Everyday millions of people use Google to help them find what they need online. Whether it be to ask a question or to look up some important data, Google is always keeping track of what is being searched. This year, Google Trends, a keyword research tool, has put together a list of the most searched terms in the United States from 2017. Some popular searches included: President Donald Trump, hurricane Irma, NFL, fidget spinner and the solar eclipse.
Today, we are focusing on what we like to use Google for the most - recipes. Yes, Google is a powerhouse for cooks and bakers looking for recipes they want to try. Today we are sharing with you the 10 most trending Google searches relating to recipes using the exact keywords people typed in.
10. Hashbrown Casseroles
Made famous by Cracker Barrel, this hashbrown casserole is the perfect addition to any brunch or comfort food meal.
Yams or sweet potatoes? Turns out yams are actually a type of sweet potato according to North Carolina Sweet Potatoes. A true yam is actually a white starchy tuber found in the Caribbean.
The top recipe in Google's trending search for Yams is none other that candied yams, also known as, sweet potato casserole.
This recipe uses fresh sweet potatoes but you can always substitute canned yams in place of the fresh. Get the recipe here.
8. Hard-Boiled Eggs
This search term is more of a technique rather than a recipe per say. Even for experienced cooks, hard boiling eggs are still a bit of a challenge. One time I cooked eggs for what I thought was enough time and they came out completely raw. Goes to show me that I can't just eyeball when they look done. Bleh!
Now I actually follow a recipe for hard-boiling my eggs and they come out perfect every time. Want to know the secret?
Bring the eggs to a boil, turn off the heat, cover them up, and walk away for about 12-15 minutes. Transfer them to a ice bath and peel when chilled. Perfect every time. Find the recipe here.
7. Pork Chops
Pork, the other white meat, came in at number seven on Google's list of trending searches. And what's better than smothering your pork chops in a delicious buttermilk gravy?
6. Chicken Parmesan
There's no doubt why American's love the taste of Chicken Parmesan. Breaded and fried (or baked) then topped with a tomato sauce and finished with a helping of melted mozzarella cheese. It's a match made in heaven.
This particular recipe is actually baked, making this recipe a tad healthier and easier than the fried counterpart. We suggest serving doubling the recipe for killer leftovers. Get the recipe here.
Search engines agree that people love zucchini! However, finding a recipe for zucchini proves itself difficult because there are too many choices. Fried, baked in a casserole, rolled with cheese or even baked in a bread, there's not one definite zucchini recipe.
Because of that, we decided to share our most popular zucchini recipe on the site: Italian Zucchini Boats. Stuffed with hot Italian sausage, these boats can be served as a hearty side or the main dish. Find the recipe here.
With the holidays still upon us, brining your turkey is still a very relevant search term. If you haven't tried brining your turkey before I am telling you, it's the best way to ensure your turkey is going to be a juicy as a piece of fruit.
Whether you prefer and wet or dry brine, brining your turkey before roasting it will elevate the taste of your turkey ten-fold. Get the recipe here.
3. Corn Casserole
Corn casserole, a southern staple, was a very popular recipe this year on the search engines. Made with cornbread mix, frozen corn and sour cream, this casserole makes a great side dish to any dinner.
Our version also includes grated zucchini and a bit of canned green chilies. Get the recipe here.
2. Apple Crisps
As the only dessert on Google's top ten, it seems that the apple crisp is America's favorite dessert.
We have finally made it to Google's number one most searched recipe of the year: beef stroganoff!
Created in 19th century Russia, beef stroganoff has always been considered a family favorite. Our recipe uses the slow cooker to use tough cuts of meat, making this recipe super budget friendly. Get the recipe here.