Asparagus And Potato Strata

Asparagus And Potato Strata
A strata is a great dish to serve when you are having a brunch and need an easy make-ahead meal for a group.  I made this strata for a group of friends to close out the summer. Served at room temperature with a salad, I was able to enjoy my friends without worrying about the kitchen. It turned out to be a slightly overcast day, but we had a lot of fun anyway.  Continue reading

Hot Reuben Crock Dip

Hot Reuben Crock Dip
Linda and I are only two of three sisters. Our third sister is the dip master – as in she loves to make dips. She has her go-to dips as we all do and this Reuben Dip is one of them… Sort of…??? Actually, I changed it because I was taking it to an outdoor pool party and I didn’t want to ask the hostess if I could use her oven on a hot day to heat my dip. This got me thinking of how I could make it in a way that it could just stay hot without putting out the hostess. By starting with the base of a Bechamel I was able to keep it warm for a long time and still have a consistent texture. It worked great and was a hit at the party! Sometimes you just have to think outside the box! Continue reading

Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac & Cheese

Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac & Cheese
If you remember my post about the Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed Shells, I told you… If you have some mixture left over don’t throw it away! I’ll be using it another way in a post coming up soon. Well, this is it. I froze what was leftover, but if you are making it without the leftovers, here’s how… I made it for the girls at my Hubby”s office for lunch and they said it was the best Mac & Cheese they ever had!!! Yay!!! Continue reading