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

Take out Tuesday, Create A Casserole

I have been going rogue from my meal plan lately, can’t seem to stick with what I had originally decided, sometimes you simply change your mind and aren’t in the mood! When I got home from a busy day it was already 3, and I decided to “create” something for dinner.  This is a little … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Secret Chicken Enchiladas

Everybody has a recipe for Chicken Enchiladas, but my “secret” is how easy these are, and I usually have all the ingredients on hand for a fast delicious family meal or a wonderful casserole to give to a friend.  You can make it ahead 24 hours, or freeze and bake later.  It would be a … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Eggplant Stacked Sandwiches

I started to make Eggplant Rollatini, where you roll eggplant slices up with filling inside, but after thinking about the process I decided that rolling the stuffed eggplant was going to be way too much trouble and that I could use much more yummy filling if I just layered ingredients in the dish.  Not being … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Maple Sausage & Waffle Bake

I made this for Hungry Husband for a special breakfast last week and it was AMAZING! It even tasted good 4 days later! I am a big fan of maple bacon so when I saw this over at plainchicken.com [where the recipes are always simple and delicious], I wanted to try this casserole with maple … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, The Crazy Italian Ravioli Casserole

I saw a photo for Pizza Casserole on Pinterest that made my mouth water so I put it on the Bucket List this month.  It was very simple and pretty child oriented so I decided to fancy it up a bit…it can be made ahead and refrigerated until baking time, and of course would make … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Meatball Sub Casserole

I have wanted to try this recipe for a long time. Hungry Husband LOVES meatballs and meatball sandwiches.  The last time he had a meatball sandwich was in the car driving home from the beach…think about that a minute…driving on the interstate trying to eat a submarine sandwich that is dripping with Marinara…sometimes he really … Continue reading

Creations, Tacoladas

My favorite part of cooking is the creating part.  I guess that is why it is so difficult for me to follow recipes exactly, I just can’t do it!  I have to change something, good or bad, I can’t help it.  Last week when I fixed tacos I cooked an extra pound of seasoned ground … Continue reading

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