I'm not sure if you're familiar with the 101 cookbook series, so here's a little background. Each cookbook is a spiral bound photo cookbook with a durable soft cover. Each cookbook has at least 100 tasty pages.
101 Cozy Casseroles is the 4th cookbook I own in the 101 cookbook series. This new cookbook is packed full of tried and true recipes from readers and home cooks just like you me and you.
Who doesn't love a hot bubbly casserole right out of the oven? My husband that's who, he isn't big on casseroles, but I love them. I'm not saying he won't eat them I just have to choose wisely when it comes to casserole choices.
I have always loved the simplicity of one dish meals. Casseroles are budget friendly, easy to prepare and a comfort to enjoy. Just pop them the in the oven and you have dinner in a flash.
Pair with a salad and rolls and you have a perfect well rounded meal.
101 Cozy Casserole has four yummy categories:
- Quick- to - Fix Casseroles
- Mom's Favorite Casseroles
- Potluck - Perfect Casseroles
- Hot & Bubbly Sides
The Ham and Cheese Spaghetti reminds of a dish my mom always made with leftover spaghetti, but minus the ham. She would mix the sauce and the noodles together and then top it with American cheese. Add it to a casserole dish and bake.
I know it was only leftover spaghetti, but it sure tasted like a new dish. My mom was great with leftovers and never let anything go to waste. If she could make it into a casserole than that's just what she did. Don't you just love that about moms?
It was hard deciding on which casserole recipe to make. Mom's Texas Hash popped out at me, so that was the first dish on my list. We had just harvested fresh bell peppers and onions from our garden, so I knew they would be perfect for this recipe.
This particular casserole calls for only 6 ingredients and isn't complicated at all. Just saute the veggies add in the tomatoes and spices and pop into a casserole dish and bake. The end result was quite tasty and reminded me of Stuffed Bell Peppers. I served this easy Texas Hash over a bed of white rice. This recipe is defiantly a keeper.
Next on the list was Taco Filled Pasta Shells. I knew this one would be good because I have actually made this one before. Pasta shells stuffed with a mixture of taco meat and cheese. Three cheese to be exact, cream cheese, cheddar and Monterey jack. Lawrdy you know it's good with all that cheese.
When stuffed shells come to mind I tend to think of the Italian version. Well, these are the same concept, but Mexican inspired instead. This recipe uses salsa and taco sauce instead of the traditional marinara sauce. To add a bit more variety I think the addition of black beans or Mexicorn would be a nice touch.
That's right my friends this yummy cookbook hit the shelves on June 16th, so it's available right now! Hop on over to Amazon because they're also offering free super saver shipping on orders over $25, so go ahead and buy two. This cookbook would make the perfect gift.
Now for a little Goosey Fun!
My friends over at Gooseberry Patch have been generous enough to include an additional copy of 101 Cozy Casseroles to use in a reader giveaway! I have to say Gooseberry Patch is always awesome like that. Thank you Vickie and Jo Ann : )
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CONGRATS TO: COMMENT 114 DEB C.
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Gooseberry Patch provided me with a copy of "101 Cozy Casseroles" for the purpose of this review. They also provided an additional copy to use in a reader giveaway. With that being said the opinions & comments stated above are entirely my own. I would like to thank Gooseberry Patch for choosing Mommy's Kitchen as a "Early Bird Reviewer"