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My Go To Recipes

Lately it has been a real struggle to come up with what to make for dinner. I feel like at least once a year I hit a brick wall and have no idea what I want to eat or make for dinner. When this happens I normally refer to my list of my go to recipes to get some inspiration and start cooking again. It is really helpful to keep a list of things you love to cook and things you want to cook to help you plan your meal. Below are the recipes on my go to recipe list. 

Picture of BBQ Chicken Wrap on a white plate with blue dots
BBQ Chicken Wrap
I found this recipe in the Body Reset Diet Cookbook. It is very simple to make and super filling. The BBQ chicken wrap is a great lunch or dinner and kids would even love it. Check out my review of the The Body Reset Diet Cookbook here
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Chicken Bruschetta
Years ago I came across this recipe in a cooking magazine and have been making it since. Sometimes the sundried tomato dressing can be hard to find so I will just replace it with an Italian dressing and it works great. I am so surprised the recipe isn’t available anymore online. I will share it next week – stay tuned!
Picture of Old Fashioned Pot Pie in a glass pie dish on a white counter
Old-Fashion Chicken Potpie
This recipe comes from WeightWatchers Family Meals cookbook. I love getting the idea of the pot pie without the bottom crust, which always gets really soggy on other pot pies. Since making this recipe the first time last year I have made it a lot and still love it just as much. Check out my review of the WeightWatchers Family Meals Cookbook here
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Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies
Another Pinterest find! I have always been a big fan of chicken sausage and wanted to eat more veggies so this recipe was right up my alley. Over the years I have made it with all different kinds of roasted veggies but my favorite is to have broccoli and sweet potatoes. Check out the full recipe here. Remember you can always tailor this recipe to what you love for veggies and spices. 
Chili with cheese and sour cream in a white bowl on a white plate with a black background
A great batch recipe to make. The recipe is easy to make just takes about 1.5 hour in total, but you get ten servings out of it – which for my sister and I translates into 5 meals! It is from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime cookbook, check out my review of the cookbook here
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Homemade Pizza
I make all kinds of homemade pizza but this is my favorite. When I was living in New York I found The Little Pasta Shop on Long Island. They sell fresh pasta, thin crust pizzette’s and so much more. I loved buying their pizzettes to keep in the freezer to make homemade pizza. Since I moved I can’t get them anymore and man do I miss them. I have searched and searched for a recipe but still haven’t found one that is close, fingers crossed that I will soon. If you have one feel free to share below!
Italian Meat Loaf on a broiler pan
Italian Meatloaf
Growing up as a kid I never liked meatloaf. Years ago I tried the Italian meatloaf recipe from the Cooking Light Complete Cookbook. It is so delicious especially with the sun-dried tomatoes and everyone I have served it to loves it, plus it’s great heated up the next day. Check out my review of the Cooking Light Complete cookbook here
Lasagna Roll-ups
Another great batch recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime cookbook. The recipe makes twenty roll-ups and a serving size is two roll-ups. I have made this recipe many times, some as a batch to freeze for meals later on and even made it for a big family gathering where it was all eaten in one night! These are so filling and I love all of the flavors together. Check out my full review of The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime cookbook here
Oven Chicken Fajitas
Who doesn’t love chicken fajitas? They are my sister’s favorite thing to eat. I found this recipe years ago on Pinterest and have made it at least once a month since. The recipe is super simple to follow and if you don’t want to make the fajita seasoning from scratch you can always just buy a pack of seasoning from the store.  Also, I sometimes just buy the frozen peppers and onion and use that – works just as well. Check out the original recipe from Budget Bytes here
Photo of Pork Chops, Mushroom Rice and green beans
Pork Chops with Mushroom Rice
Every since I was a little kid I have been eating pork chops and mushroom rice. To me they go together like peanut butter and jelly – when I have pork chops I crave mushroom rice. Find my Grandma’s recipe for mushroom rice here. For the pork chops I love to bread them and bake them – such as a shake n’ bake. 
Potato Soup with cheese and bacon in a white bowl on a white plate on a brown marbled surface
Potato Soup
My Mom loves soup of all kinds, me not so much, but I love this potato soup from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime. It is a great batch meal that makes ten servings. I store it in the freezer and put it in the fridge the night before I want to eat it, then it heats up perfectly. Over the years I have found that I even eat it during the summer on those rainy days. Check out my review of The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime here
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Shrimp Scampi
My favorite Pinterest recipe is Shrimp Scampi. I make it at least once a month and love it so much. The recipe is simple (as long as you have prepped your ingredients ahead of time). Check out my full post about it here.  
When I was in elementary school we moved from Florida to Georgia. Once we moved we started going out to eat once a week at Pablo’s a great Mexican restaurant (unfortunately it is closed now). I guess this is where my love for Mexican food began and tacos are one of my favorites. The tacos I make are simple and I just use the Old El Paso Seasoning recipe with ground beef. I love the simplicity of the meal and make this at least twice a month. Tacos are one of those meals you can customize to what you want which makes it a great family dinner. 

Do you find yourself struggling to figure out what to make? Keep a list of your go to meals to help when inspiration is lacking. I know that there are weeks I would be lost without my go to list. What’s on your go to recipes list? 

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