Some of my favorites
Seafood Bake - King Crab, Scallops (real ones), Jumbo Shrimp, Lobster, baked in butter, garlic, and shallots, served over noodles.
Crown Rib Roast - You can cut this steak with a butter knife, with a nice spice rub, and some homemade beef gravy, with some mashed potatoes in
Beef Stew - Beef, carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, garlic, mushrooms, in beef gravy, served with flaky biscuits.
Homemade Chicken Soup - Chicken, broth, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, diced peppers, mushrooms, noodles, served with crackers.
Steak - Grilled on the grill, with my wife's marinade (and some wood chips), served with her potatoes (she slices a baked potato and puts onion,
butter, and garlic between each slice, then bakes it in foil). Every friend we've ever served this to raves about it at parties, even years later,
Spiedino Di Mare and Crab Cake- (Carrabba's) Lightly breaded shrimp and scallops in a lemon butter sauce, served with mashed potatoes. The crab cake
they have has a great red pepper sauce which is to die for. My wife has learned how to duplicate this pretty damn close to the restaurant version.
Mesquite Chicken - Chicken in a mesquite marinade, grilled on the grill, add some more of the marinade. Served with grilled veggies (also on the
grill): peppers, onions, squash, garlic, potatoes