Friday, November 25, 2016

Corn Casserole

This is an easy dish to whip up and a popular one at pot-luck meals!

1 stick butter, melted
2 eggs
1 package (8.5 ounce) corn bread mix
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can cream-style corn
1 cup sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, melt the butter.
  • Add sour cream and blend together well.
  • Break eggs, dump into mixture and stir well.
  • Stir in dry corn bread mix.
  • Drain whole kernel corn and dump it into the bowl.
  • Pour cream-style corn into bowl.
  • Stir all ingredients to blend well and pour batter into two-quart baking dish.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes until golden brown on top.
This is a great pot-luck dish!  I stirred it up for our family's Thanksgiving feast.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Personal Pizza

Crusts (regular or thin & crispy
Tomato sauce
browned ground beef
browned ground sausage
cooked bacon slices
green pepper, diced
onion, diced
mushrooms, sliced
black olives, sliced
Mozzarella cheese, grated


  • Place crust on pizza stone.

  • Spread tomato sauce on crust.
  • Spread browned meats over sauce.
  • Chop bacon slices into small pieces.
  • Spread bacon over sauce.
  • Sprinkle on peppers .
  • Sprinkle on onion.

  • Sprinkle on mushrooms and olives over all.

  • Cover with grated cheese.
  • Bake 10-18 minutes until cheese is melted, golden, and bubbling.
  • Slice into quarters and serve.
I loved these!  They were quick and easy to assemble using ingredients I had on hand - most of it already prepared and in the fridge.

Old-Fashioned Hungarian Goulash

1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 small onion, diced (2/3 cup)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup tomato sauce
1 can Italian tomatoes
2 teaspoons Hungarian spice mix (basil, paprika, oregano, cumin, tarragon, parsley)
1 teaspoon chopped Bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated


  • In a four-quart Dutch oven, brown ground beef, adding onions and garlic about half-way through.
  • Add chicken broth and tomato sauce, 
  • Stir in tomatoes and spices.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Add macaroni, cover again, and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese.
  • Add Mozzarella just before serving.