Top 10 Recipes

If you are new to MKE, this is a great place to start. These are my most popular recipes over the past 15 years and definitely have earned the title because they are truly rock star!

Carnitas
An authentic Carnitas Recipe that is completely addictive! First, the pork carnitas cook slowly in an Instant Pot, in a Dutch oven, or your slow cooker. You pick your favorite! After shredding the tender pork, it gets crispy and caramelized under the oven broiler. This Mexican pulled pork is the...
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Old Fashioned Donut Muffins
Old Fashioned Donut Muffins are those famous dense, rich doughnuts but in muffin form. The glaze over the top makes them perfectly sweet and an easy breakfast muffin recipe. If you are looking for an amazing weekend or holiday breakfast idea, these donut muffins are perfect. Just don’t rush the 3rd...
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Parmesan Chicken Bake
Parmesan Chicken Bake is my most popular recipe because it is an easy dinner recipe using baked chicken breasts. This Parmesan chicken recipe only has a few ingredients, a quick prep time, and tastes amazing. These tender chicken breasts bake in the oven with mayo and parmesan cheese until crispy, but...
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
This easy chicken cordon bleu casserole is perfect for a busy weeknight meal. An amazing dinner that combines all your favorite flavors of chicken, ham, and Swiss cheese but is super fast to prepare. Cordon bleu casserole uses rotisserie chicken but you can also use leftover chicken as well! We all love...
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Sushi Rice Recipe
This Sushi Rice Recipe is perfectly sticky and slightly sweet, which makes it just rice for making your own sushi rolls or sashimi at home. This sticky rice is easy to make and lasts for days in the refrigerator. Instant Pot instructions are also included! With the crazy high restaurant prices in 2024,...
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Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole
Tater Tot Casserole is a must-have, kid-friendly recipe in my kitchen. This easy dinner recipe is simply the best because it is jam-packed with ground beef, corn, cheese, and crispy tater tots. When I lived in Minnesota, all the locals referred to this meal as a tater tot hotdish but whatever you...
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Candied Grapes
Candied Grapes….are those a real snack food?  For my kids, they certainly are! If you love Sour Patch Kids candy, then you can think of these as Sour Patch Grapes. They are super easy recipe to make, in fact, your kids can make them all by themselves. If you love any type of candied fruit, then learning...
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Homemade French Bread
Easy Homemade French Bread that you can make for dinner even when you are short on time!  I am known for my french bread recipe and give it out every year as Christmas gifts to friends and neighbors. I’ve had so many people over the years ask for a tutorial on how to make french bread so I hope...
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Chopped Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing
Thai Chicken Salad is hands-down the best salad I have ever made!  Fresh, healthy greens combine with grilled and marinated chicken, veggies, peanuts, a spicy Thai peanut sauce, and sweet chili dressing. This chopped Thai salad recipe is one you can’t stop eating and is super kid-friendly as...
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Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Bake
This Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Bake recipe is loaded with fresh spinach, tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. A hearty and healthy vegetarian recipe is the perfect pasta dish for a busy weeknight. This baked vegetable pasta is super kid-friendly because kids love pasta and cheese,...
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