I've had this recipe for Beef Noodle Casserole for 40 years! My mother clipped it out of a newspaper and made it, and I've held onto it all this time, it was just that good. It's pretty simple to make. Over time I have added the crushed red pepper flakes to add a touch of … Continue reading Beef Noodle Casserole
Topped with shredded cheddar and crumbled bacon this easy corn casserole is simple to make and just yummy! There are so many variations you can make to it. Try mixing the cheddar and/or into the casserole. Toss in some chopped and sauteed jalapeno peppers for some added zip. Your tastebuds are the limit! This easy … Continue reading Easy Corn Casserole Topped with Cheddar and Bacon
I have made a Chicken Chili Verde recipe both ways. The long way is, totally from scratch where I make the tomatillo sauce base using fresh tomatillos, onions, garlic, and poblano peppers, and also soaking the beans overnight and cooking them for hours the next day. And I've made it using the shortcuts I'm sharing … Continue reading Chicken Chili Verde – with time savers!
I love ground beef stroganoff. Actually, anything with a sour cream sauce is tops in my book. But there's just something about the combination of the beef, sour cream and seasonings that makes a symphony for the tastebuds. But what I don't like is trying to find the right beef cuts for stroganoff, especially here … Continue reading Rich and Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff
This Manhattan clam chowder recipe consists of the basic ingredients, but I've added some red pepper flakes to jazz it up just a bit. And I've swapped out a couple other traditional ingredients just because I can't get them here in Costa Rica. If I lived in a cold-water clam region, I'd use fresh clams, … Continue reading Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipe
I concocted this No-Bake Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n Cheese recipe after hubby proclaimed he'd like me to try making a Buffalo chicken mac 'n cheese. Boy did he scarf it down, and he went back for seconds. It really did turn out yummy! And it was easy to make, which makes it all the better. … Continue reading No-bake Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe
My quest to resolve the mysteries surrounding my 3x great-grandfather. John Flanagan was born in VA (probably Albemarle County) about 1795 (per DAR records), son of James Winwright Flanagan and his wife Phoebe Simpson. He married Ann M Saunders on 22 Jun 1820 in Fluvanna County VA. She was also born about 1795 according to … Continue reading What Happened to John Flanagan?
beef chilaquiles recipe, chicken chilaquiles recipe I decided to try something a little different with this batch of chilaquiles, and I'm so glad I did. At this moment, we're in need of a new breaker for our oven, so I'm restricted to range-top cooking or what I can fit into our toaster oven. Generally chilaquiles … Continue reading No-Bake Meat Lover’s Chilaquiles
Let's face it: Chicken Kiev is all about that moment when you slice it open and all that gloriously rich garlic-parsley-butter goodness comes spilling out! Then you get to cut it and swish it around in the butter and bite into the moist, tender chicken with its ultimate crispy crust. Oh, the sensations going on … Continue reading Chicken Kiev Recipe – Soooo much better than frozen store-bought!
I don't recall exactly how I came up with this idea, but it was probably while I was trying to think of ocean-themed decor for the great room. I toyed with having the base of a glass-top coffee table be a whale, a la Robert Wyland, but figured it would be too much for the … Continue reading The Humpback Whale Project