Broccoli and cheese are one of my ultimate comfort foods. My mom always made a great cheese sauce and I always loved having it over steamed broccoli . This recipe reminds me of having steamed broccoli with cheese sauce because, well, that's pretty much what it is, except in a casserole.
As much as I love the cheese sauce and the broccoli, there is something else I love even more: the cracker topping.
The crackers I use have a sweet memory for me. When my sister, Danielle, and I were first
I've heard a lot about how good kale is for you, but other than making kale chips once or twice, I have no experience with it. I spotted this recipe in the January 2012 issue of Better Homes and Garden and I liked that it included kale. It seemed that with the cheese and pasta (very similar to my own macaroni and cheese recipe), this might be a great way of introducing kale to the kids as part of an actual dinner. The question was: would they like it?
I've been making tuna noodle casserole for as long as I have been married (21 years now) and most of the time, it involved cream of mushroom soup and/or Velveeta. I grew up having it with the cream of mushroom soup, but it never included the Velveeta, and it always had crushed saltine crackers on top. My husband, on the other hand, grew up and loved a similar version, but it has a loaf of Velveeta cheese mixed in, minus the crushed saltine crackers. This became the version I started making for
Several years back, family friends of our invited us to dinner and they served this potluck-type side dish, which I called Cheesy Potato Casserole, but they called it Funeral Potatoes. I thought it was an odd name, but they were good and over the years, Cheesy Potato Casserole (or Funeral Potatoes) became a family favorite.