The Year that was 2014

the year 2014


New years is over. I’d love to be able to tell you that Mr. Yum and I went out and we rocked out all night long. But, that didn’t happen. He worked a 12 hour shift and gets home late. So, we headed to the local eatery. We shared some nachos, both got sandwiches and I had a beer. *gasp* I know. I never drink beer anymore. For the record, Guinness isn’t beer, its ale. 😉 Anyway, they had $1.50 drafts so who can refuse that? We came home and I fell asleep. Boo! 

That’s ok. But hey, let’s talk food. I love to talk about food.  I want to talk about my top recipes of 2014. I can’t believe the year came and went just like that. That means YUM is just over a year old now and what a year it has been. There were ups and there were downs. I often wondered what I was doing trying to take a few recipes off one of my other sites and turn it into an all food all the time blog. I had a dream and I was going to stick it out.  I am not giving up. Besides, I’m just having way too much fun over here.

So, without further ado, I present to you my Top 5 recipes of 2014.



#5  270 + Places to Make Money Blogging

It comes as no surprise to me that this made the top 5. It has the most amount of comments compared to any blog I’ve posted. I hope people continue to find it useful for months to come.  I bet if I had written it earlier in the year it would be at the #1 spot.


half pan au gratin love


#4 That time I made Extra Cheesey Au Gratin Potatoes

You know, that time? I have no idea how this made the top 5 according to Google Analytics. I’m not complaining, but come on Internets, I had way better recipe and photos! (LOL)



gorgonzola squash mach and cheese



#3 Gorgonzola Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Out of all recipes I have posted here on YUM this might just be my favorite. No, wait. That would be my Shepherd’s Pie, so this would have to be second. I haven’t made it again but I want to. Problem is, Mr. Yum doesn’t care for squash and kiddo felt the gorgonzola was a bit too much for her. So, I’ve secretly been toying with the idea of making this again. Smaller batch. Less cheese for her. While I loved this recipe, I wasn’t thrilled with these photos. I made this dish before I made the photography board. So, now I must make it again for  reshoot. Sounds YUM to me!



Chocolate PB Blast


#2 Caramel Cocoa Green Smoothie

On a whim I decided to do a 30 day green smoothie challenge. This was one of my creations from that challenge.  This sparked me to keep track of my smoothies so I could write another recipe book. It’s still in process – look for it soon!


fat bombs coco


#1 Keto and Low Carb Friendly Fast Fat Coconut Chocolate Fat Bombs

I still find it hard to believe that this is my most popular post.  I mean, I get it, sugar-free folk want a healthy treat. I’m down. I was bound and determined to remake this recipe and use my fancy smancy dslr camera. This recipe was actually a cross over from my old site. Maybe this year I’ll give it another whirl. I think they would look a lot better now that I have an awesome photo board. I got to tell you, making that thing really made my photos look a lot better. Now if I could just wrap my head around ISO and apertures with Lightroom and Photoshop I’d be golden.


Have you reflected on 2014? What are you looking forward to in 2015?



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  1. What some great posts! 2014 wasn’t a good year for me so I decided not to look back myself, but its great looking at whatever one else and seeing some things I missed!

  2. The extra cheesy potatoes look so yummy. It looks like you had a great 2014. I hope 2015 is even better.

    1. I am pretty sure if it was my husbands day off and he didn’t just get done with a 12hr shift, we could have found an actual NYE celebration to go to – more booze! LOL

  3. I did a top 8 reflections on blogging for me and my family as a reminder of all the fun we have thanks to my work. We have some great adventures as a family, I am very grateful to the blog world for that!

  4. 2014 wasn’t the best year for me, so I’m happy it’s over. I’m working on making 2015 much happier and healthier!

  5. Sounds like a great night! I am excited to go back and read all these posts, I love round up so I can go back and read! I’m super excited to see all you have in store for 2015!

  6. 2014 was pretty stop and go for me. It was my first year blogging and I had that one month where I couldn’t do anything because I didn’t have hosting. So there’s that. I’m hoping that 2015 will be the year worth looking back on.

  7. I like your top 5 too. I pinned the Mac and Cheese. I’d love to read your updated version of it, especially with your limit of cheese. I want to try it soon!

  8. It is always fun to look back. It lets you know where you have been so you can figure out where you want to go and what you want to do in the coming year. Happy New Year to you and here is to a successful and healthy 2015!

  9. All good posts for sure. I bet you’re right too, on the money making post taking first place if it was written early in the year. I”m headed over to take a look now. 🙂

  10. Alright, so holy yummy recipes! I can’t wait to give that Mac and Cheese, and that smoothie a try this weekend! I have all the ingredients on hand already! Woot woot!

  11. Your new year’s eve sounded similar to mine! Whooping it up all night is over rated, right? 😉
    Sounds like you had a super yummy year here on the blog too!

  12. I think your new years eve sounds perfect!
    I enjoy checking out all these ‘best of’ posts everyone has done!

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