Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Now that Bake it Happen has officially come to an end (I will announce results from the campaign this week), I’m back to my normal grind.   A piece of my Sunday afternoons is usually reserved for my weekly meal planning. It helps alleviate any added stress during those frenetic afterschool hours. Armed with a short list of ingredients, Monday early mornings I stock up on the necessities for my earmarked meals. I’m so thrilled to have received my copy of The Pollan Family Table, the new cookbook from the Pollan sisters and their mom, Corky. I … [Read more...]

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bake @ P&G Home Made Simple

If you’re looking for a highly nutritious carbohydrate, that can not only help you stay lean but also helps to maximize your energy levels, then Quinoa (keen-wah) is your answer. Did you know it’s a gluten-free, cholesterol-free whole grain? Did you know it contains more calcium, iron, and protein than wheat, and….quinoa is almost always organic? Have I peaked your interest level yet? Well, check out my latest recipe for a Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bake featured over at P&G Home Made Simple. I'm thrilled to be a contributing … [Read more...]

Coffee and Noodle Casserole

I've realized that since I've been on my comfort food kick these past two weeks, I've never saved more money at the grocery store, partly because all I've been cooking are Mom's casseroles which are extremely economical.  Between the rice or noodles, the veggies and the canned soup, each casserole I've cooked has cost me under $15 in ingredients (except for the Seafood Casserole), takes less than 1 hours of  prep time and, it can feed at least 6 people in one sitting!  Now,what could be better? Cheap, hearty, tasty and easy to make. I came … [Read more...]

Breakfast Egg Casserole

Continuing on my quest for comfort food, I found the perfect breakfast egg casserole recipe in Mom's collection.  You heard right, a casserole for breakfast time, not dinner.  It makes sense as breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Why not serve a hearty dish to kick of the long day? Growing up, Sunday mornings were reserved for our sit down breakfast/brunch together.  During the week, we were always racing against the clock to gobble up our breakfast before we had to finish getting ready for school.  Inevitably, on the school … [Read more...]