Spinach Lasagna

20180120_192852Lately I have totally been digging a casserole. They’re typically easy to assemble. I can assemble them ahead of time and bake when I’m ready. Or I can leave them for my husband to put in the oven a half hour before I get home (totally what I did with this one), so he doesn’t have to really do any work and can relax (he works in a kitchen all week, I like to cook at home).

I also like that I can pack a lot of different nutrients and foods into a casserole. And I can usually hide something I do not like into the casserole. In this instance I will confess I am not a spinach fan. Sorry, I know that I really shouldn’t say that, but it’s true. I can sometimes dig it sauteed or steamed but raw spinach or eating it on its own is not my thing. I have mad respect for spinach and its nutritional value. I WANT to like it. Just as I want to like avocado, but it makes me nauseous (literally eating avocado makes me queasy). Therefore, I will include spinach in a way that I find enjoyable.

Say in lasagna for instance. My dad has a really good lasagna with cabbage that I’ve made in the past. And I typically I make lasagna with zucchini strips, totally good. However, they only had puny zucchini at the store and it would take a tone to get the strips that I needed. I did have a ton of spinach, however.

Score, I decided to give it a go. It was totally delicious and very easy to make. Plus, since it’s just Zach and I, we usually have left-overs for another day. I for one love left-overs, because even though I love to cook, sometimes I don’t want to. So heating up left-overs of a delicious meal is completely my fav.

I hope that you all enjoy this recipe!

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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

20171015_125314Happy Wednesday y’all! Sorry it’s been so long since I posted, been super busy baking it up and trying to expand my market, developing new recipes. I do a stock pile of recipes to share with you all, though.  Today, though, I had to start with this one for Loaded Cauliflower Casserole.

I prepped this on a Saturday, it was super easy, and then just baked in on a Sunday afternoon for the Lions game (my husband is from Michigan, meaning they are die-hard Lions fans). It was so simple, yet so good.

My husband may have even tricked my sister-in-law into eating it. She may be a slightly picky eater, so he told her after eating it, that it was cauliflower and not potatoes. And she did say it was good, so I would consider that a win!

I added chicken for some added protein and so I could make just one single dish. I love one skillet or one dish meals. It makes cleaning up a lot nicer too.

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 chicken breast
  • sea salt and pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • 6 slices bacon
  • one bundle green onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

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Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole


Sometimes I just like to create things on the fly.

This usually means I will look at whatever is in my fridge (usually not a lot) and try to make something edible and hopefully tasty out of it.

I think I got this from my grandma Dreher. She is resourceful. When you don’t have a lot, you can still make good food. My grandfather always loved my grandma for making something out of nothing. Resourcefulness and creativity are traits, which I value. I seek them. I want them. I am.

Last week I was feeling ambitious. I went to the market. I had broth on. I made burgers (click the link for the recipe). I roasted some carrots. I boiled a spaghetti squash.

And then I stopped there. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the squash.

Days later I got off work early, but I wasn’t ready to leave the kitchen yet. I made gingersnaps (posted Monday). I attempted to make caramel filled sunbutter coookies. They failed, but I made them into a cheesecake jar, so all was not lost.

And then I stared at the squash. It was like it was challenging me. What the hell am I going to do with this squash. I was tripped up.

I go back to the fridge for an inventory check.

I have spinach for Kate and Jason. There is some garlic. I have all this cheese that Bob got me. And eggs. Hmm….

Casserole. That is clearly the solution. A breakfast casserole.

And I will confess I was a little (lot) leery of this combination. But I was committed (plus it was what I had to work with).

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes


I felt a tinge bad about replacing the sweet potato in the casserole. I have decided to give it a second chance, to let it play a sidekick. Today I put together this beautiful hasselback sweet potato and it was relatively easy to make, as well as packed with taste.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Butternut Cassserole

030I always remembered the marshmallow covered dish at Thanksgivings, but never ever did I go for the sweet potato casserole. I am just not a sweet potato girl. I’ve tried to be friends, I’ve given them every chance, but sometimes you can’t please them all. So I have updated the sweet potato with something I actually enjoy: butternut squash. Here is what I have created. I will say I find marshmallow to be a pain in the ass, and so I have nixed because I have never enjoyed marshmallow. Sorry marshmallow I am replacing you with just pecans. Get over it.

Butternut Casserole

Hamburger Casserole

img_2903This is my version of a hamburger casserole. The first time I made it, my brother-in-law could not stop exclaiming how fire it was. He crushed the whole sample plate. It is pretty freaking good!

Hamburger Casserole