Here's what we're cooking up at home, according to Google Trends.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to turn to our own kitchens and cooking talents (or lack thereof) in recent weeks instead of eating out. This has started a whole new obsession for many: finding that hits-the-spot recipe we can master at home. Over the last month, the online searches for recipes have jumped up, as everyone learns to make that picture-perfect pasta, quiche, or casserole.
Google Trends keeps track of what recipes the people across the country have been searching for over the last few weeks. And we've listed the top 10 recipes being searched for below.
Top 10 recipes people are looking for, according to Google:
1. Banana Bread
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Bananas always look so wonderful when we pick them up at the store, and we truly have the best of intentions, however, four days later when the three remaining bananas are brown and no one will eat them, that’s when the banana bread magic can happen. Most banana bread recipes are fairly simple and require ingredients found in most home kitchens. Flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, salt, butter, and cinnamon will make a tasty treat when blended with those sweet bananas. Check out this recipe from Food Network and this one from All Recipes.
2. Pizza Dough
This makes total sense because pizza makes everything better. It's also easy to make and delicious, so why not make it at home? A good crust is the basis of any tasty pizza, and you can make this with or without yeast. This basic dough recipe from Food Network uses yeast and is simple and straightforward, while this one uses no yeast.
3. Hand Sanitizer
This one is not to eat; however, people really want to know how to make it. If you can find the ingredients, it’s a worthwhile cause. You will need isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent abv), aloe vera gel, and essential oils or lemon juice. Healthline has a good tutorial if you want to give this one a go, just read all the information first! Chemicals are no joke and you don't want to make something that will burn the skin or cause other issues. We've also put together our own DIY hand sanitizer recipe!
4. French Toast
A very versatile dish, French toast can be breakfast or dessert, and we have even seen a savory recipe or two. If you want to take this to the next level, try using banana bread or homemade bread. This easy recipe from McCormick can be prepped and cooked in 10 minutes, or get a little fancy with this stuffed French toast recipe, also courtesy of McCormick. Add a mimosa and you have yourself a proper brunch, stay-at-home-style.
5. Chocolate Cake
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It's hard to go wrong with a delectable chocolate cake, and there are endless varieties and ways to make it unique. Sally’s Baking Addiction gives us a decadent recipe for a triple chocolate cake complete with chocolate buttercream. All Recipes shares an Extreme Chocolate Cake recipe that we cannot wait to try. Whatever your favorite recipe, chocolate cake is always a hit—and no, there does not need to be a special occasion; chocolate cake is its own occasion.
6. Whipped Coffee
Also called Dalgona coffee, this is all over the internet right now. People really like the fluffy concoction and it has been a huge hit on TikTok. It's so simple it seems silly, and uses just three ingredients: instant coffee, sugar, and hot water. Use equal parts of all three, mix together in a bowl for about five minutes until it becomes a peaked mixture, then add to a glass with milk and ice, and you're good to go. That’s it! Jessica in the Kitchen has an easy-to-follow recipe that has gotten great reviews.
7. Chicken Breast
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People are buying large quantities of frozen meat and chicken, so figuring out what to do with it is certainly something we turn to the internet for. Bon Appetit has several options for boneless, skinless, baked chicken breasts, and Taste of Home has hundreds!
8. Carrot Cake
So this one counts as veggies because of the carrots, right? Right. What’s not to love here? Delicious, nutritious, moist, and tasty—we love it! We will eat this for every meal and not feel guilty at all! (Again, the carrots make it okay, as far as we’re concerned.) Check out this To Die For Carrot Cake recipe from Mom on Timeout.
9. Ground Beef
Ground beef is versatile and can a lot more than just tacos, burgers, and spaghetti sauce, so if you find yourself in a slump, the cooking community is here to help. This Beef and Stout Skillet Pie from Good Housekeeping looks delicious, as does the Doubly Cheesy Meatball Bake.
10. Fried Rice
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Fried rice is far easier to make than we realize, and once you make your own, you won’t want to waste money on takeout ever again. So simple, yet so good, this is easy to make even if you don’t have a wok or fancy pans. Delish has a great recipe that we can vouch for, and you can spice this up any way you want.
Don’t forget to tweak your recipes if you are at high-altitude, most are written to be baked at sea-level. Check out our tips on this topic right here.
How many of these top 10 recipes have you searched for during the last month? Did we mention your most-searched-for recipes? We want to know what you're cooking up! Share any amazing or unique recipes you love with us in the comments.