Tag Archives: White sauce

Cauliflower au Gratin

Cauliflower au Gratin: Can Cauliflower get any better? Easy dish for a holiday dinner to dress up a pork chop or ham meal

So I always wonder how the winter is going for everyone – we’re going to be up to 58 tomorrow but I’m bummed because it’s supposed to rain. But it was supposed to snow, so we’re lucky for this heat wave. Then down to 15 degrees by the end of the week.

Cauliflower au Gratin
Cauliflower au Gratin – simple enough and oh so scrumptious!

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Chicken Pot Pie like you WISH your Grandma made!

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?

Chicken Pot Pie like you Wish your Grandma made! Tender, flaky crust, gorgeous vegetables and a gravy out of this world!
Chicken Pot Pie like you Wish your Grandma made! Tender, flaky crust, gorgeous vegetables and a gravy out of this world!

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Simple Country Souffle – From Anything

If you’ve thought a Souffle was a fancy dish, the bastion of a master chef, think again. I was charmed by this simple recipe from my Grandmother’s 1917 cook book. Not as tall or high rising as a fancy souffle, this is a simple, country souffle and is absolutely delicious. No stress and worry free, a souffle like this is right at home at breakfast, brunch or as a simple side.

Simple Country Souffle, made from a left over white sauce
Simple Country Souffle, made from a left over white sauce

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Chicken Cordon Bleu – Naked & Deconstructed . $2.88

Ha – I got your attention with that “naked” huh? 🙂 This is a dish I’ve been running into here and there. All the marvelous flavor of Chicken Cordon Bleu, none of the hassle. Here’s mine: Chicken, Ham, a Swiss Mornay, a touch of Sherry and the most marvelous Herbed Bread Crumbs. My only regret? Not making this sooner.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Deconstructed, piping hot from the oven.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Deconstructed, piping hot from the oven.

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Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy

It’s often said by “experts” in the field of nutrition that there are no “bad” foods, but I do have to wonder about Chicken Fried Steak – it just tastes so darned good! A huge fave of child number 2’s, when his birthday rolls around, I pull out the cast iron and go to town. Or maybe to country?

Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy
Chicken Fried Steak with  Country Gravy

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Eggs Florentine with Sliced Tomatoes

I was watching Ann Burrell the other day “The Best Thing I Ever Made,” a Food Network show – she turned out an Eggs Flameco that looked marvelous – that recipe, though, reminded me of another old favorite, and a much healthier one: Eggs Florentine.

Eggs Florentine - poached eggs blanketed by a cheesy sauce on top a bed of flavorful spinach
Eggs Florentine – poached eggs blanketed by a cheesy sauce on top a bed of flavorful spinach

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Meta Given’s Tuna Casserole Supreme – Tuna Noodle Casserole

My blog tells me people are searching for Meta Given’s “Tuna and Noodle Casserole Supreme.” Here it is, in all its glory. Even if you don’t know Meta Given, you know her casserole – it’s the one with the potato chips on top, although I chose the optional cheese topping. Instructions are here for both.

meta given's tuna casserole supreme
Meta Given’s Tuna Casserole Supreme – this one with optional cheese topping

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