Classic Italian Lasagna

Classic Italian Lasagna

Disclaimer: I work for Pampered Chef to help support my dream of owning a DSL camera. There are some links at the bottom of the post for Pampered Chef products I sell. If you buy the products, I receive a commission on the sale.  When it comes to food, my family has always known one thing to be true. Denise does not like lasagna. At the tender age of seven, I proved my distaste for this dish by throwing a plateful of lasagna off a balcony. (Unfortunately, it landed on our car so I was found out.) This fact held true

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Lazy Sunday Casserole

When I was single, I got to where I hated cooking. I found cooking for one to be a lonely enterprise. While I enjoyed the actual act of combining flavors and testing out new recipes, I didn’t like that I had no one to “Ooh” and “Ahh” over a dish with me.  Now that I’m married, I have someone who appreciates it when I cook something new or attempt to create a recipe. It helps that my husband, Chris, enjoys cooking as well. When we eat a new dish, we discuss how it might be improved the next time (or

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Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Everyone has that one or two recipes that are go-to recipes in your home. You know, the recipe that you know all will love, and likely was a recipe your parents made at one time for you. We have a handful like that in our home. This recipe for Cheesy Hamburger Casserole is one of our favorite go-to recipes.  Recipes that you can count on for your family are important when you’re a parent. There are nights when I just don’t feel like fighting with my kids over what they will or will not eat. While pizza is always a

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Baked Ravioli

I’ve probably said it before, but I will say it again. My girls absolutely love pasta! Any type of pasta and practically any type of sauce. It makes feeding them, most days, quite easy. We usually make pasta or even rice, another favorite, as a side dish since it guarantees they will eat something for dinner. Lucky for us, we adore pasta too. Win, win!  When I saw this recipe for Baked Ravioli, I knew it would be a huge hit and it was! It is simple to make and the flavor of the sauce is amazing. As my oven preheated to

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Pizza Casserole

It is a well-established fact that I love pizza, particularly pepperoni pizza. However, this was not always true of me. Growing up, I couldn’t stand pepperoni. I loved cheese or sausage pizza the best. It wasn’t until high school that my disdain for pepperoni became an issue. At almost every sleep over or party, the pizza of choice was pepperoni. While I wasn’t thrilled, I made do and eventually discovered a love for the spicy meat.  When I saw this recipe for Pizza Casserole a couple of years ago on Pinterest, I knew my family needed to try it. We

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Pork Chops O’Brien

Since I’m a mom with two littles, I try to make cooking easy on myself when I can. While I enjoy being creative in the kitchen, I don’t usually have the time. Hence, my tendency to go with a quick and easy recipe. This recipe for Pork Chops O’Brien that I found on Pinterest fit those requirements. The only trick to making this recipe is making sure to defrost the potatoes. I’ll have to admit that we didn’t make this on the day I originally planned because I forgot to defrost the potatoes. Oy! So, we had this the next

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Enchilada Casserole

My love for Mexican food knows no bounds! I can’t get enough of it. I probably would be quite happy eating it for every meal, but that isn’t realistic. While my husband loves Mexican food, too, he likes more variety in meal planning. How unfortunate! When I saw this recipe for Easy Enchilada Casserole on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. It was easy to make (hence the name) and looked tasty. Perfect! I preheated my oven to 350°, then set about browning my ground beef which I seasoned lightly with salt and pepper. While the meat was

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New Family Favorite: Beefy Sour Cream Noodle Casserole

To me, there is nothing quite like a casserole! I especially loved them as a singleton because it meant I had a meal every night for a week. It doesn’t work like that now with my family, but a good casserole is always a treat. So, when I saw this recipe for Beefy Sour Cream Noodle Casserole, I had to pin it for later.  It wasn’t until later that I realized that I had already pinned it, sort of. You see, this is a variation on a Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) recipe for Sour Cream Noodle Bake, I guess I’ll

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Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole

I must be completely honest. I have tried this recipe for Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole once before. I LOVED it as did my husband! My parents were visiting at the time and they seemed to like it too. When I asked my mom if she wanted the recipe, she said, “No.” I was a bit surprised because I thought she liked it. She told me she did, but it was too much work. I didn’t think this was too much work, but I’m not a retiree either. I do have a board on Pinterest that I call Tried

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Country Club Chicken: A Little Bite of Heaven

The finished product, ready to serve! One recipe I found on Pinterest has become a quick favorite in our home, Country Club Chicken. The first time I made it was when my parents were visiting. They fell in love with it. They asked me to email the recipe to them, and reminded me when they were on the road home back to Florida. Last night, I made it for a second time. Making it was more of a challenge this time around. After all, last time I had 3 additional adults to help keep my children distracted as I made

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