think what propelled this recipe post forward is just how simple it is. No boiling, no long prep times, no mess. Restaurant quality baked ziti on your plate in under an hour. This recipe is kosher, dairy, and can be made non-dairy or meat by leaving out the cheese.
The popularity of this post could have to do with the fact that we put together something that is a little bit more unique. We are lucky to be located in Chicago where we have access to the world's best pastrami so this family favorite was an easy decision to post. This recipe is kosher, and non-dairy.
We love to smoke all kinds of different foods and salmon is one of our favorites. We developed a simple rub that lets the fish and the smoker do all of the talking. This post started to get some attention from the kosher and the non-kosher crowds that liked the simplicity of the rub. This recipe is kosher, pareve, and gluten-free.
This one is a surprise to me. This was one of our early posts that was done while we were still figuring out what Yay Kosher was supposed to be. To us, it is just a fun recipe post that suggests more of an idea than a recipe. I think that other people agree with us which is why it has the number 3 spot on this list.
This post features a classic chicken dish that is a fixture in the kosher Jewish world. We like to think that we made the recipe accessible to everyone and that led to its popularity on our blog. We also developed a Passover Chicken Marsala so that this recipe can be enjoyed all year round. This recipe is kosher, non-dairy, and can be adapted to be gluten free.
I guess it is no surprise that this is our number 1 post for the year. As soon as we first posted it, we got a record number of visits to our site. This may have been due to it being one of our first video posts. We have actually redone the post and taken the video out as we did not feel that it was of the quality that we are trying to put out on this blog. If you still want to see it, we do have a version of it floating around out there on YouTube and on TikTok but not on this site. Anyway, the Yay Kosher community has spoken and Sweet and Tangy Baked Salami is the number 1 kosher recipe post during our first year!
So...did we get it right? Are these our 10 best recipes of 2021? What do you think, did we miss something? Let us know in the comments section below.