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The Trending Recipes block on the front page is configured to display only Sticky Posts:
You can locate the Query Loop block on your front page template and change what posts it displays in the block settings on the right side. You can show only Sticky Posts or posts from specific categories. You can also display just your most recent recipes.
How to make a post Sticky
To make a post sticky, you need to edit it and check the option Stick to the top of the blog:
You can also make a post Sticky from the All Posts page: