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Nana’s Best-Loved Recipes will get you inspired! Home cooking is always the best! Discover easy, delicious, and timeless dishes that will have everyone asking for seconds.
From childhood favorites to family traditions, Nana’s Best Loved Recipes have stood the test of time. With easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of home cooking tips, you can cook up a storm with timeless dishes that the whole family will enjoy!
1. Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese.
This creamy, comforting classic is always a hit. Nana’s country-style macaroni and cheese is sure to win over even the pickiest eater.
Cook up a big batch of elbow macaroni in boiling water with a teaspoon of salt and vegetable oil until al dente. Combine the cooked noodles with shredded cheddar cheese and butter, then pour into a baking dish.
Sprinkle a topping of Parmesan cheese and crunchy panko breadcrumbs before baking until golden brown. Serve this delicious cheesy treat warm for maximum pleasure!
2. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie.
This hearty and delicious dish is a family favorite of Nana’s. What you will need: 2 cups of shredded chicken, 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables, 1 can (22.6 oz) Cream of chicken soup, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 stick of butter melted butter.
Start by seasoning your chicken breast with your favorite seasonings. Put the chicken in a cooking dish and place in a 350-degree oven for 40 minutes, let cool. Shred the cooked chicken, I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer to do this for me. It is so much easier and faster.
Meanwhile, cook your frozen veggies on the stove as directed on package and drain. Next, heat the oven to 425°F. Stir together soup, vegetables, flour, melted butter and shredded cooked chicken.
Spoon into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edges and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.
Bake 30 to 35 min or until the crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with Wilton Pie Crust Shield
to prevent excessive browning. For best results cook on a Pizza Stone. The pizza stone prevents soggy crust.
Enjoy the comforting goodness of this nourishing homemade dish!
3. Nana’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Who can resist the timeless sweet goodness of chocolate chip cookies? Nana’s chocolate chip cookie recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. What you will need: 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1/2 cup canola oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips.
Start by heating the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat sugars, butter, oil, vanilla, and egg with electric mixer on low speed until blended.
Next, beat in the flour, baking soda and salt until well blended. Finally, add semi-sweet chocolate chips and voilà! On ungreased cookie sheet, (or parchment paper) drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Makes 42 cookies.
4. Nana’s Famous Simple Chili Recipe.
Looking for an easy and hearty chili recipe? Try Nana’s famous simple chili. What you will need: 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean), 1 cup chopped onions, 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce, 1 can (14.5 oz) organic diced tomatoes, undrained, 1 can (19 oz) red kidney beans, undrained or pinto beans.
FYI: I prefer to cook my own dried pinto beans. This way I can use my own seasonings that I love.
Next, in 3-quart saucepan, cook beef, onions and garlic over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Now, Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper sauce and tomatoes.
Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cover; cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Lastly, stir in kidney beans. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cook covered about 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness. For a variety of tastes, try sprinkling sharp cheddar cheese on top, sour cream, and Fritos instead of crackers. Enjoy!
5. Classic Sunday Roasted Chicken with Herb Gravy.
One of Nana’s beloved recipes is her classic Sunday roasted chicken with Herb Gravy. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and then season a 5-pound chicken liberally with salt, pepper, and herbs.
Place the chicken in a greased roasting pan and add cut potatoes, carrots, and onions around the chicken for added flavor. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through then prepare the gravy.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat before adding flour to create a roux. Slowly whisk in low-sodium chicken broth and bring to a boil while stirring constantly before reducing heat and simmering until thickened.
Finally, add fresh chopped herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and oregano for flavor to the gravy before pouring over the roast chicken. Enjoy!
6. Nana’s Homemade Pound Cake
Another one of Nana’s timeless recipes. Who can resist the buttery crunchy taste of a plain vanilla pound cake? Nana’s Pound Cake is sure to have your guest coming back for more.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then grease your cake pan by using Pam Spray with Flour. Next, start by creaming the butter flavored Crisco with the real butter. Then add the eggs one at a time, beating after each.
Now, sift cake flour, salt, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour your batter into your greased and floured 10″ tube pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool on cake rack for 10 minutes and turn out of pan onto cake rack. Serve with cool whip and strawberries, delicious. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.
Conclusion of Nana’s Best-Loved Recipes
I can’t wait for you to try Nana’s Best-Loved, Recipes. You and your family are going to love these timeless classic foods.
These recipes will have your family and friends coming back for seconds and more. Enjoy!
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