Have you added zoodles to your dictionary yet? It’s time. Zoodles are the zucchini form of faux-noodles produced using a spiralizer tool. With this relatively inexpensive and easy-to-use gadget, long, curly, spiralized versions of zucchini, pumpkin, potatoes, and even rutabaga, are all the rage in restaurants and home kitchens, replacing wheat-based pasta whether or not you’re a paleo or gluten-free person. Allrecipes home cooks caught the wave last week (August 21 – 27, 2015), giving the “most popular” new recipe title to Zoodles ala Carbonara. Classics such as green bean casserole and apple crisp were also hits, along with seasonal recipes for homemade tomato sauce and—a sure sign fall has arrived—pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Many cooks craved chicken and mushrooms and searched for this dish in several word combinations. Check out the week’s recap to learn more:
- The most popular recipe added for this week was Zoodles ala Carbonara
|Zoodles ala Carbonara (Photo by Buckwheat Queen)|
- It doesn’t have to be November for this favorite to be popular: last week, Grandma's Green Bean Casserole received the largest increase in page views
|Grandma's Green Bean Casserole (Photo by mischiefsgirl)|
- Fall is unofficially here! Apple Crisp II had last week’s largest increase in prints
|Apple Crisp II (Photo by jrbaker)|
- A good-for-you high fiber snack, Simple Roasted Chickpea Snack saw the largest week-over-week increase in Recipe Box saves
|Simple Roasted Chickpea Snack (Photo by Rock_Lobster)|
Last Week’s Top Search Terms
Is dessert even better if it has an ethnic twist? A lot of home cooks thought so, because Italian dessert recipes topped the list of last week’s fastest growing week-over-week search terms. Other fast-growing search terms driving traffic to the site included best homemade tomato sauce, roti recipe, slow cooker beef stew, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
When last week’s internal search terms were reviewed, the fastest growing week-over-week internal search terms were chicken with mushrooms, chicken mushrooms, chicken mushrooms, Greek pasta salad, and chicken and mushrooms.
Top 10 Fastest Growing Year-Over-Year Terms
Dinner and desserts shared the Top 10 list last week (August 21– 27, 2015), as home cooks continued to celebrate summer fruit and look for easy dinner ideas. How do fettucine Alfredo and crockpot chicken sound? Top cherry or peach crisp with homemade ice cream and make it a party! Ethnic favorites such as guacamole and pho added international sparks to the list.
FASTEST-GROWING Year Over Year KEYWORD (Internal) SEARCHES (August 21-27, 2015)
1. Guacamole recipes +182%
2. Fettuccine Alfredo +146%
3. Crockpot chicken recipes +117%
4. Cherry crisp +113%
5. How to make ice cream +111%
6. Peach crisp with fresh peaches +108%
7. Pound cake from scratch +106%
8. Banana banana bread +102%
9. Onion ring batter +90%
10. Pho recipe +67%
Cherry crisp or peach crisp? Can you choose a favorite?
-- Posted by Judith H. Dern, Senior Communications Manager