Italian Sausage Lasagna with Zucchini No...

Zucchini Turkey Sausage Lasagna by My Utensil Crock

I have so been looking forward to posting this Italian Sausage Lasagna with Zucchini Noodles. It actually started as a "Thanksgiving leftovers" recipe, of all things, when I had considered using shredded leftover roasted turkey in the filling. But I had a slight fail with making a roasted turkey breast a month before Thanksgiving during a time … [Read more...]

“All the Good Stuff” Day-Aft...

Thanksgiving Leftover Quiche by My Utensil Crock

Would I make an entire Thanksgiving dinner one month before the holiday, just to have the leftovers to make this "All the Good Stuff" Day-After Thanksgiving Leftover Crustless Quiche? Maybe. Oh, did I? Yes I did. Pretty much. Turkey was quite a challenge to find a month before the big day {which I guess makes sense when you think … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Qui...

Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Quiche by My Utensil Crock

Am I talking about Thanksgiving already? Under 4 weeks is fair game, if you ask me. Or, if you read my blog. Which, you do. You can certainly make this Thanksgiving Bounty Veggie Crustless Quiche on other days, if you are in the mood! But Thanksgiving lends itself to lots of surplus cooked veggies, and probably some extra people in … [Read more...]

Kale and Bacon Cheesy Party Dip

Kale and Bacon Cheesy Party Dip by My Utensil Crock

If there is kale in it, it’s healthy, right? How about THIS much kale? * Crickets * Ok, I will not pretend this recipe is healthy, but I will assure you it is delicious, and is a total winner for party snacks. If there are three things people are loving on these days, they are kale, bacon, and cheese. I had a few ladies over to … [Read more...]

Italian Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

Italian Quinoa Breakfast Bake by My Utensil Crock

When people ask me if I could do anything instead of my job, what it would be, one of my stock answers is: "Hang out with friends in a big vacation house and make brunch and sit around and drink coffee all day." The salary on this fantasy is a bit lower than my current gig, so I reserve such activity for special occasions... ...Such … [Read more...]

Healthy Nachos for One {or Two!}

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Healthy food that does not taste healthy? My favorite. Filling up a whole baking dish, settling in for a Netflix binge session, and shoving nachos in my face? Done. The Walking Dead: Season Four, you're mine. These nachos may be one of my upcoming staples for 2016. They are great for weeknights and it's easy to keep the ingredients in … [Read more...]

Ratatouille Lasagna {No-Noodle}

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I have so much to tell you about this lasagna, and I want to say it all at once. In no particular order - or, all at once, if that were possible: It's DELICIOUS. The ricotta and mozzarella you crave from lasagna, and the rich vegetable flavors of ratatouille, together in one casserole. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Healthy twists in this recipe will give you a … [Read more...]

Grits Casserole {Healthy}

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I have been wanting to post this recipe for a long time. It is one of my staples, and I am forever searching through my electronic files for it, using the search term - wait for it - "mushrooms," because the original recipe had a braised mushroom topping. But I don't braise anything when I make this dish, and it has absolutely nothing to do with … [Read more...]

Turkey Chili Cornbread Casserole

Turkey Chili Cornbread Casserole

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am coming off a week-plus of cooking using only ingredients I have in my freezer, pantry, and refrigerator. I had no idea it had gotten so bad, but it had. Evidence: I called maintenance for my apartment building, complaining that my refrigerator was SO loud. I received the following written response: … [Read more...]

Loaded Baked Potato Crustless Quiche

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Just in case you were looking for a delicious way to mesh eggs, vegetables, potatoes, cheese, and bacon, I present to you: the Loaded Baked Potato Crustless Quiche. If you weren't in the market for such a method, I recommend you try this anyway. Immediately after I perfected my Kale & Egg Quiche with Sweet Potato "Crust" - I could not wait … [Read more...]