Cinco de Mayo is almost upon us, the day that commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French near the city of Puebla on 5 May 1862. In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican culture. If you know me, you gotta know that I’m down with that & I hardly need any excuse to whip up some Mexican food. I thought I’d celebrate the day with Rick Bayless Brick Red Mole napped over Shredded Barbacoa Beef Enchiladas.
We’ve been having the dreariest, dark, cold, wet weather all week. How about you? I know it’s good for the plants but I get feeling a little blue. I want to get outside and DO things! Instead, we’ve tucked in and made something warm and comforting and creamy and cheesy! Three Cheese Chicken Casserole!
I know I’ve said I don’t really “get” casseroles! Cook a bunch of good food, mix it together and recook it! But even I get how nice it is to pull a pan of hot, bubbly, and cheesy deliciousness out of the oven, plop it on the table and call “Dinner!” And this Sloppy Joe Casserole qualifies!
Can a person have too many pasta recipes? Possibly, especially if you’re on a budget. It’s almost too easy to turn to pasta dishes, so when I do make one, I try to make it the best! You’ll love this warm and comforting dish loaded with fresh mozzarella, Italian sausage and for a healthier twist, ground chicken or turkey. Use ground beef if you’d rather, though.
Goulash is an old American standby dish from pantry ingredients. Wikipedia notes Goulash celebrated its 100th birthday last year, being published in cookbooks as early as 1914. Simple, tasty, cheap and filling, Goulash is familiar to generations of Americans. Talk about comfort food!
I originally posted this Chicken Pot Pie in November of 2011, one of my very first posts! Today, as I made it again, I updated with new photos. That night, I had been looking at Time’s Money Issue and became sidetracked. Pretty soon, I was clicking on one link after another; you know how that goes, right?
Years ago I came across this recipe, so long ago, I’m not sure where it came from. This makes enough to cover a 13 x 9 inch casserole or to make a topping for 6 individual Pot Pies, like my “Chicken Pot Pie you WISH your Grandma Made!” They also make some of the best drop or rolled or patted out biscuits you’ll ever taste! Can I say superb? Yep, I just did!
These biscuits are formulated to be a fantastic topping, but sometimes I cheat when I want a biscuit – they’re that good. With any biscuit, the ingredients are important, but the technique will make it or break it. Handle gently and minimally and you’ll be rewarded.
For years, my daughter’s been describing this casserole to me, a family favorite of her in-laws. For years, in my head, I’ve been thinking: Do we NEED another Tuna Casserole? The “We” being not just our family, but the world as a whole! One taste of this casserole was all it took to change my mind.
Can we talk Tuna Noodle Casserole? Why? Because my blog tells me people are looking for it. Particularly Meta Givens Tuna Noodle Casserole Supreme.
When I came across a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese that had a head of cauliflower hidden in the sauce, how could I resist? I love the idea of “stealth veggies” and try to take advantage of sneaking extra vegetables in any dish I can.
We’ve had a new addition to the family – last week I was able to visit my lil sis, her son and his wife, and a brand new baby grand-nephew. It was truly a week of excesses, traveling, graduations, Memorial Day.
What can I say about this casserole? All the appeal of tacos combined with a nacho like topping, hearty, with vegetables and added fiber from the beans? I tried it, thinking my teenager would like it. I was wrong, he loved it. A little salsa, a few slices of avocado and a dab of sour cream add a freshness to this substantial meal.
This simple little casserole works out well with Ham, Chicken or Turkey. This is nothing fancy, just “down home” cooking, and it is a great “learner” dish for a child or teenager, and especially using the short cuts.
Scalloped Potatoes – for so many, the ultimate comfort food. Truly a classic as is (pulled from the oven, beautifully browned on the top, the creamy sauce bubbling, the addition of a little ham and/or cheese (optional, of course) makes this a hearty meal.
If you’re looking for a dynamite casserole, one that practically screams “comfort” and one that’s easy to make, serves a crowd and comes in at a budget, this is the one, Cheesy Chicken or Turkey Noodle Casserole.
This is a casserole that brings casseroles to a whole new level. Bright. Vibrant. Fresh. If you want to look like a genius, serve this Artichoke Chicken or Turkey Casserole to weekend guests for brunch, bring to a buffet or a potluck, or make it, just for your loved ones, on a cold, winter day.
I like to have easy things to throw together after a busy time like Thanksgiving. This dish has been around forever, and in my mind is the Classic Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice Turkey Casserole – the others? Simply pretenders.
This little dish of baked pasta has become almost ubiquitous, but have you noticed some are great and some just mediocre? Here, a couple little tricks and some great shopping tips will help make sure yours is the one that amazes, and at a budget price.