Showing posts from February, 2013

A Casserole | Inside-out Stuffed Peppers

I love a good casserole. The ease of throwing everything into a dish and popping it in the oven for an hour, the ooey gooey cheesey goodness, and the way that it wholeheartedly makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you take a bite. My thought is, any sort of casserole is complete and utter savory satisfaction (and a working girl's dream because they take about as much effort as a crock-pot meal!)
My mother has been raving (and I mean, raving) about this recipe for months. She gave me the recipe back in May and I have yet to make it. She reminded me about it the other day because my grandparents had put in a request, and I thought to myself, "self, this is the perfect time to make this casserole because it will last through the 3 days of dinners we need this week before going to NOLA" -- decision made, grocery list started, plan in place, recipe..below.

The Recipe Recipe courtesy of: my mother (where it actually came from, I have no idea) Ingredients: 1 lb ground b…

Diet-Friendly Meatball Macaroni Soup

So, I love Rachael Ray, but sometimes her recipes are not all that diet-friendly. Because I am trying to be health conscious, this poses a bit of a problem for me in general. Tonight, I was able to "dietize" one of her recipes (and yes, I have made "dietize" a word). This recipe is based on hers, but I didn't use red meat (I rarely make red meat at home), I didn't use white macaroni, and I didn't serve it with 4 cheese grilled cheese sandwiches. Overall hers isn't even that bad I suppose, but I made it better, if I do say so myself.

Thanks to Nemo, groceries are limited in the house. I have ground turkey in the fridge (because, obviously, I always have ground turkey in the fridge) and so I had to think of something - and the usual just sounded horrific to me. Also, thanks to Nemo, I was craving something warm and hearty. 

The Recipe Recipe inspired by Rachael Ray Ingredients: 2 tablespoons EVOO
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 white …