Nostalgic family recipes that bring us around the table
Thanks to the internet, we've all got access to an endless amount of new recipes. Sometimes, though, it's the oldies-but-goodies that really hit the spot. Try one of these nostalgic recipes the next time your family gathers for dinner.
1. Mac and cheese
What's not to love about the gooey goodness that is mac and cheese? This recipe offers a smoky flavor with a crunchy topping — the perfect comfort food.
Meatloaf always seemed somewhat unappealing when we were kids. As we got older, though, something about it became kind of comforting, right? This Bloody Mary Meatloaf isn't your mama's recipe, but we promise it will still hit the spot.
3. Green bean casserole
Did you ever have a holiday as a kid without green bean casserole? Our version is dished up in individual servings, so there's no fighting over who got the most crunchy onion topping.
4. Shepherd's pie
We love how shepherd's pie takes all the best comfort foods and just piles them up on top of each other. This version adds even more yummy layers.
It's impossible to get tired of this dish, we promise. It's easy, delicious and a fav among most kids. Bonus — our version only uses one pot.
6. Chicken cordon bleu
This classic dish will never die — it just gets better. Our version adds pasta. You can't go wrong with that.
7. Potato salad
You can't give a picnic or a cookout without a big bowl of potato salad. This version skips the mayo in favor of blue cheese dressing. Oh, and did we mention the potatoes are cooked in bacon fat? Yum.
8. Peach cobbler
Grandma's peach cobbler, straight from the oven. Nothing says summertime like a warm plate of that, right? We've got an easy, three-ingredient version that you can make on the grill. Three cheers for not heating up your kitchen.