Recipes the World Forgot
No better way to celebrate my anniversary (19 years!) than to post one of my favorite series of all time. (Really, this might be the only celebration today, haha, #life)
I love bringing back old recipes to the spotlight that have faded over time as new recipes tend to overshadow them. All of these recipes are huge favorites with us (those curried nachos are unreal).
Have you made any of these? Any favorites in this list? Or better yet, which recipe would YOU choose to put in this Recipes the World Forgot series?
36 Comments on “Recipes the World Forgot”
How could anyone forget about these banana bars? I have to hide them from myself when I make them!
The curried nachos and pesto pasta are among my favs!
This chocolate zucchini cake is in no way forgotten at our house! We LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Best cake, literally, ever!
We love your zephyr pancakes!!! A lot of work, but so stinking good!!!!
I hate to break it to you but nobody has forgotten the browned butter banana bars. At least not me!! Haha A family favorite at my house. Made about once a month. Love your recipes!
I make the Instapot Baked Ziti and the Instapot Lasagna Soup a lot and the fam loves them. We also love the Swedish Meatballs, but I bake them in the oven instead of the skillet because the skillet+meatballs = unhappy Mom. They always break apart. 🙂
Yum yum bowls have also become a staple in our house! You continue to be my go to blog for all recipes. It’s been like 14 years since I found your site. Thanks!!!
Those banana bars are a family legend. The frosting is otherworldly. I’m excited to try some more recipes from this collection! If I could add a recipe it would be the honey lime chicken enchiladas – my first recipe of yours that I tried. It convinced my husband not to despair, that I did in fact have potential in the kitchen!
I just barely saw and tried the strawberry cobbler earlier this week. Yum. Have to go buy more strawberries for it. I need to try out some of the others, like the iced hot chocolate!!! Thanks! 🙂
These are some of my favorite posts and usually include favorites of mine. However it’s a first for me that I haven’t actually made any of these. I’m going to fix it with those Greek kabobs and the grilled Cobb salad. Thanks!
Wow 19 years! I must have started you from close to the beginning? Maybe 2004? That is why your kids seem old. Happy Anniversary!
We make the froze hot chocolate at least a couple of times every summer. It’s on my kids’ summer bucket list. Not sure if this a one the world forgot, but we love the Yum Yum bowls – that sauce!
Your banana bars with browned butter are true magic. I make them all the time. This is the recipe I share when you have to bring your favorite recipe to a wedding shower. Every marriage should have this recipe :).
The double chocolate banana blender muffins are a major part of my life! I make and love almost everything you post!
Thank you so much, Holly!
First off Happy Anniversary! 19 years is awesome! We are coming up on 26! Crazy how time flies when you are having fun! Now, when you do these Recipes the world forgot, they are my FAVORITE! I love them! I also love your facebook feed because it shares so many I forgot about too that are so good! My 16 year old son loves the chocolate blender muffins. Makes them monthly and freezes them to eat for breakfast. Love the zucchini cake (made your double chocolate zucchini muffins this week, and those are SO good!) Grilled Cobb is so good! We had that 2 weeks ago. The Strawberry cobbler is also very good, and there are ones on here I have not tired that I need to! Thanks for sharing!
I am LOVING that your 16-year old takes muffin matters into his own hands. That’s amazing. I think you win for trying the most on this list!
My husband and I will celebrate 19 years next Sunday! It’s a big deal. When we hit 18 last year I was like “why do I feel like we just hit a really big landmark? More than 17 felt” then I realized 18 is when society considers children become adults. So we just complete our first year of adulting in our marriage! So young in the eternal scheme of things, yet feels like forever sometimes.
Congratations. Choosing your marriage and choosing your family is a consistent effort and commitment. Totally worth the hard! Best advice our sealer have us “Marriage is hard when you work easy at it. It is easy when you work hard at it!”
Congratulations to you and your husband, Holly! I sometime feel like we’ve been married forever, but then I see couples who are hitting the 45 year mark and I’m like: WHOA.
Happy anniversary!! Love the new look of your website. As I begin to get my head around the fact that fall is approaching, your site will save snack time and dinnertime, as usual. Thanks, Mel! Love all of these recipes and make them often.
Thanks, Jacqui! To be honest, I’m trying to wrap my mind around a fall schedule, too. Yikes.
Love these posts! In our regular rotation are some oldies, but goodies: Quick & Delicious Asian Noodles (except my printout is so old it says Simple Asian Noodles!), Asian Lettuce Wraps, and Thai Green Curry Meatballs (which I modified a lot, because I’m too lazy to make meatballs). Can you tell I like Asian food 🙂 Oh, I recently dug out Broiled Parmesan and Lemon Chicken and we’ve enjoyed that several times. For the Asian Noodles, we now make it with chopped cauliflower in place of the noodles, because we are watching carbs, but it’s still awesome!
Oh man, Sheree, some of those are oldies! I love that you are still making them!
I surprisingly have only made 3 of these ones, the coconut lime bars, the frozen hot chocolate and the chocolate banana muffins. When I have overripe bananas (which seems to happen a lot lately, apparently none of my kids like to eat bananas anymore or something) I tend to go back and forth between your buttermilk banana bread or these chocolate banana muffins, we love both of those recipes! And just an FYI, I had some leftover frosting and decided to try my hand at decorating some mini cakes since they look so fun, I used some of those muffins as my “cake” and they were very tasty chilled with frosting on them!
I’ll probably not rest until I now try a chilled choc banana muffin with frosting. That is a dangerous suggestion! 🙂
These look amazing and I can’t wait to try them! We recently made the frozen hot chocolate (my rating is for that) and it put the local coffee shop that makes a similar drink to shame (and it is our favorite drink from a coffee shop while out and about)! That one is definitely being printed for our recipe binder!
I’m sure this is on one of your “Recipes the World Forgot” series somewhere but the SKILLET CHICKEN PASTA WITH BROCCOLI AND SUN-DRIED TOMATOES is one of our family of 5’s favorites. Even my picky eater loves it. Super easy and fast to make and very little cleanup since it’s a 1 pot meal. Love it!
I’m so glad you love that frozen hot chocolate! Seriously, I don’t know why I’m not making it every single day. And thanks for the reminder of the skillet pasta. To be honest, I don’t make that one enough, and I love the reminder from you guys of the recipes you love. Thank you!
The Cobb salad is a regular item here but we also love the zucchini and tomato pasta in season.
Your web site design changes are very subtle but helpful. Thank you for not sending us into shock thinking we had gone to the wrong site; it is still very much you and beautiful.
I hope you feel the love from long time readers like me and the new people that discover this gem of a blog.
Thank you for saying that, Sheila! Even I would struggle big time with a major overhaul. I just wanted to update a few really necessary things to make the experience better. Sure appreciate you.
Yay, your banana bars with browned butter frosting made the cut! They are requested often by my extended family and I even made them this past weekend for a family dinner for my cute nephew’s birthday treat because he doesn’t eat chocolate.
Have you ever considered adding your cookie dough topped brownies to one of these posts? I make them (well the brownie part) all the time and they are another huge favorite with the extended family. Funny story about those brownies: my sister-in-law decided to do a taste-off event for the adults in the family, and she had me add my (your) brownies as one of the tasting options. They were narrowly beaten out by the Kneaders brownie as the favorite, but were definitely more popular than the other four brownies in the taste off.
Those banana bars are a forgotten treasure! And yes! I do need to add the cookie dough topped brownies to the lineup. Actually, I REALLY need to update that recipe with new photos. I’ll try not to be offended that the Kneaders brownies won. Haha. Actually, I know how good Kneader’s brownies are so I’ll take it as a compliment. 🙂
Last week I already planned the tomato pesto pasta for dinner tonight! It is seriously one of my favorites!!
I can’t wait for my cherry tomatoes to go bonkers – when they do, we make that one constantly!
The 20 Minute Tomato Pesto Pasta is my absolute FAVORITE! Thank you for sharing your recipes with all of us!
I’m glad you love that one, Cory!
I made your basil coconut curry last night and it’s always a hit with my whole family! I also made those chocolate blender muffins last week!
Oh, you win for remembering the basil coconut curry. It is SUCH a favorite, but even I forget about it! I’ll highlight that one soon for sure!