Easy (and Delicious) Homemade Chicken and Noodles

delicious Homemade Chicken and Noodles

Growing up in Nebraska, homemade chicken and noodles was a favorite meal of mine.  My sous-chef dish-washing mother would buy a whole .  At that time, there was no such thing as fresh deli rotisserie chicken, like we can buy now in most grocery stores, Sam’s or Costco. I remember when mom would open that … Read more

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Am I the only cook on the planet who hasn’t heard of Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole?  Apparently, when it comes to church food Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole has been a hit for a long, long time!  My friend, Lila, made this casserole for a Community Bible Study fellowship lunch this spring.  At first, I thought I … Read more

Spiessbraten, Idar-Oberstein Style!

When you are in Manhattan the choices for a 5-star meal exists around nearly every corner.  But when my Chief Travel Mate and I were reminiscing with friends, Catherine and Russ about Russ’s awesome 4-ingredient Spiessbraten … well, it didn’t make sense to go anywhere except to the market to buy a pork tenderloin!  Russ quickly … Read more

Tortellini and Shrimp

As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is in our review mirror and before we start eating leftovers (or turkey noodle soup or turkey and rice casserole) I am ready for pasta, shrimp, beef, anything quick and easy. Enter … Shrimp Tortellini! This incredible recipe meets my criteria – simple, fast, and unbelievably delicious!  Starting with fresh … Read more

When The Student Surpasses The Teacher & Blue Apron Sumac-Spiced Salmon

Last February my son, Cory, and his wife, Ann, began using Blue Apron, a meal delivery service.   Both Cory and Ann work outside the home and so they share the meal preparation. But Cory enjoys cooking much more than Ann does and so he is the primary cook (and she does the clean-up!) Blue Apron … Read more

Butternut, Potato and Onion Crustless Quiche

I know, you know, I never met a Quiche I didn’t like.  So imagine my excitement when I saw this picture from Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef.  It is autumn in the United States and pumpkins and spice and all things nice are dancing in my head.  This includes butternut squash! Maureen begins her blog … Read more

Homemade Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

How often do you hear … “These are the best _______ (fill in the blank) you have ever made”?   Ever? I cook …  a lot.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom and The Chief  are very kind and complimentary of my cooking. But recently I received the “these are the best meatballs you have ever made” response followed by the appropriate … Read more

Divine Casserole aka Sour Cream Noodle Bake

One of my favorite websites is Deep South Dish.  It is written by Mary Foreman and she whips up some awesome dishes.  She recently posted a recipe for this Divine Casserole.  She says “Divine Casserole, sometimes called simply Sour Cream Noodle Bake, is sort of a cross between baked spaghetti and lasagna in its flavor.  … Read more