This doesn't look like it makes very much, but you won't want to eat a whole lot at any one time due to its richness. This is definitely one you don't want to substitute Miracle Whip for mayonnaise, and I've found the mayonnaise made with olive oil to taste the best. It's comfort food you can sort of feel OK about eating!
For me, this is the ultimate in comfort food. Rich and creamy, cheesy, and seafood all in one dish...how do you lose? I've been known to add a LOT more cheese if I'm in the mood, or toss in some Cajun seasoning to spice it up a bit. Prep time includes stove-top cooking time, cooking time is just the baking time.
Why is it called Scooter? I have no earthly idea, that's just what was written on the top of the page when I pulled this out of a book I bought at a secondhand store. This is another one you cannot eat if you're watching your weight, but it's deliciously decadent.
This is not only easy, I always have all the ingredients on-hand. Which means it's easy to quick whip up if I find out I've got to go somewhere or people are coming over last minute. I've not done this yet, but I'm thinking it could easily be made in mini graham cracker tart shells for an easy finger food dessert. The taste is light, yet sweet, and perfect for dessert on a hot summer day. Cooking time is an estimate of how long it should take to chill completely in the refrigerator.
I didn't feel like grilling yet another steak tonight, and I had some vegetables that needed to be used up, so I came up with stir-fry. Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables you have on-hand or like better. The sauce has a nice bite, so reduce or omit the red pepper flakes if that's not what you like.
I have no idea where this came from, but I'm pretty sure I tweaked it from some cookbook or another. This is not only easy, it's incredibly tasty. Not too heavy, and doesn't take long in the oven so it's not bad for a summertime casserole.
I was assigned the "cheese and crackers" duty for the family parties last year, and this one was one of three everyone wanted the recipe for. Originally it came from a checkout-lane cookbook, but I adapted it some and we like it better.
This is another one of those recipes I found handwritten on the back of an envelope in my junk drawer, so it could've come from anywhere. It's a nice change of pace from just sauteeing summer squash in butter, and it's simple and quick for when it's really too hot to cook.
This is another one I got from my good online friend and co-moderator, the man known as Ralf Kramden. I've adapted it just a little to suit our tastes, but the basic recipe is his. It's pretty easy, and one of those things the family wants at every gathering. Prep time is a guess, since it depends on how quickly you can chop the olives, cook time is refrigeration.
I think this one came from the first cookbook my mom ever bought me, I've made it ever since I was about ten years old. Easy, cheap, and good tasting. You can substitute onion soup for the celery soup, and use onion salt instead of soup mix if you want and it'll taste just fine (discovered that when I was out of them).