I had an extraordinary Italian meal at a small restaurant in Basel about 30 years ago, more memorable than anything I'd eaten in Rome. It started with a rich stew involving several varieties and just kept getting better.
tonight it is chicken-apple sausages with cheesy grits.
I just made my English son-in-law a sticky toffee pudding for his birthday.
Shrimp and grits, or cheese grits with almost any topping.
Not all that unusual, possibly, but our family is the only one I know that mashes carrots and parsnips together for holiday meals.
"Crack" made with saltines. And @mynde, do tell more about Snickerdoodle bread!
Dishes that can either be chilled or in the oven by the time my guests arrive, so that I can relax and enjoy their company.
I'm with tereza -- peas and cheddar. But I might try it with mozzarella the next time.
Mac and cheese.
Pumpkin pie. Especially since I discovered Serious Eats Extra Smooth recipe.
Eggplant, sliced, breaded and sauteed, served with home-preserved tomatoes.
anything with fruit and whipped cream
Panna cotta with berries.
Stone fruits. Smoothies. Fruit smoothies.
Caramel -- and racing green would be perfect.
Sticky toffee pudding.
I bake most of my own breads and biscuits.
Everything on the grill.
@Swearj4, my family recipe is the same as yours.