These are some of my favorite recipes, recipes I have been cooking repeatedly over the last 15 years, my family's favorite recipes.
There are over 700 recipes published on Where Is My Spoon. I liked all of them, otherwise, I would never have posted them, but the following ones I consider to be the heart of my kitchen.
Recipes that I grew up with and that I now cook for my family, recipes I have discovered long before I have started this blog and recipes I created since starting the blog.
All amazingly delicious recipes, that I have been cooking over and over again over the years. There is no particular order here, I like the first recipe just as much as I like the last one mentioned.
I grew up eating sarmale, it is THE Romanian national dish, amazingly delicious, soft and comforting cabbage rolls filled with ground pork and rice, spiced with summer savory, dill seeds, and bay leaves.
2. OVEN-ROASTED PUMPKIN RECIPE (SPICY WEDGES)
The best way of cooking pumpkin, if you ask me. I love any dish containing pumpkin or butternut squash, but this particular recipe remains undefeated, I think I must bake pumpkin this way at least 20 times every season.
I discovered this recipe while cooking for the blog. I can't even count how many times I have cooked it since the summer of 2017... dozens and dozens... it has become one of our favorite soups. Perfect for lunch, dinner or cooked in large batches for a party.
I posted the recipe for the moqueca de peixe only this summer, but I have been cooking it for years, the best fish soup or stew there is, even the children love it and that's always saying a lot when it comes to fish recipes and my kids.
5. HOW TO MAKE A BASIC YOGURT DRESSING
It might seem weird that I choose a dressing recipe for this collection, but this yogurt dressing has to be mentioned, I use this recipe at least twice a week. It goes well with any kind of salad, it is variable, super healthy and thoroughly delicious.
6. SPELT BREAD - NO-KNEAD, NO-RISE BREAD
This is one of the first recipes on the blog, and there is no bread I bake more often than this one. It takes minutes to mix the dough, the dough doesn't have to rise and you will have a delicious and healthy bread on your table in just one hour.
7. POTATO WEDGES WITH CHILI SAUCE
The chili sauce is delicious but rather optional. But we eat the potato wedges at least once a week: simple, quick and delicious at any time. The perfect side dish for any kind of meat roast, chicken or fish. Or as they are with a dip and a salad on the side.
Another regular in our house, my kids just love chicken cooked this way. A basic, super simple recipe for tender chicken thighs with crispy skin.
9. ROMANIAN CHICKEN SOUP - SUPA DE GALUSTI
Another Romanian classic recipe, everybody in Romania makes this soup. Flavorful homemade chicken stock with tender semolina dumplings and carrots, this is my most cooked soup recipe.
10. GERMAN JÄGERSCHNITZEL - HUNTERSCHNITZEL
A typical German recipe, my husband and my son go nuts for this schnitzel. And the mushroom sauce is just perfect.
11. HOW TO ROAST A WHOLE CHICKEN IN THE OVEN
Roast chicken is one of the most beloved dishes in the world. Definitely one of my favorite meals. And I can hardly find another dish that makes my kids happier than roast chicken, either a whole roasted chicken or just some chicken thighs or drumsticks.
12. EASY MUSHROOM STEW RECIPE (MUSHROOM MAIN DISH)
Despite my kids not being into mushrooms, I still cook this recipe on a regular basis, it is the perfect mushroom stew. I usually serve it with polenta (so that the children can have polenta with cheese while we enjoy the mushrooms), but rice, noodles, couscous or bread dumplings are great as well.
13. OVEN SLOW-COOKED TURKEY LEG
We buy our turkey here in the village and this recipe makes the most of those turkey legs. A simple, basic recipe for slow cooking turkey legs in the oven.
14. ZACUSCA - ROMANIAN EGGPLANT AND RED PEPPER SPREAD
We never seem to be out of zacusca, I always have a few jars in the cellar. This is the perfect bread spread, I still have to meet somebody who didn't like it. I even get regular requests for a few jars of this heavenly spread from friends and neighbors.
The healthier alternative to the classic lasagna bolognese. Fewer calories yet just as delicious as the original, everybody in my family adores this lasagna. You should definitely give it a chance!
The best calamari recipe I know! Tender calamari in sauce, this is an aromatic seafood stew that I have made on repeat for many years now.
VEGETABLE LASAGNA WITH WHITE SAUCE
Another delicious and easy to make lasagna, this time a vegetarian recipe. Lots of vegetables, a creamy bechamel sauce, and cheese, a vegetable lasagna can hardly get any better.
THE BEST CAMEMBERT SPREAD OR OBATZDA
This Camembert spread or German Obatzda is our favorite bread spread or dip. Cream cheese, scallions and lots of sweet paprika make, 5 minutes time and you will have a perfect appetizer or snack.
An easy recipe for juicy, tender and healthy chicken breast, I make this so often I cannot even count it. The best about it is that you can change the flavors every time.
These sour cream chicken enchiladas are the best enchiladas I have ever eaten. Mexican chicken enchiladas creamy and full of flavor, this is one of my son's favorite recipes.
I hope you will give some these recipes a try, they are really worth it! And would you like to check a few of my favorite cakes and dessert recipes?
Those Spicy Pumpkin Wedges and the 3-Minute Bread are definitely on my have-to-try list, both sound amazing! Happy Holidays, Adina ❤️
Love them all! You surely had a wonderfully delicious 2018, Adina.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
I can certainly understand why these are your favorites. I love stuffed cabbage rolls (my grandmother always made them on my birthday. What I've not had before are the spicy potatoes...so interesting and different. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
Over 650 recipes! Wow! That is a ton! I can see why these are your favorites. They all look delicious. I love the lasagna! Looks amazing!