Burrilada--A burrito baked enchilada style.

Burr-i-lada

Burrilada is what you get when you transform a burrito into an enchilada. I really wanted to call this recipe Easy Enchiritos which I think sounded better, but Taco Bell already trademarked the name, Enchirito, so Burrilada it is. This recipe continues our Pantry Cooking Series. Today’s recipe begins with frozen burritos. These particular burritos had been abandoned in our freezer long enough that they […]

Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole is a simple, satisfying meal that’s great for a weeknight. The ingredients list for this recipe includes five different cans, so it’s definitely a pantry recipe. I already had some cream cheese, sour cream and cheese in the refrigerator, so I was able to make this Chicken Taco Casserole without needing to go to the store. If things were different, I might […]

Corn Dog Casserole

Corn Dog Casserole

Corn Dog Casserole is the best solution to homemade corn dogs. I really don’t like deep frying foods, but my family really likes corn dogs. I occasionally purchase frozen corn dogs which we cook, but this Corn dog casserole is more cost effective, and it’s tasty, too. Don’t tell the children, but it sneaks in some vegetables, too. This doesn’t taste the same as a […]

Baked Ravioli Casserole

Baked Ravioli Casserole

Baked Ravioli Casserole is simple to assemble and gets dinner into the oven, and onto the table, without much fuss.    The dish contains only 3 ingredients,  but tastes like you worked much harder at getting it onto the table.  Like my sheet pan dinners, once this dish is assembled, it goes into the oven where it bakes for about 45 minutes.  That allows you to […]

Burrito Pie

Burrito Pie

What do you do if there are only three tortillas, and you’re supposed to make burritos for dinner for a family?  Do you run to the store?  Absolutely not.  When we run to the store for one item, we end up buying extras, and that can hurt your grocery budget.  Instead, you whip up a simple and delicious Burrito Pie.  This recipe is a creative […]

Sum Gum

Sum Gum

Sum Gum is a simple and delicious combination of ground beef, green beans, rice, and Asian inspired seasonings, and it’s a perfect simple supper.    The best part is that it can all be prepared in one skillet, as long as you have some leftover rice in the refrigerator.  I love meals that don’t make a big mess, and they’re a real winner when my family […]

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

These chicken enchiladas are easy to make because they start with canned chicken, but don’t let that humble beginning fool you.  These are delicious, creamy, and certain to become a family favorite.  In fact, my family requests this version more often than they request regular chicken enchiladas. 

Berta's Tuna Casserole

Berta’s Tuna Casserole

Berta’s Tuna casserole is made with simple ingredients that are assembled and baked.  This recipe is courtesy of my ninety year old friend, Berta.  She promised me that it had always been a favorite of her family, but I admit to being skeptical about her recommendation.  Prior to making this recipe, I had never eaten a tuna casserole.  As it turns out, my skepticism was […]

Green Chili Enchi-sagna

Green Chili Enchi-sagna

What do you do get when you arrange your tortillas, filling, and green enchilada sauce  in layers instead of rolling them up?  It’s something that I call delicious.  We also call it Enchi-sagna.  Enchi-sagna is Patty Cake’s short hand for Enchilada Lasagna.  The best reason for making our Green Chili Enchi-sagna  this way is that it takes much less time that rolling enchiladas and placing […]

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs is a great casserole for an easy dinner.  The thing I like best about this is that it can be made ahead, stored in the freezer, and popped in the oven when you need an easy meal.  It’s filling, delicious, and kid friendly.