Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Chicken Spaghetti CasseroleIt’s been a busy month and while food is always a priority I haven’t been cooking much. For the past month I’ve been flipping a house … you’re becoming a regular Leona Helmsley, says a friend. Ha! So not. I’ve been doing a lot of the cleaning and detail work myself. AND I just got back from my first trip to New York City … My youngest son playing Carnegie Hall. Check out his site, here. Much adventure with a little stress calls me back into my kitchen for a little cooking/baking therapy. Okay, so my first recipe here isn’t spectacular. It is a kid’s favorite, easy to put together and feeds a crowd. I say it works for that potluck this summer. Spicy? no Chicken filled? yes You just have to try it!

I’ll be putting up photos of my house flipping soon. Here are a few of the before.

House flippingAnd guess what we found under this carpet! Yes, beautifully finished wood floors and more, here.

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Chicken Divan Pie

Chicken Divan PieWhat do you do when you have leftover cooked chicken and an overabundance of broccoli? You make this delicious pie. And because it was a pasta Sunday I added egg noodles. Absolutely delicious. We’ll be making this one again soon. Change up the pasta, add turkey or tuna instead of chicken and substitute cottage cheese for ricotta. I guarantee this recipe will work with substitutions. This is a great make ahead meal that can easily be frozen after baking for another day.


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Instant Tortilla Soup

Instant Chicken Tortilla SoupTraditional Chicken Soup is an all time favorite but the request is for something with a little more spice. Of course everyone is hungry now. Let’s see what I have in the pantry! And how can I extend 8 ounces of chicken breast to feed 4 hungry adults? This was so quick it was ready to eat in less than 15 minutes. If using 10 ounces of canned chicken it’s ready as soon as it heats through. And taste? My tasting critic, “it’s the best Chicken Tortilla Soup I’ve eaten.”

I’ll be providing a few substitution ideas too.

Here’s another Tortilla Soup Recipe for you to try!

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Roselyn’s Recipe


Another great Filipino recipe from Roselyn, my neighbor, who loves to cook as much as I do. This is an amazing chicken and shrimp version. Delicious! And if you aren’t careful you might find yourself saying,”I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”

Roselyn’s putting the recipe together for me. I hope she doesn’t keep us in suspense long!

Here it is! Roselyn’s Pancit!

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Roselyn’s Chicken or Pork Adobo

Roselyn's Chicken or Pork AdoboDelicious Filipino Dish with few ingredients! I like the idea of pork ribs instead but suit your meat preference. Because this recipe uses pickling spices I relate the meat taste to some Portuguese dishes. I just love it! Enjoy! And thanks Roselyn … Hoping for more.

Here is another adobo recipe you may enjoy. And I love Margaret’s Spareribs too!

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