Creamy Mushroom Spinach Pasta Bake

Ingredients 12 oz pasta (uncooked) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small onion, diced 1 pound mushrooms of choice, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups baby spinach 1 teaspoon italian seasoning ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ cup vegetable broth (or water) 1 cup light cream (or half and…

Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

This is an amazing recipe! A little more work to make the sauce than using a can of cream of mushroom, but completely worth it. Ingredients 2 cups Uncooked Wild Rice (*or a wild rice blend) 10 cups Low-sodium Chicken Broth, More If Needed For Thinning 3 heads Broccoli, Cut Into Small Florets 1 pound…

Hatch Chili Corn Casserole 

This is a wonderful side dish that is full of flavor!  INGREDIENTS 24 ounces frozen corn kernels (4 cups), thawed and drained, at room temperature, divided 1 teaspoon coarse salt 3 scallions, thinly sliced 1 can (4 ounces) Hatch green chiles, diced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese (6 ounces), divided…

Lentil Soup

This hearty vegan soup is great for fall or winter! It’s versatile and can be tweaked however you like. Use red, gold or sweet potatoes. You could even use butternut or acorn squash instead of potatoes. You can add peas, green bean or corn, too.  Ingredients ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow…

Polynesian-Glazed Meatballs

My favorite kind of recipe; quick to make and delicious!! Ingredients: 1 tsp. oil 1 large red bell pepper, medium diced 1 onion, medium diced 1/4 cup Barbecue Sauce 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. garlic powder 2 cans (8 oz. each) pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved 12 oz.  meatballs (frozen, your own homemade recipe…

Texas Kielbasa Skillet

Texas Kielbasa Skillet is a one dish dinner that your family will love. Ready in 35 minutes.   Ingredients: 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of celery soup 1 1/2 cups water 1 Tablespoon butter 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice 1 pound SMOKED KIELBASA SAUSAGE, cut into round slices* 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen…

Indian Dal

This is a creamy lentil dish that is packed full of flavor and delicous served over basmati rice!   Ingredients: 1 cup dry lentils 6 ounces canned crushed tomato (or tomato puree, but not tomato paste) 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less depending on your spice…

Quick Pickling Cucumbers

This recipe couldn’t be easier or more delicious! No specialized equipment required. You can adjust this recipe to your taste by omitting any ingredients or adding more. If you like spice add more chiles, like a sweet pickle add more sugar. Experiment by using different fresh herbs other than dill, like Rosemary or thyme.  INGREDIENTS…

Chocolate Cake Pops

This is a delicious cake pop recipe to use with a cake ball pan. These are actual cake baked into a ball shape, not the method of crumbling cake and mixing with icing to form balls. I prefer the texture and taste of baked cake balls rather than the other method. This recipe is moist…

Granita

Granita is an Italian semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. It’s a simple recipe and no special equipment needed. The flavor possibilities are endless! Seasonal fruits are very popular and you can kick the flavor up a notch by added fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, sage, basil, mint or even add…

Watergate Salad

This is a deliciously simple recipe to whip up in a hurry. Also known as Pistachio Delight and Green Fluff, this recipe is popular in the American southern states. I grew up eating this on most holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter). The ingredients sound a little odd, but it is delightful! Ingredients: 1 (4 ounce)…

Oh-so-good Pie

Though the origin of this pie is unknown, recipes occasionally appear in regional cookbooks of Southern states where pecans are grown. Ingredients 1/2 cup raisins, coarsly chopped 2 tablespoons brandy 4 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 eggs, separated 1 cup pecans, chopped 1 cup apple, grated…