I have an equal love for creating my own recipes and reviewing other people's recipes. I have learned more skills, techniques, flavors, and ingredients. I wanted to take a chance to share with you some of my favorite recipes I have done over the years on this blog.
Giada de Laurentiis
Giada’s Orecchiette with Roasted Fennel and Sausage | Read my full review
This was the first time I combined sausage, fennel, and pasta. What a winning combination. Also the first time I ever used orecchitee was with this recipe. Now it's pasta I have come to love and appreciate.
Giada’s Sweet Potato Tots with Dill Dust | Read my full review
The recipe helped me out in two ways. Gave me a new way to cook sweet potatoes that I enjoyed. Second, the sprinkling of dill dust on top (dill plus salt, dried out in the oven) What a great idea to make your own herb salts using fresh herbs. Something I really want to try out next gardening season.
A few other Giada recipes to try out:
Giada’s Cannellini Bean and Sausage Stew
Giada’s Cranberry BBQ Sauce Turkey Sliders
Giada’s Baked Mashed Potatoes with Peas, Parmesan Cheese and Breadcrumbs
Alton Brown’s Butterflied Dry Brined Turkey | Read my full review
Best Turkey Ever! I have made this original Good Eats turkey, but this one even tops that. The recipe is set up in a way where most of the work is done days before you cook it. So on Thanksgiving just slide it into the oven and deliciousness will come out in a short amount of time, thanks to butterflying the turkey.
Alton Brown’s Chocapocalypse Cookies| Read my full review
The ultimate chocolate lover's cookie. Might be the best cookies I ever made. Also might be the most expensive cookie I ever made. I have only made them that one time, but man were those amazing.
Other Alton Brown recipes to try:
Alton Brown’s Whipped Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Alton Brown’s Best Ever Homemade Mustard
Alton Brown’s Butternut Squash Dumplings (Gnocchi)
The Pioneer Woman
Pioneer Woman’s Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread | Read my full review
There are a lot of recipes for pull apart bread online. It's a trendy treat the last few years. What really stands out in this recipe is the maple icing. I wanted to lick the bowl I made it in (ok I actually did do this!)
Check out this other Pioneer Woman recipe:
Pioneer Woman’s Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries