Happy Monday and Happy Anniversary! It’s been seven years since I started blogging, and I wanted to take the opportunity today to look back at some of my favorite dishes I’ve posted through the years. These don’t fit into any one category or any one theme; they’re just things I love and would eat 24-7 if given the opportunity.
Thank you guys for being a part of things around here for all these years. I’ve enjoyed blogging so very much, and you guys have been wonderful.
Here are some of my faves. Click on either the photo or link below it to be taken to the step-by-step. (Warning: I’ll start with the oldest recipes and work my way up…so some photos may be very old and grody-looking. My photography has been part of the process!)
I’m sharing a lot of recipes here…but there’ll be no more photos than my average cooking post! Har.
Cinnamon Rolls. They define me and complete me.
Olive Cheese Bread. This stuff is just sickeningly good. (Great photo, don’t you think? Not.)
Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce. One of my favorite desserts of all time. The maple cream sauce can be drunk with a straw. (Don’t ask me how I know this.)
Onion Strings. These things bring grown men to their knees, they’re so delicious and addictive. The only drawback is that they can’t be made fast enough.
Pasta all Vodka. Can I make this for breakfast? My gracious.
My Favorite Burger. And it still is. (This was the recipe that told me once and for all that I can’t shoot recipes at night. And to this day, I still don’t know how to use a flash.)
Ginger Steak Salad. Oh, I love this one. Best use of a leftover steak ever.
Quick and Easy Apple Tart. The perfect quick dessert! (Drizzle on caramel sauce instead of powdered sugar if you’re feeling particularly naughty.)
Key Lime Pie, which isn’t even made with key lime juice, but I’m okay with that if you are.
Ribeye Steak with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce. This one’s up there, folks. It’s definitely up there.
Buttered Rosemary Rolls. The best (and easiest) dinner rolls this side of the Mississippi.
Homemade Chicken & Noodles. Will forever remind me of Ga-Ga.
Restaurant Style Salsa. Possibly one of my most habit-forming recipes. There’s no going back from here.
Barbecue Chicken Pizza. Me likey. The more cilantro, the better.
Cinnamon Toast, the Right Way. You did know there’s a right way and a wrong way to make cinnamon toast, right? Don’t go down the wrong road!
Spinach with Garlic Chips. One of my favorite side dishes! Popeye would be proud.
Simple Sesame Noodles. One of the simplest recipes on this site, it’s also one of the most delicious. You won’t believe the flavor, and you’ll make it all summer long.
Big Steak Salad. It’s 7:14 am, and I can close my eyes and taste this feast-for-the-senses salad. I absolutely love it.
Spicy Dr Pepper Pulled Pork. You won’t believe how easy it is. Soooo spicy and flavorful!
Quesadillas de Camarones. I’ve eaten a lot of different varieties of quesadillas in my 44 years…but I think this one might be my fave.
ClassicCaprese. Nothing better in the world.
Chipotle Steak Salad. This is the third sliced-steak salad I’ve put on this list. Do you think I might have a problem? Anyway, you’ll love this one.
Cajun Chicken Pasta. My kids love it. Marlboro Man loves it. Charlie loves it. I love it. It’s spicy, creamy, flavorful, and dreamy. You’ll love it, too!
Citrus Butter Cookies. These little numbers are both darling and delightful. (And buttery. Mmmmmmm!)
Corn & Cheese Chowder. It’s perfectly delicious in a regular ol’ bowl…but in a bread bowl, it’s utterly sublime.
Perfect French Fries. Dip ‘em in a mix of ketchup and mayonnaise if you’ve been good and have exercised all week.
Salisbury Steak. Who doesn’t love this school cafeteria throwback?
Chicken Florentine Pasta. Protein, veggies, carbs…this has it all! I love, love, love this pasta dish.
Low-Carb Burgers, for the times you need to be good…
And Patty Melts, for all the other times. Ahem.
And then we have Supreme Pizza Burgers for those times you pretty much want to thumb your nose at every rule there is.
Mango Margaritas. Colorful. Cool. Absolutely irresistible. Practice restraint—these’ll sneak up on you. Again, don’t ask me how I know this.
Buffalo Chicken Salad. Surprisingly decadent.
Perfect Potato Soup. One of the best soups there is, and one of the most popular soups on the site. Many thumbs up!
Sunday Night Stew. So right, it’s actually wrong. Or vice versa. Another favorite.
Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes. Try them. Just once.
Breakfast Quesadillas. Just posted these week before last. I could go for one (or seven) wedges right about now.
And, from last week, Orange Vanilla Monkey Bread.
I think that’s as good a place as any to end this roundup!
Hope you find a couple of new things to make this week.
Thanks again for being here, guys.
I love ya,