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Ham & Green Onion Quiche

Ham & Green Onion Quiche

I tore this recipe from a magazine long ago, and never bothered to make it.  I’m determined to start making some new recipes from my overfilled recipe file and I knew I had some ham in the freezer to use up. What I didn’t consider, […]

Red Gold Lasagna Kit giveaway and recipe

Red Gold Lasagna Kit giveaway and recipe

Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food…cheesy, meaty, saucy pasta.  It seems complicated, but it’s not – especially when you let the noodles cook right in the lasagna – just layer and bake.  Lasagna freezes well, so it never hurts to make a double batch and […]

Red Gold All-in-One Lasagna

In honor of the Red Gold “Simply Fun, Simply You” Lasagna Party Sweepstakes on its Facebook page, Red Gold sent me an “All-In-One” gift pack of tomatoes, lasagna noodles, and a spatula to show me how easy it is to make lasagna using dry noodles […]

Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Casserole recipes never look very appealing for photos….. The other night we had some extra chicken breasts in the fridge that needed used up, along with an extra pack of corn tortillas, so enchiladas was a no-brainer (plus it wasn’t very hot outside, so it […]

Potato-Free Shepherd’s Pie

Potato-Free Shepherd’s Pie

I have no idea how I came to the decision to make Shepherd’s Pie.  I don’t know if I have ever made it before, and I don’t think of it as something that sounds amazing.  I do know that when I made the decision, I […]

Cajun Cabbage Rolls

Cajun Cabbage Rolls

In August I went on  a major cooking binge when Lo was out of town.  One of the items that I made and froze was Cajun Cabbage Rolls. It was a risk because I had no idea if either of us liked Cabbage Rolls because […]

Cabbage and Cheddar Gratin

Cabbage and Cheddar Gratin

Two years ago I didn’t think I had any use for cabbage, except for an occasional garnish on fish tacos.  I was participating in an CSA that year, I got a head of cabbage in my bag and had no idea what to do with […]

Cajun Cabbage and Beef

Cajun Cabbage and Beef

Cajun Cabbage Recipe adapted from Taste of Home 1 pound ground beef 1 medium red pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice 1 teaspoon […]

Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Quiche

Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Quiche

Breakfast is hard for me during the week.  We eat breakfast after we get to work and neither of us really like standard breakfast fare: cereal, toast, etc.  Sometimes I’ll eat plain greek yogurt and berries or fruit, but otherwise it’s always a struggle to […]