Cheeseburger Tortellini Casserole


Whenever anyone asks how I come up with different meals I tell them take the things you like and the flavors you like and turn them into something else. Sandwiches turn into casserole or pizzas can be turned in soups. My kids ask for simple meals like a hamburger or hot dog every so often….

Garlic Potatoes Au Gratin


Having lots of computer problems in our house. My laptop is out to  be fixed so I writing on my tablet. Something that I am not used to at all. So please be a bit patient with me. Yesterday was the first day of school for both kids. Today my daughter has her first college…

Mexican Pierogi Casserole


How much are we traveling this summer? Every single weekend, except for two,  from the beginning of June to the middle of September. The cat is even done with us being gone as you can see above. She sees the suitcases come out and she tries to climb in. We are not supposed to forget…

Cheesy Potato and Ham Casserole (No Canned Soups)


It is almost back to school time when we will be making more casseroles and slow cooker dinners. Still I wanted a comforting cheesy casserole last night. I think the thought of all I had to do today was overwhelming me. I had a bag of frozen potatoes and a ham steak in the freezer…

Taco Spaghetti


Updated: 7-16-2017 I have been going back and revisiting some of the dishes my family loved that we have not had in quite awhile. This dish we had back in 2013 and when I made it again this weekend my family remembered how much they loved it! I have been hearing of Spaghetti Tacos for…

Ham and Cheese Quiche


  Tonight’s dinner was a recipe from my trusty old Joy of Cooking cookbook.  This is how I adapted my recipe.  It is more custard like than Quiche like.  No one waited for it to cool before cutting in! This slice was falling apart as it was too warm when we took it out of…

Farmers Casserole


Trying to keep these long days free and avoiding the kitchen as much as possible? This casserole is great! You can make it in the morning (or the night before if you want to cook it for breakfast). Let it rest while you are at work and pop it in the oven 55 minutes before…

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole


If you grew up any time during the 1960s, 70s or even 80s you probably had some version of this dish for dinner at one time or another. The soups may have varied and the toppings may have varied but it was a standard meal in many homes. We were talking about this dish the…

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice


This is a remake version of a recipe I used to make years ago. I lost the recipe about 10 years ago and forgot all about it. The other day we started talking about different dishes I haven’t made in a long time and this was mentioned so I decided to try to recreate it….

French Toast Breakfast Casserole


I have tried different versions of this recipe from Rachel Ray and others but have never really thought it was AMAZING. It  was either too dry, too sweet, or just to blah. I was determined to figure out why people loved this dish so much. I didn’t want to wait 8 hours to cook it…

Mexican Chicken Casserole with Loaded Mexican Rice


Since it’s Cinco de Mayo we decided to celebrate! Okay, not really, but since my daughter and I will be out-of-town on Cinco de Mayo we decided to celebrate a bit early. My children love celebrating food holidays. Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year, any holiday that centers around food and culture, they will be…

Beefy Burrito Casserole


Simple is the keyword right now. My family loves burritos but it is just not something I think of making on a regular basis. I don’t know why because they are so easy to make. Add some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream and guacamole and I feel like I don’t even need to add a…