Recipes the World Forgot 11

Another installment of my favorite series…cartwheel, anyone? (You better do one in my honor, they aren’t exactly my shining talent.) I love the reminder every time I post one of these highlights that there’s been a heck of a lot of good food over the last eight years. Even I forget about some of my favorites and need the nudge to put them on my  menu plan ASAP. The only exception for today’s recipes is that spaghetti sauce right there which is made at least monthly because a) it’s amazing and b) it makes enough to freeze at least half for later which is downright dreamy. So much deliciousness, so little time.

32 Responses to Recipes the World Forgot {Part 11}

  1. Sheila says:

    Yep! There definitely has been a whole lot of delicious recipes over the last 8 years along with hard work, dedication/commitment, humorous and instructional writing, professional looking photography, adorable kids, supportive husband, and shared wisdom. Groan! The chocolate and peanut butter pudding is calling my name. Why can’t it be the healthy banana bran muffins?

    • Mel says:

      Thank you, Sheila! Your sweet comments always lift my spirits and this is no exception especially after kind of a rough/downer week of blogging. I was in tears last night but have a smile on my face this morning thanks to you. I appreciate your graciousness so much.

      • Sheila says:

        I am so glad in reminding you of “your forgotten excellence” that it helped to lift the burden of a rough week. I know — a little corny but this is the blog with not only great recipes but that also puts forth lots of humor and laughter. Hugs, my virtual friend.

  2. It all looks so good! 8 years is a lot of recipes–you’ve been busy!

  3. Jen T says:

    Love, love, love when you do this! I will do a cartwheel for you! Thanks Mel! Your pudding recipes are divine. We love them all at our house!

  4. Dani says:

    We make the spaghetti sauce regularly – it has become a fave around here. And your Rollup Blender Pancakes are now beloved by my kids – we make them almost every weekend and fill them with Nutella and strawberries. Plus, I made the Lion House rolls on the weekend – my first attempt at breadmaking!! Thanks for all the great recipes!

  5. Stacey says:

    The spaghetti sauce is wonderful! I like to double it and have jars in the freezer. So much looks good here!

  6. Rebecca says:

    Yum, Mel! That Black Bean soup looks perfectly perfect for the dreary rain, brown snow banks and sea of mud kind of day we are having here in Maine. Thanks so much for this series- I’m slowly cooking my way through your site, but it’s great when you give a shout out to some old faves. So much deliciousness, so few meals in a day. 🙂 We appreciate you! I know I’m not alone- your site has transformed my approach to menu planning and feeding my family and I am so grateful for your hard work.

  7. Becky says:

    I had baby number six in November and getting my groove back in the kitchen has been hard. My sister introduced me to your website in February and suddenly I started cooking more than I had in months. It was just what I needed and I have been cooking at least 5-6 recipes from your site each week. My whole family has been loving the recipes; we haven’t had a fail yet! I already know the black bean soup is delicious, and now that peanut butter chocolate fun cake looks like it would make the perfect weekend treat. Thank you so, so much for rescuing this family from “what to make apathy”!

    • Mel says:

      Oh, Becky – I totally understand that what to make conundrum! I’m impressed you are already back to cooking after baby #6. 🙂

  8. Becky says:

    I just made your awesome cornbread today to take to work for our chili-cookoff. You may have seen the link I posted on FB. That recipe, along with so many others, have made your blog my “go to” if I’m looking for a recipe. Among my family’s favorites: bbq turkey (I use chicken) quesadillas, chicken cordon bleu (the easy way), oatmeal apple muffins (not sure of the exact name of these but you posted them last week), french bread pizza (made that last night), shrimp and mango salsa lettuce wraps, and broiled tilapia tacos! Next on my list to try is your spaghetti sauce. And your carrot cake. And your pie crust. And…and… thanks a bunch for the great recipes.! P.S.
    Isn’t food wonderful?!

    • Mel says:

      Thank you Becky – it makes me so happy to know you love and use the recipes so much! And yes, food is more than wonderful. 🙂

  9. Laurel says:

    “Forgot” about your perfected spaghetti sauce? Ha! I make and freeze it at least twice a month. I load it with sausage and tons of veggies and use it for take-in meals, busy weeknight dinner, etc. All of your recipes are never forgotten and frequently used in our household, Mel!

  10. twisterfish says:

    Part 11???? Wow! That’s a lot of forgotten recipes.

    I love when you do these posts, because I usually find at least one that is perfect for my family. Thanks!

  11. Kira says:

    Just have to say the peaches and cream cake is so dreamy. I love it. Might have to make it again this upcoming week. Thanks for surfacing back up the others as well.

  12. Nichole says:

    I am excited to try some of these older favorites. Thanks for bringing them to our attention. I have to say that I LOVED your Easter menu-planning post (I know I’m late with the thanks) and made several things from your suggestions. Your recipe for the awesome salad w/ sweet/spicy nuts was SO GOOD and I have made it twice since. I am drooling a little just thinking about it and and am so happy to have it in my repertoire. Also tried your cornmeal crescent rolls and lemon berry trifle. Both were so good and it was so nice to have some new variations for the holiday meal. Thank you for your awesome blog and taking the time to post and test recipes. Satisfied tummies the world over are grateful for you!!

  13. Anne says:

    Yay!!! These are some of my favorite posts of yours. We make that easy chicken cordon bleu quite often. I look forward to making that spaghetti sauce after reading all the rave reviews. My whole family appreciates this blog…..haven’t found another one out there yet that delivers such consistent, delicious results. Thanks for keeping my family well fed!!

  14. Marci says:

    Well I now know that I’m a weird, obsessive, I-must-make-everything-mel-makes crazy person because I’ve made all but one of these recipes and loved them! Thanks for all your hard work! I love the forgotten recipe posts.

  15. Jackie says:

    A forgotten recipe that I rediscovered this week was your BBQ chicken salad. Oh my word, that dressing is incredible. I used some leftover pulled pork instead of chicken and it was so good! Even my husband who insists salad is only a meal if you are a rabbit had seconds! I promise not to ever forget that one again!

  16. Thank you for sharing these again! That penne butter sauce recipe sounds like exactly what I need right now, looks SO good! Especially now that Passover is finally over.

  17. Laura M says:

    I made the Peaches and Cream Cake today. The topping is killer good. I couldn’t stop licking the beaters.

  18. Beverley says:

    SomethingAboutCupcakes is my FB page but I love good food too and your page is filled with them. Your emails brighten up my in box. Your homemade spaghetti sauce is just delicious. Thank you xoxo

  19. Nat says:

    Oh I love it when you post these. I’m not one to comment on blogs but after using your recipes constantly for several years I figure it’s time I say thank you. Thanks for putting in so much time and making mine and my family’s life easier and full of good food. You really are incredible.

  20. Mamalala says:

    That black bean soup is a monthly meal at our home. Love it.

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