Chicken Cordon Casserole

This is one of those recipes that takes me a little bit longer to put together so we don’t have it as often as some of the other recipes. It is also a bit more expensive to make so it is a treat when we do have it.

Chicken Cordon Casserole


  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 10 – 12  slices of ham
  • 10 – 12 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1t. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 3 T. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 c. crackers, crushed
  • 1/3 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 T. garlic powder
  • 1 T. onion powder
  • 1 T. parsley
  • 1/3 c. butter or margarine, melted


Preheat your oven to 350.

Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter or margarine and whisk in the flour until well combined.

Slowly add the chicken broth making sure to stir well.

When the sauce starts to thicken add the mustard, salt, and pepper.  Stir and remove from heat.

Mix the Parmesan cheese, crackers, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley. Set to the side.

Pour a small amount of the sauce on the bottom of the pan.

Place the chicken in the bottom of the pan and season with salt and pepper, as desired.

Drizzle the chicken with the sauce.

Place the ham slices in a layer over the chicken.

Then layer the Swiss cheese.

Spread the sauce over the cheese.

Sprinkle on the cracker and cheese mixture.

Drizzle with melted butter.

Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the topping has browned.


Beer Bread

I love how easy this recipe is and the crust is so good. I have to be careful or I could eat all of the crust of the bread by myself! This is a recipe that I haven’t made in a while but when I went for a spell without going to the grocery store I had to use up what I found in the kitchen to make up a couple of quick meals. I made up a batch of Boston Baked Beans and wanted some fresh bread to go with it.

I had seen a bottle of beer in the fridge and had no idea where it came from or who it belonged too. After a week or so I just guessed it must’ve been something forgotten by a guest. I dug through some old recipes and found this recipe. It smelled so good when it was baking and it tasted even better.

You could play around with the ingredients to make it different flavors and such. I’d say that different beers would probably give it different flavors too but I have not experimented with that. Continue reading “Beer Bread”

Grandma’s Mac N Cheese

Now I do confess that most times I use the boxed macaroni and cheese because:

  1. it’s cheap
  2. it’s easy
  3. I’m too tired to make the real deal

However, I do try to make this recipe every so often and on special occasions and/or holidays. You can add a little ham or meat to make this a hearty main dish! Continue reading “Grandma’s Mac N Cheese”

Cheesey Potatoes

I love this recipe! It is good with or without the bacon or ham, and with or without the extra cheese. Continue reading “Cheesey Potatoes”

Cheddar Muffins

In case you haven’t noticed we eat a lot of cheese. This is a quick and easy muffin that goes with just about any meal and we make them quite often. Continue reading “Cheddar Muffins”

Cheesy Garlic Pull-apart Bread

I’m not sure where exactly I found this recipe but my family is glad I did find it. This one takes a little bit of time to put together so I don’t make it very often. Continue reading “Cheesy Garlic Pull-apart Bread”

Bacon Grits/Cheesy Grits

My kids love grits, buttered grits, cheesy grits, and especially bacon grits! This is a super simple way to prepare them when you are short on time. My kids usually eat these served over their scrambled eggs with some jelly toast on the side. Continue reading “Bacon Grits/Cheesy Grits”

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Continue reading “Tater Tot Casserole”

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

I’m thinking that I may try adding some cooked bacon the next time. This would also be good with some sautéed onions and/or bell peppers. Continue reading “Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole”

Briarpatch Casserole

I always made this for our church dinners and all of the kids would devour it within minutes… always a favorite! Continue reading “Briarpatch Casserole”

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos

(I found this recipe a while back but can’t remember where. I will definitely give credit where it is due when I find the original.) Continue reading “Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos”

Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger Casserole


  • 1 lb box shells
  • 1 lb ground hamburger, cooked with garlic, onion, salt, and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 375.

Grease a 9×13 baking dish

Cook noodles according to package directions.


After browning hamburger, add 2 cans tomato soup to the frying pan (with the hamburger).

Add ½ can water.

Stir and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Pour noodles into the baking dish.

Pour hamburger mixture over noodles and stir.

Sprinkle cheese over casserole and cover with foil.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes longer.

Can bake under the broiler for 3-5 minutes to brown cheese, if desired.