Family Favorites

Here’s my first big recipe roundup. I have almost 200 recipes on this site, so here are the top 20 (okay, a few more than that.) We’ve been eating some of these family favorites for almost 14 years now!

Main Dishes

Baked Crispy Chicken Nuggets
The texture of these baked chicken nuggets reminds me a lot of Chick-fil-a nuggets, but they are much cheaper.
Get the recipe!
Cashew Chicken (Versatile Brown Sauce)
Cashew chicken is one of my favorite Chinese recipes with brown sauce. Read to the end of the recipe for more ideas with the same sauce!
Get the recipe!
cashew chicken
Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole
Most recipes get voted off the menu at some point because we get tired of them, but that hasn’t happened yet with this chicken, broccoli, and rice casserole. 
Get the recipe!
Cheesy, Crunchy Potatoes Au Gratin
Creamy, satisfying cheese sauce pairs perfectly with cubed potatoes and a crunchy topping.
Get the recipe!
Chicken and Rolled Dumplings (Slick Dumplings)
These dumplings are a lot like large noodles, which is probably why I like them so much.
Get the recipe!
Crispy Breaded Parmesan Chicken
I remember my mom making Parmesan chicken when I was very young, and it’s probably one of the first things I learned to cook on my own.
Get the recipe!
Fettucine Alfredo Better Than a Restaurant’s
I’ve had fettuccine alfredo with sauce from the jar, but it doesn’t compare to this homemade version. Plus, the homemade version is ridiculously easy and delicious.
Get the recipe!
Flaky Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
This is one of my family's favorite recipes. Hot biscuits and creamy gravy are a match made in heaven.
Get the recipe!
Garlicky Chinese Broccoli Beef
This is one of my favorite Chinese recipes because of the delicious, savory brown sauce.
Get the recipe!
Hawaiian Haystacks With Homemade Sauce
Serve Hawaiian haystacks with any number of toppings.
Get the recipe!
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade chicken noodle soup is such a comforting food.
Get the recipe!
Homemade Pizza: 3 Basic Flavors
It’s fun to eat pizza away from home, but it’s even more satisfying to create your own flavors. 
Get the recipe!
Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup
I love potatoes, so I don’t know why I waited so long to make baked potato soup.
Get the recipe!
baked potato soup
Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
I came up with this recipe when I was eating a pasta dish with chicken and wishing that it had some bacon. 
Get the recipe!
chicken bacon ranch pasta
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice
I never get tired of creamy chicken and rice combinations, especially when they’re this easy. 
Get the recipe!
creamy chicken and rice
Potatoes and Eggs (Breakfast Burritos)
Potatoes and eggs is one of my favorite breakfasts either by itself or rolled up in corn or flour tortillas. 
Get the recipe!
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Muffins
These sausage, egg, and cheese muffins come together pretty fast and are pretty easy as long as you have everything prepped beforehand.
Get the recipe!
Southern Country Casserole
Though it’s called Southern Country Casserole, I think city-dwellers will like it just fine.
Get the recipe!


Super Easy Bread (Only 4 Ingredients)
I love how versatile this bread is even though it only has 4 ingredients and it super easy to make.
Get the recipe!


Chocolate Pound Cake: Mix and Scratch Versions
I love this cake because it doesn’t require frosting and doesn’t dry out like many cakes do.
Get the recipe!
Dark Chocolate Fudgy Brownies
This recipe comes from my mom. She was making dark chocolate fudgy brownies before it was cool. 
Get the recipe!
Impossible Peanut Butter Cookies
Impossible peanut butter cookies are my favorite peanut butter cookies in the world!
Get the recipe!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a chewy, crispy, and almost famous recipe from my mother-in-law.
Get the recipe!


Cheesy Potatoes (Funeral Potatoes)
There’s nothing like creamy, cheesy potatoes at Easter, or really, any time.
Get the recipe!
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes have always been my favorite side for Thanksgiving. They're good any time of year, though.
Get the recipe!

2 thoughts on “Family Favorites”

  1. I cannot wait to make the blueberry ice cream! I made the oatmeal cookie! I am a neighbor of your sister in Benson, NC! She was sharing your blog which I love!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *