Category Archives: casseroles

[Recipe] Mediterranean Zucchini Bake

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I came up with this little gem while brainstorming for vegetable side dishes I could make with zucchini. It happens that we had a few zucchini to use up. Typically, I like zucchini sauteed with onions and sometimes with a little bit of flavoured cream cheese, but I was looking for something different. Something I could take as leftovers in my lunches.

This zucchini bake really fit the bill. It’s part casserole, part frittata. It’s warm and puffy and golden. It’s cheesy and creamy. AND – it’s even healthy. It wins on all accounts.

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[Recipe] Curry Cauliflower Casserole

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I am so blessed to have such good people in my life. I have so many amazing family members and friends surrounding me, and I am very thankful for each of you, truly.

I am also blessed and thankful that you share some of your best recipes with me. I am always so honoured that you might pass along a family recipe that I can enjoy with my family and share. Thank you all so much – both for the recipes and your friendships.

This recipe for curry cauliflower casserole is one such recipe. Passed along by my good friend Rxist, this recipe was an instant hit in our house. I’m already anxious to make it again. Thank you Rx, for passing along a family favourite, one I know my family will continue to enjoy. It was a challenge not to polish off most of it in one sitting.

With a nice curry flavour and creamy texture, this cauliflower casserole is warming comfort food. It makes a lovely side to main dish. In fact, I’m picturing it right now snuggled up next to some leg of lamb at Easter dinner. We enjoyed it this past week next to some wild salmon.

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[Recipe] Overnight Slow-Cooker Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

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I am very excited!

My parents (the best parents a girl could ask for, by the way) got me a brand new slow cooker for my birthday (just a couple of days ago)! A new appliance in my household is always cause for serious celebration. It’s kind of a “throw your arms in the air” situation. I love new kitchen stuff.

A slow cooker might just change the way we eat around here. Well, at least the way we cook. I love the new possibilities this one appliance holds.

This overnight casserole, perfect for a Christmas morning set-it-and-forget-it meal for a crowd, is hearty, filling, and great for serving a crowd. It was first served to us my our great friend Holly. Holly is one of the best hostesses I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying with – she always makes sure we’re well taken care of when we visit she and her husband and their cutie pants daughter.

Holly, I stalked your Pinterest boards to find it again. Now I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow morning!

You heard me right – I’m not actually eating this on my Christmas morning. It’s a family tradition of ours to have a huge Christmas breakfast prepared mostly by my dad on Christmas morning. We all agree, it’s our favourite meal of the year. It’s the meal with “all the meats” and dessert. I think it might really be our favourite meal because we’re all together at the table laughing in front of the Christmas tree. With shortbread cookies. 🙂

Either way, there’s no messing with Christmas breakfast in our family. No need to fix what’s never been broken.

I hope this casserole sneaks onto your table Christmas morning. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t skip adding the sun-dried tomatoes (or regular tomatoes, if you’d prefer). We used hot italian sausage, for a bit of an added kick. Additional vegetables, like mushrooms, onions, and green peppers would be great in this casserole.

Thanks again Holly!

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[Recipe] Meat Sauce Turned Lasagna

Lasagna – something I don’t make very often. One of the only pastas my husband really loves. Keeps Garfield happy too. I really don’t know why I don’t make it more often, other than the fact that it’s really not healthy. At all. Not that that’s ever stopped me before. That’s why I own a treadmill.

This lasagna is the kind of lasagna you dream of – lots of flavour, surrounded by lots of hot stringy cheese. It’s really delicious. Not recommended for cardiac patients or the lactose intolerant among us.

This recipe is adapted from a Paula Deen recipe for lots o’ meat lasagna. It’s made in two parts – I made the meat sauce ahead of time, then put the lasagna together later for a weeknight dinner. If you’d like to put some veggies like peppers and mushrooms in the meat sauce, this sauce can definitely handle it. Also, I used ground turkey in place of ground beef.

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[Recipe] Creamy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

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There seems to be a new cooking rule fast developing in my house. If it’s good without dressing, it’s exponentially better WITH dressing. Yes, I may be addicted to the stuff.

This recipe is adapted from my friend Taimi’s recipe for slow cooker pork chops, which are amazing. I wanted to make something similar, in casserole form. This is what I came up with.

Hope you enjoy it!

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