This casserole is of Austrian origin and was brought over by immigants before the turn of the last century. My mother made a simplified version of this recipe for the family (recipe#512343); but, for a special occasion, this recipe is an authentic version.
This recipe of my mother's was one of her go-to meals for a weeknight supper and is one of the first things I learned to cook. The recipe itself is of Austrian origin. When I was growing up we called it by its Bohemian name: Sunkou Flicky. This is pronounced, as near as I remember: shoon'kuh fleeech'key. This is a good way to use up bits and pieces of leftover ham; use a well-flavored ham for best results. When I was a child we had to contend with ham to which water had been added, making a very bland flavored casserole. For additional flavor I remember making up an envelope of cream of leek soup according to package directions. I would substitute one cup of the soup for the milk called for in the recipe. The rest of the soup may be eaten another day. The casserole may be topped with grated Cheddar cheese, if desired. It does need a topping of some type--if not cheese perhaps buttered cracker crumbs--to protect the noodles on top from drying and becoming hard to the bite.
The homemade barbecue sauce flavors this ham nicely and makes the meat juicier, adding a delightful flavor. Use canned or boned ready-to-eat ham. You could alternately use syrup drained from pears for the liquid in this recipe.
Perfect for busy days. Once the baby limas are drained, everything goes into the crockpot. Easy! The flavors "marry" -- as my mother used to say -- into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The yummy combination of pork and pinto beans featured in this snack will remind you of chalupa. So good! Combine them with corn chips (read, Fritoes) and you'll be in snack heaven. This really is a delicious snack and the recipe makes a lot. You'll enjoy this on Super Sunday while watching the big game or any day. This makes a great meal, too. Recipe from Gooseberry Patch.
A luscious chocolate cake with a molten center, this recipe comes from Dee Dee McCabe who shares it on Pinterest. She declares it is the absolute easiest crockpot dessert ever. Yes, it's made in your crockpot! She strongly recommends using a liner in your crockpot to facilitate cleanup. This is a 5 (yes, five!)-ingrediemt dessert and the most popular recipe on her blog, says McCabe. Feel free to substitutle ice cream for the whipped cream topping
This recipe was a prize winner in Wilton's Celebrate publication. It is very easy to prepare but must be started the day before since it marinates overnight. The next day it simmers gently in a slow oven until it becomes tender and tasty. We like a generous amount of this barbecued beef sliced thin and served on Texas-sized hamburger buns. Sauce-smothered slices also stand well on their own when served as a meal's main course. I serve these sandwiches with pinto beans and potato salad along with pickles and a jello vegetable salad.
This might be considered a "Mexican lasagna." Layers of tortilla chips, sauce, chicken (or other meat), and, of course, cheese, bake into a tasty casserole. This is an excellent dish to use leftover chicken, turkey, beef, or hamburger. Or you may want to cook up meat specially to use in this casserole. Either way, you'll be delighted with the meal that results. Recipe is from "Dad's Own Cookbook" by Bob Sloane.
It may look a mess, but it's a very useful mess of food. You can eat this as is, spooned over cornbread and topped with olives and sour cream. Or spoon it over a pile of tortilla chips with the same toppings and eat like nachos. You may serve in a bowl as a dip or spoon onto flour tortilllas and roll for a burrito. You'll probably think of other ways to serve it also. Recipe from Gooseberry Patch.
This is a lovely layered salad (or dessert) to serve with a heavier type of meal or on a hot summer day! The recipe comes from "The Romney Family Table" by Anne Romney who recommends serving it with a curried chicken salad. Recipe halves nicely.
This is an long-time favorite of mine being very tasty dish to serve family or at potlucks. It's an old recipe but still in tune with today's tastebuds. The name is rather prosaic: back in the day, cookbook authors jazzed up the name some to entice their readers. One called it "Poor Man's Lasagna", and another called it "Hamburger Cheese Delight." Still another gave it the French touch, calling it "Boeuf en Casserole". You'll call it "go-o-od!"
This recipe originally appeaerd at Pipanddebby.com. It is an especially tasty meal in one dish with beef, noodles and corn. The cheese is the frosting on top! I haven't frozen this, but I'm pretty sure it would freeze well, too, making it perfect for a freezer meal.
I bought the new cookbook by the Six Sisters who blog online. Naturally I had to check out their blog, too, and happened on a blog they wrote about freezer meals. Freezer meals seem to me to be a cross between "Once-a-Month " cooking and the Dump Cicken recipes that were so popular. The sisters' blog claim you can make 8 different recipes or 32 meals in an hour which makes it much less labor-intensive than once-a-month cooking and also has more meat variety than the dump chicken recipes. I got so excited by this blog, I googled "freezer meals" and was directed to four other blogs and lots more recipes. I am planning to make 8 recipes tomorrow to see how it goes.
There are many cranberry chicken recipes on this site, but I couldn't find one just like this one. This one is very good and very easy. Just put your chicken in the crockpot and cover it with a sauce made of just 5 ingredients! Linda posted this on the Taste of Home website.
We've all heard of clam chowder and just love eating it! Here is a crab chowder you'll love, too. It is a yummy concoction conceived by Meghan Pembleton and submitted to our newspaper. :You can control some of the calories by your choice of milk in this recipe: use either whole, 2%, 1% or skim. Do not cut back on the half-and-helf, however; you need its creaminess in the chowder.
This recipe is from Gooseberry Patch's book "Super-Fast Slow Cooking." It was submitted y Rhonda Reeder. It is a delicious bowl of hearty stew full of vegetables with meat perfect for cold day meal. It will warm you head-to-toe and warm your heart, too!
Here's another of Robin's "fast and fabulous" recipes, this time a yummy, spicy, full-of-shrimp-and -chicken jambalaya. You can adjust the heat in this meal by adjusting the amount of cayenne used. You can even leave out, if you wish.
Tired of tomato-based gazpacho? Try this golden refresher, full of pineapple, yellow bell pepper, red onion and cucumber. This gazpacho is different in color and in tasted. It can be made as picante as you wish. You can add a pinch of minced jalapeno or serrano chile along with the garnish. For something new this summer, give this recipe a try! Recipe is from our local foodie, Jan D'Atri.