My Top Five
So, maybe it’s because I’ve spent my Friday night eating chocolate chip cookies and weeding through old recipes, or maybe it’s because I finally got around to revamping the ELR recipe index after years of disorganization (prepping to launch a temporary new blog design as we work on ELR 2.0–yay!), but I just feel compelled to share my Top 5 favorite recipes ever featured on this blog with y’all. Speaking of cookies, the winner of the Thursday Cookies is comment number 534–Ashley! Ashley please email me at jenna [at] eatliverun.com to claim your victory cookies!
Pull up a chair and get your apron ready. It’s go time.
5. Homestyle Turkey Chili
I love this chili for so many reasons, but most of all because it’s my mom’s recipe and brings back memories of my youth. Sigh. We used to eat this chili over elbow macaroni with heaps of grated cheddar cheese on top. Just looking at this photo both makes me hungry and reminds me that fall is right around the corner…which reminds me that I’m going to a college football game in the SOUTH next weekend and can’t wait!
Please try to see beyond my awful photography circa 2008 and just see the beauty of this dish for what it is: shrimp, garlic, butter, pasta and bread. Did I just pasta and bread in the same sentence? Yes. Yes, I did.
I’ve clearly got football season on my mind now. Baked beans? Tailgating? Chicken? Cornbread? Done and done. This recipe is my go-to side dish recipe for any and every event and it’s slightly on the sweet side. If you’ve never tried homemade baked beans you’ve never truly lived. Trust me on this.
Spicy, hearty, healthy….what more could you ask for? I need more channa masala in my life. Stat.
This recipe deserves two photographs because it’s clearly a winner-winner-chicken-dinner!
I don’t know what was better: the taste of this homey, creamy delicacy topped with flaky, buttery, cheddar cheese biscuits…. or the look on Almanzo’s face when he first tasted it.
I mean, really. Chicken & Biscuits for the win.