Family Favorite Meals Around the Web

Posted 19 August, 2016 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 21 Comments

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Family Favorite Meals Around the Web


The other morning Scott was making waffles for breakfast and he asked if I had a recipe. I immediately pulled out the sheet from my recipe scrapbook. He took one look at the worn page and said “wow, you must really like this one.” There are about a dozen recipes that I’ve found online that my family loves loves loves, so I thought I would share our favorite family meals from around the web. I’m not sure why so many of them come from Allrecipes–I’m guessing that several of these are from way before I discovered Pinterest!

Breakfast Favorites

Fluffy Pancakes from – Confession: I love Aunt Jemima buttermilk pancake mix, but if I’m in the mood for making pancakes from scratch, these are my go-to.  On Pinterest

Fluffy French Toast from – I used to make French Toast the way that my mom taught me–just throwing together ingredients in a bowl and hoping for the best. The result was alway edible, but then Scott found this recipe and ruined my French Toast forever. It must be the addition of flour? It’s now one of the kids’ favorites for breakfast. On Pinterest

Banana Muffins from – My favorite is actually banana bread, but I love making these banana muffins in mini cups for the girls’ breakfast when we are on the go. I usually cut the sugar down by half and they’re still delicious. On Pinterest

Dinner Favorites

Fried Rice from – Truthfully this recipe acts more like a gateway and I don’t refer to it anymore. I don’t measure any of the ingredients, skip the sesame oil and bean sprouts, add different veggies, use a combo of oil and butter but don’t know how much, etc. And instead of adding meat which would probably dry out on my watch, I pair it with sweet and sour pork balls. Mmmm!  On Pinterest

Salisbury Steak from – Scott would eat this meal for dinner every night if I’d make it for him. I stick pretty close the recipe but add mushrooms to the sauce. The girls love it and the patties without gravy was one of Evie’s first favorite meats. On Pinterest

Parmesan Crusted Chicken from Hellmanns – I feel sinful including this recipe in the round-up, but my family doesn’t have the best track record with chicken. However, everyone will devour this chicken and the leftovers taste pretty good as well. On Pinterest

Vegetable Beef Stew from – I love this beef stew for two reasons–it makes a ton of stew and the leftovers freeze well. It’s also a great way to dump in all the vegetables. Comfort in a bowl. On Pinterest

Creamy Tomato and Bacon Linguine from Foodie with Family – This is a newer one in our rotation but it’s so delicious and I love that it cooks in all one pot. The leftovers the next day are even better. On Pinterest

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops from Big Oven – A meat thermometer is key for this recipe or any pork chop dish. It’s so easy to over cook chops, but done correctly and this recipe has a great outside crust with a tender and juicy inside.

Cookie Favorite

Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies from They’re so amazing. Though I cut the recipe in half because this makes a billion and I can’t resist them. I also add a bit of salt because what kind of cookie recipe doesn’t have salt?! On Pinterest


I’d love to hear what recipes you make over and over again that can be found online! Share your links below.





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21 Responses to “Family Favorite Meals Around the Web”

  1. SarahBeth

    Great list! I make the Parmesan crusted chicken too, only i make it with Ranch Dressing! It’s awesome.

    I used to make this all the time, but my husband can’t have that much dairy anymore and I haven’t figured out how to modify it yet but it was in heavy rotation- Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll Ups:

    This is my go to when I have to bring something to a party:

    This is my favorite pork roast in the crock pot recipe:

    And I just made cheeseburger quesadillas loosely following this recipe:

    • OMG those cordon bleu roll-ups sound amazing!! I make something similar with the cresent rolls but just use cream cheese and chicken in the middle. Mmmm. Probably not healthy either. ;) I’ve pinned the cheeseburger quesadillas to try. Thanks for sharing all of these!

      • SarahBeth

        They’re pretty awesome. And pretty easy too. :)

        No problem. I also make a cheesy chicken stew in the crockpot. Its a go-to in winter. :)

  2. mae

    You are very organized — I sometimes make a recipe from an online source, but then I forget where it was and start googling all over again when I want another helping!

    best… mae at

    • I’m old fashioned and like to print off the recipes. I keep them in page protectors for spills (which are inevitable!). Otherwise I forget, too. My husband who cooks from the ipad can never find his recipes again. :)

  3. Oh wow! Love this list and will be giving pretty much all of them a try. The sad news in my house (for Mr. BFR, not for me) is that I rarely make the same thing twice. I love to experiment and try new things. I’ll have to make a list of some standards and still this idea for a future Weekend Cooking post. Such a great idea.

  4. Great list! I use Pinterest all the time for dinner recipes and I do have a few that definitely qualify as favorites though I don’t repeat them as often as my family would like! My favorite food blogs are probably The Pioneer Woman, Southern Plate, Six Sisters Stuff, and Cooking Classy though I have lots of others ones I like.

  5. MMmmm, so many recipes, so little time. I’m bookmarking this page for future reference.

    Glad to know I’m not the only one who still prints out recipes. I don’ have them in page protectors though, but I’ll buy some next trip to town. I don’t know why didn’t I think of that.

    • Ha! After having to reprint and reprint I finally opted for the protectors. Nice because any spills just wipe off! :)

  6. I’m going to have to try the ch chip cookies, as I keep looking for THE one! It’s been lots of fun trying to find it tho.

  7. I love the idea of writing a post that summarizes favorite online recipes – I will have to consider that sometime in the future.

    In the meantime, I am trying to post our family favorite recipes once a week so my daughters have easy access.

    • Yes!!! I almost included that chicken recipe. It freezes nicely, too. Maybe you’re the one who introduced me to it!

  8. Oh goodness, if I still ate meat I’d be trying so many of your dinner favorites!

    I too head over to Allrecipes for a lot of my food – I feel like their top-rated recipes (plus some critical changes from the comments) usually result in good eating! My other go-to is Smitten Kitchen, because Deb Perelman has never done me wrong. HER chocolate chip cookies are my signature at this point. ;)

    • I LOVE Smitten Kitchen…her photos are so gorgeous…but I’ve never actually cooked anything from her! Guess I need to try those chocolate chip cookies. And yes, gotta love Allrecipes and the “I made this and it was the best ever! I just changed x y and z). ;)