Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

I had ground beef to use for dinner and wanted to include gnocchi.  I did a quick web search and laughed at the recipe that caught my eye.  It looked so delicious, but scrolling down I found the recipe was all boxes and cans kind of foods.  I wanted to use up some potatoes and make my own gnocchi and use good shredded cheese.  The recipe might be fine for quick meals but I wanted my casserole to be homemade. Continue reading

Scalloped Corn {Grandma Mavis}

Grandma Mavis's Scalloped Corn

Grandma Mavis’s Scalloped Corn

I’ve mentioned I couldn’t cook anything but a fried egg when I got married.  Luckily my P.S. (Patient Spouse) had quite a bit of experience in cooking food for himself so he taught me the basics.  His mother, Grandma Mavis, had a few dishes that are still his favorite to this day.  One of them is scalloped corn.  Her recipe was the best I’ve ever had.  It was one of our holiday go-to dishes for years. Continue reading

Creamy Ham and Mushroom Rotini

Creamy Ham and Mushroom Casserole

Creamy Ham and Mushroom Casserole

I pulled the heel from our last ham out of the freezer the other day.  I cut the ham into pieces, removing the grizzly bits and fat and setting them aside for bone broth.  I ended up with 3 cups of beautifully diced ham to play with.  I’d been in the mood for a creamy pasta dish.  Ham would work well with the baby bella mushrooms I also had on hand.  Add a few vegetables and we’d have dinner. Continue reading