Top 10 Favorite Foods:
1: Macaroni and Cheese. This is the one food from childhood that I ate constantly but I still love – not so for Ranch Doritos or bologna. I don’t even have a particular favorite recipe; I will eat this dish prepared pretty much any way.
2: Cheesy Potatoes with Corn Flakes. Go-to comfort food. (Hint, give me anything involving cheese, and I’m going to be happy.) This is one of my mom’s recipes that I have down so it actually tastes like hers, so at the very least I don’t disappoint myself when I make it.
3: Salsa Turkey Burgers on English Muffins. It’s a good thing I love these too, cuz a certain someone I live with could eat them like every other day. But the way the meat juices soak into the bread is terrific.
4: Pizza. I’m suspicious of anyone who does not like pizza. I know a lot of quite frankly pretentious foodies, but come on. I tend to go for meats myself, but I’ll eat anything on pizza. Except anchovies.
5: Chicken Malai Noorjahani. I do love Indian food. When I moved back to Grand Rapids recently, I might have shed a tear for a few restaurants we left behind. One served this dish, and it’s my absolute favorite.
6: Crab Rangoons. Sure, I end up with oil splatter burns. Sure, they take forever. And I probably shouldn’t eat them alone as an entire meal. But…
7: Tuna Bisque. Tuna in oil, milk, heavy cream, cayenne, salt and pepper, green onions. I usually eat my weight in bread with this stuff.
8: Potato Wedges. Or, as my mother once called them at a deli while ordering, potato “wedgies.” I can probably make these guys with my eyes closed at this point, though anyone living with me should never let me use a knife in such a state. The trick here is smoked paprika and about 5 gallons of butter.
9: Key Lime Pie Cupcakes. This recipe was only discovered cuz I was trying to cheer someone up and he happens to love Key Lime Pie. Turns out, thank goodness the recipe makes 15 of these little darlings. I’m not a huge dessert person, but these are amazing. And I’m now not allowed to come to family events unless I bring them, or so I was told.
10: Hoisin Shrimp on Rice. This is a fairly new recipe to my repertoire, but it’s so simple and flavorful that I’m pretty sure I’m going to be making it a lot.