These are the ten recipes that I savor the most. I may not repeat recipes often but these are the closest things to regulars on my menu!
Just realized yesterday that despite my complaints about not being able to narrow my list down to 10 for both sweet and savory recipes combined, I actually narrowed it down to 8 this past November for my 8th blogiversary hahahaha. My memory is special sometimes. At least I am consistent with the recipes I chose because every recipe on my short list is also included on these two top 10 lists. Well, all but one. I didn’t include pesto this time around because even though I do make it all the damn time I felt like it wasn’t as much of a recipe as the others, because it’s usually used in conjunction with other things, so when I was narrowing it down I figured that was an okay one to remove.
1. Dad’s Pickleball Chili – Given that this recipe wins (or is a top contender) in every chili cook-off either my dad or myself has entered, this was a no-brainer to add to the list. And of course you can’t have chili without some cornbread and my go-to is corn spoon bread.
2. Overnight Breakfast Casserole – This is one of the staple breakfast dishes that my dad makes. I love that you can change up the bread, cheese, veggies, and even the meat based on what you have on hand. It’s a great way to use up leftover ingredients, and a delicious start to the day.
3. Dad’s Creamy Potato Salad – I feel like every family has their version of potato salad that they stand by and this one is mine. Sure I’ve made variations but as usual there are classics for a reason.
4. Oven-Fried Chicken – I rarely pan-fry any breaded chicken recipes anymore, heck I use this method for all kinds of breaded food items. It’s lighter but still has that crunch that we all love in fried foods.
5. Slow Cooker Meat – One day my Instant Pot may convert me but I still rely on my slow cooker most of the time for cooking meat (in root beer no less) to then be shredded and tossed in sauce, usually BBQ. The only time it loses is when Bob busts out the smoker.
6. Pizza Dough – I’ve been making this same pizza dough (with adjustments on just the amount of flour:water) since Home Ec class in middle school. It’s everything a pizza dough should be, pillowy and soft on the inside with a good crust on the outside.
7. Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas – I have tried my share of enchilada recipes but I always end up coming back to this one. And it appears I am not alone a this is one of the top visited recipes on my blog every day (second usually only to my chocolate chip cookies).
8. Guacamole – While the exact components of my guacamole may change from time to time (sometimes just the seasoning added to tomato and avocado, other times I add jalapeno, red onion, and cilantro as well), the base it what matters most as proven by how many times people have asked me for the recipe whenever I make it for parties.
9. Chopped Village Salad – Most salads bore me after a couple of servings but this homemade version of a salad served at a local restaurant is always welcomed by my taste buds.
10. Soft Pretzels – Bob may actually make this recipe more often than I do in recent years and has started to claim them as his own. Particularly good for dipping in cheese fondue such as at our friends annual three course fondue party.
Two years ago: Grilled Pineapple Poundcake Kabobs
Three years ago: Weekly Meal Plan: June 27-July 3
Four years ago: Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Five years ago: Red, White & Berry Hand Pies
Six years ago: Creamy Chicken and Herb Skillet