(Closed) NWR: Do You Have a ‘Signature’ Recipe?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love to cook. It doesn’t always turn out, but when we’re invited to things, I have some stand-bys. Homemade guacamole, lemon bars, white chocolate & pomegranate cookies.

 

Lemon bars are based on this recipe: http://pinterest.com/pin/136093219959214143/

WC & P on this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/136093219959214144/

Both of those are from Two Peas & Their Pod, which is a great site.

 

 

The guacamole is a secret, sorry πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I almost always am asked to bring either my 8 layer dip or my snickerdoodles!  But lately I’ve been getting more and more requests for my chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes.  Yea they are as good as they sound πŸ˜›

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Darling Husband and I are almost always asked to bring our spinach and artichoke dip to parties.  We actually developed our own recipe when we were dating, and have modified it over the years, but it’s a secret. πŸ™‚   

I also will often bring cut fruit and a creamy fruit dip that I love too.  My recipe for that is:
1 cup Greek yogurt, any fruit flavor or vanilla
1 cup whipped cream cheese
1 TBSP vanilla or almond extract
2 TBSP powdered sugar
2 TBSP cinnamon
1/2 TSP ground cloves 

Whip on high using beaters for 1-2 minutes, or until it’s light and fluffy. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I almost always get asked to bring bread and/or sweet potato dinner rolls, or red velvet cake. I actually think my Mother-In-Law might keel over if I showed up without it, so she always calls ahead and asks me to bring it. 

Loaf: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grandma-vandorens-white-bread/detail.aspx I cannot mess this bread up no matter how much I try. I also cut back on the yeast by about a third. 

Sweet Potato Rolls: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/4862/sweet-potato-rolls Very mild sweet potato taste, not at all overwhelming. 

Red Velvet Cake: http://www.bakerella.com/red-velvet-cake/ By far the best cake I’ve ever made, or eaten. My Mother-In-Law claims it’s the best cake she’s ever had…I’d think she was exaggerating, but the first time she had it, she ate 4 slices. I frost it with a cooked  frosting, as opposed to the more popular cream cheese icing. 

Cooked Frosting: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/thate28099s-the-best-frosting-ie28099ve-ever-had/ This frosting complements the red velvet cake so amazingly well without being overpoweringly sweet. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sugarpea:  They are amazing!  My Future in brother in law requests it on a semi regular basis.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

I’m known for my grilled salads, so I get asked to make those a lot.  Grilled romaine hearts with all kinds of interesting things.  My favorite is shaved canteloupe, prosciutto, pine nuts and a white balsamic mint vinaigrette.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am basically ordered to make buffalo chicken dip and oreo balls at every get together with family and friends!

I hate making the oreo balls! They are such a pain to make but they are sooooo good!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My caesar salad dressing:

2 parts olive oil to one part white vinegar

Minced garlic, tsp of mayo, tsp of dijon, splash of worcester, salt and pepper

Toss with romaine and plenty of parmesan reggiano

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

@mrsginmay:  BLASPHEMY!

How do you make caesar dressing without anchovies!?  That’s my favorite part.  I’m a weirdo.  πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t have a signature dish, but I’m well known in my family and circle of friends to be a great cook. BBQ ribs, spaghetti and Chicken Carbonarra are my three most requested dishes, but nobody turns down our dinner parties.

My cooking inspiration of the moment is Anne Burrell.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

@sugarpea:  oooh, thank you for posting those two recipes!  I’ve been looking for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe for ages!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My mom always used to bring broccoli salad, so I’ve taken her recipe and usually bring that.  

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