Birthday Kugel

Source Kugel is a traditional Jewish dessert. The word is Yiddish for ball and this dish is related to the German Gugelhupf.  It’s rather casserole-like which also makes me fond of it.  I first tried Kugel a few years back and really liked it.  It kind of reminds me of a sweet macaroni and cheese. I hesitate […]

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

What You Need 1 lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 2 Tbsp.  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing 2 cups  frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas) 1 can  (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup 1/4 lb.  (4 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 can biscuits 1  egg, beaten Make It HEAT […]

Less is more: Cookbooks

Because I am in decluttering mode, less is more is my motto. This applies to cookbooks and recipes.  I decluttered my cookbooks giving some away to friends and charities.  I had too many.  Some never even opened.  There are some you just don’t like. I threw away many recipes I had printed out.  It’s been […]

Chicken Adobo

This meal is extremely easy and my son’s favorite. All you need is chicken, 3/4 c apple cider vinegar, 1/2 soy sauce, 1 T whole peppercorns, 3 bay leaves, and 5 cloves garlic chopped. Put all in Dutch oven, mix, bring to a boil, then simmer (covered) for about an hour. Serve over rice. So […]

cast iron love

Source Can I tell you how much I love my cast iron skillet?  I love it!  It’s so heavy and versatile.  I use it for frying, sauteing, and baking – it makes a mean corn bread.  I want to try it for other baking too.  I have one that is the 10 – 12 inch […]