Recipe Save: Creamy Chicken & Noodles

Origin:  Modified Internet
Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6


  • ½ bag (6 oz) wide egg noodles
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1½ cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • ½ cup peas (frozen)
  • ½ cup cream or milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbs flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Place noodles in a large pot.
  2. Add stock and olive oil; stir.
  3. Add peas and carrots.
  4. Cover and heat over medium heat until noodles are soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken.
  6. Stir in cream or milk.
  7. In a small cup, mix the ¼ cup water and the 2 tbs flour so there are no lumps.
  8. Add gradually to noodle mixture, stirring constantly.
  9. Heat to boiling, and simmer for 5 minutes.


I frequently purchase whole chickens and toss them into a crockpot for the day to cook until it falls apart.  Then I pull apart all the meat and set aside in bags and freeze.  Then I have shredded chicken ready for meals like this.


Recipe Save: Ham & Beans

Origin:  Modified Internet
Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus overnight bean soak)
Actual Cooking Time: 8 hours
Number of Servings: 6-8 servings


  • 1 lb package dried northern beans
  • ham bone, hocks, shanks or diced ham (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 6 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. The night before you want to cook the beans, sort the beans and remove any pebbles or beans that just don’t look right.
  2. Put the sorted beans in a large bowl or crock and cover with water, leaving about 1-2 inches of water above the beans.
  3. The next morning drain and rinse the beans.
  4. Put the rinsed beans, onion powder, salt, pepper, and ham to the crock pot.
  5. Add water.
  6. Cover and cook on low about 8 hours, until beans are tender.
  7. If needed, remove ham bone, shanks or hocks and pull off the meat. Add meat to the crock pot and mix.


I typically dice up leftover ham when I make a spiral ham, freeze it and us that when I want to make some ham and beans.  Many like to serve this with cornbread.  Sometimes I like that but sometimes it just seems too heavy.  Some light and buttery biscuits or croissants can be nice too.

Recipe Save: Spicy Taco Rice Skillet

Origin:  Modified from internet (
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Total Time (prep and cooking): 45 minutes
Number of Servings: 8


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups diced white onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, minced
  • 2 tbsp each tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 can (15 oz each) black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lower sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese
  • Sour Cream, optional
  • Chopped green onion, optional


  1. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, onion and bell pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, onion and bell pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is fully cooked and liquid has absorbed, about 20 minutes. Once rice is cooked, stir in cheese.
  4. Remove from heat and spoon into bowls. Top with a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onion if desired; serve.

Recipe Save: Shredded Beef

Origin:  Modified from internet
Total Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 4-8 hours
Number of Servings: 6-8


  • 1 3-4 pound boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast)
  • 1 cup beef broth (I use bouillon)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning


  1. Place roast beef into slow cooker.
  2. Add beef broth.
  3. Pour Worcestershire sauce over the top of roast and sprinkle with Montreal Steak Seasoning.
  4. Cook roast in slow cooker for 4 hours on High setting or 6-8 hours on Low.
  5. Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish.
  6. Break apart lightly with two forks and then add back to the gravy in the slow cooker set on warm for another hour.
  7. Serve on buns, bread, flatbread or however you so desire.

Recipe Save: Clove and Spice Ham Glaze

Origin:  All Recipes
Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Number of Servings: Enough for 16 servings of ham


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Mix brown sugar, honey, brown mustard, cloves, and ginger together in a small sauce pan.
  2. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, 2-5 minutes.

Recipe Save: Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Origin:  Modified from
Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients for filling:

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 t worcestershire sauce
  • 2.5 t fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 t dried poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1-2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1.5 cups frozen broccoli pieces
  • 1.5 cups cooked rice

Ingredients for topping:

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 sleeve of snack crackers (like Ritz)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 quart or 8X8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the first 8 filling ingredients until evenly combined. Add the chicken, broccoli and rice and fold until evenly coated and ingredients are mixed. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle the top of the casserole evenly with grated cheese. In a small bowl, mix together crushed crackers and butter. Sprinkle evenly over cheese layer. Bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes or until casserole is heated through and the topping is golden brown.

Recipe Save: Eggs Benedict Casserole

Origin:  Dinah McCreedie (aka my Mom)
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 25minutes
Number of Servings: 8


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 Bag of frozen shredded hash browns (browned till crispy)
  • 8 half English muffins (lightly toasted)
  • At least 8 slices of deli ham
  • At least 8 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 8 scrambled eggs
  • 2 envelopes of Knorr hollandaise sauce (prepared per instructions on package)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 9 x 13 cake type pan with Pam.
  3. Layer hash browns, ½ English muffins, ham, swiss cheese in baking/casserole dish.
  4. Pour prepared hollandaise sauce over all and bake in oven till cooked through and sauce is bubbly, about 20-25 minutes.

Recipe Save: Baked Sriracha Chicken

Origin:  Modified internet recipe
Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes + 30 minutes to marinate
Actual Cooking Time: 10-20 minutes
Number of Servings: 4


  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4-8 chicken thighs, deboned
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • White sesame seeds


  1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, vinegar and salt together together to make the marinade. Mix well.
  2. Add the garlic and Marinade to the chicken, stir to combine well, marinade for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred) on medium heat. Add the oil. Transfer the chicken to the skillet and cook on both sides, until they turn golden brown and cooked.
  4. Add the remaining Marinade to the skillet, as soon as it thickens, turn off the heat, top with some sesame seeds (if using) and serve the chicken immediately.

You may use chicken breast, chicken drumsticks or wings for this recipe. You may also bake or grill this recipe. If baking, bake it at 400F for 20 minutes are until the chicken is slightly charred.

Recipe Save: Salad Bar Night

Origin:  My kitchen/Internet


  • 2-4 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped
  • 1-2 cups of pulled chicken
  • 1 head lettuce or 1 bag of prepared salad
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 roma tomato or cherry/grape tomatoes
  • sliced or ribboned carrots
  • black olives
  • green olives
  • sliced avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • bacon bits
  • french fried onions
  • shredded swiss cheese
  • preferred dressing


Recipe – Tacos

Origin:  My kitchen

Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 T taco seasoning (see my bulk seasoning recipe)
  • Taco shells
  • Large flour tortillas
  • 1 bag shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • sour cream


  1. Cook ground beef, onion and taco seasoning in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink.

    Serve with taco shells or tortillas and desired toppings.


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