Magda’s Moroccan Homemade Hamburger Helper

moroccan beef skillet dinner

The other day, I had a delicious lamb tagine. It was a lovingly made, braised dish that took the chef hours to prepare. Though I generally dislike lamb, the chef used Australian lamb (which is a bit less game) and added enough wonderful Moroccan flavours, that I thoroughly enjoyed the dish. Regardless of how delicious I found it, I knew that it would never appeal to my picky … [Read more...]

Magda’s Ham and Cheese Noodle Bake

ham and cheese noodle bake

This is one of my son's favorite recipes. It is great for the fall and a wonderful way to use leftover ham.  The evaporated milk adds creaminess without adding tons of fat. Ham and Cheese Noodle Bake is creamy, delicious and healthy. Ham and Cheese Noodle Bake Yield - 6-8 servings Preparation Time - 15 minutes Cooking Time - 30-35 minutes Ingredients 12 ounces … [Read more...]

Alea’s Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

This quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin Pasta Casserole is perfect for chilly, fall evenings. If you are a gardener, you may only have to buy 2 ingredients to make this recipe: pasta and cheese. If you aren't a gardener, it is still frugal as most of the produce is on sale right now. You can't taste the pumpkin in the casserole. It adds a natural sweetness, nutrients, … [Read more...]

Angie’s Baked Mac & Cheese Balls


There's a small family owned restaurant near my house called Philly's. I am addicted to their mac & cheese bites and needed to find a way to make them at home because Philly's isn't open 27/4. I also try to bake instead of fry and these mac & cheese balls are perfect. I suppose they are supposed to be for an appetizer or side dish, but frankly nothing else gets eaten … [Read more...]

Zucchini Meatballs

Meatballs with Zucchini

Summer is upon us. (Maybe, I did see a ton of sweater and coat comments in my FB feed over the weekend from my friends up north.) One of the things that I love about summer is the fresh produce, farmer's market and being able to get great prices on fruits and veggies throughout the summer. One veggie in particular is usually easy to find at super low prices...zucchini. Zucchini … [Read more...]