Category: Can-o-Dis

Beef & Wild Rice Casserole

This is a recipe I found in an old church recipe book that my mother had in her cookbook collection which I inherited.  It ended up being real comfort food on a night when I guess that’s what My Number One Fan and I needed most.  The cookbook was one of those where parishioners contribute

CInco de Mayo Pork Chops over Cilantro Rice

  Here’s a simple way to make tough thick-cut pork chops fork-tender with a Mexican flavor profile.  I needed to find a recipe for a couple of disappointing pork chops that I knew needed a long braising time.  It just happened to be Cinco de Mayo, and I put together this recipe based on several

Kitchen Tapestry: Chicken Divan

No one will ever be able to truthfully use the adjectives of “Original”, “Classic” or “Traditional” with their recipe for Chicken Divan because the chef that created it took his recipe to the grave. The dish’s origins are vague; some say it came from the 1930s; others say the ’40s and it may well have.

Creamy-Crispy Hamburger Rice Casserole

Anxious for some genuine, home-cooked comfort food after a grueling two weeks relocating our household from one state to another, and totally sick of DoorDash, I went about my new kitchen to create a dinner rice casserole.  Few things are as comforting to me as hamburger, cheese and white rice, and borrowing a few recipe

Brown Rice Casserole

If you conduct an Internet search for brown rice casserole, what you’re generally going to find are a lot of casserole recipes that have brown rice in them, but are not casseroles dedicated strictly to the titular ingredient, many of which contain chicken, broccoli and cheese – not that there’s anything wrong with that.  In

Chicken Pot Pie

As I stated in my blog posting of June 2020, Weekday Chicken in the Oven Recipes: “I normally avoid posting dishes that are what I call “can-o-dis” recipes.  You know the type;  pour a “can-o-dis” kind of soup over something and then call that culinary art.  But I’m making an exception in this case because

Weekday Chicken in the Oven Recipes

People run pretty hard during the week and so, given the incredible versatility of chicken, it isn’t surprising that just about everyone has at least one, if not several, go-to chicken recipes that can be prepared quickly and popped in the oven for an easy weeknight supper. Here are a couple that we’ve been making

Potluck Chicken & Rice Casserole

This dish reminds me of those potluck suppers I used to have to go to as a kid.  There would invariably be a good twenty-percent of the total available casseroles dedicated to just chicken and rice, along with chicken-noodle, tuna-noodle, lasagna and green bean casserole.  The great thing about this dish is that there can

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