Hubby Favorites of 2014

Hello! Derek here again for my once-a-year contributing post for my wife’s blog.

Back by popular demand here are the “Hubby Favorite”s of 2014. I am the man who gets to eat all of this awesome food and clean it up when Nikki is done. These are the 14 most delectable recipes I was blessed to have enter my mouth last year.

I would like to give a big Thank-you to all you who read and support the “Hubby Favorites” series. A few of you have emailed my wife, and by my wife I really mean emailed me, asking when this post would be airing on the blog. I am beyond flattered. I thoroughly enjoy writing these posts and am so glad you enjoy them. Be sure and check out my earlier posts for more delicious hubby-approved recipes:

Hubby Favorites of 2013

Hubby Favorites of 2012

The First Edition of Hubby Favorites

These main dishes, desserts, snacks and sides will make you salivate and licking your lips raw. The first 11 hubby-favorites are in no particular order, then I will reveal my top 3 favorites of 2014 at the end. In case you were wondering, Chicken Pillows are still the Overall #1 favorite and have yet to be dethroned :)

 

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LEMON BLUEBERRY POUND CAKE

When George St. Pierre is not fighting in the octagon he ground and pounds this cake. True story.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

MAN PLEASING BBQ BACON HAM FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

I believe the name basically sums up my outlook on this entre. I’m sure it will have the same lasting impression on the man in your life.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

PHILLY CHEESE STEAK DIP

Just got done changing the brakes on the Odyssey, trimming the bushes to resemble the cast of my wife’s favorite show, Vampire diaries and built a beautiful Gazebo out of the finest imported macaroni. Exhausted, I turn to Nikki and she hands me a bowl of Philly Cheese Steak Dip. Well, I earned it.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

MANGO PINEAPPLE SALSA

When you tell your friends you will bring the chips and salsa, remind them who their BFF really is. Don’t be hurt when they pick this salsa.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

HOT SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

Ever had that dream where you were swimming in a pool full of spinach dip? Yeah, me neither, but that doesn’t mean this dip isn’t the freakin’ best ever!

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

LIEGE WAFFLES

Flash Back to Christmas. We took the kids to see Santa Claus at the mall. To my surprise he beckoned me to him. He sat me down in his chair and sat upon my knee. He then said with the most sincere jolly eyes and grin, “Derek, all I want for Christmas is a Liege Waffle.” Done. There you have it. Of all the things Santa could have, he chose this waffle. Best Christmas Ever.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

GREEN SMOOTHIE

Before you think, “green drink, gross” and move on, I dare you…neigh…triple dog dare you, to try this and not take one sip and get the biggest adorable grin on your face. What began as heavy pressure from my wife to “just try it for crying out loud” is now me begging her to make it again and again.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

BISCUITS WITH COUNTRY SAUSAGE GRAVY

And it came to pass that the childrenites began to murmur from want of food. Behold the table was set with these biscuits and gravy and there was much rejoicing and continual peace in the land.
-Moses taught that.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

This is literally the answer to the “how to get the kids to eat their green beans” problem.  Fist pump. Balance restored!

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

TWICE BAKED POTATO BOATS

Because the hipster in you refuses to only bake a potato once. You just have to accept the fact that you won’t be the only one loving this.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA NUT COOKIES

I didn’t want to have to do this, but you leave me no choice. Here comes the smolder of cookies.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

The next 3 recipes are my TOP 3 Favorites of last year. (Chicken Pillows are still #1 overall, these are just for last year) WOOT!

MALIBU CHICKEN

I know what you’re thinking. This is a classic but been there done that. False! This is what dreams are made of. And smiles.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

“KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF” TAILGATE SLIDERS

So I invite some of my buddies over to watch the game. Hugh Jackman says, “Hey- pass me some more of those sliders.” Then Hulk says, “Me want some, too…. Wait where’d they go?!” Im huddled in the corner stuffing my face. My precious.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

 

CREAMY JALAPEÑO STUFFED BURGER WITH RASPBERRY CHIPOTLE SAUCE

Super Mario, Yosemite Sam and the Pringles guy wanted to be taken more seriously. Mr. Monopoly hands them a Jalapeño Stuffed Burger and BAM!- instantly the coolest mustaches in cartoon history. Warning: instant mantasticness with every bite.

The "HUBBY FAVORITES" of 2014!!!... Post written by 'Chef in Training''s husband. It is a fun read with some AMAZING Man-Pleasing recipes that won his personal top picks for the year 2014! Definitely check this out!

Hope you love these as much as I did. Don’t forget to check out my past hubby favorites and feel free to ask me any questions in the comments. Thank you all for your hubby support and have the best day ever.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Rachel J

    Yum! I love this series too. Your hubby is so cute and he knows the good stuff! :) Going to give some of these a try!

  2. Dana

    love this! and I'm starving now.

  3. Tomacita

    Oh my! The Malibu Chicken was seriously to die for! And the dipping sauce was the icing on the cake! If you have not tried it, I highly recommend it!

  4. Rebecca

    What!? Chicken pillows have been dethroned!

    1. Chef in Training

      no, they haven't. I will be sure and include that. These were just the top pics for last year... chicken pillows is still the overall favorite of his :) Good catch!

  5. Cortney Wright

    Derek, your round up takes me back- way back. Like 1996 listening to Weird Al in the cul-de-sac back. It was entertaining and delicious. Give Mr. Jackman my regards!

  6. Melissa

    I love this list! It's really great to see what a man likes to eat. And I agree that Liege Waffles are the best! I have actually been through Liege (just the train station) and it is a dive, but man, do they ever make the best waffles in the world!