Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake) – Okonomiyaki moves up to take first place in 2010 and it is easy to see why this Japanese style vegetable pancake is ichiban (number 1)! This pancakes truly is “as you like” and I really like how there are near limitless possibilities for different flavours both in the batter and for the toppings.
No Bake Cheesecake – I have to agree with readers on this one! This no bake cheesecake is so quick and easy to make that there is no excuse to not make it and when you are addicted to cheesecake like me, you tend to make it all the time.
Jalapeno Popper Dip – When it comes to party appetizers hot cheesy dips are definitely among my favourites and when you take the winning flavour combination from jalapeno poppers and turn it into such a dip it is nearly impossible to resist!
Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie) – This light and flaky phyllo wrapped spinach pie is so amazingly good and it always takes me back to my vacation in Greece.
Pad Thai – Why is it so hard to find good pad Thai at restaurants? No matter, it is easy enough to make it at home and this recipe produces a winner every time!
Thai Lemon Shrimp – This Thai lemon shrimp is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, tart and spicy and if you are a fan of lemon then this is certainly the dish for you. The lemon shrimp work well as both an appetizer for parties or for a light meal when served over rice or pasta.
Spinach and Feta Quesadillas – This year I had fun mixing flavours and cooking techniques from different cuisines and this fusion of Greek spanakopita flavours done in Mexican quesadilla style was one of my favourites.
Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich – In case you had not noticed, I am really into the spinach, feta, mint and dill flavour combination and I am glad to see so many recipes with it showing up in the top 10 list. I particularly enjoy this take on that flavour combination that wraps it all up in perfectly grilled buttery bread.
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip – This is a classic hot cheesy dip and with good reason! It is always the first to disappear at parties so make a double batch and save some for yourself for later.
Baklava – Light and flaky phyllo dough also works well in desserts and baklava is a perfect example. It may take a bit more effort to make than some desserts but it is definitely worth the effort!