Zender’s noodles

A city within Mid-Michigan named Frankenmuth offers traditional German food, entertainment, shopping and cultural events. One of the dishes that is served in their famous chicken dinner restaurants is traditional buttered noodles.  These noodles are delicious and why wouldn’t they be as they are prepared with Ritz crackers and butter. This is not a low-calorie…

Mushroom casserole

Spring is coming to Michigan.  At least I am hopeful.  Soon all types of mushrooms will be available at the market.  So this is a perfect time to share my recipe for a mushroom casserole.  If you are searching for a great side dish or something for a meatless Monday, I recommend this casserole.  Any…

Shrimp and noodles

Here is a fun recipe for the family that is easy to make and fun to eat.  No need for stopping at your favorite noodle restaurant, this one is great tasting and made at home. I adapted this recipe from one that I found in Cooking Light magazine last summer. I used 8 ounces of…

Noodle bowl

Noodle bowls are very easy to make at home. And, they are often one pot meals, making them very easy for a weeknight dinner when schedules are hectic. I modified a recipe that I found last year in Real Simple magazine, and came up with a great dish. Here are the ingredients needed for this…

Meatless stroganoff

Here is a recipe for your next meatless Monday dinner schedule.  If you like mushrooms, this tasty stroganoff is full of flavor and is also very easy to prepare. This recipe could also be a hit for your next buffet or casserole night with friends.  Simple to make and very creamy and a favorite of…

yummy lo mein noodles

During another blog surfing session, I found inspiration for home-made lo mein noodles.  I happen to love my new recipe, as I have changed up the one I found to tweak it to perfection.  It is very satisfying to be able to re-create some of my favorite foods at home.  No more wondering what these…

Champagne Chicken Fettuccine

Over the years, I have tried to search for new ways to serve simple pasta dishes.  Pasta is often an easy entrée that can be made upscale with only a few additions.  Rachel Ray published a similar recipe last year, that I adapted and revised.  Her recipe called for Gorgonzola dolce cheese and sage leaves….

shrimp thermidor

Here is one of those all-time best recipes to save when you plan to entertain and want something very different to serve to guests.  This is one of my favorite recipes, which I happened to see again in the August issue of Southern Living magazine. They suggested using for a hot appetizer, but I have…

old fashioned chili mac

Growing up in the sixties, I remember my family serving this budget-friendly dish.  I think it was a favorite back then, and could be a great one to serve at those fall sports parties.  This is one that the men seem to love.  It is easy and can even be transported in a slow cooker…

asian sesame noodles

  these noodles are delicious.  i know noodles can be made hundreds of ways, but these happen to be a really wonderful side dish to fill out the plate with something different.  i don’t claim to be a noodle expert, but the flavor combination in this recipe seems to be quite simple but splendid.  i…

parsley buttered noodles

many types of noodles are available at the market, however; i prefer no yolk noodles for the lower carbohydrate offering.  served as a side dish to fish or chicken, these noodles are boiled for only 7 minutes and tossed with margarine and parsley. fresh parsley from the garden would be recommended, but if fresh is…