Lena’s Favorite Recipe Roundup




If you’ve found yourself with some extra time on your hands, now is the PERFECT time to stretch your wings in the kitchen and try some amazing new dishes. Who knows, one of them could be your new favorite!

Here are my favorite recipes that are always in rotation in my kitchen, some by me and some from other amazing chefs and blogs. ENJOY!


Lena’s One Pan Sweet Sesame Potstickers *

Lena’s Chunky Tomato and Leek Sauce *

Lena’s Sicilian Style Meatballs

Lemon Butter Pasta with Ricotta and Breadcrumbs *

One Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken with Kale & Orzo *

Creamy Chickpea Pasta With Spinach and Rosemary *

Butter Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Tikka Masala

Honey-and-Soy-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Sticky Oven BBQ Ribs

Peanut Chicken Satay Noodle Salad *

Chinese Spareribs *

Spicy Peanut + Sesame Noodles


Vodka Sauce

Carbonara *

Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips *

Creamy Chicken Piccata *

Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice *

Sarku Japan-Style Chicken Teriyaki

Dig Inn Sweet Potatoes

Dig Inn Mac & Cheese


Lena’s Honey Avocado Toast

French Toast Casserole *

Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins *

Soft and Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Toasted Coconut Pancakes


Slow Cooker French Onion Soup *

Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pasta *

Slow Cooker Cranberry Cider Braised Beef Stew

Slow Cooker French Wine and Mustard Chicken *

Slow Cooker Bacon & Whiskey BBQ Meatballs *

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken with Veggies

Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Chicken and Broccoli

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Slow Cooker Crispy Corned Beef

SNACKS & Sides

Lena’s Sweet Mango Guacamole *

Soft Pretzels *

Caramelized Onion Dip

Garlic Naan *

Sourdough Bread *

Scallion Pancakes *


Lena’s Life Changing Cookies *

Lena’s Easy Blood Orange Brownies

Tiny, Salty, Chocolatey Cookies

7 Layer Rainbow Cookies *

Almond Horn Cookies *

Double Almond Biscottis *

Italian Sesame Cookies

Tres Leches Cake *

Snickers Bars *

Cookie Dough Bars

Brazilian Brigadeiros

Lemon Curd

Toasted Sesame Cookies

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

* indicates my ABSOLUTE favorites from the bunch




I make a lot of “simple” things that don’t require a full recipe, too –

Here are my kitchen staples!

  • Bone-in chicken thighs doused in honey mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder + roasted on 425 for a crispy delicious skin (can also do the same thing with BBQ sauce)

  • Grilled boneless chicken thighs seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and rotisserie chicken seasoning and grilled. Great alone or tossed in a salad, too

  • Chicken breasts (boneless or split) marinated in Italian dressing, minced garlic, and lemon slices for 2-3 days, add garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper, then oven baked at 425 until perfectly juicy and zesty

  • Steak tips marinated in teriyaki sauce and broiled in the oven

  • Mashed potatoes with the skins on, whole stick of butter, milk, salt, and pepper

  • Whole roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar and cinnamon

  • Steamed green beans with honey mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice

  • Caesar salad with Ken’s Caesar dressing, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, and Chatham Village croutons

  • Sautéed spinach with garlic, onions, and thinly sliced caramelized lemons

  • Roasted cauliflower with maple syrup, raisins, capers, and olive oil

  • Garlic bread with butter, roasted garlic, onion powder, and everything bagel seasoning

  • Green bean casserole with French style green beans, brown sugar, and milk





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