(Closed) whats your favourite 'go-to, never fails' recipe?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Corn chowder. I make it at least once a week (and always differently)!


Smoked pork product (bacon, sausage, ham, whatever’s on sale/handy) browned in the pan. Add onions and whatever veggies are handy (usually mushrooms, broccoli, or celery). Cook until transparent. Add frozen corn and heat; add milk, half & half, cream, whatever dairy product until it covers most of the solids. Stir like a crazy person to get up all the nice browned bits up; melt cheese into the soup to finish.

I usually season it with black pepper, marjoram, and bay, but I sometimes do a Southwestern/chili spice (chili powder, hot sauce, oregano, cumin).

I also like to add in whatever leftovers are handy (usually cooked vegetables) and sometimes chicken.

I love soups. They’re so hard to mess up and you can make them with whatever is in the fridge.

Post # 4
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Taco Soup lovess it!

and 3 day spegettie- Seriouisly cook your spegettie sauce in the crock pot for 3 days and its so yummy. add salt and garlic to taste- salts my favorite to add just a bit!

Post # 6
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Beef and barley soup…just made a pot today.  πŸ™‚

Post # 8
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Grilled cheese sandwiches on the George Foreman grill and tomato soup haha. Works every time πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
504 posts
Busy bee

Chile Verde. I’ve got it cooking now. It seems to come out a little different every time because I’m one of those cooks that don’t measure. Everyone always loves it and is sad when it’s gone.

Post # 9
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am posting to mark this for me to read later!

Post # 10
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Lasagna Roll Ups. They are always gone the first night I serve them, I make 12ish large rolls. Never any leftovers for work the next day πŸ™ 


Post # 11
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Gosh, I am not sure I really have one. I make such different things and even the same dish, will have different variations if I make it multiple times.

The closes thing to a the same recipe that always comes out great is a pineapple chipotle brisket

I mix a cubed fresh pineapple, onions, chipotle, salt, bit of broth. I pour over the brisket and start on low uncovered. When it starts to brown I cover it and cool low and slow until tender. 

I then put it in the fridge so the fat congeals and I scoop it off. I then shred the brisket or slice it and reheat it in the juces and broil it breifly to create a crispped top.

Post # 12
2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cheesy Fetuccine and Sausage:

Turkey smoked sausage

Green beans


Fresh grated parm/romano

2 cloves chopped garlic

Olive oil


boil pasta, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil and add sliced sausage, then chopped garlic. Once the sausage is just about done, throw in the green beans (cut in to thirds) for about 5 minutes so they are still crispy.  Turn off heat.  Strain the pasta, then pour the sausage/garlic/beans/olive oil over the pasta and toss, while sprinkling in about a cup of grated cheese.  Sprinkle on a bit of salt and peppahhhhh.  Enjoy πŸ™‚

Post # 13
504 posts
Busy bee

Okay lasagna roll ups sound interesting. Can you elaborate?

Post # 14
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I make ribs that are out of this world…mmmm

Post # 15
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Tuna casserole! It’s enough for 2 nights’ worth of dinner for SO and me.

I sub cream of mushroom soup for cream of chicken (we’re pescetarian), and add extra tuna, cheese, and chopped up fresh mushrooms if we have them.

Post # 16
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Curry – you can throw anything in there and the leftovers are even better than the first night!  

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