Recipe Box, Blueberry Brunch Casserole for 2

    There is nothing like a warm breakfast casserole to enjoy on leisurely weekends, and this one is down sized so you don’t have to have a crowd to feed, you can make it just for you! {or you can double or triple it to feed a crowd}         Plus, it … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mardi Gras Gratin

  Since Fat Tuesday is a week from today, I decided to call this yummy sausage and noodle bake, Mardi Gras Gratin  🎭       It’s full of green {asparagus}, gold {noodles} and purple {ham and sausage} well, they’re sorta purple… and cajuns love their ham and sausage!         Brown the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Spinach Spaghetti Alfredo

  I know January is a month for a healthy new beginnings         And we have been eating lots of salads, veggies and lean protein…         But when the temperature is 22 degrees, and there is 1/2 inch of  ice on everything in a subtropical zone, and your pipes … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Club Sandwich Lasagna

Okay, sooooo…     Do you ever get an idea for a dish that you are quite sure is going to be beyond amazing?       You think, “this is such a brilliant idea!” 💡       And you strut     And feel all proud of yourself       Maybe show … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Bleu Cheesy Mac with Pear Walnut Croutons

  Tired of the same ole boring mac & cheese?       This version is mac & cheese’s elegant cousin     Rotini pasta holds the creamy bleu cheesy sauce in all it’s little crevices, and proudly sports a crown of pear & walnut croutons     This doesn’t take long to prepare, it … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Zucchini & Corn Enchiladas or Creamy Zucchini & Corn Crepes

My family loves enchiladas, and I’m always looking for variations This vegetarian version can be served as a main dish or a side with grilled meat     If you’re not a fan of Tex-Mex, wait!  Substitute a white sauce or a creamed soup* for the enchilada sauce for a delightful twist on this comfort … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Chicken Pot Pie Enchiladas

To keep ahead of chaos for holiday weekends, a big casserole, a one dish meal that can be made in advance, is my go to meal. My group often arrives at different times so it can be ready when they are   Enchiladas are not only my family’s favorite, they are quick and easy to … Continue reading

Recipe Box, California Lite Cheese Enchiladas

I have been making this recipe for years.  The original recipe is from a church cookbook from Palos Verdes, CA where I grew up.  Some of my favorite recipe inspirations come  from Junior League and church cookbooks… I bet yours do too~ This is a great way to get a cheese enchilada craving handled without a … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spanish Enchiladas

This is a twist on traditional Tex-Mex versions of enchiladas I call these Spanish enchiladas because I used the Spanish Manchego cheese and ham instead of the usual chicken or beef and cheddar or Jack There are a lot of vegetables too Corn, tomatoes, celery and green chiles Start by sauteing onion and celery in … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sophisticated White Lasagna

Did you cook something special for Valentine’s Day? We had a family dinner party to celebrate both Valentines Day and HHjr’s birthday.  I wanted to make a casserole ahead of time and decided on this White Lasagna, made with chicken, spinach and a white cheese sauce.  It was SWOON worthy! Even HH commented on how … Continue reading

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