Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Parmesan


This is another great back to school casserole.  This is a Semi Homemade dish that you can cut down on the prep time by using jarred sauce and frozen chicken nuggets. Now, you can definitely use your own sauce and cooked chicken breast but I liked the easy open and pour method too. The addition…

Chicken and Rice (no canned soups)


Winding down the school year with class celebrations, tests, and concerts means dinner needs to be easy and something everyone will eat! This recipe is so simple you can set the chicken to marinate any time 30 minutes or more before you make the dish. Have a few extra moments in the morning? Throw the…

Macaroni & Cheese with Sausage


I love smoked sausage or Kielbasa. My family is a bit indifferent to it. I could eat it 3-4 nights a week and not care. So, when I serve it I kind of have to mix it into other things. We often have it with eggs, or potatoes, even macaroni and cheese. This is their…

Corn Dog Casserole


We have a bunch of hot dogs leftover from a cookout earlier this year. They have been sitting in the freezer since September waiting for me to figure out what to do with them. I saw a picture of a corn dog casserole in a magazine and thought I can figure that out! Now, we…

Mexican Doritos Casserole


When I read this recipe I thought I couldn’t do it. It had canned cream of chicken soup in it. I usually do not make anything with canned cream of “something” soups. I either make my own version or substitute another ingredient. But, as it nears the holidays I am less inclined to fuss and…

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….

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…

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…

11 Casseroles and Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Nights


It’s back to school time all over the country. That means fall and busy schedules are heading our way! The best way I have found to have dinner as a family on busy nights is to plan ahead. Knowing when we have late meetings or lessons I know whether I need to have the meal…

Marshmallow Pecan Streusel Sweet Potato Casserole


When we have a bit of extra time I love to make a big dinner fancy dinner for my family. Not only is it fun for us but I plan ahead and get lots of leftover meat for a meal later and the freezer! They had hams on sale a few weeks ago, a great…

Five Easy and Heart Warming Casseroles


  Spaghetti Pizza Casserole (click for link to recipe) Casseroles are a huge part of my family cooking. I love that I can make a dish during my “free” time and it is all ready to cook when I am ready to bake it. These casseroles can be made up to a  day ahead of time,…

Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole


This recipe has been posted all over Facebook and Pinterest lately.  I noticed it about a year ago but since it made a resurgence lately I decided now was the time to give it a try. When I looked at the recipe I noticed that it was made with olive oil.  Olive oil has a…