My Top Ten GO-TO Recipes. (2024)

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Happy New Years Eve!!

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How can it be thatChristmas was almost a week ago? I am so sad and totally not ready for the holidays to be over. Is anyone else with me or what?!? I mean, I feel like the holidays just FLEW by. Ahh they did, but I guess that’s life.

I have so, so, SO many stories to share from Christmas. We had some drama (maybe a lot…), a lot of laughs and a pretty great time. My cousins had to leave early this year due to a New Year’s Eve wedding, so it’s looking like a pretty quiet, Mexican food filled New Year’s Eve over here. How about you guys? Any super fun plans?? I hope it’s something a little more exciting than what I have going on, cause you know I’ll probably be in bed by eleven. Sleep has been calling my name lately. Did I tell you that on Christmas Eve I was so looking forward to having my one morning of the year where my alarm was not set. I slept at my parent’s house that night with Little Miss Asher, who on any other given day sleeps inwaaay after I am up. But of course, Christmas has its own set of rules, and at 4 am Asher was raring to go asking how much longer until the sun came up. Needless to say, extra sleep was not one of my Christmas presents!

Anyway, let’s chat a little about this post. Originally, I was going to do a round-up of the most popular posts in 2015, but I dunno that felt kind of boring and impersonal. But then I was inspired by my friend Lindsay of Pinch Of Yum to share with you guys my top ten GO-TO recipes, what a great idea! So just what does that mean?

Well today I am sharing the recipes that I make the most. The ones made over and over, again and again. That’s not to say that I don’t LOVE all the other recipe on the blog, or that these top ten are my all time favorites, it’s more just that these are therecipes I can easily make in a moments notice and/or the ones that I know will be a hit with whomever I am serving.

So… my GO-TO recipes!! Picking just ten was a little hard, but I picked them based on how much they have been made in my kitchen over the last year. OKAY. So enough rambling, here they are!

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I know I only just posted this recipe last week, but I have been making this soup for weeks now. This soup is perfection in a bowl. It’s colorful, healthy, AND cozy, plus full of noodles and veggies. Totally my kind of food. It’s also pretty simple, quick to prepare and you can use whatever veggies you have on hand to adapt it to theseason!

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This gumbo is one of the most loved recipes. It’s the recipe I pull out when I need to impress people and not be stressed at the same time. This gumbo is ALWAYS a hit. My family absolutely loves it and I make it whenever I’m serving a bunch of people. I always make it at least a day before I plan to serve it though, because this is one of those dishes that just gets better and better the longer it sits. If you’re not a fan of spiciness, just tone down the amount of cayenne pepper in the recipe. OH, and I always serve it with rice and beer bread.

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I make this at least four times a year. It’s my special occasion or “big group” meal. No one is EVER disappointed when I serve this. It’s pure comfort food and utterly delicious. You can make your own homemade noodles or simply use store-bought, either way the lasagna will be amazing.

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OH man, this bread. I should really just let my mom tell you about this bread because it’s her FAVORITE. Every time I make it she does a little happy dance. Honestly, you have to make this bread to know just how amazing it is. One bite and you will understand.

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My dad has been making this pasta for as long as I can remember. It’s MY comfort food. Like I would pass up mac and cheese and other crazy delicious meals for this pasta. Yes, it’s that good, and the huge bonus is that it is SO beyond easy. Throw everything in a pan, add tons of cheese and BAKE!

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These bowls are healthy, loaded with flavor and texture and full of all the things I love. They are tropical, yet cozy and simple to prepare. You really cannot beat these bowls. Perfect for a weekend or a weeknight, and don’t let the long ingredient list scare you away, I promise,this recipe is not that intense!

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Again, this is another show stopper, easy meal that comes together quickly and packs in the flavor. I actually just made this over Christmas for all twenty of us and everyone was in agreement that this recipe NEEDS to be in the regular rotation, it’s so good.

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Well, I mean, you know this HAD to be included. I think it’s pretty obvious that I adore tropical flavors, and well, of course any tropical fruit. I go through a couple of pineapples AND mangos a week. <–TRUTH. I make these fajitasall the time. Sometimes I’ll swap in chicken if I either don’t have pork or simply don’t have time to slow cook. When I can though, I try to use pork because it never fails. The sauce, the salsa, the rice… SO much yumminess!

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My go to pancake recipe. Chocolate chips, bananas + ricotta. Enough said.

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Mom has been making these cookies on a twice weekly basis since I was a kid. Hands down these are the best cookies in all the land. ONE bowl, ZERO chill time and not even that bad for you. I know, I know. Almost too good to be true. I promise though, all the hype is SO true.

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Sometimes I’m slightly embarrassed by this recipe, but then I get over it. Really, I probably make this the most of all the recipes listed above. It is just SO insanely easy, plus SO insanely good. You can’t beat this appetizer.Make this… you will be so pleased!

And there you have it! I feel like I left out so many awesome recipes, but I feel confident in saying that these are the ones I make the most…clearly we have our favoritesaround here! 🙂

Now you guys, on to serious stuff. This is my LAST post of 2015. Ahhh, this is both scary and exciting. I have so much coming up in 2016 that I am pretty nervous, but at the same time SO excited. I am also beyond excited for this January’s recipes. Starting this Monday, we are talking total health food. Don’t worry though, it’s Tieghan approved health food, and I promise, it’s going to be SO good… I am pumped! I’m talking greens, juices, seafood and even a little cheese, a little pasta and a little chocolate…cause life would be boring otherwise.


Alright guys and that’s it for me for 2015. I hope you all have an awesome New Year!! Se ya in 2016! 🙂

My Top Ten GO-TO Recipes. (2024)


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