Category: Casseroles and Main Dishes

Here is where to find spanish rice, mac and cheese, hamburger casserole, and all of those one-dish comfort foods that remind you of your Mom.

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Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf is an icon of traditional home cooking (at least in North America) and is the ultimate comfort food, but unfortunately, it isn’t usually considered healthy because of the amount of fat in ground beef. Many have tried to make...

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Football Chili

My Mom used to make Chili Con Carne long before many Canadians even knew what that meant (in Spanish, “con carne” literally means “with meat”).  I have been making chili for my entire adult life, starting with my Mom’s way...

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Spaghetti Meat Sauce

AKA Bolognese Sauce.  I have been making this sauce since I started cooking.  It’s your basic tomato based sauce with Italian spices and ground beef.  It has undergone several changes over the years, all little tweaks to make it better....

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Egg Foo Yong

An unusual but delicious choice. Good for a light lunch or supper.  It’s a low carb and high protein choice too. It’s easy!  Here’s how:      Rinse about 1 cup or so of fresh bean sprouts.  Drain well and...

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123 Pizza Dough

Quick, easy, and so delish!  This dough is my go-to for when I want to make pizza for just Steve and me, and maybe one friend.  It is just as easy doing it by hand as with the mixer.  Rises...

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Asparagus White Pizza

Pizza is one of those things that almost everyone likes. Red sauce is the most common, but I have had wonderful pizzas using olive oil instead of red sauce, and using Alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce. White pizza is...

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Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Basil

Fresh basil and sweet, tiny tomatoes were the inspiration for this modern day comfort food. Some good quality olive oil, lots of garlic, and of course some Parmesan cheese finishes the dish, giving a simple yet delicious dish of pasta....

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Stuffed Peppers

Pretty peppers are stuffed with ground beef and rice. Use whatever color peppers you like. This recipe is quite easy to put together, and results in dish that is as delicious as it is pretty. Makes a nice light supper...

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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie A comfort food classic, this layered casserole of beef with peas, carrots and gravy, topped with creamy mashed potatoes will warm both hearts and tummies.  It takes a little time to put it together, but it’s so worth...

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Hamburger and Macaroni Casserole

Hamburger and Macaroni Casserole Old fashioned comfort food in a casserole dish. This is one great way to make a pound of hamburger go a long, long way. Servings: Serves 6 – 8 Cook time: 1 hour Ingredients 1 pound lean...

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European Lentils with Sausage

European Lentils with Sausage Lentils and potatoes in a garlicky tomato sauce makes a yummy stew like meal that is a complete protein if you want to go vegetarian. Personally, I really like the addition of sausage. I usually use...

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Easy White Pizza

Easy White Pizza This is an easy pizza recipe using pre-made ingredients. I have used chicken, jarred or canned artichokes, and fresh mushrooms, but you could put on any of your favorite delicate flavoured ingredients. I promise you will be...

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Time-Saver Baked Beans

Time-Saver Baked Beans A quick and easy way to turn a plain can of baked beans into something special.  Easy to double or triple the recipe for a crowd.  Serve with sliced wieners for a grown-up version of wieners and...

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Spinach and Feta Cheese Pizza

Spinach and Feta Cheese Pizza Makes one 12-inch pizza Ingredients 1 12-inch pizza shell (see pizza dough recipe) 3 Tbsps olive oil 2 or 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp dried, or 2 tsp fresh dill (chopped if...

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Margarita Pizza

Margarita Pizza Tomato, garlic, fresh basil, and mozzarella. Sometimes the simplest is the best. servings: Makes one 12-inch pizza Ingredients 1 12-inch pizza shell (see dough recipe) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 or 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 ripe...