Dec 31

The Top 10 Posts of 2010

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As I’ve struggled to decide on what to write about for my last post of 2010, I reflected back over the year—the many posts I’ve written, the experiences I’ve had, and the many wonderful people I’ve been fortunate to meet in real life from the blogging world.  My life has been truly blessed and enriched because of this tiny little space on the internet.  But really, when it comes right down to it, I wouldn’t have had such an amazing year if it hadn’t been for all of you.  You have propelled me forward, challenged me to grow, and inspired me to become more than I am.  So I think it’s appropriate that I share the posts that have been your favorites from 2010, at least according to blog stats.  I’m curious—is your favorite post on the list?

Top 10 of 2010

  1. How to make handmade udon noodles—it’s easier than you might think!
  2. How To Make Basic Tofu & Wakame Miso Soup
  3. Fuji Cream Puffs—So quick and easy that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them before!
  4. Caramel Popcorn
  5. @nestlefoodie’s Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies (Better than the original! Shhh…don’t tell!)
  6. How To Make Dashi (Basic Japanese Sea Stock)—No instant dashi granules included.
  7. Japanese Strawberry Shortcake
  8. Cream Puffs Filled With Lemon Mascarpone Cream
  9. Zakkoku Mai Onigiri—Japanese Mixed Grain Rice Balls
  10. Simple Sandwich Bread

As we move into 2011, I would love to know what you would like to see here on LFM!  Happy New Year! Here’s to an equally fabulous 2011!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Courtney December 31, 2010 at 9:44 am

I’m loving all the recaps, making me hungry!! :)


Brian December 31, 2010 at 10:10 am

Love the Recaps Rachael!1 Happy New Year to you and your family! So glad to have met you !!



Betty @ scrambled hen fruit December 31, 2010 at 10:42 am

What a delicious year! Wishing you all the best in 2011! :)


Sara December 31, 2010 at 11:20 am

I love all of your posts! I’m so happy to have met you {via twitter} and you are a wonderful person! Happy New Year!


Paula - bell'alimento December 31, 2010 at 11:57 am

Such a tasty top 10! Yes, that bread is da bomb! As are the creampuffs, as is EVERYTHING….xoxo Happy Happy New Year Fuji’s! xoxo


Lyndsey December 31, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I have been trying to post my comment seems like forever…it froze up on my twice now.

I was wondering how you were going to select just ten out of all your wonderful posts! I know I have many favorites and have even made a few…like tofu steak and yakisoba. I have learned so much from your blog and you have given me the tools to use like making a midweek meal special with a flair and many new flavors to try. If I have to pick one from the list then I would have to say #9 zakkoku mai onirgiri and #1 udon noodles…okay that two, but that’s only because I can’t bake. I think it’s so interesting what post is the most popular on my blog it’s my savory aebleskiver one. (Just in case you wanted to know) :D

It’s been such a pleasure getting to know you and I consider you a friend even though we have not met in person. You are lucky you get an opportunity to meet so many fellow bloggers. Looking forward to next year and all that it will bring.

Happy New Year!


Nancy Baggett December 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Fun following your posts this year Rachel–and hope we’ll get to meet in person in the future. Drop by my site and say hello sometime. In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely, happy, healthy New Year.


cocopuff1212 January 1, 2011 at 6:37 am

I don’t think I’ve ever read any of your blog posts withouth getting up in the middle to get a snack. This one was hard, because I couldn’t decide what I felt hungry for…

Happy New Year, and may the sun rise brighther upon the Fujis than ever.


Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves January 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Love the recaps! My favorite isn’t on here but I think I’m getting some new faves now! :)


Kim January 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Hey Rachel! Great recap – especially for me since I seemed to have missed some of these the first time around!! Hope you and yours had a wonderful Happy New Year; and I hope to see you soon!!! Even if it’s just for a cup of hot chocolate. :-)



Stefania January 2, 2011 at 1:47 am

Happy New Year ♥
Moltissimi Auguri
per uno splendido 2011


Christine @ Fresh Local and Best January 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I can tell you that I learned to make tofu from your blog and continue to use your instructions as I commit it to memory. One of these days I’ll do a post on the topic and link it here. I also am eager to try to make fresh udon, it must taste so much better! Happy new year!


[email protected] January 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Wonderful round up of posts – you’ve had so many wonderful posts this year I am very glad that I did not have to make up the list!!
2010 was full of many blessings and one of them was getting to know you. I wish you and your family a happy, HEALTHY and joyous 2011!!


Cookin' Canuck January 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

That’s what I love about your site – it’s full of SO MANY innovative, interesting recipes. I am definitely going to try those rice balls!


Lauren B. January 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I knew those cream puffs would make the list! They are so easy and delicious!


Darina January 3, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Great year and so many great posts! All the best in 2011! I look forward to many more scrumptious recipes.


Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen January 4, 2011 at 7:41 am

Thanks for sharing all these great recipes! I’ve started a new cooking blog myself and would any feedback or comments you can give, so please be sure to check out The Savvy Kitchen at I look forward to continuing reading your blog in 2011!


Sid @ Fête Foreign January 9, 2011 at 6:04 am

I’ve fallen in love! We are such fans of Japanese food!


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