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What’s Cookin?! Top 10 Recipes in April 
May 11, 2009 5:10 pm 
Updated: May 18, 2009 3:57 pm
By Judith D., Allrecipes’ blog moderator
Hey, Allrecipes fans! Can you guess what the most popular recipes were on our site in April? Ten points if you think Easter influenced what we cooked and baked and ate last month! You’d be totally right!
Holidays always affect which recipes are favorites of the month. Some recipes hang in there week after week leading the list—examples: Banana Banana Bread and World’s Best Lasagna—but then a holiday comes along and bumps them off! Turkey and pumpkin pie are always tops in November—no surprise there! Cookies, especially Easy Sugar Cookies, hit the Top 10 List in February and December, Corned Beef and Cabbage I and Soda Bread rule March, while potato salads, such as Red Skinned Potato Salad, are hands-down winners in summertime. We’re always looking for tried and true favorites to round out family meals during holidays. Thanks to you and everyone sharing, Allrecipes has more than 40,000 terrific recipes!
So how does Allrecipes know which recipes are winners each month? Every time someone looks at a recipe, it’s electronically counted and tallied as a “page view.” The total number of page views is based on the number of clicks and visits accumulated over a month. We have a team of super smart metrics men who analyze this data and then report the most popular recipes, what search terms are getting the most attention, and which have dropped in popularity. An average of 600,000 persons visit Allrecipes.com EVERY DAY! That’s a lot of looking—and cooking!
Here’s what was tops in April. Any surprises? Did your favorite recipe make the list? (For anyone wondering about Deviled Eggs, this recipe was #13 on the April list.) What’s your guess for the #1 recipe in May? Do you think Mother’s Day will play a part? 
May 11, 2009 10:50 pm
Hi Judith, thanks for sharing this with us! I absolutely love information like this. I'm not going to venture a guess as to the #1 recipe in May, but I'll be interested to see what others think. Thanks!
May 12, 2009 5:58 am
Interesting! I think I've only made one of those recipes... I think for May there might be some breakfast items or a dessert. I know I've looked at Banoffee Pavlova about 10 times a day, myself! ;)
May 12, 2009 8:14 pm
With Mother's Day,picnics and graduation parties in May, I am guessing at a couple of really good dessert recipes will hop onto the list. Possibly another grilled chicken recipe??I am curious to see what makes the top 10. This is cool info. I am enjoying the blogs here on AR. Truly a wonderful addition to a GREAT site.
May 16, 2009 10:11 pm
Was just reading along here - wanted to say I've loved AR for a long time and have recently started posting on the recipe exchange. That communication makes the site SO much more fun and interactive for me. Thanks! Are there more blogs by AR employees? If so, could you link them from this blog? :D
May 16, 2009 10:13 pm
One is photogirl, right? ;)
May 18, 2009 8:01 am
You can really see a pattern here. The relatives come over for the holiday. Mom makes a quick lasagne dinner on Saturday. There's a breakfast casserole on Sunday morning, and then it's time for the Easter ham.
May 18, 2009 3:57 pm
Hi, Everybody! Thanks for your great comments and observations. It's super to hear so many of you enjoy learning about what's happening on our site. We'll let you know the top May recipes next week. Right now World's Best Lasagna is #1, followed by Banana Banana Bread and a new one, Emily's Excellent Taco Casserole. Stay tuned!
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