Catalina Macaroni Salad

This delicious salad was prompted by a post on What’s For Dinner Moms? blog.  I love pasta salads but using straight mayo tends to get boring.  I do love Catalina Dressing so this recipe tickled my fancy.  I hoped it would tickle my tongue!  It’s summertime and we eat a lot of cold salads with burgers or sandwiches for dinner.  After a long day for both my P.S. (Patient Spouse) and I like to have dinner ready fast. Continue reading

Jambalaya 3.0

Creole Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya

This jambalaya recipe was created by  combining a jambalaya recipe from my dear, late friend Wanda and a jambalaya recipe from my favorite (unfairly cancelled) show, The Chew.  The recipes are both from New Orleans residents, both with a Creole influence.  The Creole version contains tomatoes.  I can’t imagine jambalaya without tomatoes and have always included them. Continue reading

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

When I made crockpot shredded chicken a couple of weeks ago I made a crockpot casserole with the remaining vegetables and juices.  It was the easiest meal ever!  After simmering for hours, the juices were full of flavor and I simply had to decided whether to add rice or pasta to the dish.  Rice won out. I called it an enchilada casserole since it had similar flavorings and ingredients. Continue reading