Tried + True Recipes in the Colvin Casa

I never thought I'd be this girl, but y'all I love to cook. I could spend hours looking up recipes and trying my hand at them in my kitchen. I try to mix up dinner each week and rotate meals in and out so that we don't feel like we're always eating the same thing, and Pinterest is always my go-to for recipes. The recipes below are ones that are tried and true. I've made each of them numerous times and both Josh and I love them. Josh isn't a picky eater, but he's not quite adventurous either, so I think that these recipes are definitely pleasing to all taste buds! I truly get such a feeling of joy feeding my little family, and I love to put a well thought out, beautiful and delicious meal on the table each evening. 

Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti. A velvety, rich alfredo sauce that will send your senses into orbit:):

This dish is on rotation for us every week. At first I made it exactly by the recipe and baked it in the oven, but now a lot of times I'll stop after you make the chicken alfredo and we'll eat it like that. Either way is delicious. 

You haven't lived until you've tried Paula Deen's Shrimp & Grits at her Savannah, GA restaurant, Lady & Sons.  Hands down best dish I've ever eaten at a restaurant ... ever in life.  Make sure you go to Paula's official site for the recipe.  My dish also had some sort of red pepper that isn't in the recipe.  And it was definitely some sort of ham vs. bacon as in the pic.  But so yummmmmm!:

There's a local place that Josh and I love to go to for shrimp and grits, as were big fans of the dish. I have always been really apprehensive of making shrimp at home, but now that I've done it I have no idea why. It's so easy! The only thing I change about this recipe is that I ramp up the seasoning...by like 100%. The first time I made it, everything was pretty bland. Now I salt the heck of the grits and season the shrimp to death...and it's perfect! 

Lemon Butter Chicken - Easy crisp-tender chicken with the creamiest lemon butter sauce ever - you'll want to forget the chicken and drink the sauce instead!

A new favorite of ours! I don't use heavy cream when I make it,  just sprinkle in some flour instead. This is delicious and we serve it over brown rice. One of our new favorites, the sauce is amazing! 

Chipotle's Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

Josh and I love Chipotle...love it, and this recipe is a copy cat of their chicken burrito bowls! I haven't made these in quite some time, but they are jumping back into the rotation very soon. These are spot on to Chipotle's and are so good! 

For me the hardest part about dinner is the planning. I never mind the actual cooking part...now the clean up is a different story ;) All of these recipes are really simple but pack a punch in the taste department, which is exactly how I like my dinners. I hope these recipes give you a little inspiration in the kitchen and I would love it if you'd leave your tried and true recipes in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Lindsay!! Omg I HAVE TO try making that ziti, it looks delicious! I'm saving all of these recipes, I hope you don't mind! And I hope you're doing well! :D




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