I have been learning in a yeshiva/kollel in EY for 5 years. I am a BT so I didn't grow up learning, and BH I have been zocheh to gain a lot of clarity and a depth of understanding in learning sugyos in Shas. However I have found it difficult to get anywhere in terms of halacha. Learning MB does not work for me. I find that since I didn't learn the sugyas, I pashut cannot remember anything, and even halachos that I learned a bunch of times I simply do not know the basics. Too many random details without yesodos/klallim/sources for me to get any real tefisa.
I did have some hatzlachah with Aruch HaShulchan, it was just time consuming and he doesn't discuss every halachah, so you would for sure have to also learn MB or at least the SA itself in order to have a complete picture.
I found the sefer Orchos Shabbos to be very good for hilchos Shabbos - he brings the sugyas and the basic Rishonim before the brings all of the halachos.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I am thinking of trying to do all of the Aruch HaShulchan, supplemented with MB (as I wrote above) but I always want to hear from others if this is a mehalech.
Also I understand that this is probably just b'etzem a problem when it comes to learning halachah without learning the sugyos. And I will speak this out with my Rebbeim - just they are more or less of a certain shita and I am pretty sure they hold that MB is the way to go. It just hasn't been working for me for the period of time I have been learning.
Thanks for the help