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What are your Favorite Food52 Recipes that are not Finalists or Community Picks?

Awhile ago a member asked this question, and I would like to resurrect it. I will start with 2 recipes I make often: Pepper Beef Steak by Edamame 2003 - It is very forgivable; I often add more ginger or less garlic, I sometimes add quartered onions, or cashews, or make more sauce. You can marinate the steak in advance as well as chop the vegetables. It doubles quite nicely. A great entree. I also make Lapadia's Apple Jalapeno Slaw whenever I am serving BBQ, Mexican food, or sandwiches that benefit from a nice slaw. This slaw is fresh, with a nice bite in the vinaigrette.

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Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 1 year ago

Lapadia's slaw is tremendous, I also love her pita bread recipe. I have made your winter salad with crisp leeks and it's wonderful and open to variation. I'm sure I'll think of more.

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Bevi added about 1 year ago
Voted the Best Answer!

Shout out to B's First Night in Florence Spaghetti. My son and daughter make it as well.

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inpatskitchen added about 1 year ago

I so agree! This is absolutely one of the best recipes on the site...I make it often and so do many of my friends!

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Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 1 year ago

Yes the First Night in Florence Spaghetti is one I make all the time!! Boulangere's bread recipes, the Italian boule, can't even count the number of times I've made it,

LLStone added about 1 year ago

Ribollita by la domestique, Borrachos by lastnightsdinner, Turkey Meatloaf by apartmentcooker, Liptauer by AntoniaJames, Tomato Bisque by TheWearyEpicurean, Mushroom Ramen by thirschfeld, Strawberry Shrub (actually all of them) by hardlikearmour, and Salmon Papillotes w/ Red Peppercorns by Babette’s Feast are recipes that I've made multiple times. There are so many good ones here!

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Bevi added about 1 year ago

christinasciarra's Key Lime Tarts as an 11" tart is great as well.

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 1 year ago

Lapadia's pita breads!

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lapadia added about 1 year ago

Oh wow, stay tuned...it's getting late!

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lapadia added about 1 year ago

Okay...off the top of my head. Boulangere-Hearty Harvest Bread, Bevi-Chicken Kievs, HLA-Danish Kringle, MadisonMayberry-Vegetarian Black Bean Burger, Susan g-Judy's Deli Slaw. Many more...

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Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 1 year ago

Some of mine - sdebrango's Texas chocolate cake is now a family favorite:
http://food52.com/recipes...
Miss Ginsu's chow chow - I can big batches and then my neighbor takes it all :-)
http://food52.com/recipes...

Food Blogga's pignoli cookies are SO good:
http://food52.com/recipes...

hardlikearmour's shrimp and lentils are absolutely to DIE for:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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Loves Food Loves to Eat added about 1 year ago

Oooh, glad I saw this! I had pignoli cookies years ago and forgot all about them! Must make those!

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calendargirl added about 1 year ago

Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup by Meatballs&Milkshakes --- terrific! Have made it with shrimp, and added all sorts of veggies, as well. It is especially nice with broccolini and/or chunks of cabbage.

Garlic Scape Pesto by OfBaking has become a template for all sorts of pesto-like concoctions.

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cookinginvictoria added about 1 year ago

Okay, here are a few of my favorites. I am sure that I will think of more:

AJ's Gingerbread Bars with Hard Sauce Glaze (http://food52.com/recipes...) I make these every Christmas as part of my holiday baking.

Mrslarkin's Chubby Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (http://food52.com/recipes...). I cannot believe that this recipe has never been a CP or a finalist! These are family favorites.

We also love boulangere's One Night in Florence pasta dish!

Monkeymom's Criss Cross Panfried Eggplant (http://food52.com/recipes...) This eggplant dish is positively addictive!


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Bevi added about 1 year ago

Speaking of chicken soups, my daughter raves about this one: http://food52.com/recipes...

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calendargirl added about 1 year ago

Yum, looks terrific! Have saved it and will give it a try next time. Thanks, Bevi!

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cookinginvictoria added about 1 year ago

BlueKaleRoad's Cranberry and Walnut Bread is very easy to put together and is delicious! (http://food52.com/recipes...)

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AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 1 year ago

Great question! There are probably a dozen or so. Monkeymom's CrissCross Panfried Eggplant is one.

Here are a few others. I've been using Paprika on my iPad, hung on its nice Belkin rack mounted on the end of a convenient kitchen cabinet, so I'll check that and update this when I have time tonight or tomorrow night.

Indian Style Mustard Greens (Folks, this is really good.)
http://food52.com/recipes...

Turkish Lentil Soup with Baby Spinach
http://food52.com/recipes...

Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous
http://food52.com/recipes...

Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon
http://food52.com/recipes...

Spicy Indian Lentil Dal
http://food52.com/recipes... (I make it not spicy and it's still delicious.)

;o)

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Bevi added about 1 year ago

wssmom's Time Machine Butterscotch Pudding is a favorite in our house: http://food52.com/recipes...

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bugbitten added about 1 year ago

I'll just mention A Whole Lotta Caponata from Cupcake 921.

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Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 1 year ago

Ditto on lapadia's pita and boulangere's harvest bread. And mrslarkin's chubby chocolate chip cookies. Check out her truly scrumptious apple pie: http://food52.com/recipes...

pierino's allez 'zpacho! (Some of these are community picks, but they don't get much play.)

These lemon bars are wonderful, and the recipe makes a huge amount if you have to bring cookies to a function: http://food52.com/recipes...

Blue Kale Road's broccoli apple soup--I make it constantly. http://food52.com/recipes...

Nicole Franzen's lentil salad is one of my favorite lunches: http://food52.com/recipes...

I think this won a wildcard, but it's one of my go-to recipes: http://food52.com/recipes...

This pot pie recipe: http://food52.com/recipes...

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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 year ago

I've got a few to add to the list.
I'm pretty much addicted to lapadia's spaghetti and broccoli. I tend to make it with whole wheat spaghetti so add more pasta water, and I cook about 3/4 of the garlic with the onions, and only add 1/4 with the lemon zest and red pepper because I use about 3 to 3.5 T of minced garlic! http://food52.com/recipes...

Gingerroot's manapua are one of my favorite lunch dishes. I've made multiple filling variations, including a breakfast one with soft scrambled eggs & Spanish chorizo. I've also done the duck version with pulled pork. http://food52.com/recipes...

Beyond Celery's coconut-lemon macaroons are delicious as well as gluten-free and vegan! Really!!! http://food52.com/recipes...

meggrimes Tempting Tempeh and Green Beans. It's a really yummy vegan entrée, and a great introduction to using tempeh. http://food52.com/recipes...

DirectHeat's Pale Ale Pork Tenderloin. I cook a lot of pork tenderloin on the grill, and this is one of the tastiest versions I've found. http://food52.com/recipes...

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Meg is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 year ago

http://food52.com/recipes... Kelsey the Naptime Chef's Applesauce Spice Cake
http://food52.com/recipes... Antonia James Dal with Cashews
http://food52.com/recipes... The Student Epicure's Morning Breakfast Dal

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Hilarybee added about 1 year ago

I love Thirschfeld's Schnitzel a la Holstein--I make it whenever I feel like I need a hug.
Mrs.Larkin's Royal Wedding Scones and also Zucchini Currant scones.
Mtlabor's Indian-Spiced Lentils is a great staple. Great for when I'm in a pinch or need to pull out a meal with pantry ingredients.
All of the bread recipes from Boulangere have worked for me. I loved the Lavender Thyme bread-I've only made it once, but it was lovely and made a really nice french toast stuffed with meyer lemon curd next day.

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AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 1 year ago

Great question, Bevi! I've been enjoying seeing everyone else's responses, and have saved a few to try soon. ;o)

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AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 1 year ago

Also, I asked the same question last year, seeking "Hidden Treasures," which could include Community Picks that have been sort of forgotten. http://food52.com/hotline... A lot of great ideas in that thread! ;o)

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Bevi added about 1 year ago

Yes, there are great recipes on that thread, and I tried many of them as a result! I hope others do as well.

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dymnyno added about 1 year ago

I make Pierino's Duck Ragu.

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Panfusine added about 1 year ago

Boulangere's Roasted vegetable spanish rice is the top most recipe that immediately comes to mind.. Its become a regular dish at home, my husband LOVES it!

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added 12 months ago

Thank you, Panfusine! I've been grilling the vegetables, now that the sky has finally stopped snowing on us.

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lapadia added 12 months ago

Yum! need to find that link!!

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susan g added about 1 year ago

Another question reminded me of this -- made changes in herbs, added some mustard, whatever I've done to this dressing, it's wonderful and keeps well. http://food52.com/recipes...

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Bevi added about 1 year ago

That looks like a great recipe all around!

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Bevi added 12 months ago

Last summer, I must have made wssmom's watermelon gazpacho 2 dozen times - each time with a little twist. It's a great recipe for the hot summer daze: http://food52.com/recipes...

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added 12 months ago

I made lapadia's Jalapeño-Apple Slaw for the first time last weekend to take to a picnic. It was so amazing that I ate a bowl for breakfast, and thankfully kept a bit aside before leaving. Thank heaven I did, because there wasn't a shred left. It was the hit of the party! It's my new go-to for slaw from now on. http://food52.com/recipes...

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healthierkitchen added 12 months ago

this one was a dinner staple for the last couple of winters - very, very easy!
http://food52.com/recipes...

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healthierkitchen added 12 months ago

and a variation on this:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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healthierkitchen added 12 months ago

I tend to go through phases and forget about old favorites and then come back to them so this is a great exercise to remind me! I love monkey mom's ma-po tofu and thirschfeld's veal truck stop stew, too

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healthierkitchen added 12 months ago

oh, and AJ's mushrooms bordelaise!

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healthierkitchen added 12 months ago

sorry - one more:

http://food52.com/recipes...

though I do make a lighter version

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added 12 months ago

I wish I could count the many times I've made Mrslarkin's Green Goddess Dressing http://food52.com/recipes... and I'm going home to make more tonight! also her Balsamic Butterscotch Sauce is about to become a family fave.

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Bevi added 11 months ago

I just bought white balsamic vinegar and want to give it a go.

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Bevi added 11 months ago

And put on grilled pineapple.

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