10. If you are looking for a different way to make potatoes to go along with your meat, this is the recipe for you. Every one in my family loves these potatoes. Crispy and savory, they complement either steak or pork chops beautifully: Pioneer Woman’s hot crash potatoes.
9. Country Club Breakfast was one of my signature breakfast casseroles when I went to Mothers of Preschoolers. I’ve also made it for family brunches and Christmas morning. Make it the night before, and then throw it in the oven for an hour in the morning. Delicious!
8. There’s nothing like making soup on a snow day, and we’ve had plenty of snow days this winter! This Potato Soup is one of my favorites to make. The time spent cooking it on the stove is worth the final product.
7. My family loves Taco Night! I serve crispy corn taco shells and flour tortillas, and then everyone gets to make their own taco.
6. About 5 years ago, I compared making homemade pizza to ordering carry out pizza. Homemade pizza wins! I tell you how I make homemade pizza here: Ooh, Ahh, Pizza!
5. This chicken casserole is my go-to recipe when I’m out of dinner ideas.
Cheesy Chicken with Croutons
4 Chicken Breasts
4 slices of cheddar cheese
1 can cream of celery soup
1/4 cup cooking sherry
Place chicken breasts in a 9X13 inch pan. Lay cheese slices on top of chicken. Mix soup and sherry together, and pour over chicken and cheese. Sprinkle with croutons. Dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Serve over rice or noodles.
4. I make Mom’s Chili in the crock pot or on the stove. I serve it with homemade corn bread, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onions and oyster crackers. Perfect for a cold winter’s night! And then there’s always leftovers for lunch the next day.
2. When Gretchen shared this cookie recipe on her blog, I literally squealed with joy. They sounded just like the cookies my Grandma used to bake and store in a clean coffee can. I’ve served them at my church’s coffee hour and also at home, and they get rave reviews every time I bake them. (I keep the nuts out.)
Chicago Crunchy Cookies
3 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup oil
1 cup oatmeal (not instant)
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 pkg. (12 oz.) chocolate chips
1 cup nuts (optional)
Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Beat the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, milk and vanilla until creamy. Stir in the flour, alternating with the oil until smooth. Stir in Rice Krispies, chocolate chips, oatmeal and nuts until thick. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil-lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
1. My Dad’s Big Pancakes. They are good for any meal; breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!
What is one of your favorite foods?