Sweet Tomato, Onion, and Cheese Casserole

I don’t like two of the primary ingredients in this dish, yet I will eat an entire pan of it all by myself. Something about roasting the tomatoes and caramelizing the onions brings the flavors together in a way that’s pretty amazing. Read More Sweet Tomato, Onion, and Cheese Casserole

We Try It: Pumpkin French Toast Bake

In theory, I knew that a casserole version of French toast was possible, but I’d never tried it. With a can of pumpkin puree hanging about my cabinet, I stumbled upon a recipe that claimed to be both easy and pumpkin pie-flavored. I decided to give it a go.

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Brunchylicious Ham, Bacon and Cheddar Strata

This recipe is one of my absolute favorite brunch items. Every time I make it, it makes my house smell amazing and every time I bring it to a brunch, it gets devoured with rave reviews. Warning: graphic and delicious looking photos. Have a snack handy before reading full article. Read More Brunchylicious Ham, Bacon and Cheddar Strata

Get in My Belly: Serbian Ground Beef and Potatoes

Back when I was first learning how to cook (short version: I was pregnant and very, very hungry), I used to obsessively check AllRecipes.com for new dishes to make. The recipes were fairly straightforward, the reviews sometimes helpful, and it was a large enough database that I could keep everything I wanted to try saved in one spot. I don’t visit it as often anymore – really, my cooking isn’t as reliant on recipes now that I’m no longer hopeless – but there are a few recipes from there that I’ve now been making for years and they rank among my favorite dishes. One of those is the Serbian Ground Beef, Veggie and Potato Bake, which I’ve slightly adapted to accommodate my preferences. No, this isn’t really a helpful recipe for vegetarians, but if you have no quibbles with meat, ohmigod, GET IN:

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Worth the Time and the Wait

Saturday seems to be the only day that we are awarded with the opportunity to be lazy. I have to force the male members of my family to get dressed by 10 a.m. It is the one day that we actually have a family breakfast. If you are like me, you get tired of normal things like pancakes, scrambled eggs, waffles, cereal. You are on the look out for new recipes. So I have been experimenting with Saturday morning breakfast. Recently, I discovered the breakfast casserole. Read More Worth the Time and the Wait

Morbid Curiosity: Tuna and Chips Casserole

I was feeling particularly wintery this weekend and winter is a good time for casseroles. Cold, damp westcoast winters make me want to bundle up in my warmest, wooliest sweater, wrap myself in two more blankets, and eat piping hot foods until February. Read More Morbid Curiosity: Tuna and Chips Casserole

Morbid Curiosity: Frankfurter Crown Casserole

Today’s Morbid Curiosity recipe comes from one of my cookbooks… in a round-about way: it was actually printed on a Campbell’s soup recipe brochure that was stuck inside one of my grandmother’s old cookbooks. Read More Morbid Curiosity: Frankfurter Crown Casserole

Break Your Fast with This Casserole

I used to be a bit of a potluck brunch-hosting fanatic, and after couple bad experiences with trying to make pancakes on the spot, I decided to find a lower-maintenance dish. After about three minutes of careful thought, I ended up settling on casseroles. Read More Break Your Fast with This Casserole