My Recipe Bucket List

It happens all too often to me. I’m browsing blogs, cookbooks, or Pinterest and I see a recipe that makes me say, “oooh! I have always wanted to make something like that.” Then, I mark it/pin it and promptly forget about it for a while.

But how about actually making those dishes? As I create more and more recipes in my kitchen, I think it might be fun to look at my “bucket list” and mark some of those off as accomplished. So…let’s get to it – what items do I want to make? Are there any you think I should add? I will try to update this list as I go…maybe one day I can check each and every one off!

Do you have any bucket list items to make in your kitchen as well? What are they?


Huevos Rancheros

Eggs Benedict

Baked Donuts

Poached Eggs

Eggs in Purgatory

Cinnamon Rolls





Spinach Artichoke Dip – COMPLETE: Spinach Artichoke Dip with Fresh Take

Eggplant Caponata

Baked Brie


Olive tapenade

Egg rolls or spring rolls

Homemade Popcorn – COMPLETE: Popcorn with truffle oil & asiago

Side Dishes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Brussels Sprouts

Risotto – COMPLETE: Spinach and artichoke risotto


Homemade Salad Dressing – COMPLETE: Honey lime dressing


Mushroom Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Main Dishes


Beer Can Chicken

Fancy grilled cheese

Bahn Mi

Black Bean or Veggie Burgers – COMPLETE: Spicy Black Bean and Edamame Burgers

Grilled Pizza – COMPLETE: Grilled Pizza with Sausage and Spinach


Macarons – COMPLETE: Chocolate Macarons with Kahlua Buttercream and Chocolate Coconut Macarons with Vanilla Buttercream

Bread Pudding


Zucchini cake




Black & White Cookies



French 75



Gin Fizz

Popsicles in Prosecco

Beer popsicles – COMPLETE: Shandy Popsicles with Raspberries


    • Katie says

      Thanks Karen! I definitely want to keep myself accountable, so to say! There are some things that I’ve always said I’d like to make…maybe having this list ongoing will inspire me!

  1. Jessica says

    You should try the “money in the bank vinaigrette” from dinner a love story to check the homemade salad dressing off of your list. It’s so simple and delicious. We’ve been eating it with the recommended salad: greens, pine nuts, crumbled blue cheese and pear. It’s amazing. Also incredible over warm potatoes live suggested. I love your list!

    • Katie says

      Nope – I have not tried the recipe yet, hence why making tortillas are still on my bucket list! 😉 I will maybe have to give Jessica’s version a try – I’m sure she knows how to do it right!


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