When I plan out my meals for the week, I typically first consult my trusty blue recipe box (it’s nothing special – just a plastic little filing box with index cards in alphabetical order).
Inevitably, I opt to include at least one of our “top three” on my menu:
Other easy meal favorites include: grilled chicken or salmon, angelhair pasta with basil, tomatoes, and avocados, baked potatoes, beef and bean tostadas, or a big garden salad with plenty of veggies and cheese. “Vegetable Night” is also a favorite in our house, where we cook up and eat – you guessed it – LOTS of veggies.
When we tire of our favorites and I want to find a new recipe, I typically go to AllRecipes.com. It’s really a terrific site because you can search for recipes by “category” (soups & stews, slow cooker, kid-friendly, etc.) or by “rating” (thousands of users rate recipes as they are submitted). I especially love the “Top 20” bar, which allows you to view the top 20 recipes in any one particular category. You can also “modify” recipes easily on the site to accommodate different size groups (choose your number of guests and the recipe will automatically refresh with the correct amount of ingredients).
We’ve discovered quite a few favorites on that site over the past few month…like this mouthwatering and ridiculously easy Grilled Salmon recipe (we ate this once a week for two months straight after we discovered it…it’s so tasty and crumbly…you’re gonna love it).
Or this Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe – warm, flavorful, and delicious.
YOUR TURN: What “source” (website, cookbook, TV show, foodie blog, etc.) do you consult when you’re looking for a new favorite recipe?