Today I am taking a look back and sharing some of my favorite recipes from the 8+ years of thekittchen.com!
The funny thing about having a blog is that sometime that recipes that I am the most proud of don’t become the most read posts. Instead they are hidden gems that people might overlook. Here are some of those recipes.
My Favorite Recipes
Lemon Ricotta Raspberry Muffins
The raspberry and lemon give these muffins a fresh taste while the ricotta makes them lighter.
Cheddar Cheese and Green Onion Breakfast Sandwich
This recipe combines a few of my favorite things: fresh homemade biscuits, ranch dressing, and breakfast. The breakfast sandwich gets topped with bacon, a sunny side up egg, avocado, and some ranch dressing.
The favor pairing might sound unusual; give it a try pesto hummus is delicious. I know hummus is so easy to find at the grocery store, but hummus is very easy to make at home and it does taste best when it is freshly made.
Buffalo Chicken Grits Bowl
This is a meal that works really well for meal prep, which makes my week a bit easier. I separately prepare and store cheesy grits and buffalo chicken, then I assemble grits bowls by layering buffalo chicken, sautéed spinach (or broccoli), crisp bacon, and corn on top.
Steakhouse Style Wedge Salad
I could eat this everyday. My version of a wedge salad is made with butter lettuce, sautéed shallots, maple toasted walnuts, crispy bacon, grape tomatoes, and a homemade chunky blue cheese dressing.
Inspired by the famed Negroni Slushy at Parson’s this frosty cocktail is a great way to cool down on a summer day. It has a balance of sweet and bitter flavors, and a kick of booze.
Beefy Pasta Skillet
I love the combination of beef, tomato, and cheesy flavors in this pasta dish. It’s made with roasted tomatoes, beef, and mascarpone and it’s so good you might go for a third helping.
Sherry Mushroom Chicken
A quick and easy dinner recipe that is loaded with flavor, this is a weeknight meal that is something special.
Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese
This recipe is basically like gourmet hamburger helper, and it’s wonderful. It’s a meal that both kids and adults will love.
Chicken Chimichanga with Poblano Cream Sauce
The poblano cream sauce has a cult following, and this was the recipe that inspired it.
Butternut Squash Lasagna
A lasagna made with layers of spinach, ricotta, butternut squash, pasta, and a homemade butternut squash alfredo sauce.
These enchiladas are made with spicy shredded slow-cooked brisket that is rolled up in tortillas with pinto beans and onions and then topped with chile sauce and cheese.
Shallot and Mushroom Pork Tenderloin
Not only is this a one pot recipe that can be prepared in 30 minutes, it’s delicious. The pork is seasoned with mustard, shallots, garlic, thyme, and tarragon and it is served with a mushroom and white wine sauce.
Caramel Cheesecake Brownies
This recipe starts with a box of brownie mix and I swirl in a simple cheesecake batter and caramel. My friends go crazy for these brownies, and they are easy to prepare.
Peanut Butter Pie
A crunchy pretzel crust, a smooth peanut butter filling, rich chocolate ganache, and fresh whipped cream come together to make this incredible pie.