Chicken and Swiss Stuffing Bake

This casserole is both comforting and fast, which makes it my favorite kind of recipe. this is another easy recipe to make in larger batches and often disappears fast as well. I often get asked for the recipe. Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. Makes 8 servings 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom…

Perfect Four Cheese Lasagna

It’s a tantalizing combo of pasta, meat sauce, cheese and more cheese that really satisfies the hunger! Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing Makes12 servings 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce 2…

Yummy Fall Casseroles for a Chilly Day

I love casseroles during the colder months, especially if they are easy to make and can possibly be made ahead a put in the freezer for future meals or potlucks. Casseroles were always a mainstay for family gatherings when I was growing up whether we were getting together for Sunday dinners, holiday meals, and family…

Artichoke and Spinach Chicken Casserole

Don’t be fooled by this recipe—it only looks complicated. I often double or triple this recipe. It is often one of the first casseroles to disappear at any meal. Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. Makes: 8 servings 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1 medium onion,…

Pizza Quinoa Casserole

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. Makes 6 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed 1 small red onion, sliced 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 2 cups pizza sauce 1 package (6 ounces) sliced turkey pepperoni 1 medium green pepper, chopped…

Creamy Turkey Casserole

You can easily use chicken or duck in place of the turkey. I often use leftover stuffing in place of the croutons. Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. Makes 12 servings 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 can (10-3/4 ounces)…

Country Sausage Soup

3/4 pound bulk pork sausage 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth 1 teaspoon dried thyme 3/4 to 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained In a…

Creamy Herbed Tomato Soup

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 3/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup tomato paste 3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups 2% milk In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring…

Quick Cream of Mushroom Soup

2 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth 1 cup half-and-half cream In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute mushrooms and onion until tender. Mix flour, salt, pepper and 1 can broth until smooth; stir…

M’m! M’m! Good! Soup Is Good Food

Prior to Covid-19, my friends and I got together twice a month for a yummy potluck in which we would invite residents in our building who mainly depended on programs like Meals on Wheels. After an enjoyable afternoon, we would make sure that each one of them went home with at least four meals to enjoy during the week that we had made prior to the potluck. With Covid-19, we sadly had to stop the potlucks as not to put anyone’s health at risk. However we are still getting together to make meals, only we are now delivering them to their doors.