This casserole is easy to assemble, and a great use for leftover chicken. It is even good when my mom forgets to put the chicken in! This recipe calls for Minute Rice as the liquids included in the recipe and cooking time will not work with traditional rice. Prep time does not include time to cook chicken.
These soft pretzels are fun to make into different shapes, and go great with spaghetti and lasagna. I help my mom mix and shape the pretzels, and everyone thinks she spent all day in the kitchen. Batch can easily be doubled for larger groups. These pretzels are best served warm, but will last several days if kept in a sealed container.
I am the fourth generation to learn how to make this long cooking spaghetti sauce. It has very few ingredients, and it's secret is the long cook down time that thickens the sauce. Everyone loves it, and meatballs are an added treat. This sauce freezes well for up to 1-2 months, and is sure to be a hit for any age. My mom suggests you have a splatter screen on hand to make this sauce - it can get messy if unwatched.
I love this pasta dish, as pistachios are my favorite nut. I help my mom with all of the toppings, and we toss it together just before dinner. Everyone we have ever served it to has raved about how tasty and simple the recipe is.
This is a fun appetizer at parties. The recipe makes finger food size snacks that can be dipped in hot or mild salsa, or eaten alone. I can roll up this snack if mom doesn't let the tortillas dry out too quickly!
This is another recipe from my aunt that I can help make on the weekends. They smell wonderful while baking, and always taste great. I have made them in mini muffin pans (with mini chocolate chips) and brought them to school for a snack once too, and my fellow second graders gobbled them up!
I love pasta, and the sauce for this dish is so easy I can make it myself! It makes a lot, so we get leftovers for days. I have helped make the sauce ahead of time to bring to family gatherings, and my mom just had to make the pasta when we got there.
My aunt makes these for breakfast every time I visit - they are a great breakfast with fruit and yogurt and my favorite part of visiting. My mom makes a half batch during the week for breakfast as well. A full batch will make about 30-36 scones depending on scoop size.
I got this recipe from my chocolate and coffee loving aunt. I help my mom make it when she needs a lot of dessert as it is filling and rich. The filling can be doubled for an especially scrumptious dessert.
Everyone likes this no-bake dessert! It can be made a day ahead of time or a couple of hours before serving. I like the recipe with Snickers bars, but if you don't like nuts, Three Musketeers taste good too!
My grandpa taught me how to make these authentic Dutch windmill cookies, using his wood cookie forms that have passed through the generations. Today, they can be made into any shape you like, using cookie cutters.