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

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 32
4334 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love some of these ideas! My “go to” is probably just pasta with red sauce. oh, I’m so boring… but DH loves it!

Post # 33
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Taco Dip

4 large packs cream cheese, softened

1small bottle taco sauce

1 jar salsa

Beat above until mixed well. It will be creamy consistency. Place in a covered 9×12 covered plastic container. Refrigerate.

Top with 8 oz finely grated four blend Mexican cheese and any or all of the following:

Chopped tomatoes

Chopped peppers. I use red, green and orange for color.

Sliced black olives. One small can.

Adjust up to five packs cream cheese and larger bottles of taco sauce and salsa for about twenty five people. Above serves 8-12.

Serve with Scoop nacho chips.

I am pretty much mandated to bring this to any party!

Post # 35
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Cauliflower parsnip soup, super easy! Chop up a head of cauliflower and about 4 medium parsnips, toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper, roast them on a cookie sheet in a 375 degree oven for about 12 minutes, until they’re easy to poke with a for. Put the roasted veggies in a blender with about 3 cups of chicken broth and 1/4 cup olive oil – you may need to work in batches and just divide the ingredients evenly. Blend it up until it’s smooth and eat up! It also freezes well, which is why I’m making extra batches now so when the baby comes in a few months we’ll have easy meals in the freezer 🙂 Yum!

Post # 36
2491 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

While chicken legs, skin on. Put them in a pan and top with Italian salad dressing then parmesean cheese. Bake at 400 for one hour and oh my god good chicken!!

Post # 37
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Chicken, ranch, and stovetop. (bacon bits can be a nice adddition)

It is super simple to make either for a party or the family. It can be done in the oven or a crockpot. Rarely are there leftovers.


Post # 39
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Pretty much anything in a crockpot, but my three go-to, never fail crockpot dishes are Italian beef (sandwiches), and pulled pork and chicken. 


Italian Beef

  • 1 chuck eye roast, or any other roast


  • 1 (16oz) jar of roasted red peppers (all liquid drained except 1/4-1/2 cup)


  • 1/2 cup of Italian dressing (the vinegarette kind, not the creamy)

-Cook on low for ~6 hours, put that beef and roasted red peppers on a roll. It is heavenly.


Pulled Pork:

  • Pork Shoulder


  • 12 oz of Dr. Pepper or Root Beer


  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours.

(you can also drain the root beer 1 hour before it’s done, shred the pork, and put it back in the crockpot with some BBQ sauce to let it finish the rest of the way)


Pulled Chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts


  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup


  • 3 tbsp brown sugar


  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire


  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar


  • 1 tsp hot pepper flakes


  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • dash liquid smoke

-Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4.


Post # 40
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Pretty much my only requirement for a go-to recipe is ease and incredients on hand.  My new go-to recipe is a chicken recipe.  This is a Hellman’s mayo recipe right out of an ad in a magazine.


This is the first chicken breast recipe that I love.  It is flavorful and moist.  The only thing different I do is coat the whole piece of chicken with the mixture.  The coating doesn’t have to be very thick (to save on calories).  

I tried the same thing on a piece of haddock and it came out good too. 



Post # 41
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Jer72:  How do you make your chile verde? I cant seem to make it right and I am mexican. lol 

Post # 43
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@MissBoPeep:  I am saving this to make next week…sound delicious, thanks!

Mine is mushroom risotto.

Post # 44
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Chicken and stuffing with gravy – made with chicken breasts, and the stuffing starts with bread, not with a box of factory crap.

Post # 45
775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am an awful, awful cook…It’s a good job Fiance is not expecting June Cleaver.

Despite this, I make no-fail lasagna that I get asked for the recipe every time I make it and bring it somewhere new.  It’s simple and fool proof and oh so yummy!

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