• casserole = happy Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and that means it is time to indulge a little in some delicious Mexican fare.  As I have mentioned many times before I LOVE Mexican food…and this casserole helped foster that love when I growing up. Honey (my mom) loved casseroles as they really are perfect for a busy family and we were definitely busy.  My brothers and I were involved in tons of activities which made family dinner hard but so important.  Some of our favorite casserole were chicken spaghetti, or this king ranch chicken casserole, but this cheesy mexican chicken casserole with nacho chips was one of my favorites for sure.   It…

  • a skinny tetrazzini…but don’t tell anyone

    Some of my most favorite dinners are those from my childhood and chicken tetrazzini is one for sure.  There is just something so good about pasta, chicken and a creamy sauce all cooked together in a casserole.  To be honest I am not sure if it was the actual dish or just the fact that I LOVED casseroles.   My love of casserole’s started at an early age, some of my first memories of family dinners included a casserole of some sort or another.  My mom would make everything from a mac-n-cheese hamburger casserole to this enchilada casserole and of course her classic chicken tetrazzini, but as I have grown up I realized…

  • chicken parm on the skinny

    Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean only salads and steamed veggies….casseroles can be a part of the menu as well, and this chicken parm casserole is a skinny but delicious dinner that everyone is sure to love.   I have made several chicken parmesans over the years, it is The Hubby’s favorite but most have been loaded with tons of calories & fat making them not very figure friendly.  So as we continue this healthier lifestyle one of the first dishes I wanted to recreate was chicken parm, but in a new way that The Hubby would love but without the guilt. Casserole’s have always been a favorite for The Hubby…

  • oh so good…skinny chicken and rice

    Even when I am trying to eat lighter and make better choices there is one thing that I must have…CHEESE.  Now I know this is not the best must have, I mean obviously must having veggies are a better option but as long as I can have some cheese every now and then I am a much happier “skinny” eater & this chicken and rice casserole makes me happy for sure. Casseroles are also a must have…they are so easy, and if done right it can be balanced and full of flavor without a ton of guilt with some veggies & protein thrown in for good measure.  Growing up my mom made…