Recipes the World Forgot

It’s been a while since the last installment of recipes that have been a bit overlooked by humanity (even though they are some of my favorites). I like to bring these little recipes to the limelight just in case you may have missed them and feel like they need to be part of your life. And of course, they do need to be part of your life, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing this. Right? Right. A quick glance and click on the pictures below will take you to the recipe, otherwise, I’ve given a few itty bitty reasons why these are some of my favorites underneath.

I posted about my favorite cookies a month or so ago on Facebook. They’ve been around a while and are completely amazing. My homemade version of chicken pillows is another totally comforting meal and the bonus is you can freeze those babies for a quick weeknight option. This wafer cake may just be the easiest and tastiest cake you’ll ever make. It’s magical how the wafer cookies turn into cake overnight! If you need a simple, hearty, healthy dinner, black beans and rice is where it’s at, and since Brian is a big lover of beans and rice, we eat it often which helps remind my children they will like beans or else.

Giant cookies need to be made because they are cool…and they are the perfect way to say thank you or I love you or you are the best teacher ever or…well, you get the picture. The fruit salad? My first go-to source when I need a perky bit of freshness at dinner. Kind of simple and unassuming, the Paprika Chicken Stroganoff keeps appearing at dinner time around here and I’m pretty sure it’s because it is a) easy and b) terrifically delicious. The shrimp enchiladas are one of our favorite meals ever, ever. I just updated the recipe with some revolutionary calorie-cutting info (a little slow on the uptake; it took making them for the bazillionth time to cut down a bit on the indulgence – the good news is, the slimmed down version tastes as amazing as the original).

You can see all the past Forgotten Recipes highlighted HERE.

24 Responses to Recipes the World Forgot {Part 7}

  1. Amanda says:

    Black beans and rice haven’t been forgotten at my house! We have it at least once a week!

  2. Kim in MD says:

    Love this, Mel!

  3. Jen T says:

    Love, love, love it when you do this Mel! Thanks!

  4. Teresa R. says:

    I love these reminders. I always see something I’ve forgotten, like the honey lime fruit salad. When you first posted the recipe, I made it off and on for weeks. Then I forgot how easy and wonderful it was. I can’t wait to make it again!

  5. I think I might need that cake. And the cookies. And the stroganoff.

  6. Love these recipe round-ups that you do! Such a great way to bring back older posts. Can’t wait to try the wafer cake and stroganoff.

  7. Paula says:

    My mom used to make the Honey Lime Fruit Salad. I had forgotten about it. Thank you for helping me remember. The recipe is going on my to make soon list.

  8. These recipes look too good to be forgotten!

  9. Alicia says:

    I have made (and loved!) most of these recipes, but almost missed the shrimp enchiladas, which I haven’t ever tried. You mentioned it in your post, but there is no picture (which is usually what speaks to me). After clicking the link, I am definitely adding those to my menu for next week. They look awesome!

  10. Carrie says:

    We eat the beans and rice all the time! My kids love it.

  11. Heidi says:

    I love those shrimp enchiladas! In fact I toyed with the idea of making them a tradition for Christmas Eve because the red and green in them is so pretty and they taste amazing. (My husband, who tolerates shrimp shot that down). I haven ‘t made chicken pillows in a while. I’ll have to do that. Thanks!

  12. Kelsey says:

    These are some of our favorites. We eat the beans and rice, stroganoff, cookies and the fruit salad often and love them! I need to try the enchiladas!

  13. Brittany C says:

    I just made your oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies on Sunday! We loved those! Especially with a little toasted coconut on top. And I have made your giant cookie lots! It is so great.

  14. melanie b says:

    I love these recipes. FYI, you need to re-post your Oreo truffles (we call them Oreo Balls for some reason). Every time I make them people lose all control, pig out, then ask for the recipe. I even had a teenager who I barely knew awkwardly text me to ask for the recipe.

  15. The wafer cake will NEVER be forgotten here. We use chocolate wafers, and fill it with a mix of sour cream and dulce de leche. Still amazing and a favorite everywhere.

  16. Sheila says:

    One of my favorite past times these days of frigid cold and lots of snow is to brew some flavored coffee and spend time browsing and reading through your recipe archives. The shrimp enchiladas is a family favorite. I hadn’t come across the black beans and rice yet but now that you have brought this recipe to my attention, it is now scheduled for supper for tomorrow night.

  17. Rachel says:

    That fruit salad is one of our favorites! We make it all the time. I can’t believe I’ve never seen those coconut cookies. They look like something I’m going to love!

  18. Heather says:

    I just made the awesome paprika chicken stroganoff this week. Seriously no left overs and I made a little more than the recipe calls for! It’s definitely going in the rotation for sure. I’m about to make the Creamy white bean chili for tomorrow as it’s well below freezing here!

  19. Good ideas to always keep on hand!

  20. Theresa says:

    Could you please put the recipe for the black bean pumpkin chilli on the Back Roads Living page, I could not find it on your web site, or email it to me , Thank You

  21. Jodi says:

    A shout out for Honey Lime Fruit Salad!! I could eat it morning, noon, and night! It is perfect with almost any meal. I served it this week at a Young Women Breakfast (along with your double chocolate muffins, orange sweet rolls and buttermilk banana bread) they were all a hit! Thanks Mel for sharing your incredible talents with the rest of us!

  22. rachel r says:

    I’m so happy your chewy oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookie is on here:)

  23. Caroline says:

    I could never forget your rice and beans, Mel! We eat them almost every week and LOVE them! Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

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