Comfort Food

This is a good dish for a cold day using up leftovers. Enough for two,

Chicken Noodle Casserole

1 cooked chicken breast, cut into cubes
1 can cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cup egg noodled cooked
1/4 – 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Mix soup and sour cream, add chicken and noodles, top with bread crumbs and heat in oven for 30 minutes at 350º F
Add veggies and you have a wonderful meal!


Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble

A recent recipe found on the Incredible Edible Egg website is perfect for a quick breakfast on the go!

2 eggs
2 Tbsp. milk
2 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper

COAT 12-oz. microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray. ADD eggs and milk; beat until blended. MICROWAVE on HIGH 45 seconds; stir. MICROWAVE until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.
TOP with cheese; season with salt and pepper.

Microwaves vary so your microwave time may need to be increased or reduced.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

A healthy breakfast or snack food, this one uses up those leftover browning bananas as well. I haven’t tried to freeze these, but if you give it a try, let me hear from you.   As I know I can freeze Banana nut bread, I don’t imagine there would be a problem with the muffins.  ♥

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas

(Optional: you can add 1/3 cup of pecan pieces to your batter!)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes a dozen so freeze or  share with friends and co-workers.

Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Ok, this is an incredibly simple recipe where you can whip up cookies in a snap for a last minute gathering or gift!  Most of the ingredients come from the pantry and are nonperishable.. add an egg and you have a cheap quick dessert.  Please note, there is no flour in this recipe and it isn’t a typo or error. This recipe is perfect for singles, couples or small families.

Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup of peanut butter (your choice creamy or crunchy)
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla

Mix all the ingredients until completely mixed.  Drop spoonfuls on cookie sheet (not too large!). Flatten with a fork in both directions making a criss-cross pattern.  Bake in 350º oven for 10 minutes on the center shelf.  Allow them to cool slightly before moving onto a rack.


Leftover Turkey Casserole

TThanksgiving tablehe gang was all here for Thanksgiving! We enjoyed a nice turkey (cooked breast side DOWN), stuffing, broccoli salad, broccoli and cheese (request from DS), yeast rolls and apple pie à la mode for dessert!  A few days later and we are ready to make turkey barley soup with the carcass, a family favorite.   This recipe is great for someone that has or took home a few leftovers.

Leftover Turkey Casserole

1/2  cup of leftover turkey
1/2 cup of gravy (leftover or jar)
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms (baby portabellas are delicious in this dish)
1/2 cup cooked egg noodles
2 TBS buttered crumbs

Preheat oven to 375º F. Saute the mushrooms in a tbs of butter. Cut up turkey into small pieces, add gravy, mushrooms and cooked and drained egg noodles into buttered ovenproof dish.  You can add the bread crumbs to the pan you sauteed the mushroom in to ‘butter’ them. Sprinkle crumbs on top of the mixture, cover and bake for 20 minutes.

Yes, you can expand this recipe easily for more than one or two!

Quick and Easy Garlic Bread Sticks

Hillbilly Housewife has a fantastic and simple way to make bread sticks.  This recipe can be easily adapted to use herbs of your choice such as an Italian mix or rosemary mixed in the dough.  Yumm!

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry parsley (optional, for decoration)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine (1 stick)
  • 1 more teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

These are good and easy and they get eaten up so fast that you may have to make a double batch.

Go to her website for the the directions..

Egg Sandwich

This recipe is inspired by Cracker Barrel, where we ate one morning before we headed over to the World Equestrian Games.


Secretariat at Kentucky Horse Park

Secretariat at Kentucky Horse Park


Egg Sandwich

2 slices of bread (your choice of type)
1 egg,
1 – 2 tomato slices
1 – 2 pieces of bacon

Cook two slices of bacon (or use pre-cooked for faster meal) . Toast bread in toaster.  Cook egg in small amount of butter or cooking spray until yoke is cooked completely firm.  Spread mayonnaise on toast, top with egg, bacon, and tomato.  Enjoy!