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Cheesy Sour Cream and Hamburger Casserole


Hello people.. Did you all have a good weekend? I did, hubby and I went to the October  fest here near St. Louis. We had a good time. Walked around looking at all the crafts and watching the acts sing and dance. My favorite part is looking at the crafts. I’m always looking for something interesting and useful that you don’t see anywhere.

It’s a gloomy day today not suppose to rain but a good day for something comforting and hearty. I just want to go get in my PJ’s  and lay around all day and wait for the new series Manifest to come on tonight. It’s pretty good if you’ve not watched it yet.

Well enough rattling on.. I’m fixing Cheesy Sour Cream and Hamburger Casserole today. It’s really good and goes really good with a good garden salad and some Cheesy garlic bread. Hope you will enjoy it.

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the hamburger making sure that your breaking it up. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and salt and cook for 5 minutes until the hamburger is cooked through. Add the pasta sauce and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, add the cream cheese and microwave for 1 minute.
  4. In a sprayed 9″x 13″ baking dish, add the cooked egg noodles, sour cream, cream cheese and Parmesan. Mix until well combined. Add the hamburger mixture to the pan and stir until everything is loosely combined.
  5. Top with the shredded cheddar and Italian seasoning. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes, until cheese on top is slightly browning.


Chicken Noodle Casserole

Good Day everyone.  I been waiting all morning for the sun to come out today cause hubby and I are going to the October fest in St. Louis today, but it  just not coming out yet but suppose to. Today really looks like a fall day out side the temp is only 59’F.

I’ve decided to make another casserole again to day  this one with some chicken. I admit though that I didn’t take the time to cook a chicken so had hubby go this morning and pick up a rotisserie as it’s really good in this dish.

This has a lot of veggies as well and very hearty. Your family will enjoy it, trust me. It’s an easy meal to cook and I like the heating up the leftovers the next day for lunch as it taste even better. Please enjoy.


  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken( I like using rotisserie) 
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen corn
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Boil egg noodles according to package directions. Drain water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine all the other remaining ingredients. Add cooked noodles to mixture. Gently stir to combine everything. Pour into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Serves 6


Hamburger Cheese Casserole

hambergar chese casserole

Hey everyone so sorry I didn’t post yesterday morning . I had gone to the Dr. and after getting home just keep getting sicker by the moment. By the afternoon I could barely breath. Went to the emergency room, turns out I’m allergic to the medication I was prescribed. I have never had issues in my life with taking medication. Feel much better this morning though.

I really don’t know what to make to  day..Humm let me think. I laid out hamburger last night …

20 minutes later..ohh I know, I’ll make my famous Hamburger Casserole. I’ve not had that in a while. This recipe was a big winner when my children were little and lived at home. They were like mom you are such a good cook  this is so good and I’d say my babies mom added a special ingredient that’s why it’s so good. They’d say what mom and I’d tell them I sprinkled it with love. This became a regular when I made something  that was extra good to them.  They’d ask if I sprinkled it with love each time and I’d say yes mom

This is an easy dish to throw together and put in the oven, You can add another 1/cup of each cheese  than the recipe calls for if you like a lot of cheese. How how perfect to me. I hope you will enjoy the recipe.

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  1.  In a large skillet pour in oil, then put in the diced onions. Add in the ground beef breaking it up. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with the  garlic, paprika ,oregano, and Italian seasonings. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cook for around 10 minutes.
  2. Mean while cook the macaroni according to instructions on the box, After it cooks drain and add it to the cooked hamburger. Turn off heat of hamburger add the cheese mixing it up.
  3. Preheat oven to 350’F and place the cooked hamburger in a large baking dish and add the 1 cup of mixed cheeses to the top cook around 40 minutes at 350″F  degrees.  Be sure to check on it after cooking around 30 minutes as you don’t want to let the top of the cheeses get to brown but slightly as some ovens are hotter than others.
  4. Take out of oven cool a few minutes and Enjoy.

I pick up garlic bread with this. I like the cheesy garlic breads. I also serve with a side garden salad.

Serves 6


Cheesy Lasagna with Raspberry Cobbler Crumb Crispies For Dessert


Hello out there how is everyone? I’m freezing today it’s actually cold here in St. Louis today 67’F which is making me so sleepy. I been up since 5 this morning and had the whole house cleaned by 8. I been trying to get this out since then but my eyes are burning really bad. May have to go to Dr if it doesn’t stop.

I laid out hamburger last night and wasn’t sure what I would make with it. But now its hit me I’m going to make my famous Lasagna that everyone loves. I love Italian but after being spoiled with the real Italian food in Europe I just can’t find a good restaurant here that’s affordable to eat it other than Olive Garden and that still isn’t like eating it in Italy which is where I had my first real taste of good Italian food. I love this recipe and use a lot of cheese in it. Hope you will like it as much as we do.

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large chopped onion (around a cup)
  • I jar of spaghetti sauce ( I use the great value brand from Wal-Mart and its as good as  the prego brand I have used for years)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 12 lasagna noodles, (I use Oven ready, there is no boiling involved)
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 15 ounce container cottage cheese
  • ½ to ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon of Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350′ F.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet at medium high heat. Add the ground beef, onion and garlic and cook until meat browns  cooking completely. Add tomato sauce, , oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt. Cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes. Turn off  the heat.
  3. Spray a 9×13  baking dish with cooking spray and place down three noodles on the bottom. Top the noodles with very small spoonfuls of cottage cheese, mashing it down lightly to spread it all over, then add the mozzarella cheese. Top with  ⅓ of the meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers at least two more times. Top the very last layer with extra cheese 🧀. You can never have too much to me.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or till cheese is slightly browning on top.
  5. Enjoy!! Let my know if you make this dish how much you like it.

I haven’t made dessert in a long time since we try to stay away from sweets due to my husband being diabetic. Tonight darn it I’m making this after finding the recipe on web site while trying to find something that I could make with my can of raspberry. I came across this site and it looked so good. Will let you know how good when I update.

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl put in butter to sugars, cinnamon, salt and flour to form crumbs. (mixing it up)
  3. On an ungreased cookie sheet, separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles.
  4. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of Raspberry pie filling over the tops of crescent rolls.
  5. Sprinkle crumb topping on top.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-12 minutes.
  7. After they were cooked and cooled, I cut them into smaller triangles but you can leave them big too!
  8. To make glaze: Blend together all the glaze ingredients and drizzle over Raspberry Cobbler Crumb Crispies.

One Sheet Pan Apple Gouda Stuffed Chicken


Hello everyone, I’ve had a time putting out tonight’s recipe. Between trying to watch the new Manifest movie series that came on last night that I missed, to making the graphics for this post and also trying to get the links in while fighting with my pet squirrel Herman who has decided I should be all his..🤣🤣🤣😂😂.

Tonight we are having this tasty dinner that  I love called “One Sheet Pan Apple Gouda Stuffed Chicken”. This recipe is a one sheet pan meal which I love and means no messy clean up. I usually put aluminum foil on the pan and just take it off and wipe it down with a wet cloth. This recipe is only for two put you can double or triple depending on the size of your family

I hope you will enjoy this as much as we do!

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For Chicken:

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (double or triple for 4-6 servings)
  • 2 ounces gouda cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for chicken
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, more if desired for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 fresh ground pepper

For Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a large sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Split each chicken breast cutting across but not through and open like a book. This is also known as butterflying. On one side of the chicken, lay out 7-8 thin apple slices followed by 4-5 slices of cheese. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme. Fold over and drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Place the chicken breast on sheet pan and top with another sprig of fresh thyme if desired.
  4. In a bowl, mix diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, smoked paprika, brown sugar, melted butter. 1 teaspoon thyme leaves and sea salt until evenly coated. Arrange sweet potatoes around chicken breasts.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and then stir sweet potatoes.
  6. Continue to bake another 15 or until sweet potatoes are tender, should be fork tender.

Guinness Beef Stew

guiness beef stew

Hello , how are you? I’m doing great. Had a wonderful weekend myself. Our new friends took us to Fast Eddies Bon Air. We had a fantastic time and the food was great.42286842_1909553875790595_1524821442867232768_n I had a shish-kabob of Elk it was so good. In the 4 hours I was there they served over 800 orders of food. WOW!! If your ever in Alton Illinois check it out it’s a great place to hang out with your friends and socialize. Be advised that place is busy so get there early as you can. I bet there were over 300 people there and they just kept piling in standing around waiting for a table to open. I couldn’t believe it. There were tons of tables and live music this was during the day we went.

OK on to the food. I am in the mood for some beef stew so making this  recipe that I haven’t tried yet but Being a beef stew lover and making it a lot in the fall and winter how can it go wrong while making this, right?. Got this recipe  off of saving desert web site will leave link in the bottom of this post.

It calls for an ingredient I haven’t used in beef stew before like Guinness drought. Had to look it up when I found the recipe to see what it was and it’s an Irish beer. Went to our local beer store and found it so going to try it in this recipe.  If you don’t want that in your stew you can add 1 cup of beef broth instead which is basically how I make my beef stew in the first place.. But going to try this to see if we like it. Will up date this site and let you know if we do. Also want you to know that the alcohol cooks away.

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  • 4 pound boneless chuck roast trimmed of fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil ( I’m using olive oil)
  • 2 white onions finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Guinness Draught
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound large carrots cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley for garnish
  1. Place the oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle the beef pieces with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil on medium until shimmering in a large skillet. Add the onion and a little salt. Stirring occasionally, cook the onion until well browned and carmelized, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato paste and garlic and stir until fragrant. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth, 3/4 cup of Guinness, the brown sugar and thyme leaves. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the beef and bay leaves and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then transfer to the oven and cook, uncovered for 90 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  6. Add the potatoes and carrots and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 75-90 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
  7. Remove from the oven, Serve in bowls garnished with parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Be sure to pick up some good baking bread and use it to sop up the soup that in the steak.


Fried Chicken And Creamy Onion Sauce

friedchickenand oinoinsauce

Good Morning everyone. How are you today? I’m feeling a little sleepy still as I slept in a little longer this morning .Was up late last night working on a web site for a Dentist.

It sure is feeling like fall out side this morning and I’m in the mood for fried chicken of some sort today, so decided to make Fried Chicken And Creamy Onion Sauce. This is a very comforting food that our family loves. I’m sure your family will love it to.

  • 8 pieces chicken thighs, or chicken breast with skin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds onions, peeled and sliced to 1/4″ thick
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup white wine ( can substitute this for chicken broth)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups gruyere cheese (gouda, emmentalar,raclette, appenzeller, and Jarisberg also works well in this recipe.)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • french toast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  1. Place 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in large skillet and turn heat to medium-low.  Add onions and cook until the onions are a deep rich brown color and nice and tender. around 30 minutes.   Add a tablespoon of broth occasionally if you see the onions sticking.

  2. While the onions are cooking in another large skillet cook the chicken.  ( I personally like to wait till onions have cooked then take them out setting them aside and cook chicken in the same pan, gives the chicken and better flavor, I also like to roll my chicken in flour if you do you will need to add another tablespoon of olive oil)  Turn heat up to medium high.  Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 if rolled chicken in flour.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper than brown each side of the chicken for 5 mins per side.  Don’t overcrowd the pan.  Its better to do it in batches and give the chicken room to brown.  Remove all chicken from the pan and wait until onions are completed.  Scrape all the browned flavorful bits from the pan and add the wine, turn off heat and then add this mixture into onions when you do step 3.

  3. Once the onions are nice and browned, add garlic, thyme and flour to onions and stir vigorously to combine.  Continue to cook for 3 minutes.  Then add half of the broth and stir and cook for 5 minutes.  Then scoop out 1/3 of the onions and place on a plate.  Add the rest of the broth, balsamic vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.  (add the browned flavorful bits from the pan where you added the wine now as well) The sauce should start to thicken in a few minutes.

  4. Place chicken back into the pan with fried onions and broth and then divide the onions you have set aside and place them atop of each piece of chicken. Place into a preheated 350° oven and bake for at least 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Sprinkle the grated cheese over each piece of the chicken that’s topped with onions.  Place pan back in the oven and broil until cheese is melted and golden brown. (about 5 minutes depending on your oven, be sure to watch don’t want to burn)

  5. Serve Immediately with baked French bread slices to soak up the sauce.


This meal is really good with mashed potatoes as you can add a tablespoon  of  the sauce to your potatoes.

Serves 6

Marianne Williamson Quote On Inspiration


We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson

 A Return to Love : Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles 


Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of America’s most well-known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers and four of these were #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne Williamson: A Return to Love : Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles (Paperback); 1996 Edition

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