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

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

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