Editor’s Picks: What’s in My Recipe Box?

Editor’s Picks: What’s in My Recipe Box?

As an editor for Recipe4Living, I spend much of my time looking at the 21,000+ recipes we have on our site. Sometimes, I feel like I know them all by heart! It takes a really special recipe for me to hang on to it, so I decided to share the few fabulous recipes that made it into my recipe box. Enjoy!

APPETIZERS
Mediterranean munchies and creamy brie appetizers make up my picks for this section!

Brie with Caramelized Onion Chutney: Cranberries, pistachios, and caramelized onions pair well with brie in this appetizer.
 
Eight Layered Greek Dip: This is my go-to make-ahead recipe when I want an impressive knockout appetizer. Move over Mexican - this Mediterranean inspired dip will be your new party favorite-it is mine. Serve with pita chips.
 
Chickpea Salad: This Mediterranean-style salad is absolutely delicious!

Spicy Brie and Apricot Spread: This recipe may be thinned with 1/2 cup of white wine to be used as a glaze for grilled chicken.
 
MAIN COURSES
You’ll find plenty of pasta and chicken in this section- perfect for a novice cook like myself!

Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken: A jar of pesto is the secret ingredient in this colorful pasta dish. You can make it with any type of pasta you have on hand.

Russ’s Spaghetti Sauce: The garden fresh tomatoes make this mouthwatering recipe a family favorite.
 
Chinese Peanut Chicken and Vegetables: This nutty chicken dish is incredibly easy to make and it's done in 15 minutes!
 
Roast Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions: Moist roasted chicken gets the royal treatment with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar and creamy risotto. You may choose to roast your own chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken from a grocery store. A little grated cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano before serving also adds a nice touch.
 
Chicken Cajun Smoked Sausage Stew: This hearty flavorful stew holds well and is wonderful the next day. I often mix this up before work and dinner is ready when we get home.

Harvest Salad: Spinach salad with blue cheese, walnuts, and dried cranberries.

Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Calzone: This yummy folded pizza dish is filled with delicious Mediterranean flavors!
 
Soba with Toasted Sesame Seed Sauce: Soba noodles are available in Japanese food stores, whole food stores, and some supermarkets. You can add any vegetables to this dish that you enjoy or have on hand.
 
Couscous Salad: Couscous only takes minutes to prepare and this wonderful combination of cranberries, snow peas, and peanuts makes this recipe a wonderful choice. This recipe is from Holly Clegg's Eating Well Through Cancer.
 
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Feta Cheese and Spinach: This yummy chicken dinner looks like it would take forever to make, but in reality it's quite simple!
 
DESSERTS
I’m not big on desserts, but these looked simply irresistible!

Apple Pie Egg Rolls: A new twist on traditional apple pie. Sinfully delicious!

Chocolate Raspberry Avalanche Cake: An avalanche of raspberries and an avalanche of flavor! This beautiful, rich cake will impress any partygoers and satisfy any sweet tooth.
 
Crunchy Banana-Colada Bread: The crunchy coconut and banana-nut topping adds a new twist to this tropics-inspired quick bread.
 
DRINKS
Fun summer treats like sherbet punch and rhubarb wine made it into this section!

The Oasis: This is the BEST and most refreshing summertime drink! It features watermelon and sherbet and lemon lime soda! Mmmm to die for!

Rhubarb Wine: This wine cooks first in a crockpot for 5 days, then ages for 6-12 months. Worth the wait, but plan ahead!

The Holy Vow: Be careful with this sweet, grown up drink that packs quite a punch!

What's your favorite recipe in your recipe box?  Leave a comment below and share them!

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