Top 10 Blog Posts of 2023

It is so interesting to look at my Top 10 Blog Posts for 2023. It was a range of everything from food posts, organizing posts, decor, and outdoor/garden.

The food posts were the clear winner and in 2024 you will find all of my recipe posts in one place as I launch a separate food blog called “Small House Kitchen”.

I will still post all of my home and garden-related posts here and I will of course give you a link to each one of my recipes each week.

popular view of my blue sided home and our front porch dressed for fall with simple fall porch decor ideas

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#1 – Grandma’s Super Simple Cucumber Salad Recipe

This is a family favorite that we eat almost every day when all those cucumbers become ready in our garden.

cucumber salad as a side with marinated chicken skewers

#2 – When is the Best Time to Put out Your Oriole Feeder?

So many people were interested in knowing about orioles and Oriole feeders.

Bird House hanging on tree with Oriole bird and an orange slice for my Oriole blog post

#3 – Swedish Potato Sausage – Our Family Christmas Tradition

Who would have guessed that this recipe would put me on the blogging map? While it’s #3 overall on my blog, if you type in Swedish Potato Sausage in Google you will find me right at the top. Usually #1.

Cooked Potato Sausage

#4 – How to Make the Best Crunchy Dill Pickles

We only plant two cucumber plants each season but when we get cucumbers, boy do we get cucumbers. When we aren’t making and eating Grandma’s Cucumber Salad, we are making pickles.

cucumber spears in canning jars

#5 – Best Kitchen Organizing Ideas

I organize with my readers twice a year. In February and September. I typically start in the kitchen as it’s the heart of our home and I use my kitchen every single day. The #5 spot when to my kitchen organizing ideas! I’m not surprised.

#6 – The Best Peel and Stick Wallpaper for an Apartment

Our youngest daughter Emma lives in the sweetest little apartment in the city of Chicago and we helped make it even more lovely with peel and stick wallpaper.

My video also got a lot of action on YouTube.

charming vintage apartment dining room with built-in cabinet. We created drama by installing a large floral patterned peel and stick wallpaper

#7 – How to Make Cajun Butter Sauce for Seafood

If I can’t have Italian food then my next choice would be cajun or creole. I love making this simple recipe with shrimp. Then dipping crusty french bread into the butter and eating it! Yum

white serving bowl with cajun butter sauce and shrimp

I did a few “Book Club” blog posts with some of my blogging buddies and my home decor post inspired by the book “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett was quite a hit. Just like the movie 🙂 I had so much fun with this post. Maybe because it brought up so many memories of growing up in the 60’s.

flowers, cards and an ashtray on a card table for bridge club

#9 – The Best Traditional Italian Pasta Sauce

When I make pasta sauce, I make a pretty large stock pot full and then freeze it in individual containers with enough for a meal for “Handy” and me. Spaghetti and meatballs is on my meal planning rotation almost every week.

spaghetti with traditional italian pasta sauce plated with garlic bread

#10 – Three Tips to Make Bathroom Clean-up Simple

Last but certainly not least is my post for quick and easy bathroom clean-up. This is probably my least favorite job but it needs to be done often. I’ve got it down to a science and on of the equations is that you do it once a week.

homemade counter top cleaner

Thank you so much for spending time with me at the Small House. I love when you comment on my posts or send me messages asking me questions.

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Peace, Love, and Happy New Year!

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  1. You had a great year Lynn! I’m looking forward to seeing your recipe blog – it will be a great resource!

    1. Thank you so much my friend! Who knew we could make a living doing what we love!