Oven fries may seem like a simple side dish that just about anyone could whip up with no problem.  At least for me, this was not always true.  I have made baked oven fries many times in the past and they were always okay, but they weren’t “Oh my gosh, I love love love them” good.  A large part of this was due to the fact that they had a mushy texture.  If you’re aiming for a half decent substitute for real French fries, chances are you aren’t going for mushy.

I learned the trick of soaking your potato wedges in water before baking the fries and that definitely helped with the texture, but they still weren’t perfect.  Well, leave it to the brilliant people of Cook’s Illustrated to perfect the technique because now I have the kind of baked oven fries that I’ve been dying for.  These are so great that they have caused me to put burgers on the menu several weeks in a row, just so we could have them again.  Of course they can be eaten with more than just burgers though – and they should be!

If you’re interested in winning a free copy of this cookbook I’ve been spending so much quality time with, here’s your chance!   Leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:  What dish or meal do you love enough to put it on your menu weekly?

The Rules: One entry per person, will ship to U.S. residents only.  Commenting will close on Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 pm, EST.  One winner will be chosen at random and announced next week.  Good luck!


3 russet potatoes (about 24 oz. total), peeled and cut lengthwise into even sized wedges
5 tbsp. vegetable, canola or peanut oil, divided
¾ tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste


  • 01

    Preheat the oven to 475˚ F. Place the potato wedges in a large mixing bowl. Cover with hot water; soak for 10-30 minutes. Put 4 tablespoons of the oil onto a heavy, rimmed baking sheet. Tilt the sheet side to side to evenly coat the pan with oil (a pastry brush can also help with this). Sprinkle the pan evenly with the salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • 02

    Drain the potatoes. Spread the wedges out on layers of paper towels or on clean kitchen towels. Pat dry with additional towels. Wipe out the now empty bowl so it is dry. Return the potatoes to the bowl and toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Arrange the potato wedges on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the bottoms of the potatoes are spotty golden brown, 15-20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet after 10 minutes. Using a metal spatula and tongs, flip each potato wedge keeping them in a single layer. Continue baking until the fries are golden and crisp, 5 -15 minutes. Rotate the pan as needed to ensure even browning.

  • 03

    When the fries are finished baking, transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain some of the grease. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.


760 responses to “Baked Oven Fries”

  1. Lori says:

    We have taco tuesdays every week! Sometimes taco tuesdays ends up being on Wednesdays-all depending on the after school activities. I’m excited to try these baked oven fries!

  2. Katie says:

    I go through phases … but lately its been roasted asparagus w/ mushrooms. So easy, so delicious!

  3. Jayme Roos says:

    Soup – various kinds but we have soup every single week of the year, even in the summer months! Do you want our favorite (Beef Barley Soup) recipe?

  4. Cathy says:

    Homemade pizza…I made a whole wheat dough that makes enough for two pizzas. It waits in the fridge and makes an easy and tasty dinner with some veggies thrown on top.

  5. Christy says:

    Every week we have a “veggie plate” which usually consists of some roasted potatoes (or sweet potatoes); salad, and some other green vegetable or squash. We love to eat a veggie plate full of variety. I’ll definitely try the oven fries on a veggie plate soon!

  6. Aly says:

    pesto pizza!

  7. Lesley says:

    Chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes! My husband is sick of eating it so often. :)

  8. Amy C says:

    The one dish that is becoming a once a week staple on our menu are your Chicken Gyros, yum!

  9. Kim says:

    Sounds pretty strange to some, but we LOVE brussell sprouts. It’s a weekly must have vegetable. I roast them with olive oil, salt and pepper and then sprinkle a good aged balsamic vinegar over them after roasting.
    By the way, the fries look great. I’m trying them tonight!

  10. lori says:

    easy! my husband’s caesar salad. he makes the croutons from scratch (as in, even homemade bread), and he coddles the egg for the dressing, which he makes carefully from scratch. we’ve eaten in 3-4 times/week for the last 5 years, and i’m so spoiled i can never order caesar salad in a restaurant – it’s never as good.

  11. Jean-Marie says:

    I would have to say my pork chops (which are baked in a jalapeno, brown sugar and butter sauce which has lots of “warm” spices such as cinnamon). I learned the recipe from a local restaurant and we love it here – my husband makes it for the firehouse too and the guys go crazy. MMMMmmm – it goes amazing with sweet potatoes.

    Just found your blog and have to say THANK YOU!!! I gave up blogging awhile ago but now I am back reading yours. Can’t wait for my son’s birthday – I will be baking some of your goodies for sure – great job!

  12. Lauren says:

    Oven fries are a favorite of ours, and I will definitely be trying this technique for achieving crispier fries!

  13. Jen says:

    weekly meals always include lucky charms:) As much as I cook and cook our daughter has to have them in her diet

  14. Oh wow, these look so good! To be honest, I sort of like a softer French fry, weird, I know! lol But oven fries sound so good with salmon burgers. Time to revamp my menu. :)


  15. Jenn S says:

    Anything pasta….. or tacos.

  16. Carina says:

    Turkish meatballs with bulgur. With all the special spices and yogurt sauce it is delicious.

  17. downhomeeats says:

    The fries look awesome; I just tried making oven baked fries last week and couldn’t seem to get them to crisp up. I’ll definitely be trying this method. The meal that seems to end up on my menu every week is enchiladas or tacos. One of those two are always on the weekly menu.

  18. Casie says:

    beef and baked beans w/onion Yum Yum!!!

  19. Laura says:

    Baked chicken with some sort of starch (maybe those potatoes!) and a veggie and if I’m feeling especially industrious, salad. Comfort food.

    A close second is homemade taco salads. I use my own seasoning for either ground beef or ground poultry, but one could use grilled chicken, steak, etc. or soaked and cooked beans, pinto, pink, kidney are good, too. The key here is to use a variety of lettuces, plenty of thinly sliced red cabbage and grated carrots for crunch. I make a homemade dressing with plenty of lime juice, add olives, tomatoes, avocado and cheese, but the topper that makes the whole thing delightful is a hearty sprinkling of sunflower seeds. The flavor combos are delightful.

    I really enjoy your website! When the intense class I am taking is over (Physiology), I am going to make the banana bread waffles.

  20. Susan says:


  21. Becky says:

    Thank you! I’ve had the same problem with oven fries – they *seem* like they should be easy, but they always disappoint.

    My weekly dish is probably rice and beans – it is surprisingly delicious, but it is also economical, kid-friendly, very, very fast, and always leaves leftovers for quesaidillas, taco salads, etc;

  22. Rachel says:

    Pizza—in some form or fashion. Roll up, pizza bites, good ol’ pizza. Some form. We love! :)

  23. Debbie says:

    Annie, another recipe that looks great! Everything we have tried on your blog is amazing, most recently being the chicken enchiladas. Serious yum!

    We love burritos! We could eat that week after week and never get sick of them :)

  24. I LOVE marinating chicken in freshly squeezed orange juice, topping it with honey and chili pepper, and baking it. It never gets old. Ever! And it’s really difficult to screw up :)

  25. Toni says:

    The only thing I want to eat weekly is chocolate cake, but that obviously shouldn’t happen, so I will say roasted vegetables. Doesn’t really matter which ones, I have found that I love them all, especially cauliflower.

  26. Lindsey Dean says:

    We usually have Asian salmon and brown rice. Shockingly my 3 year old loves it so I’ll put it on the menu ALL she wants!!!!

  27. Nicole g says:

    Louisiana Chicken Pasta! Yum!!!!

  28. Dale Evans says:

    We have been on a tilapia kick recently and rather enjoy preparing the filets with an almond crust-Yum!

  29. Christine says:

    BTW…I’ve made Benchiladas, white chicken chili and lasagna…all delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Jackie says:

    Bean tacos with pico de gallo and guacamole. :-)

  31. cindy says:

    It would be eggplant parmesan but my family would scream:-)

  32. Susan says:

    My husband’s response would be pizza with your perfect pizza crust, but he tends to wear out dishes pretty quickly. My response would probably be salad since that’s not as easy to wear out, in my opinion.

  33. Kristine says:

    I love lemon pepper chicken! I probably have this at least once a week for supper and then some for lunch as well! These fries look amazing and super tasty!

  34. Diane says:

    Pizza. I just can’t seem to exlude it, no matter how hard I resist!

  35. Shannon says:

    These look wonderful! The dish my husband and I could eat every week is Chile-Crusted Tuna Tacos. The OJ/chipotle/vinegar sauce is so good and spicy:

  36. Traci says:

    Any kind of pasta dish!

  37. Kim says:

    I have this recipe for slow roasted pork. It is a family favorite and I would make it every single week if it didn’t make so much food, so we settle for bi-weekly.

    I just recently found your site and I LOVE IT!!!

  38. Molly says:

    We actually have baked oven fries on our menu about once a week. Admittedly, they are pretty mushy so this post will come in handy.

  39. Tara says:

    Salad. I actually love salads and eat them frequently (not frequently enough for my waistline though…).

  40. Jennifer says:

    It would have to be baked spaghetti.

  41. Mishelle says:

    I would say pasta is something that is on our menu at least oncee week. With 4 small boys it is easy and most will at it in some version. I can’t wait to try these fries out…they should be a big hit around here! Thank You!!

  42. rebecca says:

    Chicken pot pie!!!

  43. Selene says:

    I love the mexican rice dish you have on your blog…made it a few times and I love it with some extra lime and a bit more salt!!

  44. Kara says:

    Blueberry or banana pancakes! Yum!

  45. Jeana says:


  46. Scott says:

    Herb Roasted Chicken And root Veggies.

    chicken drums (skin on)
    potatoes and carrots
    paprika, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper.

    toss everything with olive oila nd roast until the chicken is done and potatoes crispy. It’s SOOO good.

  47. Barbara Wakinyan says:

    Homemade Tacos are a must at our house!

  48. Ann says:

    One food my family has at least once a week is pasta. We love any type: spaghetti, linguine, penne, or our home made raviolis or gnocchi. Any type of pasta is great as long as it’s smothered in our families recipe for pasta sauce!

  49. Christie says:

    I don’t have one specific recipe I make every week(too many great ones to try!), but I find myself making something Mexican/southwestern every single week. This week it was Shredded Beef Tacos–yum!

  50. Victoria says:


  51. Ruth says:

    Omelets! Any kind, any filling!

  52. Mary Beth says:

    Our weekly staple is Spaghetti, it’s so easy, quick, and delicious!

  53. broiled salmon filets :)

  54. Kacey says:

    Love this recipe! I have been on an informal hunt for the perfect baked oven fries and these seem to be exactly what I’m looking for!!!

    A weekly meal: Tacos!!!

  55. Christine says:

    chili-rubbed salmon

  56. Brandi says:

    Tacos. Very easy but better than tacos in restaurants. On a side note, I just made Benchiladas for my family and they were a huge hit. This could be on the weekly menu soon.

  57. Laura Wilder says:

    Tacos for sure!

  58. Camille says:

    Pasta! any kind of pasta..i could eat it every day of the week if I could.

  59. Kelly says:

    The dish I could have on my weekly menu (or nightly) is macaroni and cheese. Great by itself or with any meal. Of course the kids would also agree.

  60. Erin says:

    I would eat tacos every week. In fact, they are on the list of what we eat every week. Just thinking about it makes me hungry!!!

  61. Tracey says:

    I found a recipe for a homemade general tso’s chicken that we could definitely eat weekly. These fries look great! I love CI – I have More Best Recipes and it’s also a wonderful resource.

  62. Erin says:

    Enchiladas – red, white, chicken, beef, regular, casserole… you name it!

  63. Kris says:

    First, I love your blog. I have made a couple of the recipes and they are husband approved, which is no small feat. The only thing we have on our menu just about weekly is tacos. I can change it up and my 3 year old loves them.

  64. ellemck1 says:

    Cheesy Chicken and Rice… so creamy and cheesy, oh my!

  65. kate C. says:

    We usually have pancakes or waffles one night a week for dinner. Not necessarily only because we love them so much, though I do love breakfast food. But also because they are quick (and cheap).

  66. Jessica says:

    Chicken enchiladas

  67. Jessica says:

    Tacos, or some variation thereof. I would actually eat Mexican food every other night, but the rest of the household is happy with once a week.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. Rachel says:

    These look delicious! Honestly, there is no meal that I eat weekly. I love to change things up week to week.

  69. Chris M. says:

    Salsa Chicken. So simple and so straightforward and easy its definitely on my menu every week. Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. Leslie says:

    We love lime dijon chicken. It’s easy, healthy and my whole family, including my one year old love it. :-)

  71. Michelle says:

    We have Mexican at least once a week, whether it be fish tacos, fajitas, taco salads or the like. We always make fresh salsa and guacamole to go with them and it’s fun spending so much time in the kitchen together!

  72. The Irish Goddess says:

    Summer Squash & Zucchini casserole
    until. . . . I learn the fine art of Sushi making. Yum.!

  73. Lorie says:

    Crockpot Beef Stew with Herbed Oatmeal Pan Bread. Yum!

  74. KT Miller says:

    Grilled chicken … you can pair it up with so many different things.

  75. Sheila says:

    Spaghetti. I don’t have it on the menu more than a couple of times a month, but that’s only because my husband doesn’t love it like I do. When I was single, I ate it at least once a week.

  76. Kathy says:

    Sweet and Sour Chicken…..even picky kids love it!

  77. Stephanie Taylor says:

    For us, I think we could eat some kind of pizza every week, stromboli, pita pizza, tortilla pizza. You name it, we will eat it!

  78. Karen says:

    We love making ginger flank steak. The marinade is so easy to make and then we just pop it on the grill. We usually serve it with some sushi rice and a veggie. I use the microplane to grate the ginger and garlic in the marinade, and I think that helps infuse those flavors throughout.

  79. Fran says:

    Soup – in the winter months, at least.

  80. Tammy Sorrell says:

    Currently it’s the shrimp and grits recipe in the Feb. 2010 issue of Southern Living — we’ve now had it three weeks in a row! Would love to win the cookbook — I’ve been giving it a serious eye for some time now, but just haven’t made the purchase. Thanks for the opportunity!

  81. Meghan says:

    These fries look fantastic! I think I have this recipe saved from the CI website or at least something similar; glad to hear you liked it. Lately I’ve been making a skillet breakfast for dinner almost weekly – I just keep craving it!

  82. Lisa says:

    I usually have too many recipes I want to try to make anything every week, but we do eat spaghetti regualarly. Usually Tuesday or Thursday because I have a late class and always with my own homemade sauce (made from a family recipe!). It’s kind of a simple, cop-out meal, but I love it SO much.

  83. Tara says:

    Enchiladas! They’re delicious, cheap and so easy to make. Nine times out of ten my husband makes them! (And between you and me, that’s another reason I put them on the menu. Shhh……)

  84. RLR says:

    Right now, I’m really enjoying Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich from The Pioneer Woman Cooks – so quick, easy, and tasty. For a girl who doesn’t really care for beef – especially cube steak – these are fantastic! But – lots of butter in the recipes, so I need to take up a sport if I keep these on the menu….

  85. Cara says:


  86. Sarah R says:

    I usually change things up pretty frequently, but some sort of pizza is always on the menu.

  87. Brook says:

    Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas! I’ll make a huge batch of the chicken then shred it and freeze it in smaller parts…great for enchiladas, tortilla soup, tacos, even chicken chili!

  88. Stefanie says:

    Homemade pasta sauce. I cook this in the slow cooker, so it is easy, and I can season it to my liking depending on how it will be served (spaghetti, baked ziti, chicken parmesan, etc).

  89. Megan says:

    Any kind of pasta dish, whether with roasted cauliflower and garlic or a veggie meat tomato sauce.

  90. sarah says:

    mine would be chicken enchilada soup

  91. Lisa says:

    I’m not sure if I love this meal necessarily, but we have spaghetti on our weekly menu. It’s very 3 year old friendly!

  92. Amanda Poninski says:

    I would have to say my homemade Mostaciolli with meat sauce! So savory and cheesy,..it’s hard not to make it TOO much :)

  93. Samantha says:

    I love tacos enough to eat every week. My husband eats the tacos with a tortilla and I make mine into a taco salad. We use ground turkey, so the salad is pretty low in calories since much of it is lettuce. Add some cheese, sour cream, salsa and I am in Heaven!

  94. brenda davis says:

    Chicken Caesar salad with either buffalo or grilled chicken…we have it every week, year round

  95. 610photography says:

    These look delish! We love shrimp scampi at our house. I don’t necessarily make it every week, but I could!

  96. thelushers says:

    This definitely changes for us, but right now & especially since it’s cold, it’s been vegetarian chili. Usually with cornbread. In fact, I think we may be having it tonight!

  97. Kathryn says:

    Pizza – I’d vary the toppings of course!

  98. Kathy says:

    I like to roast any kind of vegetables.

  99. Eliza says:

    Ever since you posted your chicken alfredo recipe, it has been on my weekly menu. It’s so easy and was an instant favorite, so thank you!

  100. lauren says:

    Thanks for the tip! Mine always come out mushy – I’ll have to try this!

    To answer your question… I could (and often do!) eat some form of pasta weekly, sometimes even more.

  101. Suzy Q says:

    Pizza! Love old favorites and new combinations!

  102. Kelly says:

    I usually do baked homemade potato chips – I’m going to try the soaking in water trick.

    For me, I put potatoes on the list every week. Whether its homemade chips or baked potato or mashed potatoes it is a staple side dish.

  103. Lorraine says:

    Pasta! Any shape, any sauce, anytime!!

  104. Laura says:

    sweet potatoe oven fries!!

    looking for a good recipes for these is how i found your site and now i’ve tried dozens of your recipes!

  105. Lorraine says:

    Pasta! Any shape, any sauce, anytime!

  106. Gretchen says:

    baked sweet potatoes!

  107. Carolyn says:

    Hi Annie! I love your blog! I’ve been following it for a few months now and I’ve found your food such an inspiration to try new recipes. I love making indonesian-style tempeh — and I’m neither indonesian, nor a vegetarian! I just love the heartiness of the flavors — soy sauce, tempeh, diced sweet potato, some coconut milk, and whatever veggies you have on hand, tossed/saute’d together for a delicious, one-pan meal.

  108. Amanda says:

    Our favorite weekly meal is definitely pizza, especially homemade. And we love to mix it up every week by trying different pizza recipes (I really loved your deep dish style you posted awhile ago!).

    On another note, these fries look so great! Definitely be trying these sometime this week!

  109. Shannon says:

    I could eat Mac & Cheese – my Mom’s recipe – every single week and never tire of it!

  110. Nikki says:

    Stuffed peppers – I make a stuffing with ground trukey, brown rice, tomatoes, some other chopped veggies I have on hand, peas, cheese, and spices, and they are soo good!

  111. Laura C. says:

    I try to keep things different too, but my go to meal when I’m in a hurry is baked lemon pepper chicken with roasted asparagus. Yum!

  112. Lexi says:

    I have to have me a good burger at least once a week :)

  113. Often different versions of fritatta. It’s the perfect vehicle to throw leftover veggies into!

  114. Katie says:

    I would have to say sweet potatoes. Bake em, mash em, fry em, you name it and I’ll eat em!!

  115. Allison says:

    I’m pretty experimental, but there is a breaded Dijon chicken that I come back to pretty frequently…

  116. Shauna says:

    I promise I am not just saying this because it is your blog but I could eat Benchiladas every week.

  117. Jacquie says:

    Any sort of roasted vegetable. Sounds mundane, but with the right spice and crunch… yummm! My favorites are butternut squash, sweet potato and brussel sprouts at the moment.

  118. Sarah S says:

    I think we could eat lasagna every night of every week! I make it with whole wheat noodles, so that has to count for something!

  119. ashinwi says:

    I could eat mac and cheese every week. Oh, how I love gooey cheesy pasta…

  120. Cameron says:

    Some kind of pasta normally makes in our weekly menu!

  121. Erica says:

    Cornbread! Mine is soft and moist and so easy to make. Click the link below to find my recipe… passes for breakfast, good for a snack, and tastes really outrageously delicious with chili.


  122. Alice says:

    Chicken Parmesan with Spinach Orzo… we crave this meal almost every week! Your oven fries look great – will have to give them a try soon.

  123. Kelly says:

    I used to say Smoked Sausage .. because it was easy. Now that I have tried your Louisiana Chicken Bowtie Pasta .. I think I could eat that every other day!! YUM YUM! Plus my husband and I love cajun food and anything spicy.

  124. jesser says:

    I make a Chicken Tagine dish that is one of my all-time top favorites and I probably could eat that every week. Pizza and chili would be right up there too.

  125. Lauren says:

    I LOVE quesadillas…they’re so easy and if you make them at home they can be super low calorie…I use grilled fajita-seasoned chicken, spinach, tomato, and Weight Watchers low-fat mexican style cheese. Awesome!

    I hope I win the book. I LOVE your blog, you’re my food-blogging idol. My pictures never come out as good.

  126. Donna Dear says:

    i could eat Pioneer Womans’ risotto every week, but we usually have some sorta pasta or pizza every week.

  127. Summer7880 says:


  128. Elizabeth says:

    I make an eggplant parmesan lasagne pretty much every week, as it’s easy to make ahead and can absorb any veggies that need to be used up, and is so good and cheesy and warm after a cold day!

  129. Angie says:

    Too funny, last night I was thinking about how my oven fries always turn out mushy! Inevitably there is almost ALWAYS pizza on our menu. If it’s not pizza then it’s grilled chicken sandwiches. The thing is though, I have a mile long list of new recipes to try but there’s just something about a go-to food that is always enjoyable!

  130. Angie says:

    Ravioli!!!! I Could eat ravioli EVERY day!!! I think I’d just fill them with something different each day and change up the sauces! YUM!

  131. I love baked fries, in fact that’s probably what we put on the menu weekly…sweet potato fries! With a version of a turkey burger!

  132. Lorie says:

    Any type of pasta!

  133. Julie in TX says:

    We never eat the same thing two or three weeks in a row, but I’m on a serious lasagna kick!

  134. Lacey says:

    We are huge breakfast people so I make brinner all the time. Swedish Pancakes are most requested, but I also make these great Cinnamon Buttermilk Waffles and Bacon, Egg and Cheese Muffin Sandwiches too.

  135. Rachel R says:

    We switch up the main dish a lot, but every week I serve oven roasted green beans with toasted almonds and lemon zest.

  136. Christie says:

    Spaghetti and Meatballs – especially because it’s something all of my kids will actually eat!

  137. Stephanie M says:

    your spaghetti and meatballs!!!

  138. Jenny says:

    “Shake and Bake” chicken from all recipes.

  139. Carrie says:

    I am so excited to try these fries. Looks like we will be having hamburgers soon. I would guess weekly we have one night of breakfast for dinner. I can always guarantee my kids will eat it, so it makes me stress less.

  140. Kim M. says:

    We always have pasta each week…usually with some sort of cream sauce!

  141. Meredith says:


  142. Samantha says:

    I love breakfast food, so I tend to have scrambled eggs a lot! (which doesn’t bother my household b/c I live on my own)

  143. Becky says:

    I am currently trying to lose weight so I try to cook as light as possible. I have a couple of Weight Watcher’s recipes that I absolutely love. The one that I would make room for every week would be Lemony Garlic Baked Shrimp. It is delicious! I pair it with whole wheat pasta…yum!

  144. Betsy says:

    My husband and I definitely go through phases with meals, but without fail we always have our favorite zucchini dish every week. It is a quick saute of sliced almonds and julienned zucchini tossed with asiago cheese. We discovered it at a restaurant on one of our first dates, and have been making it together ever since!

  145. Sarah says:

    Probably soup and grilled cheese – yummy in the winter!

  146. Samantha says:

    I really love fixing a stir-fry…there are so many variations that I can use each week!

  147. Marsha says:

    I recently overheard my husband tell someone that he had to learn to like spaghetti when he married me or he would have starved!
    Thanks for the great blog!!

  148. Maryann says:

    We probably eat baked potatoes with broccoli (fresh NOT frozen) once a week all ready. Everyone will actually eat it, which is a big deal since I have 3 kids and one is incredibly picky.

  149. jordansmom says:

    My husband’s favorite – pork chops. Not the healthiest, but tasty.

  150. Megan says:

    My boyfriend and I LOVE your calzone recipe (the one with sausage, ricotta, and spinach)…we make our own dough from scratch and follow your recipe for the filling, but sometimes throw in extra ingredients… The calzones always come out HUGE, which is great – leftovers for lunch the next day!

    Anytime I am stuck for something to make for dinner, I know that calzones are sure to please!

  151. Amanda says:

    I would say some sort of roasted vegetable we have almost every night that I cook….but I get bored easily with main dishes so I usually have to mix it up each week! Thanks for the giveaway!

  152. Lindsay says:

    I’ve been on the hunt for a good oven fry recipe. Thanks! The one thing that makes it on the menu every week is homemade pizza!

  153. RA says:

    I love chili so much that I would have it every week, but, alas, the husband does not agree. Every time I suggest it, he’s like, “We just had it!” Um, TWO WEEKS AGO! Sigh.

  154. Heather says:

    Pizza! I love making my own each week! It’s so much better than what we can order in and it’s a fun family tradition we have for Friday nights.

  155. Sarah says:

    Homemade Pizza! Endless topping variations, and I choose from a few different crusts depending on my mood.

  156. jen says:

    In the winter, some form of soup. In the summer, I constantly eat a little salad of garden tomatoes, mozzarella, capers, basil, green onions, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

  157. Vegetarian tacos with soft yellow corn tortillas- yum!

  158. lindsay says:

    A staple meal I would add to my menu would be spaghetti & meatballs… my family loves it! I use Giada’s recipe from food network.

  159. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness I would love that book! Growing up we always had a pot roast and mashed potatoes every Sunday that I never tired of. I don’t always do that every week for my family now, but another meal we really like and have often is Honey Lime Enchiladas. So flavorful and tasty. I love trying new enchiladas and this is definitely my favorite. Actually, I’m trying your Chicken Enchiladas tonight for dinner! Yum.

  160. Ming Tsai’s Crazy Noodles! We are obsessed with it. It’s easy to whip up and has just the right amount of sweet, tang, salt and spice!

  161. Rachel says:

    It’s a tie between tacos and breakfast. We eat breakfast for dinner WAY too much in this house.

  162. Crystal says:

    I COULD eat taco salad once a week, but I think my family would think I was getting lazy or losing creativity. I also would love potato soup (it has chunky vegetables and cheese…oooOOOOOOooooo!).

    Thank you so much for your blog. It has been a delight to read and has prompted some wonderful creations in our kitchen. I’m just curious how you find time to do all of this AND care for a toddler. Keep up the great work!

  163. Sara M says:

    Your chicken parmesan burgers! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

  164. Liz J says:

    Tortilla soup! I could eat it every day!

  165. Kristin T says:

    I love pizza. I could eat it every day.

  166. Mary Glenn says:

    I could eat chicken pot pie every week. But usually only serve about twice each month. Comfort food!! I will have to add burgers to the menu this weekend so I can try my hand at making your baked oven fries. So glad I found your blog and your recipes.

  167. Green Chili Chicken Burritos, or any Mexican dish really.

  168. Amy S says:

    Our favorite dinner that is on a weekly rotation is Easy cheesy chicken. (made in the crockpot) served with either mashed potatoes, rice or noodles and broccoli because the chicken makes a cheese sauce and it is great to dip the broccoli in. Yumm!

  169. Cyndi says:

    We have simple sauted chicken breasts with a pan sauce (which varies depending on my mood) every week. It is super simple, yet the pan sauce gives it depth. Perfect for a busy night with children!

  170. Holly says:

    Pesto Chicken Pasta is eaten here almost every week!

  171. Zeze says:

    I’ve never thought to soak them! I’m gonna try it tonight.

    Something I always put on the menu is mushrooms, I love them in any capacity, especially sauteed with onions.

  172. Mary V says:

    We have homemade pizza Fridays every week. I think the kids would start a mutiny if I made anything else on a Friday night! :)

  173. Tonya Lynn says:

    Taco Salads. I eat them 3-4 times a week for lunch.

  174. Lori P. says:

    My husband and I love waffles. We don’t have a waffle-maker, though, so Eggo usually comes to the rescue! :) We eat them almost every day!

  175. Yum! I always have mushy oven fries, can’t wait to try this technique.

    As for a dish I love enough to be on my weekly menu, that’s easy – homemade pizza! Can’t beat that crust we love :)

  176. Jessica says:

    I know it is boring, but Broccoli. I could eat it every day of the week and not get sick of it. Plus, since I don’t do well with dairy, it provides me with the calcium that I often miss out on.

  177. I often sautee bell pepper, onions and garlic with hot Italian sausage. Served with whole wheat pasta, this is a staple in my home! In the Summer, we eat it every week, and in the Winter at least twice a month!

    Thanks for the recipe for oven baked fries! With Lent, we will be enjoying fish and chips often, so this is perfect! I’ve tried to make them all different ways, but I’ve never soaked the potatoes!

  178. melissa says:

    It may not be a meal, but we definitely eat guacamole once a week. Whether its with taco salad, fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas or just a snack with chips, it’s a regular feature at our house. And ONLY homemade. The stuff they sell in stores is green but the similarity to actual guacamole ends there.

  179. Jen says:

    Sweet Potato Fries with garlic and lemon Aioli.. the sweetness of the sweet potato fries and the tangy garlicy dipping sauce is the most perfect side to ANY meal (in my humble opinion anyway…. )

  180. Erin S. says:

    I have this amazing recipe for a Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy, which everyone in my family loves. If it wasn’t so expensive to make we would have it at least once a week.

  181. Michele says:

    We have Taco Tuesdays here – it is an easy meal that everyone likes. We also have pizza on Fridays from homemade pizza dough and we make our own sauce in the summer when the garden is full of tomatoes.

    We LOVED the pita bread recipe – we used your gyros recipe and it was terrific! Thanks!!

  182. Allison says:

    Easy Red Beans and Rice! It’s definately my husband’s favorite and after finding this recipe on allrecipes.com we make it almost every week in the winter time. So easy to prepare and easy on the pocketbook as well. ;)

  183. Debbie says:

    That’s a tie between pepper-lime chicken and chicken alfredo. We usually have one or the other every week, sometimes both!

  184. Tacos! We love tacos and taco salad so we have it just about every week!

  185. Heather says:

    tacos or fahjitas!!

  186. The oven fries would be my weekly dish :) How can you go wrong with fries?

  187. Kristen says:

    Well it’s very simple but I love it in the winter months…grilled cheese and homemade chicken soup! YUM!

  188. Kate says:

    Lately it’s been enchiladas for sure! Those chicen ones you posted last week have definitely made their way into the enchilada rotation, too!

  189. Camilla says:

    Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Variety is the spice of life but Pizza is always good to eat.

  190. reagan says:

    Chicken Caesar wraps are a meal both me and my husband love to eat, plus they are quick and easy, so on days when you don’t have a lot of time for supper they are perfect!

  191. Jade says:

    I would probably say pizza just because it is so versatile, but a close second would be your Herbed Chicken with Creamy Orzo. I make it with fettuccini, but it is amazing!

  192. Turkey Taco Tuesdays!!! :) We LOVE Mexican food and I usually whip up some homemade salsa and guacamole to go with it!

  193. Meghan says:

    I love making this smoked sausage soup that I found in a cooking light crockpot cookbook. It is sooo good and healthy, especially on a cold day.

  194. Christina says:

    There is nothing like grilled cheese and tomato soup for those nights when I don’t feel like cooking anything major yet want some comfort.

  195. Kristen says:

    I have my Italian grandmother to thank for this – I definitely could have homemade pasta and meatballs every week… maybe even twice! :)

  196. Cindy says:

    Those are the BEST fries! Tried them when the recipe first came out a few years ago.

    If dh is in town you can bet Pasta e Fagioli is on the weekly menu. Best dish his mom ever taught me to make!

  197. Dani says:

    Your BENCHILADA’S!!!!!! OMG! I could eat them twice a week!!!! :)

  198. Ariana from Chicago says:

    Annie, those fries look awesome! In our house, Monday night dinner is always my homemade minestrone soup. In the winter, that is ;)

  199. Ashley F says:

    Tacos/Burritos….so simple and so yummy…

  200. In the winter, spaghetti with meat sauce is an every week comfort thing.

    In the summer, various forms of grilled chicken are consumed at least weekly around here.

  201. Jessie Wilson says:

    My family LOVES mexican food so chicken tacos are a must once a week! I love your site – thanks for posting such delicious recipes, I can’t wait to try these fries!

  202. Dinah says:

    Lately homemade pizza has been on the routine. Even when I don’t plan on having it I always end up changing my mind and making it. In the summer I love to have grilled pizza but really I just love pizza and with homemade sauce and fresh toppings you really can’t go wrong.

  203. Jessica says:

    The easiest, chicken and cheesy rice, off the back of a cambells can. its a go to and has so many different add ins.

  204. Patricia says:

    chicken parmesan

  205. Julie says:

    We have chicken tortilla soup once a week for dinner and for breakfast we’ve gone waffle crazy!

  206. rebekahjones says:

    Sausage/broccoli pasta. It is what my kids ask for every single week.

  207. Probably Chicken Spaghetti. My husband and son absolutely love it, it is cheap and easy, and there are always leftovers for the weekend when I don’t want to cook!!

  208. Lisa in Fort Worth says:

    Roasted chicken breast with “special potatoes” (mashed potatoes with garlic, sour cream and cream cheese) and roasted asparagus.
    But, the potatoes are so bad for you!

  209. Sherry says:

    Do cookies count? lol

  210. Molly says:

    Definitely grilled salmon with asparagus. It’s quick and tasty!

  211. Amber says:

    Since we have 4 picky eaters we usually do some sort of spaghetti and meatballs once a week.

  212. Jen says:

    Taco night! Yum!

  213. fbernardo says:

    Beef Sukiyaki

  214. MARCIA says:

    I recieved Jamie Olivers book “Jamie at home” for Christmas and theres a one dish meal with chicken and smashed new potatoes in it that’s soooo good!!!! Definatly a new favorite.

  215. AmyLynn says:

    Hands down, roast chicken. Easy and soooo good~

  216. buffalo chicken pizza! i’ve spoiled us with my homemade pizza crust. nothing comes close to it.

  217. Meredith W says:


  218. Carolyn. says:

    Some type of pasta dish.

  219. Christine says:

    I usually try to keep things changed up, but there is almost always some kind of asian dish once a week.

  220. Laura Kamps says:

    I have been trying to incorporate 1 new recipe into my menu each week but I still always like to have some sort of pasta at least once a week!

  221. JennyG says:

    Texas Hash—a concoction of ground beef, tomatoes, green peppers and rice–old family favorite

  222. Adrienne says:

    I love to make pasta with shrimp, lemon, garlic and parsley. We have this pasta at least 3 times a month mostly because it is so quick but also because it tastes soooo good! I made it last night and when my husband came in the kitchen and saw the small piles of lemon zest and parsley he said, “I know what we’re having for dinner!”

  223. I could definitely eat pizza once a week (maybe more!), but for the sake of my waistline, I try not to!

  224. LT says:

    Quiche – or “egg pie” as my 5-year old calls it. It’s simple, delicious and the combinations are endless!

  225. Brandi says:

    Tacos. They are so much better when made at home. On a side note I made Benchiladas for the first time this past weekend and they were so good they might go on the weekly rotation. Thanks for all the recipes!

  226. Jenn J. says:

    My favorite recipe is pasta amatriciana. It is so delicious!

  227. Beth says:

    Homemade pizza with whole-wheat crust. But the toppings vary!

  228. Amanda H says:

    Personally, I’d love to try new things every day of the week. Based on hubsters though, pizza is almost a weekly staple.

  229. Raina says:

    Pizza is always on the menu!

  230. Gricel says:

    Beans! We’re hispanic, so beans are a staple and great for making all kinds of rice and bean dishes :)

  231. Laura says:

    My favorite baked Macaroni and Cheese, Yum. Also bread since we are on month 4 of our make all your own bread kick. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  232. Kristin says:

    Taco Salad!! Everyone loves it.

  233. Beth G says:

    We always end up having some kind of burrito…based on whatever veggies we have left in the fridge, whatever kind of meat we have hanging around. Usually by Thursday or Friday we’re putting random things into a tortilla :o)

  234. Irene says:

    anything involving pasta! Luckily my husband loves it too:)

  235. Niki says:

    Mashed cauliflower! I can’t get enough of it.

  236. Maureen says:

    Soup! I love to make soup in the winter. It’s easy and perfect for chilly evenings. Our current favorites is Sausage with Orzo and Baby Spinach. My recipe is a adaptation of several I’ve read and I must say I’m pretty impressed with myself. : )

  237. wendy says:

    Tacos……….chicken, beef, fish………..Love them!

  238. Danielle R says:

    I’m a college student who is always in a hurry..rice and beans is always a staple!

  239. Tasha says:

    There is no one partcular meal I make every week, but I do have an obsession with chickpeas lately. I make at least one dinner a week, if not several meals, using them. I could eat them everyday.

  240. Tracy says:

    Enchiladas or steamed broccoli.

  241. Jelli says:

    I could eat a potato corn chowder every week. Unfortunately, Husband isn’t too into soups, so it doesn’t happen. Can’t wait to try the new fry technique. Yum!

  242. Sarah says:

    I can’t resist a good breakfast dinner at least once a week!

  243. Megan Nielsen says:

    Lately it’s been your declicious baked potato soup. I’ve even been guilty of making it twice in a week. I’ve taken it to several people as well and they love it too!! Our new favorite!
    Oh, and I found the most mouthwatering blog but all the recipes have metric measurements.. Maybe you’ll make some of them and post them here :)
    Thanks for the yummiest blog on earth!!

  244. Trish says:

    May be a weird one but I just love real steak sandwiches :) Not the cheap steak um type but real thin sliced steak with sauteed mushrooms, onions and melted cheese on top of the very best roll you can find.

    That with homemade onion rings.

    I’d be in heaven if I could have that every week – but I’m afraid my waist wouldn’t agree!

  245. Megan says:

    Taco Soup!

  246. Jennie says:

    I try to change things up fairly often, but we have a “greatest hits” night, which generally includes Cooking Light’s roasted tomatoes and stovetop mac-n-cheese, turkey cilantro burgers with a chipotle ketchup, veracruz-style red snapper (usually it’s tilapia), lemon peppercorn tilapia, or some kind of Asian stir fry.

  247. clevelandsanders says:

    We have breakfast-for-dinner every Monday night! It has become such a tradition that the kids might revolt if I gave it up!

  248. Kim says:

    Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. I know it’s kind of a cop-out dinner but it’s what usually I’m craving once or twice a week. And with fresh eggs from my uncle’s farm, it’s even better!

  249. Britt says:

    For a while I was cooking this amazing sourdough bread and eggplant lasagna almost weekly, but it’s time consuming so I haven’t made it in a while. Might have to add it back into the rotation – after I make these fries!

  250. Stefanie G. says:

    Pizza with your perfect pizza crust in for of our NBC shows on Thursday.

  251. p2w says:

    We have a roasted chicken just about every week, so good and easy, and leftovers for another meal or two. Love your site!

  252. Alli Faye says:

    Pizza! And not any pizza – pear gorgonzola pizza with my homemade crust. It might be the best thing I’ve ever had and I’m seriously addicted.

  253. adrienne says:

    Pulled pork quesadillas!

  254. We have some kind of a Chinese/Asian stir-fry at least once a week. The ingredients change, but the basic flavor remains the same.

  255. Megan says:

    Pizza! Whether it’s in deep dish form, think crust or wrapped up like a calzone. <3 it.

  256. Clare says:

    Every Friday is homemade pizza night in our house. I make a big batch of pizza dough and freeze it into portions and the every Friday I defrost one and we can all top it as we choose. So tasty!!

  257. The fries look great! So much healthier than regular fries, I must say! :) This giveaway is so awesome! I’d love to win it. :) I’d make homemade Garlic chicken pizza every week, if I weren’t on a diet. :)

  258. Sarah says:

    We have spaghetti Mondays-quick and easy for the beginning of a hectic week! I still want to try your spaghetti and meatballs recipe-want to make my own meatballs and those look yummy.

  259. Hadleybrooke says:

    Taco pie. It is a super easy fix for a hectic life. Everyone loves it!

  260. Cassie says:

    Fusilli pizza.

    It is fusilli, mozzarella, spaghetti sauce, baked in a casserole dish. Absolutely delicious!

  261. Marissa says:

    This is easy – Ina Garten’s Parmesan Chicken. The hot chicken, cold salad, and lemon vinaigrette….I’m salivating just thinking about it! I bought some very expensive breading trays from Williams Sonoma just to make this recipe.

  262. Adrienne says:

    In the summer…grilled chicken, corn on the cob and oven fries/oven sweet potatoes ooh and fresh sliced tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden! In the winter I try to make soup once a week because it’s great comfort food!

  263. Emilee says:

    Homemade pizza (with your delicious sauce!) usually graces our table weekly. We also have a soup night every week….the soup recipes rotate, but we are soup lovers so we’ve made it a weekly affair.

  264. Anne says:

    This winter we’ve eaten copious amounts of Smitten Kitchen’s mushroom bourguignon. It’s so good on a rainy Seattle day.

  265. Regina says:

    I could eat a sweet potato every day.

  266. Summer says:

    Pizza!! Definitely pizza!

  267. Michelle says:

    Dill Chicken Kabobs with cucumber yoghurt sauce.

  268. Ashley says:

    We always have some sort of pasta, with chicken or shrimp. I love creating new sauces!!!

  269. Kim says:

    Smoked Mozzerella meatballs – It’s easy to make a big batch & freeze them in individual portions so we can have some whenever we want. I like mine with whole wheat pasta but my boyfriend prefers to make a meatball sub.

  270. Amy says:

    Those look incredible!

    I’m on a total brussels sprouts kick, but this Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken recipe also makes a regular appearance on my menu:


  271. Danielle says:

    Meatloaf is our favorite comfort food around here. We eat it every week!

  272. jacquie says:

    oven roasted vegetables – types vary w/ the season and availabilty.

  273. Kate says:

    It tends to vary but I was on a kick of making your beef stroganoff for a really long time, and it happens to be on the menu for tonight… cajun chicken pasta is always a hit too!

  274. Jen says:

    We’ve been having pizza bytes weekly in our house! Ever since I saw it her on your blog, we can’t get enough of them! They’re easy to make and the kids even love them too! :) Thanks for the wonderful blog!

  275. Michele says:

    TACOS!!!!! No better kid friendly-messy-easy to make-add new ingredients-meal in a flash…….

  276. Nikki says:

    During the summer my fiancé cannot get enought of the grilled shrimp tacos I make. I use a tomatillo-avocado receipe that I found on The Unemployed Cook’s blog and it is fantastic! I am making lamb burgers tomorrow and can’t wait to try these fries.

  277. Heather says:

    I would have to say my recipe for chicken enchiladas. So easy for a week night meal. And so yummy!

  278. Angie says:

    Right now I am hooked on a Pioneer Woman recipe for a roast and vegetables. I’m normally not really a roast person, but I love this recipe!

  279. Kimberly says:

    Black Bean Soup… I absolutely love the stuff.

  280. Renee says:

    Currently, it’s a sort of Chicken Tikka Masala….mmmm, delicious!

  281. Abbie says:

    I would love to put soup on the menu weekly. Love soups of all kinds!

  282. Heather says:

    Curry Turkey Burgers (Rachel Ray’s recipe!)

  283. Melanie says:

    I LOVE LOVE my roasted veggie enchiladas!

  284. cp says:

    sunday night roasted chicken with rosemary potatoes and asparagus. and then soup, enchiladas, sandwiches, etc with the leftovers!

  285. Kim says:

    This is so difficult…I would probably say creme brulée! I have such a sweet tooth, and it’s one of my favorite things to make. I have a killer coconut creme brulée recipe I use; everyone loves it, even those who hate coconut.

  286. Natalie says:

    Potroast. Every Sunday. Love your blog – This cook book looks great!

  287. Beth C. says:

    Chinese Fried Rice from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook – delicious!

  288. Spanish Rice, I love making it homemade and its good with everything!

  289. Kenita Lynn says:

    I have pot roast and the veggies at least once a week. It is so easy to do in the crock pot! I am a cookbook fiend, and I would love a new cookbook The cookbook I am currently working through is Screen Doors and Sweet Tea. It is great.

  290. Devon says:

    Right now I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes. I could eat those weekly. Other than that it changes right now since I’m pregnant. Something sounds good one minute then gross the next lol.

  291. Donna Bucher says:

    I would have to say my “famous” (at least in my own family) pork roast. I created a recipe that includes rubbing the roast with fresh garlic & olive oil & seasoning with sage. Roasted in apple juice, which results in an awesome gravy! I usually serve with oven roasted potatoes & various veggies. Also homemade applesauce & homemade rolls which I throw in some garlic & sage in the dough!

  292. shanna watson says:

    Baked Ziti!!!

  293. Juli says:

    We love mexican and have something mexican at least once a week!

  294. Brooke Hill says:

    Homemade rolls and some kind of pasta! And to top it off, something loaded with chocolate!

  295. Bugaboo says:

    Breakfast for dinner, i.e. eggs of some sort. They’re easy, affordable and can be made so many different ways. Oh yeah, they’re super tasty too!

  296. Sue says:

    This year it’s been soup. I try at least one new one every week, freeze the leftovers in individual portions and pull them out for an easy lunch at work.

  297. Lindsay says:

    Pizza – I try to restrain myself and not put it on the menu EVERY week but usually I’m weak. There are just so many dif. varieties and toppings and mmmmm guess we’ll have pizza again tonight! Your frys look amazing by the way.

  298. Jessica says:

    I could eat Cafeio salads every week! LOVE them

  299. Stephanie says:

    We love “roasted” chicken in the crockpot and served with roasted brussels sprouts. We have this pretty much weekly. It is such and easy and healthy dinner. It also allows for leftovers and I use the chicken for a different dish the next day and save the au jus for soups.

  300. NICOLE SCHWARTZ says:


  301. Hamburgers and fries. Definitely. haha In fact, I make oven fries exactly like this…well, almost exactly, I use Lawry’s seasoning salt (for a more intense flavor) and paprika (for color). Thanks for the giveaway, Annie!

  302. Megan B. says:

    Since I’m in dental school and don’t have a lot of time most days, chicken tacos in the crock pot are soo delicious and easy and make the house smell wonderful!

    chicken breasts
    1 can of salsa (just regular salsa)
    canned jalapeno juice and however many chopped jalapenos you desire
    approx. half a packet of taco seasoning
    water until all the chicken is covered and wet
    JUST SHRED! yum!

  303. Stephanie says:

    I make a sweet and spicy chicken that my hubby and I love. You combine olive oil, white vinegar, honey, soy sauce, paprika, cayenne pepper, regular pepper, and thyme (I think that’s the whole list) in a baking dish then add four chicken breasts and bake it for 30 minutes. It’s tender and delicious and it smells fantastic! And I love that other than my measuring spoons, I only dirty one thing. Can’t beat that with a stick!

  304. MaryBeth says:

    We make some type of Mexican dish weekly. Whether it is fajitas, original mexican tacos, taco salad, or your black bean enchiladas (which are fabulous by the way! My husband thoughtit was ground beef!) With a side of homemade salsa and gucamole! YUM!

  305. Krista says:

    Ohhhh, those fries look AMAZING! :-) Hmmm, favorite, weekly dish? Homemade noodle soup – soba noodles, good broth, scallions, soy sauce. That’s it. I’m a happy girl. :-)

  306. Ashley says:

    Risotto – mushroom, butternut sqaush, any flavor!

  307. Lindsey says:

    The one dish that I love so much I could put it on the menu every week is Macaroni & Cheese. It combines two of my favorite things – pasta and cheese! I wish it was healthier though : (

  308. Eunice says:

    pasta in some way, shape or form. love my carbs!

  309. Cheryl in AL says:

    Tacos / taco salad. We love the flavors of Mexican food.

  310. Darlene Nichols says:

    Quesadillas are a favorite at my house. Easy and good!

  311. Katherin says:

    As much as I love cooking and baking all sorts of dishes, the meal I would choose would simply be 2 slices of bacon, an egg (over easy), 2 Belgium waffles with butter and syrup, a banana, and a cold glass of milk [I would include hash browns but I tend to botch it up :( ]. Nothing beats breakfast in my book and even had home cooked breakfast party for my birthday instead of eating out, saved money and it was still oh so delicious.

  312. Emily says:

    My husband insists on having pasta with stewed tomatoes at least once every week. The ingredients list is incredibly simple and is always accessible in our cupboards (http://bit.ly/8BCrqC). We use whatever pasta we have on hand. Sometimes we include garlic bread and/or salad. It’s our go to weeknight meal! (By the way, I just love your site! Thanks for sharing such great recipes.)

  313. kalbi (marinated short ribs)

  314. Jessi says:

    Tacos is a favorite here too!!!

  315. Courtney says:

    I’m going to go with sweet potato fries. Dipped in ranch dressing. Mmmm. :)

  316. Joey says:

    Chicken Enchiladas – all variations!

  317. Courtney says:

    Sesame noodles. Yum! Cold or hot, lunch or dinner. I could eat them everyday.

  318. Wendey says:

    Pasta of any kind! Oh yeah!

  319. Shrimp Scampi is a favorite and it’s relatively easy to do. Anything served over pasta can’t be all bad! http://robertapm28.blogspot.com/2008/11/recipes-linguine-with-shrimp-scampi-by.html

  320. Laura says:

    We make some variation on tacos every single week and never get sick of them

  321. melissa says:

    Chicken Parm. Without fail, when I ask the hubs what he’d like for dinner during the upcoming week. I don’t mind since I love it so much, too!

  322. Ting says:


  323. Megan says:

    My boyfriend’s family’s chili recipe. It’s loaded with flavor and tastes even better the following days for leftovers! I eat it over rice, with chips, make chili-dogs, or just add a bit of cheese and enjoy.

  324. christine weeks says:

    Anything pasta……..my two teenage boys LOVE pasta!

  325. We almost always have meat sauce on our weekly menu. Easy enough for my hubby to make and quick enough a post-workout meal when I’m starving. =)

  326. Amy says:

    Any kind of pasta!

  327. Dena says:

    Just found your blog and I love it. I have pasta at least 3 times a week – should probably cut down but I love it so much!

  328. kitty says:

    every week i roast veggies, and every week, that ends up being my favorite meal of the week.

    i just recently started following your blog, and enjoy it a lot! thank you.

  329. Liz says:

    The one item that is on our weekly menu are grilled cheese sandwiches. It sounds really basic, but I like to use premium cheeses (fontina or Gruyere) with sourdough bread or do a variation of a “melt” (patty or tuna). The cold Colorado winters make me crave comfort foods like grilled cheese and a nice bowl of soup. Thanks for the chance to win!

  330. Jennifer says:

    Cajun Chicken Pasta or Basil Chicken Pasta….both are so yummy!!! :o)

  331. CambriaW says:

    I love the recipe for Curried Lentils from Martha Stewart’s website. When I make it (which is pretty often) I eat it every day…sometimes twice a day, till it’s gone.

  332. Kelly S. says:

    Pizza makes onto our menu weekly.

  333. michelle says:

    our classic sunday night dinner consists of popcorn, cheese and crackers, cut fruit, veggies and hummus — the kids love it and i don’t have to cook :)

  334. Marina Laura says:

    I love to make& eat fried chicken with salad. And fried potatoes, of course.

  335. Christina says:

    Pesto Pasta – so delicious :)

  336. Cathy M says:

    Its hard to get home cooked meals all the time since I’m so busy with school, but French Toast is definitely something I could eat for breakfast more than once a week!

  337. Jenny W. says:

    We literally eat some variation of tacos on a weekly basis!

  338. am denton says:

    mushroom soup!!! or ribs….one is obviously quicker to throw together than the other! But I love them both!!!

  339. Kate says:

    Would love this cookbook! We eat grilled chicken soft tacos almost weekly in the summer, spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce almost weekly in the winter. Always yummy!!

  340. Nora says:

    I always make a nice big pot of chili. It’s so easy and always tasty!!

  341. Sarah says:

    Tacos or any Mexican food. Yum!

    I can’t wait to try these potatoes. I’ve been looking for a better way to bake fries w/o one dark and crispy side and this might be it!

  342. Penny says:

    My husband is not usually a pasta fan but after making your spagetti and meatballs, he has been changed. I used the same sauce for lasagna this week and it was awesome. So pasta is our new weekly menu option.


  343. sarah says:

    chicken enchiladas. YUM!

  344. Stacy says:

    I guess I’m another for taco salad! My new favorite addition to it, black beans! How did I not know I would like it before! Mmmm!

  345. Alison says:

    I always do some Hotlink-pepper/onions-beans-rice variation. Quick & easy and easily broken down into individual items for my picky 4 year old.

  346. aliza says:

    Fried, breaded cutlets (schnitzel) in bread with Hummus!!!
    My husbands absolute favorite supper. He would be happy with that EVERY DAY! I also happen to love it like that but sometimes I’ll chop it into a salad with the best chicken salad dressing e-v-e-r.

    so many comments! so many readers! ur so popular!

  347. Stephanie says:

    Fajitas… I’ll make ‘real’ fajitas with the usual stuffing: chicken, peppers, onions, etc. The next day, I’ll serve it over rice… or make pasta and add the stuffing.

  348. Maggi says:

    Easy. Slow-roasted salmon. We have it twice a week, every week.

    About the potatoes… It seems like an awful lot of oil for ‘baked’ fries. It seems like they are frying, just not deep-fat fried. I wonder how much oil french fries actually soak up when deep-fat fried. Would it be more, less or just about 1/4 Cup + a Tablespoon that this recipe is calling for? Especially over only three potatoes.

    I can see why you like them so. :)

  349. Lisa L. says:

    Sauteed chicken breasts with a lemon, white wine, butter, cream sauce, all topped with roasted grape tomatoes!!

  350. Laura says:

    Potatoes – baked, mashed, fried – it doesn’t matter. I just have to get my potato fix.

  351. John L says:

    Pan-fried steak and creamed spinach!

  352. Tracie says:

    Tacos have been a weekly dinner, but not because *I* love them so much, but because it’s sure-fire for my toddler.

  353. Kara says:

    Sweet potatoes and broccoli. It may be a little random, but it’s so tasty together!

  354. Season says:

    Pasta, in some form or another. It’s quick, easy, and tasty.

  355. I would have to say a fav right now is chicken and rice. It’s so easy to prepare, and most of the time the kids enjoy it. I would like some new recipes to throw in my stash, though.

  356. Laura says:

    Right now, it’s my grandma’s chicken and noodles! Such a delicious comfort meal, especially on a cold day!

  357. Katie says:

    These look great! I’d have to say that I always have pasta with a lemon butter sauce with snow peas in the mix at least once a week. Yummy!

  358. Jillian says:

    banana pancakes! they make me feel like a kid (and are a quick way to use that last banana before it goes totally brown). have been enjoying your blog. thanks for the chance to win!

  359. Cassie says:

    Annie, thank you thank you THANK YOU! My husband is becoming more and more frustrated with the frozen variety of French fries, since they NEVER get crispy. I’ve always had the same problem when I make them homemade, too — mushy and not crispy enough. We’re having burgers next week and I am definitely trying these!

    I try new recipes so frequently that there are very few that make it onto my menu week after week, but one thing I DO make all the time is Tuscan grilled chicken sandwiches. They’re topped with artichokes, sliced roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and pesto mayonnaise, and they are delicious! We love them.

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  360. Molly says:

    Turkey sausage spaghetti!

  361. Elizabeth KS says:

    sunday nights are stuffed shell night in our casa! sometimes with sausage, sometimes spinach, but in general, a weekly stuffed shell/manicotti makes ours a very happy household! and maybe also chicken-in-a-clay-pot. thanks!

  362. Katie says:

    Turkey tacos and veggie burgers are both weekly meals in our house…both fast to make and pretty healthy

  363. Jennie says:

    Lately I’ve grown accustomed to a lot of variety in my menus, so it’s hard for me to think of something I’d want to eat every week. I really love enchiladas, though. :)

  364. Annie says:

    Not all of the oil is absorbed into these fries either. The majority of it stays on the pan and keeps them from sticking. Sure, I wouldn’t call them health food, but they are most definitely healthier than something fried in a pot of oil.

  365. Well….I can’t say that I cook anything every week…I am always changing it up…but I would say that when in a rush….BBQ chicken Sammies…that I make in the Deep Covered Baker in the microwave in under 15 minutes…are a hit all the time!!!!

  366. Kelly says:

    Tacos or enchiladas!

  367. Amy says:

    Homemade pizza, with different toppings most every week depending on what we have around.

  368. Sharon says:

    Margherita pizza!

  369. Natasha says:

    Chicken Enchilladas. They are so easy and delicious!

  370. Caroline says:

    My husband and I love lemon chicken. It’s just a marinated chicken cooked on the stove-top, but it never fails to be delicious, and healthy. We love to have it with rice. It’s so tasty that I serve it in the pan so we can dip the chicken in the remaining juices. Scrumptious.

  371. Laura says:

    Tacos. Kids LOVE them and it gives me a good excuse to make guacamole!

  372. Kristin says:

    I love homemade pizza, so it makes an appearance at least once a week!

  373. Holly says:

    Sadly, to say, macaroni and cheese. :)

  374. Rebecca Sell says:

    So delicious – so satisfying…We have Steak Sandwich from Ina Garten every week. It might be for lunch on the weekend, or an open-faced version on a week night, but my family just LOVES it. It’s up to me to modify it to keep it from getting boring.

  375. Camille says:

    PIZZA! Every Friday!

  376. Kerstin says:

    We usually have pasta twice a month, I think that’s what I make most often :) We really have a lot of variety!

  377. Elizabeth Alvarez says:

    I must say I’m a big fan of soups. I only cook for one so I always have leftovers. My favorite soup right now is tomato bisque soup. So yummy!!! Its an easy meal when I come home late from work and don’t want to do anything fancy. I warm up some soup in the microwave and make myself some grill cheese ( I always have cheese in my house! Its a must!)

  378. Kat says:

    My kids request either your bacon-egg-toast cups or your chocolate chip pancakes every Saturday morning. You are well loved in our house :)

    My secondary answer would have to be my mom’s chicken a la’ king recipe from the old Betty Crocker cookbook (probably about 30-40 years old). It was comfort food for me, so I was super excited to cook it for my kids, and they love it as much as I did! The smell of the butter and the mushrooms and the bell pepper starts it off and the whole house gets excited, knowing what’s for dinner!

  379. Jessica says:

    Chili and some sort of stir fry usually make it onto our table once a week! =)

  380. Maria says:

    Tuna Fish Salad. I’ll explain. I’m in college and it’s not expensive to make, and relatively quick to put together. But the main reason- I love it! My mom used to make tuna fish salad every Friday (catholics), and I got used to eating it. I like to put olive oil, lemon, dijon mustard with oregano and that’s about it sometimes!

  381. Megan says:

    I make a mean salad, but I would have to say that Ellie Krieger’s Stuffed Turkey Burgers make our menu every week. They are healthier than the normal burger, super easy, and oh-so-tasty.

  382. Nicole says:

    Ratatouille – it’s great all year round. Served warm in the winter with parmensan cheese accompanied by warm, crusty bread or during warmer months at served at room temperature. It’s great because you can make it in the slow cooker and have an all veggie meal or serve as a side dish with grilled fish/chicken. Love your blog!!!

  383. Kara says:

    Well, it’s not exactly the same food every week – but currently, I’d have to go with soup – mostly variations on black bean soup, with bread on the side. Simple, but with a little kick!

  384. ann says:

    it’s a toss up between coq au vin or curry chicken with cauliflower! Yum!!!

  385. Elena says:

    Creamy polenta with a fried egg on top. My husband and I cannot get enough of this insanely simple and satisfying meal.

  386. Lynsey says:

    The other night I made Paual Deen’s pork chops with a chocolate rub, they were absolutely delicious! My husband has been requesting them since, so they will probably be making regular appearances in our weekly menu!

  387. Libby says:

    Omelets are the main course every weekend!

  388. Mindy says:

    mexican food!! :) between tacos, quesidillas, enchiladas (I still have to try you’re Benchiladas!!), we have mexican food at least once if not twice (or more, haha!!) a week in our house. :)

  389. Shanon says:

    Hi Annie! This is also my favorite recipe for oven fries. I had been making oven fries for a long time and I received this recipe in a Cooks Illustrated magazine and was so impressed with the article that described all the experiments the woman did to come up with this recipe. I have been making them like this ever since. They are perfectly fluffy/airy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Yours look amazing!

  390. Charissa says:

    Barefoot Contessa’s Mexican Chicken Soup. Delish!!

  391. Jaylene Mosley says:

    Hamburgers….They are just to quick and easy and everyone will eat them. So I am very excited to try these french fries next time. Thanks

  392. Stephanie says:


  393. Lea says:

    Tacos! But I think my husband is getting sick of them. He skipped them last night and took Raman noodles to work with him. He missed out on a good meal!

  394. Amy says:

    Smitten Kitchen’s chicken marsala or roasted eggplant and mushroom pizza.

  395. Kelly says:

    I could eat tacos almost every week! And since my husband and I are both picky…it helps that its one meal we ALWAYS agree on!

  396. Jennifer says:

    My go-to meal is spaghetti or tacos. Both are quick and easy, and we have them almost every week!

  397. Angele says:

    I have penne or rigatoni pasta in some variety or other (never red sauce) just about every week… and sometimes twice a week. There’s something about the size, shape, texture and ridged goodness that I can’t get enough of — with olive oil, parmesan, vegetables and Italian sausage… yum.

  398. Andrea says:

    Usually mexican food, because I want the taste of homemade flour tortillas.

  399. Sandra says:

    love your blog Annie !! Every Thursday for us now is BLT’S and Fries I am going to try it this new way though, I always left my fries in cold water in fridge for 30 minutes covered with ice.. :)

  400. Tasha says:

    At least one day a week I always make Chicken and homemade noodles. My husband is from PA and we are currently living in GA. He grew up eating that meal which his grandmother made and I have to say I ate her version and it is FANTASTIC! He gets very home sick, so I wanted to do something for him. So, I practiced cooking that for a year until I was able to get it done to his liking, which is just like his grandmothers and we absolutely LOVE IT. And I must say, I enjoy making homemade noodles, I’ll never go back to packaged egg noodles again.

  401. Catherine says:

    Our go-to weekly meal in the winter is grilled cheese and soup!

  402. Jo says:

    Kielbasa & Potatos (everything cut bite size). ALMOST weekly!

  403. Rebecca says:

    Taco salad is up there…although pasta is right by its side. :)

  404. LisaGrace says:

    Our favorite meal is one that my mom made up, and it’s my husband’s favorite, we call it Bacon, Pasta, Parmesan! http://thealsburys.blogspot.com/2009/09/bacon-pasta-parmesan.html

  405. Hi there.!!I have recently found your site, and love it!!! You make some yummy stuff. I could eat our Chicken Rice Casserole every night. Well maybe not that often, but its super good.

  406. Katie says:


  407. Kim-Erin says:

    Meat Jun!!!! Thanks for the awesome give away!

  408. Nikki says:

    Tacos or enchiladas with lots of guacamole & homemade salsa.

  409. Delilah says:

    In the summer we live on grilled chicken salad with fresh veggies & herbs from our little container garden. Yum! I can’t wait for summer to roll around to eat that weekly again.

  410. mareejeanne says:

    tacos or pizza or burgers! And I love potato fries, but am always tinkering with the recipe/technique to get it just right. Maybe this will be the one!

  411. Misty says:

    I have to say my ‘infamous’ white girl tacos! :

  412. Morgan says:

    I find that I am always making cheese sauces! My friends and family love the sauce on vegetables, meats, pasta, and as a dip for bread! I love how easy they are to make, and since the base is so simple, you can really add any type of cheese/seasoning to change the taste so that it fits with whatever the main dish is.

  413. Misty says:

    when I say white girl ‘above’, I mean, I have yet to make them ‘authentic’ enough.. trying to perfect that :)

  414. Brie says:

    Oh my gosh, SO many comments! I would like to have a great recipe for tomato alfredo sauce. That ALWAYS sounds good to me with some whole wheat pasta and garlic bread!

  415. Andrea says:

    We make tilapia fish tacos in my house all the time! Yummy, healthy and oh-so-easy.

  416. Amy B says:

    Chicken Parm! I did make your herb chicken and creamy orzo last week and I am thinking that needs to be a weekly staple.

  417. JenniferC says:

    I could eat pizza every night of the week! This recipe looks great, thanks for posting it. Can’t wait to try it. My attempts in the past have resulted in the mushy potato fries you described, so I’m glad to hear this solves that problem.

  418. Julie says:

    Julia Child’s crepe recipe… it is the best one I have tried so far and I make them on a weekly basis… there is nothing more satisfying then a warm, sugary crepe.

  419. JACKIE says:

    My thing lately has been country fried steak, unfortuantly we have been running around for the last couple of months we never know what we are having for dinner.

  420. Julie says:

    Mmm fries! My pick would be sweet potato fries with basil salt and garlic mayonnaise for dipping!

    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking

  421. Sally says:

    I don’t have anything that I fix weekly as I wind up eating leftovers five days out of the week as is! But I do tend to fix some type of bean dish each week–navy beans and bacon soup, black bean with peach salsa soup, Tuscan style shrimp with white beans, chick pea salad, etc.

    I love the American Test Kitchen cookbooks as much for their techniques as for their recipes. I’ve learned so much from the one I do have.

  422. Lucy says:

    It has to be roasted cornish hens and potatoes flavored w/garlic , oregano, thyme and lemon juice.

  423. Jackie says:

    We love homemade pizza at my house (with 3 children)

  424. Doree says:

    I LOVE french fries…and can only imagine how good these are. Maybe some parm cheese on top?! :-)

  425. Jill says:

    My husband makes these fantastic little Mexican pizzas — just ground turkey cooked with tomatoes and spices, then piled on top of flour tortillas, sprinkled with cheese, and baked until crispy. We love this meal — I get really excited when he says he’s going to make it!

  426. Ashley says:

    My daughters favorite dinner is english muffin pizzas and salad, so as long as she’ll willingly eat it, it’s on the menu!

  427. Elie says:

    Tacos, tacos and more tacos. I think my husband is starting to get tired of them though. Time to more foward.
    Love your blog by the way. Everything I have tried has been just wonderful!

  428. Mel says:

    We have burritos at least once per week, because you can change up the ingredients based on the season! Plus they are easy to make and everyone can customize their burrito. My personal favorite is our breakfast burrito with a side of fruit. :)

  429. Emma says:

    we eat pizza at my house every week! often homemade, sometimes frozen (i must confess). great give away!

  430. Leslie says:

    oatmeal~~i eat it every single day for breakfast, and never get tired of it

  431. Laura says:

    We love broccoli chicken divan from the back of the Campbell’s cream of broccoli soup can. We serve it with white rice and salad on the side. It’s sooo good, and the leftovers are twice as nice the next day. Plus, it literally takes 5 minutes to throw together and then you just have to bake it.

  432. Jenifer says:

    a dish that is always on my weekly menu is an over easy egg on seasoned rice with steamed broccoli and occassionally a store bought eggroll. i know it sounds ridiculous, but it is sooo good! i find myself craving it if i go too long without it. the well seasoned rice is the key, i use lemon pepper, garlic powder and instead of water i use vegetable stock (chicken stock would probably be even better though!). it’s so good! when you break the yolk of the egg it makes a sauce for the broccoli and rice and it is to. die. for.

  433. Michele says:

    I think it would have to be spaghetti. We LOVE it along with some yummy garlic bread.

  434. Sarah says:

    My mom gave me a recipe for Broccoli Bacon Pasta (with parmesan cheese and garlic!). YUM! I can always use a new cookbook!

  435. Debbie says:

    My kiddos love PB & J so they get that once a week!

  436. Karla says:

    I love Chipotle Mexican restaurant, and I have figured out how to make my own “Chipotle Chicken Burrito” that sends me running to my kitchen instead of for a $6 burrito–love, love, love them! Cilantro-lime rice and cool guacamole! Yum! Fortunately, when I make this meal, I make enough for several meals because it is yummy even left over!

  437. Sara says:

    I don’t think I have one recipe I can make every week, especially for dinner. We do have some pasta dish once a week and I have few I shuffle between. For lunch I can eat a good turkey avocado sandwich every day!

  438. Allison says:

    I have a fabulous recipe of a meat ragu sauce (best i’ve tasted yet!) that we have on pasta atleast once a week. Its ground turkey and mushrooms and carrots… I could go on forever about it :) We do oven fries or crash potatoes atleast 2ice a week too.

  439. ElaineN says:

    In winter I’d say potato soup. My husband loves it and it’s so easy.

  440. Tenay says:

    Sausage Pasta. Very easy and fast and very tasty.

  441. Tami says:

    I love pho! The place I get it from is closer to work than to home, so I only get to eat it for lunch (unless I go a little out of my way & pick it up on the way home). But this means hot, yummy goodness for lunch for 2 lunches in a row since it’s too much for one sitting.

  442. Mandy Davis says:

    Tacos or burritos! Most definitely!!!

  443. Jenny Dryfhout says:

    This stew makes it regularly into our home!

    Peanutty Sweet Potatoe Stew

    1 tsp olive oil
    1 medium onion, diced
    2 garlic gloves, minced
    1 red pepper, chopped
    1/2 tblsp brown sugar
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/3 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
    2 small sweet potatoes
    2 cups vegetable stock
    1/2 can red kidney beans (You can also use chick peas)
    2 tomatoes, diced
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp pepper

    1) Saute the onions and garlic in oil for 5 minutes.

    2) Add all powdered ingredients and stir for 30 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro, if desired. Enjoy!

  444. Elaine says:

    bacon wrapped chicken thighs with a brown sugar spice rub…

  445. Lyndsay says:

    Any kind of pasta

  446. Katie says:

    My favorite meal to prepare is Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas. I am from New Mexico and am absolutely addicted to the unique taste of green chilies. I make these all the time!

  447. Lori says:

    One thing on the menu every week is baked chicken with brocolli cheese rice with a vegetable. I think I will try these fries tonight mine always come out mushy.

  448. Ashley says:

    Soup!! My husband is so sick of it, but I live in UT, so you just need it in the winter.

  449. Kim says:

    In winter, it’s my husband’s shepherds’ pie – I’d never had it before meeting him. Now it’s one of my favorite comfort foods. In summer, it’s salads of any kind made with home-grown tomatoes

  450. Pasta is always on our weekly menu. I am addicted. Pasta with cheese, pasta with meat sauce, pasta with roasted vegetables, baked pasta…

  451. CJ says:

    Garlic chicken with pasta and vegetables. My husband would eat it every night!

  452. Amy says:

    We make homemade pizza every Friday night and have a pizza party!

  453. beth says:

    Portabello mushroom sandwiches. I marinate them in balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Grill the mushrooms and when done top with a slice of swiss cheese. Serve on toasted bun with garlic mayo made from mayo, lemon juice, and garlic. Also put roasted red peppers on bun. Yum.

  454. Erin Leigh says:

    tequila fajitas if I start doing them weekly though I do leave out the tequila or it can get pretty expensive.

  455. stephanie says:

    Turkey nachos or chicken tacos

  456. alison says:

    homemade pizza!! thanks for the chance to win :)

  457. Kat says:

    Tacos. They can come in almost any flavor, but there will always be tacos for dinner.

  458. Claire says:

    Breakfast for supper is a staple in my house.

  459. Alyssa says:

    Katsudon, it is a wonderful recipe that I recieved from a former roommate. It is so simple to make and wonderful to eat.

  460. suzanne says:

    pizza- we have to have it once a week.

  461. Kassie says:

    Pizza! We make pizza at my house every Friday night. The toppings change, but the menu doesn’t!

  462. Erin says:

    One meal… in all honesty, I love cooking. I love it I love it I love it! The kitchen is MY “man-room”… lol! But if I were to pick ONE meal to have every week, it would be homemade Vietnamese pho.

    I finally perfected my broth and can’t get enough of it. The trials of perfecting the broth wasn’t even that bad. I’ll even take a bowl of pho from a restaurant… as long I have my weekly bowl.

    I’ve recently turned pescatarian so I now have to perfect my SEAFOOD broth for pho. ;-) Think I can do it?

    Oh and I’d LOVE to have this cookbook in my collection… ;-)

  463. Emily says:

    In our home, a deconstructed spicy tuna roll salad (say that five-times fast!) is on our menu each week. My husband and I are polar-opposites in the kitchen; I follow recipes exactly as they are written, and he’s far more loose and intuitive. We created this recipe together- it’s not only delicious, but fun to make and reflective of both our cooking personalities.

  464. Jennifer says:

    These look delicious, anything potatoes is my favorite. That’s probably why my favorite dish is gnocci – I could eat it every day!

  465. Christine says:

    Enchiladas. Anything leftover can go in enchiladas. Almost.

    I love Cooks Illustrated.

  466. I love different recipes so much that it has to be GREAT or demanded by my children to make it on my meal plan once every two weeks…. let alone every week! My current favorite is Chicken Thighs all Puttenesca (recipe on my blog).

  467. Ashley says:

    Baked halibut with olive oil, salt and pepper. Yum!

  468. Vreinhart says:

    My mom’s goulash!! So easy to make and tastes even better as 2-3 day leftovers!

  469. christy says:

    Ooh what a great giveaway! We recently discovered great recipes for lemon spaghetti and chicken dijonnaise – and they’re on our menu every week…love them!

  470. Crystal says:

    We love turkey tacos! My husband also makes the best guacamole ever, so we add that or pico and we’re set!

  471. Sarah says:

    I LOVE homemade pizza–especially having people over and making several different kinds. Unfortunately med school (renal right now!) cuts into time for that…but I can dream!

    Thanks for introducing us to the cookbook, looks like a great one!

  472. Jill says:

    lasagna or pizza.

  473. Athena says:

    I love to make a veggie scramble for breakfast on Sat. morning for me and my boyfriend. We make it together by chopping up all sorts of veggies like mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini and add them to 4 or 5 eggs in a pan with monterey jack cheese, and some rosemary. Yum!

  474. Sarah Kennedy says:

    Oh my goodness… It’s not really a meal, but homemade bread. The time each weekend is totally worth it!

  475. Renae says:

    I love any Mexican food, but I could eat tacos every week. Thanks for your great website!

  476. Tina says:

    Pizza! My husband is an addict…so, I went searching for the perfect recipe and found your blog! Now we hardly ever eat take-out. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipes…and, you have given me something to do on a daily basis (check your blog!).

  477. Lidia says:

    Pizza. Especially your Chicago deep pizza. It is to die for!! My 18 yr old son told me to go ahead and throw all the other recipes for pizza away because we had “The Pizza”!!!!!!

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  479. Katie says:


  480. Lindsay says:

    Rice and steamed vegetables. I never get tired of it (most days anyways) and it seems to compliment most entrees well. I like that its very filling so I can keep my meat/entree portions small and reduce overall calories.

  481. Cindy says:

    Homemade pizza, absolutely. Especially because that’s the one night my husband cooks.

  482. Stephanie M. says:

    Something that we always seem to have on our menu is either stuffed shells or stuffed meatball sandwiches.

  483. brannyboilsover says:

    Wow! What a lot of comments. I love to have enchiladas on our menu :)

  484. jillrock96 says:

    Homemade pizza! We’ve been using the crust, sauce, and deep dish recipes you’ve posted, and we have an endless combination of pizza and calzone ideas for Friday Pizza Night. Delish!

  485. Nicole Vogt says:

    chicken burritos!!!

  486. Christina says:

    I do steak rollups. I put a dressing of mayo and horseradish spread lightly over the tortilla. The roll it up with thinly sliced steak, salad greens, tomatoes, feta cheese. Maybe a little vinegarette if you are into that. It’s easy, nothing incredibly creative but my husband loves it. Plus I love having tortillas in the house for quesadillas, homemade chips, tacos etc. I have two little boys (one of my boys is also named Andrew!) so I need easy, quick dishes! I love your blog!!

  487. Juli Jones says:

    I would have to say sauteed zucchini and squash. Now if i could get my 4 year old to eat it we’d be in business ;)

  488. Joy says:

    Pasta!! We usually have it once a week with a variety of yummy sauces!

  489. Teresa says:

    This a hard one. I love so many foods, but I guess I would say my current favorite, something I could eat weekly, would be lasagna. Thanks.

  490. Diane says:

    Chicken Noodle Casserole!!!

  491. Melissa says:

    I buy 1 pound of dried pinto beans and we soak them overnight and make AWESOME pinto beans (my personal recipe — which I would love to share)for burritos. We freeze them if we have extra but most of the time we will plow through them in 7 days! My kids love them as a side dish with cheddar or cotija cheese. So good!

  492. Keenon says:

    During the summer, we grill fajitas about once a week. They are so yummy!

  493. Anne Marie says:

    My own homemade guacamole. I could never get tired of the fresh, bright flavor. I think I could eat it every night!

  494. Bella says:

    Pasta and meat sauce, I love it, its my go to meal!

  495. Elaine says:

    Tacos for sure! We always have Taco Tuesdays!

  496. Heather Hensley says:

    I want anything with pasta. It is definitely a staple in our house. Love your website!

  497. Hillary says:

    I could eat braised short ribs EVERY week. YUM!

  498. kristina says:

    I have eggs over easy, brown rice, and turkey bacon almost every morning for breakfast! So simple and healthy at the same time!

  499. Jessica says:

    Cinnamon Sugar Muffins! Nothing like bringing a little sweetness to your mouth in the morning :)

  500. amy says:

    pizza and tacos are our favorites (can you tell we have kids or what)!

  501. Noel says:

    Pancakes. Love ’em. So do the kids.

  502. Mary Beth says:

    Homemade pizza is a usual at our house. Everyone can put the toppings on that they like, which makes for a happy dinner hour!

  503. I’m with a lot of the others on this one: potatoes! In some form or another, I definitely make potatoes as a side (or as dinner themselves) at least once a week!

  504. Stephanie B says:

    My husband and I love a nice big chicken salad at least once a week.

  505. Amy says:

    Pizza. I absolutely love pizza.

  506. Karrie L says:

    Sadly enough each week pizza is found on the menu – one of my most favorite meals!!

  507. Tirzah says:

    Any type of Mexican grill type of salad like Cafe Rio or Costa Vida or Bajio…I have a few different copycat recipes that I love and my family enjoys too.

    What an awesome cookbook giveaway.

  508. Jenna says:

    Homemade runzas! They’re delicious AND they freeze well. I’m a med student, so it’s nice to have something convenient when I’m having a busy day. And while I’m writing here, Annie, I must say you’ve inspired a lot of my fellow classmates and I to make some great food on the side of studying! Thanks!

  509. Lucy Acevedo says:

    Rice is a favorite in our home. Usually white rice with beans and baked chicken.

    Great blog! Love it! Every time I want to cook something new, I check this site first.

  510. Aubrie says:

    Pasta. I could eat pasta much more than once a week and be perfectly happy with the arrangement. I just can’t get enough of it!

  511. Megs says:

    As boring as this may sound, I crave a huge salad at least once a week. I usually fill a huge bowl with spinach, mushrooms, carrots, any other vegetable i have in the fridge, chickpeas, dried cherries, almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette.

  512. Jenna says:

    I love to make hummus almost weekly. All different flavors! Perfect for a dip, sandwich spread or just with veggies.

  513. Elizabeth says:

    Enchiladas with homemade tortillas. I’m getting hungry…

  514. Lisa says:

    Can’t wait to try these oven fries!

    We love your chicken and orzo recipe and have some variation of it almost every other week. It’s a super easy, healthy and tasty weeknight meal!

  515. Mary R says:

    I grew up eating pork and sauerkraut every Friday evening. And if I had my druthers, I’d be continuing the tradition…but my own family isn’t as fond of it.

    We do have gyros almost weekly though–frome another amazing Cook’s Illustrated recipe!

  516. Caroline says:

    Taco salad with homemade salsa and crushed doritos. Yum!

  517. may says:

    pizza – definitely!!

  518. Sarah says:

    Tacos. Both hard and soft. We eat them every week and just change the meat – either ground beef, chicken or steak so that it doesn’t seem like the same ole same ole. Love love love your website!

  519. M says:

    I love oven baked fries and like you, hadn’t found just the right process. These sound and LOOK amazing! I can’t wait to try them. As for my faves in heavy rotation, I love a good green salad and serve it as our vegetable at least 3x week. Red/green leaf lettuce, thinly sliced sweet onion, a handful of craisins, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. I also daydream (no, literally, daydream) about garlic-sauteed spinach. Either of those with a good steak and I can die happy.

  520. Jayne says:

    It depends on the season. Pork chops with maple-mustard sauce, roasted root vegetables, and isreali couscous make up a popular dinner in my kitchen this winter. Thanks for the offer.

  521. Ben says:

    Spaghetti with meat sauce or meatballs!

  522. Raleighcook says:

    Pizza!! No question about it…Love it with all kinds of toppings to switch it up!

  523. I am Gluten Free and my fav go to meal right now is Fajita Chicken with re fried BLACK beans rolled in a white corn tortilla- Yum

  524. Jean says:

    Fries look delicious! I would love to have pasta at least once a week but unfortunately it doesn’t fit into eating healthy. :-(

  525. lisa says:

    Rice. I know it’s not a main dish but I love rice. I’d have it with every meal if I could!

  526. Shannon says:

    I love, love, love enchiladas and would definitely eat them four times a month! I’ve been eager to try your Benchiladas, too.

  527. Ariane says:

    the only meal we have almost every week is tacos….

    and i made these fries tonight… so good! we were having pulled pork sandwiches, so these were the perfect accompaniment. seriously, try these out, so easy so good : )

  528. Joanna says:

    I’d have to say guacamole- when I eat out I’m a sucker for anything with guacamole. I plan on eating nothing but guacamole and chocolate in heaven

  529. Terri says:

    Pizza every Friday night if we are going to be home!

  530. Carly says:

    It would probably be peanut chicken stir fry, so yummy and full of veggies!

  531. Lynn says:

    I fail miserably at oven fries. I am so excited to see you post a recipe!! Can’t wait to try it.

    Anything having to do with Mexican food always finds it’s way into my weekly menu. The husband and I love it!

  532. Christie says:

    Definitely a really good chili with lots of beans and green chile cornbread! Always a pleaser!

  533. Samantha says:

    Potatoes! any way any kind they are all amazing! (I have Irish in my heritage, did you guess?) :)

  534. Ellen says:

    Grilled cheese sandwich. So easy, so good, so cheap. ah, the life of the poor grad student…

  535. Becca says:

    White and green chili – long live this delicious chili! I tried your fries recipe tonight and YUM! I have loved loved your blog and pretty much trust that any recipe you post will be marvelous. Thank you.

  536. Meg says:

    Homemade pizza. I make the dough and my boyfriend picks out the toppings, usually whatever veggies we have left over. Tomorrow is pizza day and we have tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms for toppings!

  537. Marj says:

    I just got hooked on baked sweet potato fries!

  538. Brooke says:


  539. Leanne says:

    We make a pizza practically every week, always trying new combinations of toppings. We have our favorites, but also like to experiment!

  540. Susan Tjarks says:

    Chocolate cake. No questions asked!!! :)

  541. Tracy says:

    colder months – soups for sure
    warmer months – burgers of all kinds!

  542. Beth says:

    I could make breakfast for dinner all the time! Pancakes, french toast, blintz souffle…anything breakfasty!

  543. Anne says:

    Tacos! They are easy and quick for those hectic week nights! On weekends I spend a little more time on dinner. The favorite then becomes risotto with shrimp and peas!

  544. Nicole says:

    A dish we love enough to eat every week is roasted broccoli. Ever since the first time I made it, DH has requested it at least once a week! He likes it extra crispy so I roast it for 30 mins.

  545. Alysson says:

    The chili recipe I’ve been cooking since I was 9! :)

  546. Briana says:

    We really like stir fry in our house. But a lot of your recipes are quickly becoming favorites too! Anything with that perfect pizza crust. Yum!

  547. Bree says:

    Sweet Potato Fries!!!!

  548. Emily says:

    We eat our homemade burrito recipe AT LEAST once a week. Chicken sauteed in our special rub, rice mixed with a mexican rub, fresh salsa, cheese and sour cream. Delish!

  549. Anna says:

    Pizza! I love to make it and I love to order it…

  550. Rochelle says:

    My husband and I have been in LOVE with this cookbook ever since we’ve been married. We are well on our way to making almost all of their recipes. I’m an immunologist, so perfecting a recipe with controlled variables is right up my alley! I can’t wait to see what else you try! They’re coming out with a second Best Recipe cookbook, with more ethnic recipes (Asian, Indian, etc) that I’m keeping my eye on. Also, LOVE your blog, recipes, and photography!!

  551. Diana Carolina says:

    Enchiladas!! Sometimes cheese, sometimes filled with chicken…. I’m actually making some this weekend!!

  552. Melissa says:

    We eat tacos every Tuesday! I must confess I use the vegetarain Boca Meatless Crumbles instead of ground beef. My hubby and kids get so excited when it’s Taco Night! They know it’s a soy sub, but they love how the tacos taste! The boys eat soft tacos with cheese only. My hubby eats crunchy tacos with cheese, lettuce, and Taco Bell Sauce. I eat a taco salad — crumbled crunchy taco shells, tons of lettuce, spicy fresh salsa, a smackeral of cheese and Ortega Taco Sauce (all for about 5 Weight Watcher points!). We love us some tacos!

  553. Heather says:

    Shrimp rolls! I just love them. I could eat shrimp rolls and potato chips once a week for sure!

  554. Jillian says:

    Burritos! It’s been a recent favorite, I can’t seem to get enough :)

  555. Lisa S says:

    Anything Mexican.

  556. Lani says:

    Pasta Casserole with tomato sauce, ground turkey, cottage cheese and lots of mozzarella cheese on top..So easy and yummy!

  557. Every week we have some sort of pasta or noodle dish!

  558. Allison says:

    The boys love tostadas but I have to have some yummy pasta! I have a favorite with turkey sausage, lots of cheese and spinach! YUM! :)

  559. Sandra Jones says:

    I eat pizza every week. I love it so much.

  560. Suzanne says:

    Roasted Rosemary Garlic Pork Tenderloin

  561. Devi says:

    Cheesecake! Yum :)

  562. Katherine says:

    I would have black bean burgers, topped with a spicy sauce, onions, lettuce, and tomato… with a side of sweet potato fries. YUM!

  563. sheri says:

    Salmon! Always searching for more and different ways to prepare this awesome fish.

  564. Liz C. says:

    This is like the answer to my dreams!. I’m a total potato ho, if you’ll pardon the expression. Why have I not found you before? No matter, because now I have. Thanks for posting. Very good recipe with personality!

  565. Gale says:

    Any kind of pasta or homemade pizza.

  566. Amy I. says:

    Rice! I always make a big batch in the rice cooker to either have on the side with dinner or make up a quick fried rice for an easy meal.

  567. For my family it would be, tacos, homemade spaghetti w/ meatball or homemade pizza w/homemade ice cream for dessert!

  568. nicole says:

    Broccoli! Don’t get me wrong, I love sweets (especially EVERYTHING I see on your site), but I always seem to want some fresh steamed broccoli. Add to the weirdo factor, I prefer the stem to the “bushy” part; and plain please =)

  569. Shirley Stroud says:

    My homemade Chicken Stew.

  570. Breakfast for dinner. Usually some sort of pancakes and eggs.

  571. Analyn says:

    waffles :)

  572. Lindsay says:

    That’s easy- carnitas slow-cooked on the stove. So completely delicious and simple.

  573. Karen says:

    We used to always have “meatloaf Mondays” and “taco Tuesdays”– boring right? But it was great when I was just to busy to make a decision. We still have tacos once a week–now the days vary! :)

  574. Allie says:

    Pizza! Definitely Pizza!

  575. Rachel says:

    Hmm, I can always go for tacos or pizza. Tacos have to be homemade & pizza can be either homemade or bought. I do love experimenting with different toppings & sauces :)

  576. Melissa G says:

    Homemade pizza! We are spoiled and can’t stand ordering pizza anymore.

  577. Cate says:

    Hummus, pita, and salad…we have that ALL the time!

  578. sunnysmile says:

    Tacos! Always a kid pleaser.

  579. megaroo says:

    I’m obsessed with cornbread. I would probably make it everyday if I could. Unfortunately, the rest of the family would not eat it.

  580. Panya says:

    Chilaquiles — we have it for dinner at least once a week — fast, easy, tasty.

  581. Julie says:

    For us it is definitely calzones – made easier now that I found premade pizza dough that I like!

  582. kara says:

    Once a week we usually have homemade pizza or some type of foccachia with yummy toppings as our main meal

  583. elizabeth says:

    chicken salad, great for lunches

  584. randomanderson says:

    My husband asks for zucchini and corn quesadillas every week. Thank goodness they’re a snap to make!

  585. Danielle Rutig says:

    Italian Chicken with black beans and rice is a weekly staple in our house!

  586. Jen W. says:

    My family loves tacos and we eat them weekly!

  587. Karen says:

    spaghetti…for my family
    fried noodles….for me

  588. Katie D. says:

    The one recipe that makes it on our menu weekly is arroz-con-pollo. I learned this recipe after spending wonderful quality time with my mother-in-law who learned how to make this authentic recipe while living in Ecuador. Its a great during-the-week recipe as most of the ingredients can be ready in advance (boil and cut the chicken, cook and refridge the rice, chop the veggies). Then when you are ready – stir fry! It makes our house more like home every time!

  589. my husband and i love our chicken, artichoke + roasted red pepper pizza on a whole wheat flatcrust pizza shell – yum!
    this cookbook looks amazing!

  590. Jana says:

    Spaghetti for sure, I never get sick of it and it always turns out a little different each time.

  591. Jenn E. says:

    Homemade Pizza. Usually I buy the crusts, but sometimes I make them myself, too. I LOVE it and it’s better for you than takeout.

  592. Muneeba says:

    Either my Lemon Risotto or my Beet & Cheddar Risotto … lots of cheesy carby goodness! Yup, can have either one of those every single week.
    As for these perfect looking oven baked fries, am bookmarking them immediately to make very very soon!

  593. Shannon says:

    Garlic noodles!
    PS, Thanks for providing “printer friendly version” !

  594. Ms Pink says:

    I am always experimenting so I don’t know that there’s anything we really do over and over again with the exception of homemade salsa – which we love and eat on a lot of things – breakfast, lunch AND dinner…

  595. Melanie says:

    I have a pasta night.
    a pizza night
    a Mexican night.
    a soup night.
    and a potato night.

    Variations on each “genre” each week. :)

  596. AmyLou says:

    We make both tacos and homemade pizza at least once a week. Yummy!

    Love all your recipes and thanks for the contest!

  597. Amber says:

    Spaghetti, it’s quick and easy.

  598. Erin says:

    We’d love to put Homemade Mac n Cheese – Pioneer Woman’s recipe on the weekly list; but for the sake of our waistline I only make it twice a month…

  599. Peggasus says:

    We have some kind of pasta every week, with my homemade spaghetti sauce, sometimes with sausage or meatballs, sometimes stuffed shells.

  600. Laura says:

    Pasta – sometimes with sauteed shrimp, sometimes with meatballs, often with some kind of chicken, or with salmon and homemade pesto (frozen in ice cube trays). Always part of a quick and easy dish!

  601. Cheryl says:

    vegetable chicken & dumplings

  602. Liz says:

    Crock pot Turkey taco chili. I like to make batches of it and freeze as it’s a quick meal served with tortillas.

  603. Sara says:

    Our whole family really enjoys the baked garlic rice pilaf of yours and could eat it frequently!

  604. Emily O. says:

    We love parmesan-breaded pork chops. So easy but very tasty. I think it’s originally a Giada recipe.

  605. Jane says:

    I would have to say pizza!

  606. AC says:

    my kids love wedding soup, so we make that most often…

  607. Kelli says:

    Cheese enchiladas!

  608. summer says:

    TACOS for sure!

  609. Sheryl says:

    I use Greek seasoning from Penzeys daily- whether whisked with olive oil and red wine vinegar for a dressing, mixed with olive oil and parmesan cheese for dipping French bread, adding to grains and veggies, or sprinkling on chicken or fish! It’s amazing!

  610. stacey says:

    Kielbasa! With buttered noodles, with potatoes, with fries, with anything!

  611. Jan says:

    Home made garlic bread sticks. My 16 yr. old son had a friend over after skiing the other day. Just as they walked in the door the bread sticks came out of the oven. The kids ate the whole batch and my son’s friend asked me if he could have the recipe! It’s the most requested food item in this house.
    Makes excellent pizza dough as well.

  612. Tracey says:

    A shrimp stir-fry!

  613. Jaime says:

    I would say, even though I have never posted about it, that some kind of Indian spicy Tofu stirfry is put on the table at least once a week, if not more. Pulse fresh corriander, garlic, shallot, chili peppers and simmer for about 10 min in a a couple tbls olive oil. Then add your tofu and veggies…wha-la..healthy yum!

  614. Anything mexican! I LOVE mexican food….usually we have tacos about once a week…or burrito casserole…
    I could definitely make mexican food almost daily :)

  615. Cindy Karnitz says:

    Vietnamese Carmel Prawns would be on the menu every week. My kids love, love, love prawns, and this is a sweet,spicy quick stir fry. These Oven Fries would be a great change from our usual jasmine rice- what kid doesn’t love fries? Thanks for the recipe!

  616. deb says:

    I make orzo with sauteed spinach, feta, sundried tomatoes and roasted shrimp all the time. It’s easy to whip up at a moment’s notice and I add whatever veggies I have on hand to beef up the health factor. So simple and delicious.

  617. Roxanne Parker says:

    I have to say, even though it takes a few hours, I make lasagna almost every Sunday. My recipe is so amazing, I just can’t pass it up! (It doesn’t help that I think my fiancee fell in love with my lasagna before he fell in love with me!)

  618. Candace says:

    Tex Mex Calzones. This is a recipe I saw in Cooking Light. It’s simple and delicious!

  619. Oanh says:

    The one dish I make frequently every week is homemade pizza. I love the fact that I can change the topping to create variety. I love oven fries and can sit and eat a whole batch by myself! Thanks for the recipe!!

  620. Ashley says:

    Pizza!! with Tacos being a very close second! I’m so glad you posted this recipe and technique for oven fries. I can’t wait to try them myself. That will be a must for this weekend.

  621. Ann Mao says:

    Cheese omelette!!

  622. ash says:

    One recipe I love enough to put on the menu weekly… Creamy Chicken Enchiladas. Unfortunately, they rarely go on the menu cause they’re not exactly too healthy :-) SOOO good though!

    p..s. – we love this recipe! i’ve been making them for months this way and they come out great!

  623. Ginger Guilfoyle says:

    Colcannon! I’m not Irish, but I love this traditional Irish dish. Born and raised in Idaho, this dish completely appeals to this potato-loving gal’s heart. Potatos, cabbage (or kale) and bits of salty ham or bacon, oh and don’t forget the butter! Heaven on a plate. If my hips and rear-end would let me, I have this meal two or three times a week!

  624. Shawna says:

    BBQ chicken pizza! It’s so good with smoked gouda, chicken and cilantro. Here’s the link:

  625. Wendy says:

    Skillet Tamale Pie, from America’s Test Kitchen. Man, I love that stuff! And it freezes and reheats very nicely for leftovers!

  626. Gayle in GA says:

    Pizza…almost every Friday night is pizza night. I make the pizza dough into small individual pizzas then everyone chooses their own toppings. My favorite is a white pizza with roasted veggies. So glad it’s Friday…pizza is in my future!!!

  627. Christy says:

    Island Chicken hands down. It is fast, easy and simple and even my pickest eaters devour it.

  628. Christa Z says:

    I love making your chicken enchiladas. I thought they would be too spicy w/ 2 jalapenos (yes I am a bit of a woose obviously) but they are just fantastic. Honestly though I would do those bi-weekly w/ the chicken parmesian, or the eggplant parmesian on the weekend, or even with the baked ziti. Do you see a pattern here? You should I love your recipes! Love what you do and must thank you for the envigorated evening meals!

  629. Melissa says:

    I have a “cheesy orzo” recipe that I make that my husband regularly requests. It is like a refined, mellow Mac & Cheese (made with parmesan, shallots, and fresh herbs). Neither of us would complain if we ate it weekly. :)

  630. Alli says:

    That is a toughy, but I would probably say chocolate chip cookies. I’m a sweet tooth kind of girl, what can I say?

  631. sarah says:

    well, i have to make chicken cordon bleu for my husband every week…i personally like to eat a quesidilla at least once a week…just love mexican food!

  632. Billi says:

    Chicken enchiladas! My version is quite similiar to your “Benchiladas” but with a few twists. Yum!

  633. karen says:

    Try the Garlic Oven Fries in from Cook’s Country (a branch of Cook’s Illustrated). Delish

  634. Lisa Teague says:

    I love chicken and rice. It’s baked chicken pulled off the bone. Combinbed with sauteed onions and garlic, with sour cream. So simple and served over rice. YUM!

  635. Linda says:

    Pizza. My husband discovered he could make his own and that was it. We now have it almost every week, but I don’t complain too much because it means one night I don’t have to worry about getting dinner on the table!

  636. Therese says:

    Buttermilk Waffles on Sat mornings

    I had been looking for a recipe that were like a Mother’s Day brunch we used to go to. I’ve tested different recipes until I ran across a Cook’s Illustrated version. Bingo! That was it. My favorite way would be with slightly sweetened whipped cream with almond extract and sliced fresh strawberries. Or that same whipped cream with homemade blueberry pie filling. Ok, at that point its more a dessert. :)

    I’d make a double recipe and freeze the leftovers for the rest of the week. Then toast them up like Eggo waffles. AWESOME!

  637. manizor says:

    Balsamic Chicken and mashed potatoes. YUM!!! It’s always a hit and my hubby asks for it regularly. When I try to switch things up a bit, he is disappointed. So it’s a winner!

  638. Annie says:

    Chicken curry!

  639. LINDA says:

    Mexican Food!
    Tacos, Quesadillas, Fajitas or Tortilla soup!

  640. Sara says:

    Fish tacos! I love them so much I could eat them every single day (and usually have them at least once a week).

  641. Bridget says:

    I mill my own wheat with a flour mill, so I use fresh whole wheat flour in my cooking quite frequently. One of my favorite recipes is my own for whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes. I use the freshly milled whole wheat flour, but I also add navy beans to the mill to make bean flour. The beans combined with the wheat makes a complete protein which makes me happy. The kids can’t taste the navy beans at all!!! I make the pancakes for breakfast at least twice a week and for dinner on busy soccer nights about once a week!!

  642. Debbie says:

    My husband’s favorite is Chicken Broccoli Casserole and would LOVE it if I made it once a week. It’s delicious and has a hint of curry in it. Mmm. Mine is probably Sweet and Sour Meatballs, but since hubby isn’t as big of a fan, it doesn’t get made nearly as often as I would like. *sad* :)

  643. Michaela says:

    Cinnamon toast! It’s one of those ultimate comfort foods that I’ve loved since childhood, and I find myself making it at least two mornings a week for breakfast.

  644. Megan says:

    Cheesy Chicken, the title doesn’t do the dish justice. It of course has chicken and cheese (Velveeta, creamy goodness) but also has a bit of zip (by adding Rotel diced tomatoes and chiles). It also has a can of cream of mushroom soup and corn for a Southwestern kick. Delicious. You serve it over noodles and with a slice of garlic toast. My absolute favorite food and an easy go-to meal!

  645. Drea says:

    Homemade nachos. I grill chicken that has been marinated in salsa and put it on a bed of homemade corn tortilla chips & topped with cheese. Seriously, I could make this for dinner every day and the hubs would be happy. :)

  646. Sarah says:

    Risotto! I love the texture and there are an unlimted number of flavor combinations. Too bad my husband doesn’t feel the same way!

  647. Leslie says:

    Homemade Marinara and pasta! No one in my house seems to ever get tired of this meal.

  648. Nhiro says:

    Roasted veg of any kind. I have it almost every other day.

  649. ApexAngie says:

    Pizza…at home! Preferably with mushrooms and fresh baby spinach.

  650. Marie Brandt says:

    I like to marinate a flank steak all day, then throw it on the grill for about 5 minutes each side. We have it thinly sliced with either mashed or baked potatoes and then the next day I have it sliced on top of a fresh green salad.

  651. Kira says:

    Black Bean Tortilla Casserole. It’s so easy to make, cheesy, but also healthy.

  652. Xuan says:

    Curry chicken with jasmine rice. Minimal effort and delicious!

  653. Kris says:

    Homemade pizza! We could eat this several times a week but then I would need to work out more.

    Can’t wait to try the potatoes.

  654. Grace says:

    pasta we have regularly.

  655. june g. says:

    i make french toast with challah bread every weekend! it’s always gobbled up:)

  656. Amy says:

    We’re kinda boring at our house, and currently on Weight Wachers, so we eat a LOT of chicken and veggie stir fry.

  657. risa says:

    my hubby’s favorite is pork tenderloin with pasta and red sauce. Mine…I don’t know, I like food so much I can’t pick a favorite.

  658. Jami says:

    We have spaghetti and meatballs every week! It used to be Wednesday night, and now it has been moved to Monday night. DD has dance class in the evening, so it is a quick and easy meal that everyone likes!

  659. Linda V says:

    I make a sweet sausage minestrone with totelleni, and artichoke that I could eat every week (well alone with warm bread). Using turkey sausage I feel it’s fairly healthy and tastes wonderful!

  660. Chris says:

    Black Bean Quesadillas!

  661. Liss says:

    It’s a Campbells soup recipe that is a chicken stir fry w/ Cream of Shroom soup. Soy sauce, carrots, broccoli..mmmmm, comfort food!

  662. Janel says:

    Burritos! I’m just addicted to them, I will consume one (either purchased or made) about once a week.

  663. Lindsey says:

    We have quesadillas ALOT around here! I like to experiment with different fillings. It’s also quick and easy.

  664. Maryanna says:

    Does a peanut butter sandwich count?
    If not, I’d have to say chicken and rice soup and cornbread.

  665. Michelle says:

    The only food that we have regularly year-round is picnic potatoes. We just can’t get enough of them! We also have chicken parmesan or pizza quite a bit.

  666. Jen T. says:

    This might be cheating, but stir-fry! It comes together really quickly, and you can mix it up easily, with different veggies and meats. Really the only constants for me are marinating the meat in a blend of Italian dressing soy sauce. Really not traditional or authentic, but so good!

  667. Elizabeth says:

    Chicken and dumplins- yummm

  668. Rybread says:

    It fluctuates at our house but right now we’re addicted to this chicken and rice casserole from Cooking Light. Its a great lightened version of a classic comfort food and we can eat it guilt free! Its delicious. You can find it on the website.

  669. Megan says:

    Warm coconut chicken tortilla soup. Throw it all in the crockpot in the morning and tantalizing deliciousness tickles your nose as your come through the door in the evening. Mm-mm! I am also a firm believer of cornbread with any Mexican meal so when I feel ambitious I make Boston Market (aka half butter cake mix) cornbread. Yum!

  670. lovestoeat says:

    each week there is mexican..tacos, enchiladas or burritos…we love them oh so much…
    great post…those fries look great

  671. Diva1gina says:

    Ratatouille…especially when the herbs and vegetables are coming fresh from my garden! But for hubby it would be Spanish Rice. And the kids would go with French Toast Strata with homemade Apple Cider Syrup. Yummm! We save that one for holidays and birthdays!

  672. Sarah says:

    Ina Garten’s roasted shrimp and orzo. I think I could eat it daily.

  673. jaimeleben says:

    I think tacos would have to be my answer. We just finished a dinner of beef tacos, your salsa, and my new margarita madeleines, and it was fantastic. We love Mexican food.

  674. Courtney says:

    In the summer it’s burgers! My husband loves to grill so we probably have some kind of burger at least once a week. I”ll have to try these fries to go with them!

  675. Suzy says:

    We love spagetti pie that it finds it’s way to our table at least once a week. It’s a dish I learned to make early on in our married life. I couldn’t compete with my husband’s Italian Nanna’s spagetti and meatballs so I made something she didn’t make. The family loved it! It’s become a signature dish at my table.

  676. Erin says:

    Homemade pizza! It is usually on my weekly menu and I love trying different toppings.

  677. Michelle says:

    I love making pizza for dinner. Homemade crust is so easy to make, there are so many toppings/sauces to choose from, and I love using my pizza stone!

  678. Janet says:

    These fries look great!

    My go-to meal is homemade pizza. I usually make a batch of dough on the weekends to have on hand for a fast weeknight dinner.

  679. Christine says:

    If I had my way, homemade mac ‘n’ cheese every week…so good!

  680. Beth says:

    It seems to go in phases, but lately, chickpea tomato pasta has been a regular. It’s super easy and soooo good. (Plus, it’s pretty healthy!)

    And I’ve never heard of soaking the potatoes before cooking them. I will have to try that trick next time I make fries.

  681. Elizabeth says:

    Chicken Chorizo! Yum! Sweet, spicy, and addictive.

  682. mic says:

    spaghetti and garlic bread

  683. Jacqueline says:

    Hmm, it’s all so seasonal for me. Pancakes, though, are timeless!

  684. celia says:

    Red Beans and Rice and my mom’s spinach casserole have been mainstays the few months. Love them.

  685. Wow! That’s a LOT of comments! I love fries, need to try baking them in an effort to be healthier!

  686. Susan says:

    Taco salad is my favorite! Thanks for all you share with readers!

  687. Angie says:

    I love fettuccine alfredo, and we have that frequently!

  688. Shawna says:

    Tacos!! I could make them every week and never tire of them.

  689. Cait says:

    I’ve recently discovered your site and am really enjoying it. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

  690. thecookingnurse says:


  691. Yudith says:

    Some sort of pasta dish for sure!! We’re carb lovers over here.

  692. Kristy says:

    English muffin pizzas.

  693. Jenn says:

    Chicken Parm. something about the melted provolone and tomato sauce – gets me every time!!

  694. Anna says:

    I make a version of your Spicy Po’boys with buffalo for my husband and vegan version for me. They are soooooooooooo good. Everytime I say we’re having them for dinner my husband get more exited than me in a shoe store!

  695. Ange says:

    Usually something Buffalo, such as chicken or shrimp, with lots of bleu cheese.

  696. Abbie says:

    My go-to meal is chicken and dumplings.

  697. Sheryl says:

    Pizza! Either homemade or we love Papa Murphy’s take and bake.

  698. Krista says:

    Baked chicken taquitos!!

  699. Christy says:

    I recently added my homemade pizza to our weekly menu, it is the best. These fries look amazing, I might have to add them too. Thanks.

  700. Recently, my husband’s grandmother taught me how to make her chicken and dumplings. She didn’t have a recipe, so I had to take notes and then go home a figure out the measurements. I did make a few tweaks of my own, but they are so good and so comforting. It makes enough for leftovers, so we have had chicken and dumplings the last two weeks and I think I’m going to put it back on the menu again this week!

  701. marjie says:

    Baked tilapia. I love your website and my daughters are now fans too. My daughter living in chicago recently made your deep dish pizza with her boyfriend and now say they are spoiled and don’t think they will be able to go back to take out again. (they made it with lowfat turkey pepperoni!) Your gyro meals were amazing and every night since I have made a greek salad with your yummy dressing. The dressing I eat EVERYDAY..even drizzle it on sandwiches and wraps. YUM. Marjie

  702. Jolene says:

    This is actually a dish but we always have a “freezer” meal. On Sunday when I am making dinner I make one “freezer” meal. It is usually enchilada’s, lasagna, chicken cordon bleu, pizza or chicken kiev. My hubby is going back to school and working full time so dinners have been tough lately. It is nice to have these quick meals on hand.

  703. JaniceJ says:

    Spicy grilled chicken alfredo. The taste of grilled chicken and the spiciness makes the alfredo sauce easier to handle =]

  704. I love cheese tortellini/raviloli enough that it’s always on the menu once a week!

  705. Tiffany says:

    One of my favorite dishes is a recipe I found on eatingwell.com. I don’t know exactly what it’s called, so I copied the recipe:

    2 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1 medium shallot, minced
    1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
    2 tablespoons dry vermouth, or dry white wine
    1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    2 tablespoons heavy cream
    2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, or scallion greens
    Season chicken with pepper and salt on both sides.
    Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice and adjusting the heat to prevent burning, until brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 12 to 16 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
    Add shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes. Pour in vermouth (or wine); simmer until almost evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 1 minute. Pour in broth and cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cream and chives (or scallions); return to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan, turn to coat with sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

    It’s so good! I make it with your garlic rice and it is absolutely amazing!

  706. Jill says:

    Hmm, this is hard. I love a lot of foods but almost never repeat something each week. I’d say Tacos and Taco Salads are high on my list of favorites.

  707. Kari says:

    Mock garlic mashed potatoes

  708. Jen says:

    We used to love a nice, thick pizza. After travelling to Italy, however, we have fallen in love with Pizza Margherita and end up making it almost every week. Fresh Basil, Fresh Mozarella, and tomatoes with garlic, olive oil, and coarse salt on a thin crust. Mmmmm.

  709. Courtney says:

    Chicken Pasta! Bowtie pasta with chicken, garlic, fresh basil, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese!

  710. Pamela says:

    What dish or meal do you love enough to put it on your menu weekly?
    Pasta, always.
    Nice site…I will be back!
    Thank you!

  711. Nicole says:

    First, I can’t live without my white chicken chili! YUM! A quick runner-up is pulled pork tacos.

  712. Chrissy says:

    Risotto – I love that you can do so many different things with it!

  713. We love to have pizza at least once a week. YUM!

  714. Maria says:

    I eat some form of oatmeal almost every day – cooked for breakfast with bananas & walnuts or as homemade granola in yogurt for a snack or in cookies or muffins.

  715. Jo says:

    Perfect! I had just resigned myself to mushy, stick to the pan, not tasty, oven fries. Thanks!

  716. heather says:

    Stuffed shells are a favorite in our household!

  717. Jo says:

    Oh, and my husband and I eat tacos (out of the box) about once a week. :)

  718. Amnah says:

    I’ve had some quinoa sitting in my cupboard for a few months waiting to be turned into something yummy. Just can’t figure out what that will be yet. This is the 29078349 time I’ve gotten to your site through foodgawker. Your food rocks!

  719. leah says:

    I have a white chile that is easy and I fix it almost every week!PS I love you blog!

  720. Jessica says:

    Pizza almost every week!

  721. Regina D says:

    My most favorite (and super simple) recipes to make every week is a pork tenderloin cooked in the crock pot with a can of tropical friut salad dumped over the top, 1/2 C. of OJ and a splash of water. Cook on low for 8 hours and WOW! I serve it with wild rice and brussel sprouts. It’s one of my husband’s favorites, too.

  722. adrianne says:

    oooo we make chicken with spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes, feta, and rotini just about once a week. delish!

  723. Adrienne says:

    DESSERT is always on the menu at our my house! It just doesn’t feel right if I don’t end a meal with something sweet & homemade.

  724. jean says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I’m looking forward to trying it already as I haven’t been satisfied with my so-so baked fries.

    As far as a meal a week, it would be taco soup. Super easy, super yummy, filled with amazing veggies that the kids like and super flexible in ingredients!

  725. Sara says:

    Some sort of tacos appear regularly at our house!

  726. Sue says:

    My favorite isn’t really a main dish, but Buffalo Chicken Wing dip is sooo good I would eat it every single day!

    LOVE your blog :)

  727. Laura says:

    Spaghetti Carbonara — quick, easy, and always delicious! :)

  728. John says:

    Burgers, fried or grilled

  729. Jennifer says:

    Homemade pizza. I could eat pizza for EVERY meal so we make our own dough and cook up some interesting pies at least once a week!

  730. Abby says:

    I have been sorely disappointed with my homemade french fries. Can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  731. Abby says:

    Sorry forgot to add that we love to eat pizza! YUM!

  732. Tarah says:

    One of my favorite meals of the week is mashed potatoes! I love boiling them in chicken broth for flavor and I add sour cream when I’m whipping them for flavor and it seems to make them a little more creamy.

    Love your blog!

  733. Glasslass says:

    It would have to be baked fish. These fries will be on the side next week. Just found your site and am really enjoying it.

  734. Meagan says:

    Vegetable Lasagne! My husband and I love, love, love it! It is a family recipe and we could eat it every night!

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  736. Sweetcharlie says:

    Steamed vegetables is a favorite of ours :) Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  737. Carol Gustafson says:

    We eat brown rice nearly everyday ~ so many creative ways to combine it in healthy meals! The Cook’s Illustrated folks really know how to refine a recipe ~ thanks for sharing!

  738. Jensen Hilary says:

    thanks for the tip

  739. Danica Evans says:

    I refer to my copy of this cookbook as… the bible :)

  740. Estrunk76 says:

    Could you freeze these?

  741. Anonymous says:

    Please see the FAQ page.

  742. Daisy says:

    Just now finished making these, they are great !!

  743. lcflan says:

    Delicious! I made them with red potatoes and left the skin on – they turned out great!