Why, hello there. This is the lucky “guinea pig” who gets to try out all the recipes on the blog, her husband Derek. Jealous much? I thought so.
Today, we are going to shake things up a bit at “Chef in Training”…. meaning, I am taking over today’s post. We both thought this would be a fun idea. Many of you don’t know the husband behind this blog, but trust me, I play a huge role. I am the taste-tester, the devourer and the legend. I have been blessed with a ridiculously fast metabolism, so pounding all of the food you will find on this blog is pretty easy for me. Lets just say, I am 6’2” and just under 150 pounds. I know… crazy, right? Everyone says it will catch up with me when I turn 30. That happens to be in 6 more months, so I guess only time will tell. I am also known as the “big man on campus” at work because I bring in all the goodies my wife cooks up, and trust me, they are incredible.
Many of you wonder where all the food goes, does Nikki ever make the same thing twice, and what are the meals the men in your life are really going to love. I have been begging my wife to put a “Hubby Favorite” category on her blog for months.
Picture this. With a new meal everyday, it is hard to remember all of my personal favorites because we rarely have the same dinner twice. However, when we do, I want it to be one that I loved. My wife typically likes to do her post lists in increments of 5 (OCD much?) but this is my post. The following list are the TOP 13 most scrumptious recipes I have partaken of. Love you babe, don’t hate on the number 13.
Buckle up and get ready to enjoy some of the best recipes you will ever make and that will make your men extremely happy. If you haven’t made some or any of these yet, shame on you because you are missing out.
Lets get started, shall we? (I had my wife make the graphics because she is awesome like that)
Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta… If you want to impress your guests, this is restaurant quality.
Pineapple Cheeseball… I ask my wife to take this with us everywhere. I will call it my BFF.
Easy and Delicious Stuffed Mushrooms… This will make your chest hairs tingle. Unless your are a female, then this got awkward.
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies… This is my wife’s secret weapon to getting what she wants.
Buttermilk Pancakes with AMAZING Buttermilk Syrup… This syrup alone could make world peace.
Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos… This is the ultimate Mexican meal.
Wingers Sticky Fingers… I took my wife on our first date to Wingers. We Love going there. This recipe is literally identical to the restaurant.
Buffalo Chicken Dip… No Manapalooza is complete without this on the table.
Baked Chicken Taquitos… Watching the big game? This is a great meal to sit down to.
Hawaiian Haystacks… If Hawaii had a taste, lets just say I found it. This recipe is amazing.
The above recipes were in no particular order, however, the next few are. Here are my TOP 3 Favorite recipes from Chef in Training.
#3. Homemade Oreos… I teach my kids how to share, but I find it impossible with these.
#2. Creamy Broccoli Chicken Casserole… This is like a Lamborghini filled with power tools driven by my wife at maximum speed while playing Call of Duty.
#1. Chicken Pillows… My mom passed this recipe down to my wife, it has stayed with me for 15+ years. I have yet to find something I love more than these. For now, they stay at the top.
I hope everyone enjoys these recipes as much as me. I am so glad my wife finally caved and let me post on this blog and share with you some of my favorites. I am excited to have a “Hubby Favorite” stamp now, so be on the look out for it in future recipe posts.