My Top Ten Favorite Recipes

As I was linking up my weekly recipe post yesterday, I thought it might be a good idea to organize some of our favorite recipes that I use on a regular basis so I can keep them all in one place. As I was doing that, I realized ten of those would make a great “Top Ten Tuesday” post. 😉 Some of these are my own recipes and some are from other bloggers or websites. So here they are (In no particular order), ten of my all-time favorite recipes:

1. Baked Chili Cheese Dip. Oh, so good and not just good for Super Bowl parties!! I can almost eat the whole thing myself. (But I do share it, promise. 😉 ) Thanks, Sarah!

2. My Slow-Cooker Chili. Okay, obviously I’m partial to this one. However, It is ALWAYS a hit when I make it – even with those who aren’t big fans of chili.

3. Corn Pone. I am forever indebted to my friend Rita for this recipe. (Btw, it’s a great complement to the chili recipe above!)

4. No-Knead Crusty White Bread. If you are intimidated with the idea of making yeast bread, but have always wanted to try it, this is the perfect recipe to start with. This bread recipe is complements of King Arthur Flour.

5. Basic Brine for Chicken. This isn’t a recipe per se, but since I tried brining my chicken using this brine recipe that I found on the Bargains to Bounty, I’ve been hooked. I don’t grill much, but I have been using this recipe to brine my chicken (and cornish hens!) before roasting and it has made a huge difference in my poultry! I can now have the crispy skin that I love while keeping the inside moist and delicious.

6. Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes. I owe this fabulous dish to my mother-in-law. It is a staple (practically weekly) recipe in our home. Both my husband and son get excited when I make this, which is crazy, because it is one of the most simplest dish anyone could make!

7. Apple Butternut Squash Soup. This delicious soup is courtesy of Sandra Lee from the Food Network. My son doesn’t like butternut squash at all, but will eat this soup, thanks to the sweetness of the applesauce.

8. Caramelized baked chicken. The only thing I can say about this chicken is YUM. 😉

9. My mother-in-law’s Cheese Cake. I can’t NOT include my mother-in-law’s cheese cake recipe in this list -even if I only make this once or twice a year. It is “da bomb”!

10. Homemade Pizza. My husband isn’t a big fan of homemade pizza, but I make this when he is working late and it’s just my son and me, because we love it. We use Money Saving Mom’s pizza dough because it is quick, easy and delicious. (Our favorite topping is cheese and pineapple – which drives my Italian hubby crazy! It’s just not authentic Italian pizza to him. 😮 )

Have a favorite recipe or recipes? Do share a link to it in the comments!

(Linked to Top Ten Tuesday and WFMW.)


  1. Oh I am hungry now!!

    oh amanda…recently posted…Pinterest- Top Ten TuesdayMy Profile

  2. So glad you liked the chili cheese dip!
    Sarah @ Sarah’s Deals…recently posted…Target- Free Nature Valley Granola Bars After Coupons!My Profile

  3. Thanks for sharing your recipes! Here are some of my favorites:

    Improved Pasta Salad (It’s more nutritious than my original recipe, which is linked to it.)

    Honey Baked Lentils

    Apricot Lentil Soup
    ‘Becca…recently posted…What to do when a baby repeatedly drops somethingMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says

      I’m so glad you shared some of your recipes, thank you! They look good – especially the apricot lentil soup. 🙂

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