I would have to say that my oven is my favorite cooking appliance. I love to bake, so it's also kind of a prerequisite in the area. It's not only useful for my baking habit though. I do alot of broiling and stovetop meals as well.
One of my families favorites is pan seared chicken breast with balsamic and rosemary reduction, fried greens and herb and goat cheese spread.
Cooking and baking has been a passion of mine since I was shorter than the oven itself!