Archive for the ‘One Dish Meals’ Category

Longevity Noodles

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Traditionally served for the Chinese New Year, longevity noodles symbolize wishes for a long and happy life. Be careful not to cut or break the noodles as you cook them, as the length is symbolic of the eaters' lives! These are wonderful with skinless boneless chicken thighs as well ...

Mushroom Risotto

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Amazon had a great lightning deal on Instant Pot electronic pressure cookers. Several of my friends have been raving about theirs, so I finally hit the buy button. I gotta say, I do love it! We tried the kalua pork that's in the instruction manual, which turned ...

Spinach and Ham Breakfast Bake

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

This is a healthy, easy bake for breakfast. I made this last night and enjoyed a piece for breakfast this morning. I let it go a bit long in the oven, so it's a bit more brown in the picture than I was aiming for, but it's still ...

Pork Chops with Spiked Chunky Applesauce

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

This is another recipe of my mom's, inspired by several similar ones out there on the web. We had this with some baked yam fries and steamed veggies. Very tasty! Pork Chops with Spiked Chunky Applesauce For the apples: 1 tbsp butter 2 small granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and each cut ...

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

I hope everyone had a fun Saint Patrick's Day! I went to Shawn O'Donnell's for a great Irish breakfast: rashers, grilled tomatoes, O'Brian potatoes, fried eggs, and toast.   I got to see the Snohomish Country Firefighters Pipes and Drums, and generally had a good time people watching. The pipe ...

Cassie’s Turkey Chili

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

This is a variant of my chili that uses ground turkey instead of ground beef. It's a little bit healthier without sacrificing any flavor or heartiness. It was a great meal for a chilly November evening. Cassie’s Turkey Chili Makes about 8 servings 1 tbsp canola oil 20 oz ground turkey kosher salt ...

Pork and Black Bean Stew

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This is a take-off from my ham and black bean soup. It's a lovely warming stew for a drizzly fall evening - warming with both the temperature and the spice :-) We both really enjoyed this, and it'll definitely make some repeat appearances throughout the fall ...

Cassie’s Skirt Steak Chili

Monday, October 10th, 2011

This is another variation of my usual chili recipe, this time using skirt steak instead of ground beef. The chunks of beef were a great addition, and something I'll definitely do again, but something about this bean combination was just a bit off, so I'll try something different next ...

Vegetarian Chili

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This hearty crockpot meal is great for a fall day. I brought this into work for a potluck and cooked it all morning at my desk. One of our bosses is a vegetarian, so I wanted to make sure that he had something tasty and filling too ...

Baked Chicken Noodles

Friday, July 8th, 2011

I took some leftover chicken noodle soup from lunch today, which I made with twice as many noodles so it was not very brothy, sprinkled the top with some breadcrumbs, and baked at 375 degrees F in an ovensafe bowl for about 30 minutes. It turned out quite good, ...