Recipes on repeat

I love to cook at home because it saves money and allows me to know exactly what I am eating and how healthy it is. I typically cook dinner at home 5 or 6 nights out of the week. But this doesn’t mean that I am some kind of creative genius in the kitchen. In fact, I would consider myself kind of the opposite. I don’t experiment and make my own recipes, I just follow everyone else’s. And when I say I follow recipes, I do mean it in the strictest sense of the word because I follow recipes to a tee – measuring cups and spoons are used pretty unashamedly, even if I am recreating a dish I have made several times before.


Since I am less than confident and adventurous in the kitchen, I have a pretty set collection of meals that have proven successful and I am 98% sure I can make every time without screwing up. The options used to include maybe 8 things that Jeremy and I both got insanely sick of. But recently that collection has expanded significantly and I owe it all to a number of bloggers who are infinitely more skilled in recipe experimentation and creation than I will ever be.

Here are several of the recipes that I have been making repeatedly over the past several months and really love. All of them require fairly minimal ingredients, time, and cooking skills which should have been a given based on how I just described my cooking prowess.

Roasted Red Pepper Chili


Edamame and Black Bean Salad

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Quinoa Enchilada Bowls

Black Bean Chili Burgers


Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Goat Cheese and Asparagus

Curried Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos

Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Chicken Cacciotore

I hope these links will help you to mix up your meal selection as well.

Are you really creative/experimental when it comes to cooking or do you like to stick to recipes? What is one of your favorite, go-to recipes or meals?


4 thoughts on “Recipes on repeat

    • I feel like they are all pretty easy and I am absolutely the type of person that immediately dismisses a recipe if there is something on the ingredient list I don’t already have in my house or if it looks like it will take me over 30 minutes of prep time. I’m all for keeping it simple!

  1. I’m so intimidated by cooking. I have to follow some else’s recipe or there’s no way I am stepping foot in the kitchen unless it’s something I know I can handle like pouring milk into my cereal bowl, yes it’s that bad. I’m even terrible at making thank you for this list! 🙂

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