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[Recipe] Mediterranean Zucchini Bake

zucchini-cover

 

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] Creamy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

creamy chicken and stuffing casserole

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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[Recipe] Texas Hash

texas hash

Fun fact! This recipe is the very first real recipe that I learned to make outside my family’s kitchens. This is the first recipe that we made during my 7th grade home economics class. How crazy is that? This isn’t that exact recipe (or at least I don’t think so), but it sure is close.

Another fun fact! Ancho chipotle chili powder is NOT the same thing as chili powder. NOT. THE. SAME. I made this recipe with ancho chili chipotle powder thinking that this would be the same thing. It’s not. Not at all. Our faces got very warm on the inside. Thank goodness for guacamole.

This texas hash recipe is a great all-in-one meal with lean protein, lots of veggies, and slow (slowly digesting, better for your blood sugar levels) carbs. The original recipe for this casserole called for instant rice, ground beef, no celery, and no beans. I added or changed these things to pretty up it’s nutritional profile.

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[Recipe] Creamy Vegetable Casserole

creamy vegetable casserole

Exciting news in the casserole world!

This casserole recipe is a real winner. I will be putting this on my menu on a regular basis now. This is comfort food at it’s best, and it’s chock full of vegetables. In fact, the more vegetables the merrier! You can use any kind of veggie here too – just use whatever’s fresh and in season. It’s sure to be a hit every time.

I hope you like this one as much as we did.

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[Recipe] Hashbrown Casserole

It was my husband’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. We aren’t fancy people, and so we don’t do a lot of fancy things on birthdays. We mostly enjoy a good meal, usually at home, and then eat cake. Well, we eat cake if I have anything to do with it. *Psst…* Cake’s my favourite thing.

So when I asked Husband what he’d like to eat for his birthday, he immediately said, “Steak. With blue cheese butter. And hashbrown casserole.”

Yup, his favourites. He’d never heard of hash brown casserole before he’d met me. Now I swear I’ve created a monster. He LOVES these potatoes. I don’t blame him though, really. They are the ultimate comfort food. Creamy carbs and cheese covered in buttered crackers.

Just as an aside too, did you know that a lot of people call hash brown casserole ‘Funeral Potatoes’?!? Eek! I think it’s because you might have to bump your funeral up a couple of days every time you eat them. Yup, I hope it doesn’t come as a complete surprise when I tell you that this dish is NOT your healthiest choice. Super awesome creamy cheesy goodness, yes. Nutritionally sound, no.

Enjoy.

[Recipe] Hash Brown Casserole

1 750g package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 cup onions, finely chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups crushed crackers (or cornflakes, or potato chips, or Ritz, or whatever crunchy thing you’d like)
1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, combine hash browns, 1/2 cup melted butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chopped onion, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.

Place mixture in a large casserole dish.

Cover the potato mixture with crushed crackers.

Drizzle second amount of melted butter over the crackers.

Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. If you’d like the brown the crackers a bit at the end, uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Serve to your husband for his birthday alongside steak, blue cheese butter, and green beans.

Expect something really nice for your next birthday.