KOAB’s 2015 Year in Review: Top 10 Posts

2015 has been a fantastic year at Kosher on a Budget. I am so grateful to all of you who have read, commented on, and shared the posts with your friends and followers.

I can’t wait to see what 2016 year will bring, but today let’s take a look back at the ten most popular posts of this year.

Easy Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

#1. Easy Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This recipe has been KOAB’s #1 post two years in row – thanks in large measure to Pinterest! (You can repin it HERE.) I can not believe that nearly 100,000 people have pinned it. That’s just nuts! Especially since this recipe is so simple, I don’t even know that I can legitimately call it a “recipe”. But simple or not, it’s amazingly delicious. This “recipe” has converted many a brussels sprouts hater into a lover. Has it done the same for you?


#2. 10 Things You Need to Know About Aldi

Long-time readers of this blog already know that I’m a huge fan of shopping at ALDI for my family’s weekly groceries. ALDI is where we get most of our produce, dairy, eggs, granola bars (which is entire food group for my daughter!) and cereal. If you are new to ALDI, or if perhaps you wandered in once before but thought it was “weird”, this post introduces you to the phenomenal money-saving experience that is ALDI.

101 Mishloach Manot Ideas for Purim

#3. 101 Mishloach Manot Ideas

This is another post that’s been on the list for two years now. With Purim just around the corner, if you haven’t checked it out — now’s a good time. There’s nothing wrong with a few hamantashen and an orange on a plastic plate. But if you want to get a bit more creative, here are 101 michloach manot ideas for you. The best part about this list? None of them are complicated nor costly.

25 Vegetarian Passover Recipes

#4. 25 Vegetarian Passover Recipes

This round-up was actually written back in 2013, too, but I think this will end up being a perennial favorite. I know I personally took a lot of my Pesach menu planning inspiration from the list — what about you?

18 Food Items that Don't Need Special Passover Certification

#5. 18 Foods That Don’t Require a Special Passover Hechsher 

Speaking of Pesach, one of the best ways to save money during that very expensive eight-day holiday is by not paying a penny more than you need to for food items. Here’s a list of 18 items that are kosher year-round and do not require a special Pesach hecsher.

The 7 Best Deals at Costco | Not everything at Costco is a bargain - in fact, quite the opposite. But these seven items are an incredible buy - and you never have to clip a coupon to save!

#6. The 7 Best Deals at Costco – Wow, this oldie but goodie is perennially popular, too. It’s been on this Most Read List for three years now! Despite being written 3.5 years ago, these seven items are still the best deals at Costco.

7 Habits that Will Change Your Relationship with Money

#7. 7 Habits That Will Change Your Relationship with Money

I just love talking about money — and it looks like quite a few of you like reading about it. This post’s popularity was due in large measure to many very kind shares on Facebook. If you found this post to be helpful, I’d love for you to share it, too. Let’s keep that virality going!

Homemade Apple Chips#8. Homemade Apple Chips

This super easy recipe is a great way to enjoy a healthy snack — without any added sugar. If you’re thinking about trying a Whole30 or going low-carb in 2016, this recipe might be a good one to pin.

How Using Sink Funds Can Break the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle

#9. How to Use Sink Funds to Break the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle

I’m so gratified to see this post in the Top 10, since I believe in this approach with all my heart. Saving money at the grocery store or online will shave money off your budget, no doubt. But if you really want to break out of that month-to-month cycle, setting aside a little money each month for the bigger expenses is life-changing.

$45 Mid-Century Dresser Make-Over

#10. Frugal Mid-Century Dresser Make-Over

This fun little DIY post being in the top 10 is a big surprise to me. My sweet blogger friend Laurie has shared it a few times on her massive Facebook page — and I’m sure that has a ton to do with the traffic. I’m definitely not the crafty type, so you know if I can make this big of a WOW with a Craigslist find, you can, too.

What posts have you enjoyed the most in 2015? 

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