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Chicken Casserole

Can't believe that fall will be here soon! I love fall. The colors of leaves changing, the crisp blue skies, cooler weather and yummy foods that are so nice to enjoy during that time of year. For me, that means more soups, chili's, casseroles, yummy breads and muffins. What are your favorite things about fall?

Speaking of casseroles, I am totally addicted to this yummy delicious chicken casserole! It's a great quick dinner for those nights you don't have much time if you keep cooked chicken in your freezer. Having precooked chicken and ground beef is such a help for those nights you need something fast.

To me this is pure comfort food. I usually serve it with brown rice and steamed broccoli. It would also be great with mashed potatoes or noodles. Delicious!


Chicken Casserole

2-3 cups of chicken, cooked and chopped
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/2-1 cup of sour cream (I usually don't measure and this really depends on personal preference)
1 cup of shredded chees…

Dill Pickle Faux-Fried Chicken

I love looking at the Cooking for your Family board over at Babycenter. They have a recipe review thread where everyone reviews the recipes they made. It's a great way to find new ideas. Well, one lady posted that she had made this recipe for Dill Pickle Faux-Fried Chicken which is from A Good Appetite. I was really happy with this recipe! The kids loved it! Definitely something different to do with chicken and a good way to use up that pickle juice.

I did the recipe a bit different but not much. For the original recipe, click on the link above. Here's what I did....

Dill Pickle Faux-Fried Chicken

2-4 cups of pickle juice
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 cups of Pepperidge Farms Herb Seasoned Stuffing mix
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (you could use more or less if you wanted)
2 eggs

Marinate chicken breasts for at least 2 hours (I did all day) in the pickle juice.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet lined with foil and then place a greased cooling…

Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy

I had been craving pork chops and hadn't had them in awhile. I like to get the boneless pork loins and have them sliced into chops. I can usually catch them on sale for a little under $2 a pound so that's when I get them. This time I thought I'd bake them but wanted to do something that wouldn't dry them out since they are on the leaner side. I decided to do these Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy and they were so yummy!

Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy

8 boneless pork loin chops (mine ere 1/2" thick)
1 can of healthy request cream of mushroom soup
1/2 packet of onion soup mix
1/2 cup of reduced fat sour cream
1/2 cup of milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine soup, onion soup mix, sour cream and milk together. In a baking dish, arrange pork chops in a single layer. Pour soup mixture on top of the chops and spread around coating each one. Cover and bake for about 1 hour or so. I went a little over an hour. They were tender and yummy!

I served it with noodles, a…