Chicken Noodle Soup with a Twist

Chicken Noodle Soup with Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Noodle Soup with Mashed Potatoes

I was watching The Chew the other day and a man wrote to ask if they’d replicate a recipe from his late wife.  She used to make him chicken noodle soup and served it over a mound of mashed potatoes.  What!?!  Two of my favorite things together!?!  The hosts made the soup, served it over the mashed potatoes and all 3 loved it.  They couldn’t imagine why they’d never thought of it themselves!  I couldn’t WAIT to try it! Continue reading

Tater Tot Hotdish

Tater Tot Hotdish

Tater Tot Hotdish

My P.S., my cousin and I popped over to a neighborhood diner the other night for dinner.  We’d been there many times and were charmed with their daily specials.  This night they had tater tot hotdish as the special and we all happily ordered that for dinner.  It was almost as good as the hotdish I grew up with and raised my kids on, but it was missing the frozen vegetables.  You gotta have those! Continue reading

Teriyaki Summer Squash and Green Bean Stir Fry

Teriyaki Summer Squash and Green Bean Stir Fry

Teriyaki Summer Squash and Green Bean Stir Fry

How many ways can you stir fry zucchini and summer squash?  Your creativity is the only limit.  I don’t normally have teriyaki sauce on hand, and when I do use teriyaki sauce in cooking I usually make my own.  I have all of the ingredients on hand, I just don’t always want to make the effort to make my own.  Enter: a bottle of teriyaki sauce from the grocery store.  For those times you want to be lazy but still flavorful. Continue reading