Shrimp Cocktail Sauce {Copy Cat Recipe}

Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp

Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp

Since we became “empty nesters” several years ago, it’s amazing how fast all of our condiments expire.  I’m always looking at dates on bottles and wondering why we haven’t eaten green olives, Ranch Dressing or cocktail sauce since 2014.  Even the backup bottles and jars we’ve bought and stored in the cupboard are way out of code.  I’ve slowly learned to make sauces to avoid this frustration.  Cocktail sauce is one of these.
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Beef Rice a Roni {copycat recipe]

Beef Rice a Roni {copycat recipe}

Beef Rice a Roni {copycat recipe}

I never got to eat much Rice a Roni as a kid.  I think that’s because it came in such small boxes and with 5 kids and 2 adults, my family would have needed many boxes to fill us up.  So when I was visiting friends’ houses and got to eat Rice a Roni, it was a treat!  I’ve only tried the version with ground beef and that is what I wanted to try to replicate.  This recipe came close, with a few modifications.  Or as close as I can remember. Continue reading

Beefy Golden Mushroom and Rice Casserole

Beefy Golden Mushroom Rice Casserole {Copy Cat Recipe}

Beefy Golden Mushroom Rice Casserole {Copy Cat Recipe}

I’ve always loved golden mushroom soup but as I can’t eat canned soups any more I missed it. I thought I’d posted a copycat recipe for the soup but can’t find it now. Ever do that? Lose a post you’re pretty sure is there? Sigh. Well I didn’t find it so I found a new recipe for golden mushroom soup already built into a beef and rice casserole.  Since a ricey kind of casserole is what I was wanting to make, it was a good find! Continue reading