Spinach Casserole with Cheesy Panko Bread Crumbs

On Thanksgiving my husband made the turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry relish. The rest was up to me. Mashed potatoes were a given, and we always like having rolls and salad. Still, I felt like we needed to serve another green vegetable, so I made a spinach casserole with cheesy panko breadcrumbs. Spinach Casserole with Cheesy… [Read More]

Moussaka – Eggplant Casserole Comfort Food

I’m sure many of you have eaten, or at least heard of this eggplant casserole known as Moussakka. It’s great any time of year, but certainly when eggplant can be picked fresh from garden, or bought at the farmer’s market. This recipe comes from my mother. I have a piece of yellow ruled paper in my recipe… [Read More]

Cauliflower, Beef & Rice: Middle Eastern Top Rice

This is one of those comfort foods your grandmother made when you were a kid. In my family, I had only one grandparent living, and she was a great cook. She came over to U.S. from Lebanon and brought with her many amazing middle eastern dishes. Most of them had rice as the staple starch. The… [Read More]

Comfort Food: Potato, Egg & Ham Casserole

When I was in college one of my friends invited us to dinner at her Hungarian grandmother’s home. I remember that she made the most delicious casserole with potatoes, eggs and ham. Thanks to the power of the internet I believe this dish is called Rakott Krumpli. Hosting Easter dinner at our house left us plenty… [Read More]

Chicken Black Bean Casserole Recipe

One of my “go-to” dinners is this chicken black bean casserole. Like so many others, my family really loves Mexican food. It’s the one thing we can usually all agree on when choosing a restaurant. Several years ago I found a recipe for a black bean casserole in a magazine. It was a vegetarian recipe but… [Read More]