nw mama’s favorite egg salad

I love egg salad, especially when it’s done just right. Please notice I didn’t say “perfect.” I realize that “just right” is relative to each person, so here’s MY “just right” version.

NW Mama’s Favorite Egg Salad:

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creamy vegetable casserole

This is a very mild and creamy, delicious side dish that pares well with baked chicken, or even a steak. This recipe was given to me by my mom. She hand wrote it on a little piece of notepaper, so where she got it from (many moons ago), is a “Nancy Drew mystery,” as my family would say. I will definitely be making it again, and am thinking of adding an “adult” version with some powdered chipotle and/or sauteed onions for a little more kick.Read More »

spanish chicken – how do i love thee?

Delicious Spanish chicken complimented with fresh orange slices, potatoes and chorizo.In Sunday’s post, I gave you my dinner menu for this week. I have to admit that ever since I found it on Pinterest, I had been loo
king forward to making last night’s meal with a crazy similar excitement to preparing for holiday dinners. The difference is where holiday meals usually require much preparation and effort, this meal makes you look like you slaved for hours when it really only took 30 minutes, at the most, aside from the cooking time. Easy, delicious and pretty!

Oh, Spanish Chicken. You did not disappoint, and I will never be the same again. It was wonderfully plate-licking good and I have to say that there is very little I would change about this recipe.Read More »

Picture of Cheater Korean Beef served over rice on a white plate.

recipe [link] – cheater korean beef

Picture of Cheater Korean Beef served over rice on a white plate.I can’t take credit for this recipe, but I have to share it since it basically salvaged any hope I had of cooking a meal that would please both my family and our international students. Voila!

I love cooking. I consider my time [alone] in the kitchen to be therapeutic, and I was becoming distraught over not being able to create anything that everyone (particularly our new student) would enjoy. One evening, I was rushed for time and had nothing planned on the weekly menu. I was desperately searching online for something to make and had all but given up when I came across this God-send.Read More »