Before anyone accuses me of copping out of a recipe, I want you to know that there are some SUPER EXCITING recipes coming up next week, but I want to make sure that some of my favorite earlier posts don’t get forgotten as this blog enters its second quarter of existence (woo!!!!).
Again, I can’t wait to share with you what I’ll be posting next Monday. I’ll give you a hint for all my Costco-loving readers: Chicken Bake Pasta… with a sauce you’ll never see coming. I’ve already said too much.
Before continuing on with the content though, I’m going to take a moment and tell you about this fantastic place in Murfreesboro called Batey Farms. Their strawberry picking season ended earlier than expected, so they replanted it with sunflowers and put up donations for Second Harvest (a local food bank). Totally awesome cause and TOTALLY AWESOME FIELD. We’re talking about sunflowers as far as the eye can see! If you’re in the area, you should definitely go check it out–you can get out and walk all around.
“If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness, Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.”
― Pam Stewart
The whole experience was just so overwhelmingly beautiful–sunflowers as far as the eye could see!
But without further ado, and in no particular order here is a list of 9 of my favorite* recipes from the past three months of this blog:
*I love all the recipes on this blog, and choosing 9 was more difficult than I care to admit. Definitely feel free to search the archive for more!
Simple to make, this was one of my very first recipes that left me feeling like this blog could actually become something. I’ve heard from several people who have made this and loved it just as much as I did! It’s one of those meals that will fill you up without weighing you down. Give it a whirl!
As far as I know, no one has given this a try which is so terribly tragic–it’s the best introduction to bread making you could ask for. It’s so simple, it’s ridiculous. Once you’ve made your first loaf, you’ll be hooked to making your own bread. I need to remember to take a new photo of it the next time I make it because the one I have doesn’t do it justice!
This is literally the perfect recipe for all you starving college students (and musicians) out there. Let me know how you customize it!
This is one of the recipes that I made for myself and then decided to post after eating it 5 days in a row. I’m glad I did, because I have gotten SO MUCH positive feedback on it! I have a friend who put grilled chicken in it to which I say… yaaassssss.
Okay, confession. I got a “Burrito Fajita” at a local popular Mexican restaurant and… liked this recipe better. Which was both a pretty affirming and depressing feeling. Affirming because it means I really do love what I do, and depressing because I spent $15 on that sucker! This blog isn’t called “Starving Musician” for nothing… ;P
My roommate who loves Mexican cooking gave me this recipe after I realized I needed something on here that used hamburger meat (I’m sorry, I’ve been on a chicken kick!). Definitely give this a try–it’s good and filling. After posting this, my aunt (who lived in New Mexico for a while) emailed me her version of a Mexican Casserole, so be on the lookout for a new version in the next few weeks!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE making this. I’ve made them at home, at friend’s homes, and at “my beach home” in Panama City. If omelets intimidate you but you love eggs… this recipe was made for you.
This is one of those recipes that I feel like no one actually looked at, which is a shame because it’s such a great “life hack” — you can seriously eat 2 cookies and call it breakfast.