Cauliflower au Gratin

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. Advertisements

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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 Two, when his birthday rolls around, I pull out the cast iron and go to town. Or…

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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.

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Meta Givens Tuna Noodle Casserole Supreme

Can we talk Tuna Noodle Casserole? Why? Because my blog tells me people are looking for it. Particularly Meta Givens Tuna Noodle Casserole Supreme.

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Elegant Mushroom Lemon Basil Soup with Wild Rice

There is just something about this soup that is almost haunting. It is reminiscent of a Greek soup, yet the wild rice is clearly not a flavor normally found in the classic Greek soups. Just a lovely conglomeration of different flavors from around the globe (like so many of us are…) Easy, too.

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Light Hot Browns

I truly do think the leftovers are the best part of any Holiday dinner, and here’s one of my favorite ways to use them. While traditionally made with turkey, Hot Browns are great made with either turkey or ham. As a matter of fact, when I make Hot Browns, I can usually count on an extra…

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Easy One Dish Ham or Turkey Bake

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.

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Scalloped Potatoes, like the ones your Grandma made!

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.

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Updated Chicken a la King over Pop Overs

This quick, easy standby is a kid pleaser, for sure, made on the stove top in minutes, using ingredients you’re likely to have on hand. Served over Pop Overs, this old farm house standby seems fresh and current.

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