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Mom, What’s For Dinner? 10 Family Favorite Recipes {#TuesdayTen}

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Our family loves to eat.

My husband’s father is Lebanese, so our kids have grown up with dishes like hummus, baba ghanoush, tabouli, kibbe, spinach pies, and grape leaves.

Once my oldest son brought in hummus for an ethnic food day in elementary school. None of the kids would even try it…one of them even told him it “looked like throw up,” to his surprise. I think back then he thought everyone ate like us.

Perhaps due to their early introduction to so many foods, and possibly a lot of luck, our kids are great eaters, willing to try most new things, although we once had a school assignment where we accidentally tried a toxic fruit. We still laugh about that one. Mom Fail.

For this Tuesday Ten, I am going to share some of our family favorite recipes! I won’t be sharing the Arabic ones, because none of them are written down.

But I’ve picked out a few others, including some faves from three of my favorite food blogs, with their permission of course. You should definitely check them out…I stalk their sites.

If you see something you like, please link over to the original post to pin. Otherwise, when you go to look it up, you’ll end back here and have another step to get to the actual recipe.

10 Family Favorite Dinner Recipes (in no particular order)


This is really an appetizer, but we may or may not have also eaten them for dinner. Ok, we have. These Tangy Sesame Wings always go fast. They’re easy to make…the key is to marinate them long enough. You could make them with drumsticks if you can’t get past the wings for dinner part.

Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup

Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup is definitely a family favorite…the perfect comfort food for a chilly evening! I make this one a lot. It’s easy, and I usually have every ingredient in the house. Big plus!

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This Greek Panzanella Salad from This Silly Girl’s Life is SO amazing. I am a salad dressing snob (I make all of our salad dressings from scratch…it’s really easy), and I just love Dana’s Greek dressing. And those homemade croutons? You’ll never eat store bought again. But the real star of the show? The pickled onions! You all KNOW how much I love pickles. These are addicting! Even for those who are not pickle fiends. 


Avocado cream and chicken suiza enchiladas from Heidi at Foodie Crush get a big thumbs up from everyone in this house. I have made these several times, and they’re always a hit. A helpful hint…when using the blender make sure it’s put together properly. Once I didn’t, and let’s just say there was avocado cream everywhere! I may or may not have said a bad word very loudly when that happened.


I just recently discovered Girl and the Kitchen’s food blog, and I think I have pinned most of Mila’s recipes already. I’ve also made a few dishes, and not one has disappointed. I have already made  the Chicken Kotletki twice. It’s easy to make, and inexpensive too! Monday night I made a double batch so I could freeze some for later. I thought we were going to have leftovers for lunch, but then someone came along and ate all 7 that were left over. They didn’t even leave me one. 🙁

Salmon and Leek Pasta

Pasta with Salmon and Leeks is another easy recipe…hmmm…are we seeing a trend here? Twenty minutes to put together…if you’re in a rush, this is a good one to make!

And here’s just a few more that we really like:

Lobster Bisque from Giddu’s Kitchen (more of a special occasion meal)

Chunky Shrimp Bisque from the Deen Brothers

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros from Six Sisters Stuff

Beef with Broccoli from Rainy Day Gal

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more recipes…I have some new ones ready to go on the blog but I haven’t completely written them up yet! 

I’m linking up with Rabia at The Lieber Family and Lisa at The Golden Spoons for the Tuesday Ten and a Perfect Day.

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Angela Gilmore

Monday 10th of March 2014

Your kids are lucky! I didn't try most of the foods you listed until I was in college! And I recently introduced my 62 year old boss to hummus for the first time!

Michelle Nahom

Monday 10th of March 2014

I ate a pretty good variety when I was a kid, but my kids definitely have surpassed me. They love good food's nice having foodie kids...although expensive at times...

Kristina Walters

Saturday 8th of March 2014

I loved this week's Tuesday Ten! Great list!

Michelle Nahom

Monday 10th of March 2014

Thanks Kris! I must say I do love to eat!

Menopausal Mother

Friday 7th of March 2014

I've already had a big dinner tonight, yet here I am looking at al these recipes and my mouth is watering for the Russian Chicken, enchiladas and the black bean soup…..YUMMMMM! What time did you say dinner is tomorrow???

Michelle Nahom

Friday 7th of March 2014

Marcia, you can come over anytime for dinner!

Julia Tomiak

Friday 7th of March 2014

Awesome and thank you! I need more dinner ideas. I can't wait to try the black bean soup. I also raided your Pinterest boards- I love how you have them set up, and you've got some great pins. Thanks for all the inspiration today!

Michelle Nahom

Friday 7th of March 2014

Thanks Julia! Glad you liked my Pinterest boards...I have some cleaning up to do, but there's so many things on my list right now!! Hope you enjoy the black bean's a good one! My family loves it!

Chris Carter

Thursday 6th of March 2014

I think that is SO COOL that your kids have eaten such an amazing variety of foods! That Russian Chicken looks so so good- and those wings? Mmmm... I love anything with sesame!! Such great recipes- totally pinning!!

Michelle Nahom

Friday 7th of March 2014

I am lucky my kids are such good eaters. My daughter is actually really into eating healthy and she is doing an internship at a health food store right now...such a great fit for her! The Russian chicken is amazing (I actually use turkey though) - my family really likes it - and the wings...those always go so fast at parties (or dinner)! :)