“Is it kid’s choice tonight, Mama?” my kiddos ask a few nights a week. I know if I answer “yes,” I’ll hear squeals of delight and shotgun orders for hot dogs or chicken nuggets or Sunbutter and jelly sandwiches. And usually once or twice a week, I’ll oblige. Heck, it’s easier on me. Plus, they are healthy hot dogs and organic chicken nuggets. And we use whole grain-wheat bread with no high fructose corn syrup and my jam is all natural. So, there. I can feel good about it. And so can they.
You’ve probably caught on by now that cooking isn’t my main gig. Although I do cook (although not always well). And I do bake… but I come up with most meals on the spot, 30 minutes or so before I know everyone will be hungry. I certainly plan a lot of things in my life, but meal planning is not one of them.
I do have a few favorites though – recipes that are tried and true and worth the extra effort for special occasions, company, or because somebody asks me nicely. I’ve featured many of them here, and thought it would be nice to pull my faves into one post. Feel free to browse around and see if any of these strike your fancy.
The Marketing Mama’s favorite recipes
Aunt Trudie’s Lasagna – There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe this lasagna. It. is. amazing. Always a hit.
Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup – I’m a big fan of thick, creamy soups. Chicken/turkey wild rice is my absolute favorite. This recipe is easy and delicious.
Chicken Chow Mein – Yum. Make a double batch so you can freeze some for later.
Hot Dog Aliens – The only kid-friendly recipe on my blog. Ha! It’s kind of a craft project!
Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad – Making candied walnuts is super-easy and they taste amazing. You will be very popular if you make this salad.
Greek Isles Pasta Salad – My tried and true Baptism-potluck-summer BBQ-4th of July-birthday party salad. Always goes fast. Delish.
Red Lobster Garlic Biscuits – If you are a fan of these biscuits at Red Lobster, now you can make them at home. yum.
Loring Cafe Artichoke Dip (aka Artichoke Ramekin) – Hard core artichoke lovers will ditch the spinach and give this a shot. It is very popular and I get a lot of google traffic from people trying to find this recipe! It isn’t an exact recipe, but it has all the ingredients for how to make the most amazing artichoke dip ever.
What is one of your signature dishes? If you’ve blogged about it, please share a link!
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