Chicken Pot Pie for Four or Forty, Seasoned to Taste

Chicken Pot Pie for Four or Forty, Seasoned to Taste

As one of the alternating lead cooks for my church’s monthly community dinners, I am always looking for relatively healthy and easy recipes to feed a crowd without breaking the budget. Usually I find and try a family-size recipe and multiply it up. However, in…

Pork and Summer Squash Casserole over Rice: Family Size or For a Crowd

Pork and Summer Squash Casserole over Rice: Family Size or For a Crowd

Background: The Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Wakefield MA offers a Community Dinner each month from September to June in partnership with Wakefield’s Horizon House Clubhouse. Horizon House provides their kitchen and dining room, and we provide the food, either via cooking or catering. I love…

More Zucchini?  Grate!

More Zucchini? Grate!

My friend Elizabeth just left two of the most gorgeous zucchini squashes on my porch. Between the two they weigh in at close to 7 pounds. The ruler is there for scale.  Elizabeth did send me a picture in which she used her glasses to…

Easy Salsa Chicken Tortilla Casserole Featuring Pam’s Salsa

Easy Salsa Chicken Tortilla Casserole Featuring Pam’s Salsa

DISCLAIMER: Since posting this recipe, Pam retired, thus no more Pam’s Salsa. 🙁 I will come up with a product or recipe to replace it in this recipe. Feel free to remind me.  🙂 I started doing the cooking demos at the Wakefield Farmers Market…

Skillet Tamale Pie: Great as is, but with endless possibilities!

Skillet Tamale Pie: Great as is, but with endless possibilities!

I was on the Cook’s Illustrated website looking for equipment reviews of skillets and this recipe for Skillet Tamale Pie came up in the process.  Since I am always looking for meals that are quick to prepare and hold well on warm in the oven,…

Pork, Sweet Potato, and Cabbage Casserole on Soba Noodles

Pork, Sweet Potato, and Cabbage Casserole on Soba Noodles

I have not posted for ages, but I was determined to document this concoction since it is  an experiment that worked.  🙂   Yes, I did start with a recipe, but I  adapted it so as to use up a few leftovers from my New…