Look Back at the Top 10 Jathan & Heather Recipes of 2022

Which of our recipes made it onto your fork in 2022? (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

While 2022 saw COVID-19 restrictions relax and life gradually regain a sense of normalcy in many places around the world, it was still a year marked by steep inflation, war, climate change, and natural disasters. But through it all, we still had to eat. So, it is no surprise that our readers flocked to our website to find yummy eats to comfort their nerves, indulge their cravings, stretch their budgets and nourish the soul. The following is a list of our most popular recipes for 2022. As you peruse these delectable gems, think about which ones made it onto your fork last year and what kind of recipes you’d love for us to feature in the months to come, then be sure to tell us in the comments section below.

Happy eating!

Jathan & Heather

Martina McBride's Triple Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Martina McBride’s Triple Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (Photo courtesy Jason Wallis)

10. Martina McBride’s Triple Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Country superstar Martina McBride shared her amped-up oatmeal cookie recipe that incorporates three kinds of chocolate, cranberries, and orange zest for a scrumptious treat her family and our readers can’t seem to resist!

Firecracker Chicken Casserole
Firecracker Chicken Casserole (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

9. Firecracker Chicken Casserole

This Southwest inspired casserole combines cooked chicken with pantry staples like flour tortillas, Rotel tomatoes, chopped olives, and cream of chicken soup and turns them into a hearty meal that stretches a budget and feeds a crowd.

Penne with Italian Chicken Sausage and Fennel
Penne with Italian Chicken Sausage and Fennel (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

8. Penne with Italian Chicken Sausage and Fennel

This is one dish that never fails to impress! Although it is simple to make, it is jam-packed full of mouth-watering flavors and has a cream sauce that will have your guests reaching for more garlic bread so they can wipe up every last drop.

Squealer's Original Bar-B-Que Sauce
Squealer’s Bar-B-Que has one of the best sauces around. (Photo by Southern Foodways Alliance, Flickr)

7. Squealer’s Original BBQ Sauce

It may start with a store-bought product, but the folks at Squealer’s Barbecue Grill in Meridian, Mississippi have doctored and refined the flavor profile of their original barbecue sauce and truly made it their own.

Pasta Rouge
Stretch nearly any meal with our quick Pasta Rouge, a simple dish made with pantry-ready ingredients. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

6. Pasta Rouge

This quick and easy to prepare recipe transforms elbow macaroni into a tasty and versatile side dish to stretch a wide variety of meals. Most importantly, it is both delicious and inexpensive to make.

Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza
Cut out the pizzeria and make your favorite pizza at home in a fraction of the time. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

5. Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza

Pizza night doesn’t have to mean ordering delivery or pulling something out of the freezer. Instead, whip up a semi-homemade pie using a combination of store bought and fresh ingredients, including spicy pepperoni, thick cut mushrooms and ribbons of fresh basil.

Ruth Wakefield's Original Toll House Cookie
Try Ruth Wakefield’s original Toll House Cookie recipe. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

4. Ruth Wakefield’s Original Toll House Cookie

There’s nothing like making a tried-and-true recipe, especially when it comes to something as simple and indulgent as a classic chocolate chip cookie. This is the original version that dates back to the 1930s. Wish your cookies tasted as good as Grandma’s? This is the recipe you’ve been looking for.

Henry eats his pupcicle
Henry eats one of his pupcicles, a homemade frozen treat he begs for every time the weather turns hot. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

3. Homemade Pupcicles

Not all our recipes are for human consumption. This cool treat is for the dogs. When summer temperatures have both you and your dog panting for relief, whip up a batch of these homemade pupcicles for your pooch. Made with five simple ingredients, this treat is easy peasy. Just stir together and freeze. Your furry friend will thank you!

Smoked Sausage with Herb Egg Noodles
Gather your family around the dinner table for a hot meal even when you’re tired with this simple meal of smoked sausage with herb egg noodles. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

2. Smoked Sausages with Herb Egg Noodles

If you’re feeling too tired to cook but know you need to feed your family, this recipe is about as easy as it gets. Make this dish with only 10 minutes of prep time, then assemble a salad or steam some veggies, and you’ll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes at a fraction of the cost of ordering takeout.

Pan-seared flounder with lemon caper sauce
Healthy and delicious, our pan-seared flounder with lemon caper sauce whips up in minutes! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

1. Pan-Seared Flounder with Lemon Caper Sauce

Finally, our most popular dish of the year is this scrumptious, elegant dish of pan-seared flounder with an easy lemon caper sauce. Even if you aren’t a big fan of seafood, this meal will likely win you over with its delicate, light flavors, especially if eaten on a hot summer night. Pair it with a good white wine and sauteed vegetables, and you have a meal fit for a king.

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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