Chicken Pot Pie with Mushrooms and Leeks

Last night I made chicken pot pie with mushrooms and leeks for dinner. I picked up some boneless skinless chicken thighs on sale the other day, with no clear plan as to what I was going to make.  I used to plan out my meals every week and sometimes I still do that. But when […]

Chicken Tetrazzini from Leftover Chicken Cutlets

I made chicken cutlets for Sunday dinner and, as usual, I made spaghetti with oil and garlic (olio e aglio) as a side dish. I had some of each leftover and rather than just reheating the cutlets, I decided to make something different from them – chicken tetrazzini! This made use of the leftover spaghetti […]

Mom’s Macaroni and Cheese

I grew up eating my mom’s macaroni and cheese. I did develop a fondness for the blue box variety when I was in high school but once I had kids, I went back to this one. It’s easy and delicious.  Leave out the onions if you have a child that doesn’t like them, like I […]

Quick Beef and Rice

This Quick Beef and Rice is one of the easiest, quickest kid-friendly recipes around. It’s good easy comfort food and goes together quickly. Serve with some vegetables on the side,  cooked carrots or a bowl of vegetable soup. If you don’t have onion soup mix, you can substitute an onion and some beef bouillon or broth. If […]

Chicken and Rice Recipe Italian Style

This Chicken and Rice Recipe was my first “fall” dish, as it cooled off a little yesterday evening and I felt like something warm and comforting. I’ve made this enough times that the page in the cookbook (Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy) is wrinkled and splattered and I’ve almost got it memorized. I see […]