Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Weekly Kitchen Insights – Recipes and Trends from

We’re back in the groove here with 2013’s first post about the top recipes and videos on With the New Year launched—bring on those lucky black-eyed peas!—home cooks are almost ready to consider everyday cooking. When I looked at last week’s top recipes and search terms, both black-eye peas and lasagna topped the list, along with recipes that rank as favorites for entertaining or easy week night dinners.

Here’s the recap:

The #1 new recipe for the week was My Meatball Lasagna. With some pretty delicious ingredients and a twist on a favorite, this recipe quickly had the most page views, prints, and Recipe Box saves.

A hearty bowl of Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Peas (Photo by Scotdog)
  • Always a hit at parties, Bacon-Wrapped Smokies saw the largest increase in Recipe Box saves week over week
Bacon-Wrapped Smokies (Photo by My4Boys)

Top Search Terms Last Week
When it comes to search terms driving week-over-week traffic to Allrecipes, home cooks were all about New Year tradition! The fastest growing term was black-eyed peas, a dish guaranteed to ensure
good luck for the next 365 days!

Other fast-growing search terms driving traffic to the site included cabbage recipes, healthy recipes, Texas caviar, and stir fry recipe.

A bowl of classic Texas Caviar (Photo by SunnyByrd)

Once cooks were on the site, the fastest growing internal week-over-week search terms also reflected the New Year, and included black eyed peas, hoppin’ john, sauerkraut, and cabbage.

Top Performing Videos (based on week over week positive change)
When it comes to last week’s top videos, home cooks were all about making kid-friendly ice cream—in a plastic bag no less!—and comfort food. Also hard to argue with a video for 2012’s #1 favorite recipe: Down East Maine Pumpkin Bread. This was the top performer in overall video page views.
Down East Maine Pumpkin Bread (Photo by Detective L)

Other top videos last week included:
  • Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings, the top performer for page views, excluding all featured content (this metric excludes video detail page views generated by newsletter features, primary nav. features, and/or video homepage features).

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (Photo by Jenni)

  • You’ve seen this one before! How To Cook Salmon, remains our top video based on page views referred directly from a search engine.

I hope 2013 is off to a delicious start for you and your family!

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