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.

  • Posted by: Bevi
  • March 24, 2013


Bevi May 8, 2013
And put on grilled pineapple.
ChefJune May 7, 2013
I wish I could count the many times I've made Mrslarkin's Green Goddess Dressing http://food52.com/recipes/4372-green-goddess-dressing-or-ramp-tramp-dressing and I'm going home to make more tonight! also her Balsamic Butterscotch Sauce is about to become a family fave.
Bevi May 8, 2013
I just bought white balsamic vinegar and want to give it a go.
healthierkitchen May 7, 2013
sorry - one more:


though I do make a lighter version
healthierkitchen May 7, 2013
oh, and AJ's mushrooms bordelaise!
healthierkitchen May 7, 2013
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
healthierkitchen May 7, 2013
and a variation on this:
healthierkitchen May 7, 2013
this one was a dinner staple for the last couple of winters - very, very easy!
boulangere May 7, 2013
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/8746-jalapeno-apple-slaw-with-honey-lime-vinaigrette
Bevi May 7, 2013
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/12953-pretty-in-pink-watermelon-gazpacho
susan G. April 1, 2013
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/17417-grilled-steak-and-mango-salad-with-avocado-buttermilk-ranch-dressing
Bevi April 4, 2013
That looks like a great recipe all around!
Panfusine March 31, 2013
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!
boulangere May 7, 2013
Thank you, Panfusine! I've been grilling the vegetables, now that the sky has finally stopped snowing on us.
lapadia May 7, 2013
Yum! need to find that link!!
dymnyno March 29, 2013
I make Pierino's Duck Ragu.
AntoniaJames March 29, 2013
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/9222-please-share-your-hidden-treasures-on-food52-recipes-you-make-often-or-tried-and-plan-to-make-aga A lot of great ideas in that thread! ;o)
Bevi March 31, 2013
Yes, there are great recipes on that thread, and I tried many of them as a result! I hope others do as well.

AntoniaJames March 27, 2013
Great question, Bevi! I've been enjoying seeing everyone else's responses, and have saved a few to try soon. ;o)
Hilarybee March 27, 2013
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.
luvcookbooks March 26, 2013
http://food52.com/recipes/675-fall-applesauce-spice-cake Kelsey the Naptime Chef's Applesauce Spice Cake
http://food52.com/recipes/9037-white-urad-dal-with-cashews-and-cumin Antonia James Dal with Cashews
http://food52.com/recipes/10462-morning-breakfast-dal The Student Epicure's Morning Breakfast Dal
hardlikearmour March 26, 2013
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/6193-spaghetti-broccoli

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/12427-savory-duck-buns-aka-kalua-manapua

Beyond Celery's coconut-lemon macaroons are delicious as well as gluten-free and vegan! Really!!! http://food52.com/recipes/14717-coconut-lemon-macaroons

meggrimes Tempting Tempeh and Green Beans. It's a really yummy vegan entrée, and a great introduction to using tempeh. http://food52.com/recipes/18649-tempting-tempeh-and-green-beans

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/18642-pale-ale-pork-loin-for-the-grill
drbabs March 26, 2013
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/6732-truly-scrumptious-apple-pie

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/7853-the-tangiest-lemon-bars

Blue Kale Road's broccoli apple soup--I make it constantly. http://food52.com/recipes/11904-broccoli-apple-soup

Nicole Franzen's lentil salad is one of my favorite lunches: http://food52.com/recipes/6236-lemon-thyme-lentils-with-mesclun-greens

I think this won a wildcard, but it's one of my go-to recipes: http://food52.com/recipes/10517-brown-rice-jambalaya-ish

This pot pie recipe: http://food52.com/recipes/6697-harvest-chicken-pot-pie

bugbitten March 25, 2013
I'll just mention A Whole Lotta Caponata from Cupcake 921.
Bevi March 25, 2013
wssmom's Time Machine Butterscotch Pudding is a favorite in our house: http://food52.com/recipes/9718-time-machine-butterscotch-pudding
AntoniaJames March 25, 2013
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.)

Turkish Lentil Soup with Baby Spinach

Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous

Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon

Spicy Indian Lentil Dal
http://food52.com/recipes/8461-spicy-indian-lentil-dal (I make it not spicy and it's still delicious.)

cookinginvictoria March 25, 2013
BlueKaleRoad's Cranberry and Walnut Bread is very easy to put together and is delicious! (http://food52.com/recipes/15195-cranberry-walnut-bread)
Bevi March 25, 2013
Speaking of chicken soups, my daughter raves about this one: http://food52.com/recipes/970-curried-chicken-noodle-soup
calendargirl March 25, 2013
Yum, looks terrific! Have saved it and will give it a try next time. Thanks, Bevi!
cookinginvictoria March 25, 2013
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/14644-gingerbread-bars-with-hard-sauce-glaze) I make these every Christmas as part of my holiday baking.

Mrslarkin's Chubby Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (http://food52.com/recipes/9209-chubby-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies). 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/4199-criss-cross-pan-fried-eggplant) This eggplant dish is positively addictive!

calendargirl March 25, 2013
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.
aargersi March 25, 2013
Some of mine - sdebrango's Texas chocolate cake is now a family favorite:
Miss Ginsu's chow chow - I can big batches and then my neighbor takes it all :-)

Food Blogga's pignoli cookies are SO good:

hardlikearmour's shrimp and lentils are absolutely to DIE for:
Loves F. March 25, 2013
Oooh, glad I saw this! I had pignoli cookies years ago and forgot all about them! Must make those!
lapadia March 25, 2013
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...
lapadia March 25, 2013
Oh wow, stay tuned...it's getting late!
boulangere March 24, 2013
Lapadia's pita breads!
Bevi March 24, 2013
christinasciarra's Key Lime Tarts as an 11" tart is great as well.
LLStone March 24, 2013
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 March 24, 2013
Shout out to B's First Night in Florence Spaghetti. My son and daughter make it as well.
inpatskitchen March 24, 2013
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!
sdebrango March 24, 2013
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,
sdebrango March 24, 2013
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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