Now that the New Year is here, we wanted to share the TOP POSTS from 2015. These lists are always fun to see and often surprise us. We don’t check these often enough and it is sometimes surprising to see what topics, recipes and ideas are of most interest to our readers while other topics are no surprise at all!
So, here we go with the top 10 posts starting with #10 and counting down to #1 from 2015!
#10 – Copycat Old Spaghetti Factory Spaghetti with Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese Recipe
We were a little surprised at first that this simple, easy recipe made the list. But then again, we weren’t because it is DELICIOUS, plus we can feed our whole family of 7 for $5 with this meal vs. $50 at the restaurant. This is a must for frugal family’s and for those that want a new take on gourmet pasta. Plus, we show a gluten-free and healthier swaps ideas so that all can enjoy!
#9 – Take Back Your Finances Challenge Start Page
This one was not a surprise at all! Have you heard of our Take Back Your Finances 52-Week Challenge? Well, if not, this is one to not miss as in 52-weeks time, your budget, finances and life will be changed for the better when you follow the baby-step task each week.
We’ve had thousands who have gone through it already with some amazing stories and testimonies. So if you haven’t joined it yet (it’s free) then you will want to and if you have already done it once, we encourage you to do it every year and each year the results are better and better.
#8 – 15 Totally Awesome Free Lego Crochet and Knit Patterns
This one is all about the DIY and LEGOs. There are some really cool, practical and fun projects listed in this one. Plus, all of the patterns are free, which means with just a bit of time, creativity and supplies, you can have a very nice gift to make for the Lego fans in your house (or list!).
#7 – How To Save an Average of $50,000 on a Mortgage and Hardly Notice
This one is no surprise. If you can save big time on your mortgage without hardly noticing, then it’s no wonder this was a big hitter this year. We doubt hardly anyone would reject this idea.
So if you have a mortgage, you will want to check this one out and save around $50k without hardly noticing!
#6 – 17 Incredible Reasons to Use Epsom Salt in the Garden For Results that Will Amaze (Plus The Methods of Proper Application)
This is a really popular one! Epsom salt is really awesome for so MANY things. And the gardens are no exception. You will want to save this one for when it is garden season and learn about all of the easy, frugal and fantastic ways that Epsom salts will make your gardens grow!
#5 – Paula Deen Crockpot Mac and Cheese Recipe – The Classic and Creamy Version
This one is no surprise. Everyone loves Mac and Cheese and the Paula Deen version….in a crockpot is certainly a hit! If you want this delicious recipe for your family, just learn how quick and easy it is to throw the ingredients into a crockpot and enjoy the warm, creamy, gooey comfort a few hours later.
#4 – How To Make The Great Depression Cake Called Crazy Cake (Recipe Uses No Milk, Eggs or Butter)
Another no-surprise top post of 2015 is the famous Great Depression Cake. This one is FABULOUS. The cake is delicious, moist, rich, fluffy and the best part is….no milk, eggs or butter. So not only is it the frugal of frugal cakes, but it is also a naturally allergy-friendly cake. And, if you want it to be fully allergy-free, use the gluten-free flour recipe instead!
#3 – Million Dollar Chicken Rolls Recipe
We are so glad to see this is #3 on the list because it NEEDS to be at least this! Why? Because these are truly amazing. They taste like a million bucks…with a small price tag. In fact, we can make 8 servings of these with 1 chicken breast and other frugal ingredients costing around $5-$6 total for this amazing meal. Serve it as a sandwich or take it to another level and serve it as an entree with the gravy. It’s really amazing and something you don’t want to miss out on.
#2 – How to Remove Pee and Urine from Couch (Works for Mattresses too!)
Okay, this one surprised us…especially since it is #2! When I posted this, I thought it was a post for the more “off-chance” type of scenario. I guess I underestimated how many people may have had a toddler, pet (or someone else?!?) pee on their couch. Mine was from a toddler that fell asleep on the couch. I don’t let them fall asleep there anymore because no matter how effective this method is, I’d prefer not to do it at all.
So, here’s your rescue remedy! It also works on mattresses very well too. I have used it for that more….
And even though you may not need this today, chances are that you will in the near future, so bookmark or pin this one!
#1 – DIY Pallet Projects: 55 Incredible Ways To Reuse Pallets for Decor and Furniture and Everything In Between
And friends, this is the #1 post of 2015! Everyone wants to find ways to reuse those amazing pallets! They are amazing and this list gave 55 new ideas in 2015 to use them!
This really is no surprise because in 2014, two specific pallet projects were in the top 10 of the previous year, so you can visit those too and enjoy all of the new pallet projects.
Well, there you have it! The best of the best in 2015!
Which of our articles, tips or recipes were your favorite in 2015?