2020 was a year of a million meals at home. 2021 is starting out similarly for us. Here are the recipes I have in my back pocket that are on repeat in my house! I hope you find a recipe that you can add to your family’s repertoire! Read on for are the top recipes I have on repeat!
Some of these recipes are our With Two Spoons recipes, and some of them are really great recipes I’ve gotten from other places (cookbooks, blogs, friends). These are the ones I’ve been making over and over in my house!
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1. White Wine Braised Chicken and Orzo with Artichokes: Half Baked Harvest.
I first found this recipe in the Half Baked Harvest: Simple Simple Cookbook. Luckily I also found it on the internet so I could share it with you, but if you’re in the market for a new cookbook, this is a good one! This recipe is so easy and so, so good. I leave out the olives, since I’m the only one in my household that will eat them, but otherwise I make it as written. I add the feta on the side since my kids won’t eat cheese (weird, but true). The addition of the salty feta and the fresh dill makes this recipe sing so don’t skip them!
2. Instant Pot Korean Inspired Pulled Pork: With Two Spoons.
One of our first viral recipes, this one is one I make frequently. Served over rice in bowls, or as a taco filling with shredded cabbage and Sriracha mayo, this pork is simple, plentiful, and flavorful. Plus, it freezes well!
3. Fool Proof Pan Pizza: Serious Eats
Although we don’t have a dedicated pizza night in my house, we all really love pizza. This one is much easier than it looks and has been a winner, even with my non-cheese-eating children. Choose your toppings and your favorite jarred sauce and this one is easy to throw together, yet everyone will ask you to make it over and over! (It’s even easier to make if you keep pizza dough and caramelized onions in your freezer!)
4. One Pot Chicken and Sage Dumplings: Half Baked Harvest
This is one of our favorite easy comfort food meals. Served in huge bowls with a crusty loaf of bread and a vegetable filled salad its a hit with everyone. As my kids will not touch cheese I leave the gorgonzola out of the dumplings. To compensate, I add a little extra sage. If you don’t have an Aerogarden like I do (I have the Aerogarden Harvest Elite Slim and it is the BEST!), buying the “poulty blend” of herbs at the grocery store is a money saving option.
5. Instant Pot Beef Stew: Pinch of Yum
This is a recipe I first found on one of my favorite blogs: Pinch of Yum. I’ve done a lot of tweaking to it over the years, and soon I’ll probably publish my own recipe, but suffice to say, this is a great place to start. We bought a quarter of a cow last summer and this has been a great way to use the roasts we got. We serve it over gnocchi (store bought, shelf stable, one of my favorite kitchen weapons), but you could certainly serve it over mashed potatoes or polenta. And don’t skip the oven part. Something about those crispy tips on the chunks of beef are part of what makes this dish amazing.
6. Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Bowls: With Two Spoons
I’ve been making this one for years, mostly because it’s so simple, so flavorful, and because all of my family members will eat it- without complaint (as those of you know, these are the true keeper recipes). It’s also great because it’s a bowl and that means each family member can fill it with the things they love, and leave out those things they don’t.
Of course I do have more go-to favorites, but these are the recipes that I have on repeat in my house right now! Hope you enjoy!
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