I’ve been wanting to compile some of my favorite recipes for a while — recipes that I actually make over and over again. So here they are… my favorite recipes broken into a few categories. Did I leave anything out?
Turkey chili — This takes some time and it has a lot of ingredients. BUT it makes a huge pot that will last a very long time. And it is freaking delicious.
Best Ever Mac n’ Cheese — One batch of this will last you several meals… or it will serve a lot of people… or grab a fork and dig in alone because it is just that good. This mac n’ cheese is my most comforting comfort food.
Cashew Chili — I am in love with this recipe. It is healthy, delicious, warm, and easy to make in a great big pot. Freeze it in batches and grab some for lunch or a quick dinner.
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie – This is a staple in my house. Easy to make, healthy, and it makes several meals. Oh, and it is customizable! Love that.
Quick Weeknight Meals:
Sausage Kale Soup — Toss whatever sausage you like (I go for something smoky and spicy) into a pot with some aromatics, spices, greens, and stock… before you know it dinner is ready. Delicious, nutritious, and enough for more than one meal.
Korean Style Steamed Eggplant — This could not have been easier or more delicious. I love love love this recipe!
Creamy Avocado Pasta — This is our ultimate quick weeknight dinner. Now that I’ve made it so many times, I don’t even break out the food processor. I just mash with a fork to save on dish-washing time. And I’ve jazzed it up with some steamed shrimp, grilled chicken, feta and/or slow roasted tomatoes. This is definitely one of my husband’s favorite dinners.
Lemon Chicken Breasts – If you can get the chicken into a marinade in the morning or the night before, this dish is better. If not, no biggy. This chicken dish is easy to prep and only takes 30-40 minutes in the oven. Plus it is so very tasty!
Sweet Potato Soup With Maple Black Pepper Whipped Cream – Very few ingredients and very little work. The only thing that really takes any time is cooking the sweet potatoes. If you don’t have a food mill, any kind of food processor is fine (food processor, blender, immersion blender, etc).
Other Recipes I Love and Don’t Want to Leave Out:
Roasted Herbed Chicken Breasts — Delicious. Easy. Look and taste fancy. Can’t be that! The amount of time this takes really depends on how quick you are with a knife. It is a good meal to make on a Sunday so you have dinner for a few nights.
Stuffed Tomatoes — So delicious. So light. So fresh. Excuse me while I fantasize about Crete and stuffed tomatoes… ahhh….
Turkey Meatball Subs (or just turkey meatballs) — The ultimate snow-day or game-day food.
Black Bean and Banana Quesadillas — (I wrote this post for another blog.) I actually made this for my daughter, but ended up loving it for myself. These quesadillas were delicious and easy to make.
Mexican Chocolate Pudding — Need I say more? You can also freeze this in small batches and eat as a yummy frozen treat. It doesn’t defrost well, though.
Grilled Apple and Gouda Pizza — This was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever made. No grill? Make it in your oven… 475 on a stone or whatever pan you have.