Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Tamale Bake

My husband loves tamales. My mother-in-law Anna makes them in huge batches and brings them up when she visits. It's a whole involved process that she tried to teach me once (long ago when I was first married), but the thought of authentic cooking was a total brain overload for me back then. I found… Continue reading Chicken Tamale Bake

Cooking · Dinner

Lightened Chicken Divan With Quinoa

Quinoa is totally the cool kid in school right now. The topic of every conversation. Exotic. Mysterious. You aren't sure exactly how to pronounce their name. Ok, ok...you totally do know how. But I didn't. I had an entire conversation calling it "qwi-no-ah". Then my sister set me straight. She's been all over this stuff… Continue reading Lightened Chicken Divan With Quinoa

Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Parmesan Bake

Chicken Parmesan is my absolute favorite meal. While growing up I got to pick my birthday meal and chicken parm was my choice every single year. I never grow tired of it. It is perfection. Juicy chicken wrapped in crispy breading all smothered in rich marinara sauce and drenched with melty cheese - oh I… Continue reading Chicken Parmesan Bake

Cooking · Dinner

Pizza Casserole

When I saw this dinner had all the flavors of my favorite pizza combined with pasta in an easy casserole I was totally sold. When you taste it, you will be too. Added bonus, this recipe makes TWO dishes of pizza perfection. Exactly what you need for feeding a big crowd or (like I did)… Continue reading Pizza Casserole

Cooking · Dinner

French Chicken Broccoli Supreme

Are you sick of making casseroles with cream of *insert whatever has been creamed* soup? This broccoli chicken bake has a rich creamy sauce that you make yourself in just a few quick minutes. The taste is fantastic, similar to what you'd get with a condensed soup...but so much better. It has a crunchy buttery… Continue reading French Chicken Broccoli Supreme

Cooking · Dinner

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

This quick casserole includes great flavors like artichokes, tomatoes and olives. Tossed together in with chicken, pasta and cheese it takes boring chicken casserole to a new (delicious) place. It's an amazing meal for a busy weeknight. You could use any leftover chicken you've already cooked, shred up a rotisserie chicken or quickly cook up… Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole

Chicken noodle soup has to be one of the great comfort foods on the planet. When I'm sick, it makes me feel way better. Even if it's all in my head, somehow the steamy broth and flavors of chicken, noodles and veggies help me turn the corner towards wellness. The problem is, when I'm not… Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole

Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Florentine Casserole

I had just put this casserole in the oven when my husband walked in the door from work today. The first words out of his mouth were "Man, something sure smells good!". I responded with "It could be the bacon, or the sautéed mushrooms, spinach and onions. Or possibly the Parmesan cheese cream sauce." It… Continue reading Chicken Florentine Casserole

Baking · Breakfast

Baked Eggnog French Toast

It's a Christmas morning tradition in our home to have a big gorgeous breakfast together. For many years I've made french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage etc. for my family. This year, I decided to try something that would keep me away from all that flipping bread over a hot griddle. I've tried overnight french toast… Continue reading Baked Eggnog French Toast

Cooking · Dinner

Mom’s Potatoes

I look forward to these potatoes every time my mom has a brunch. They are amazingly rich. They equally amazingly bad for you. But I don't care. I love them. Now you can too. I actually was so excited to dig into these when I made them recently that I forgot to take a photo.… Continue reading Mom’s Potatoes