One of the best parts of being a food blogger is not, as you might think, having lots of your own recipes at your fingertips – it is having lots of your fellow food bloggers’ recipes at your fingertips! I have many talented friends who are constantly cranking out amazing recipes. In fact, on any given weeknight, you are probably more likely to find me making one of my cohorts’ recipes than my own for dinner.
So, to share some of the recipe love, I thought I would share a few of our favorite recipes that have gone into rotation around here.
Perfect Picnic Vinegar Slaw from Sarcastic Cooking: I don’t think it is any secret that we are big fans of barbecue around here (refer to: The Big Fat Wedding Post) and if there is one thing I have learned from the past two+ years with Alex, it is that it is practically a sin to eat pulled pork without slaw on it. Yes, on the sandwich. Yes, it sounds weird but I promise you, it’s delicious. When Alex and I make pulled pork (or even Pulled Chicken Sandwiches) at home, this is the slaw recipe that we turn to. We often will add a couple tablespoons of mayonnaise to the dressing to add a little bit of creaminess, but love the perfect vinegar bite to this recipe.
Soba Noodle Steak Salad from Dessert for Two: This is a new recipe that we tried last week and it is definitely a meal we will be making again. Not only was it quick and easy – I made the dressing and prepped my veggies the night before for quick assembly just before serving – but it was super flavorful. If you aren’t a steak fan, I am sure you could grill or fry up some tofu instead of the meat…but why would you?
Pesto Veggie Dip from Peas and Crayons: If there is anyone who knows how to snack and how to snack right, it is my girl Jenn. I remember when she posted this recipe on her site – I am pretty sure I went out and bought the ingredients to make it the next day, and then proceeded to eat it all by myself in the course of 24 hours. I lived by myself at the time and had zero shame about any of this.
Now I’m craving it again. It’s a downward spiral, friends.
Crockpot Shredded Chicken Fajita Chili from The Roasted Root: I know, I know – it’s a little warm out for chili just yet. But as soon as the weather starts to cool down, this is going to be on the menu. This recipe is all about dat cumin (that’s a song…right?) and I loooove it. I typically swap the dry garbanzo beans for dry white beans (or sometimes pinto beans, depending on what I have on hand) and we eat on this stuff for days. It also freezes really well…just in case you were looking for a crockpot/freezer meal combo. That’s basically one heck of a keyword-loaded sentence if ever I’ve seen one.
Chicken Posole Casserole from BetsyLife: This is one of Alex’s all-time favorite meals. I think it might even rival his love of Homemade Hamburger Helper, and that man can put away a lot of that dish in a short period of time. We have made this recipe so much that I have it memorized and can probably make it in my sleep, although that would be a strange and somewhat worrisome talent.
So there you have it – 5 recipes we love and think you should add to your menu immediately. What are you craving these days? Tell me in the comments and feel free to share links to some of your favorite recipes!