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CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Chicken Noodle Hotdish

Most hotdishes or casseroles are perfect for those working folks who don’t have all day to prepare a meal — or those who are just looking for a something that is quick and tasty to put on the table for supper. As a retiree, I usually have a lot of free time, so it doesn’t matter if it takes an …


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CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Country Goulash Skillet

Goulash has a long history, dating back to the ninth century in the medieval Kingdom of Hungary. Today, gulyás is one of Hungary’s national dishes. Without getting into too many specifics about the original version — the dish might be a little too much for those with a weak stomach — old-fashioned goulash featured meat that was cooked and dried (pemmican), stored in what we would consider …


CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Cousin Tom’s ‘Goulash’

Talk to just about anyone who hunts, and they’ll probably tell you hunting is much more than shooting something. It’s about the camaraderie, about being outdoors. And in my case, it’s about watching how much fun my dogs have in the field when hunting upland game. But there is another part that’s not easily dismissible: the food that’s prepared — and eaten — …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Green Bean Chicken Hotdish

People who love hotdish or casserole usually have a preference if given a choice between rice and pasta. But there others like me who relish the taste of both. When it comes to the former, a combination of long grain and wild rice — Uncle Ben’s and Rice A Roni are two examples — is my favorite. However, when I have a recipe …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Ham and Cheese Casserole

Ham and cheese is one of those classic food combos that never gets old. Just like bacon and eggs, hamburgers and fries, peanut butter and jelly and pretzels and beer, this dynamic duo is an American favorite. Always has been, always will be. Perhaps the simplest and most common of way is to combine the pair for the sandwich ― grilled …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Southwest Tortilla Chicken Casserole

What started off as a remembrance of the Battle of Puebla, a national holiday in Mexico in honor of a military victory in 1862 over French forces of Napoleon III, Cinco de Mayo has become more of a celebration of food these days. That’s especially true in the United States. Many restaurants feature South-of-the-Border food, and more and more people …

CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Chow Mein Hotdish

Anyone who has access to their mom’s recipe box is lucky. And if Mom had lots of friends or relatives who cooked, you’re even luckier. I’m among the latter. Not only did my mom keep good track of her recipes — even recopying many of them on new cards because they were tattered or hard to read — she also had …