Favorite Internet Recipes – Tried-and-True

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Alright, you all know that I love to talk about food. When I find a great recipe, I always want to share it with my friends or family members who like to cook and enjoy good food too. It feels like a secret that I can’t wait to let them in on. So it got me thinking about a new post to write for you, and I decided to create a collection of my favorite recipes I’ve stumbled across on the internet. These are ones that have proven tried and true in my household, and are loved by all three of us. Many of these are links to blogs so feel free to browse and even follow those blogs I link you to. Enjoy!


Bacon Egg Brunch Ring  – a way cool spin on a weekend breakfast option

Eggs Benedict Hash – a lighter take on eggs benedict, with tons of flavor.

Homemade Almond Croissants – an indulgent and oh-so delicious treat.

Orange Poppy Seed Pancakes – these will definitely get you out of your plain pancake rut.

One Pot/Pan Meals

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken  – I make this meal all the time. Tons of flavor, and all side dishes cooked on the same pan – truly a ONE pan meal!

One Pan Sausage and Veggies  – A delicious topping to some rice

Kielbasa and Pierogies Sheet Pan Meal – This is made at least once a month in my household. I stock up on pierogies when they’re on sale just for this meal!

Ranch Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans – A simple and delicious (and another TRUE one pan meal)!


Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders – These were unexpectedly packed with flavor and made an awesome game day snack in our household

Oprah’s Favorite Grilled Cheese – Gooey, melty goodness

Chicken Banh Mi  – This recipe is packed full of flavor! My husband was pleasantly surprised at how delicious this was. Remember to start the veggies the night before.

Spicy Italian Crescent Ring – My boys thought that this recipe was a totally fun weeknight dinner.


Red Pepper Pasta – Not spicy (which I was worried about based on the name alone) but definitely packed full of a smoky fresh flavor. Make enough for leftovers, you’ll want them!

Chicken and Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups – This recipe cooked, froze, and reheated well! Next time, I’m going to make them in bulk and have some ready to go for another meal.

Basil Spaghetti with Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes – SO quick and delicious. A good weeknight meal.

Corn and Chipotle Ravioli Lasagna – I loved this recipe so much that I made it about once a week for a couple of months.

Super Easy One Pot Lasagna – My absolute favorite, hands-down, go-to lasagna recipe now. It’s simply amazing. Takes a little bit to cook and I’ve found that draining the grease off of the meats and vegetables is best done as a two-person job…but other than that, will make this again and again and again.

One-Pot Pasta – Another quick weeknight meal option. Serve with a crusty bread to soak up some of the residual juices. Yum!


Chicken Piccata – I love how quick and easy this cooks up. Simple and flavorful.

Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken – First time I made this, I was sad when it was gone! I double the recipe the second time because it’s so delicious.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken – I make this often. It spruces up baked chicken breast nicely.

Beer Braised Chicken – One of my favorite fall and winter meals. It’s a great Sunday night dinner.

Copycat P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps – I make this often in the summertime, when I don’t want to turn on the oven and we want a quick and refreshing weeknight dinner.

Tomato Basil Pesto Chicken – A really simple but flavorful dish that’s on the table fast.


Nunya Business Meatloaf – My go-to meatloaf recipe now! Definitely a different take on meatloaf but this recipe is moist, flavorful, and not your mama’s meatloaf by any means.

Cheeseburger Gnocchi – I love gnocchi, and this is a nice option instead of just dumping some marinara or pesto on cooked gnocchi.

16-minute Beef and Bean Burritos – Another quick weeknight meal that’s a nice surprise to serve your hungry family at dinnertime.

Tex Mex Corn Chip Chili – my go-to chili recipe for YEARS now. You can mix this up various ways. I’ve used different bean varieties in a pinch, you can make it spicy, cilantro or no cilantro. Play with variations and make it your own! We rarely eat it with corn chips anymore because I make cornbread instead.


Tomato Tortellini Soup – when your tummy is craving a hearty soup but you’re short on time, make things easy on yourself with this deliciousness.

Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup – this is an excellent soup I stumbled across when I was following my AIP diet. Completely paleo, great for you, and can be primarily vegetarian if you’d like. I like to mix in some chopped bacon and/or shredded chicken to mine. Ham would be a good alternative also.

30-minute Chicken Pho – for stormy winter night pho cravings.

Giada’s House Soup – a nice spin on an italian soup with fresh flavors.

Slow Cooker

Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana – tastes like the real thing!

Kalua Pork – a staple in our household, so delicious with some rice and salad, or braised cabbage and carrots.

Salsa Verde Lime Chicken – SUPER FLAVORFUL. Yes, that needed to be in caps. Absolutely amazing.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup – Another fall and winter soup your family is sure to love. And, I love gnocchi, if you couldn’t tell.

Mac & Cheese – An awesome side dish or main dish.

Chicken Tortilla Soup – makes a really good, deeply flavored soup.

French Dip Sandwiches – yummy weeknight sandwiches are at your fingertips

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – It’s not labeled as such, but this soup is a close comparison to Panera Bread’s version served on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tortellini Soup – a creamy version with mushrooms and spinach. I always add extra mushrooms, because, I love em.

Cilantro Lime Chicken – excellent “dump” dinner. If you can spare the ingredients and $, make a couple bags of this and have dinner at the ready in your freezer.


Lemon Bars – I’ve always loved lemon bars, but this recipe’s crust is what makes this one my fave.

Pumpkin Streusel Bars – I stumbled across this recipe as an alternative to pumpkin pie last Thanksgiving. Really sweet and rich but really, really good!

Chocolate Cupcakes for Two – When one of our birthday falls on a weeknight, I make a double batch of some “for two” cupcakes — it makes just enough cupcakes to celebrate with after dinner but we don’t have loads of leftover cake or cupcakes laying around.

Apple Dump Cake – a warm, easy dessert that most people will love.

  • I’m a huge chicken and beef consumer (since I’m an athlete) so I’ll try to try out those recipies! Thank you ♥