Friday, September 7, 2012

Weekly Kitchen Insights – Recipes and Trends from

Love all the creative cooks out there! This week’s most popular new recipe offers a twist on a family favorite: Chili. The twist is using chicken and white kidney beans (cannellini) to prepare a hearty dish for a terrific fall or winter dinner. This recipe is prepared on top of the stove using a Dutch oven, but I bet you could adapt it for a slow cooker. Another indication the season is changing: apple crisp has overtaken peach cobbler.

That said, there are still plenty of cooks hanging on to summer favorites such as ribs, potato salad, and barbecue sauce. Here’s the week’s complete rundown for recipes, search terms, and top videos:
  • Apple Crisp II received the largest increase in page views this week
    Apple Crisp II awaiting a scoop of vanilla ice cream (Photo by jrbaker)
  • Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs saw the largest increase in prints
Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs ready to eat! (Photo by lovethissite)
Cream Cheese Bars I (Photo by chocolatekisses)
A lot of cooks must not be ready to see summer end because the fastest growing week-over-week search term driving traffic to the site last week was potato salad. Other fast-growing search terms included baby back ribs recipe, pumpkin bread recipe, and red potato salad recipe.

In the internal search term bucket, the fastest growing week-over-week terms included baby back ribs, apple crisp, bbq ribs, and barbecue sauce.

And who can resist a pizza casserole? When it’s fast and easy to make with pasta and all the yummy flavors of pizza, it’s a "gotta make it"! That combination won this week in the "top new video" category: Pizza Casserole.

Pizza Casserole (Photo by TAURUSGIRL)
The top performing videos showcase some classic recipes. Chef John of Food Wishes® totally knows how to make his crabcakes and fried chicken! So good! And peanut butter bars topped with semi-sweet chocolate? Mmmmm! Gotta make those!
Peanut Butter Bars iced in chocolate (Photo by mominml)
Chef John's Crab Cakes (Photo by Baker Bee)
Crisp and crunchy Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Photo by  Zeus)
Have a delicious weekend!

Posted by Renny Sabina, Business Analyst