Category Archives: Recipes

Chili Casserole

Bigstock_ChefChili Casserole
Bake 20 minutes at 375degrees; Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium-size onion chopped (1/2 cup)
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cans (1 pound each) kidney beans (Substitute any beans you like: red beans, pinto beans or black beans – drain and rinse black beans; no need to drain the others.)
1 box Jiffy cornbread mix, prepared according to directions. Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese to the batter.

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Northern Italian Orzo Salad

Clear Garlic Vinaigrette 1 1/4 cup corn oil 1/2 cup white wine vinegar (I used Apple cider) 1 3/4 t. salt 1 3/4 t. pepper 1 T minced garlic (2 cloves) 1/2 t dried oregano 1/4 cup parsley Salad Ingredients: 6 cups cooked orzo (2 cups raw) 3/4 cups finely chopped red onions 1 cup… Continue Reading

The Paralegal Mentor’s Awesome Almost-Famous Never-Fail Brownies

The Paralegal Mentor’s Awesome Almost-Famous Never-Fail Brownies

This is The Paralegal Mentor’s go-to dessert recipe. Once you try them, you will never again resort to a packaged brownie mix. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand and it takes just minutes to mix up this treat. They will make you “Almost Famous”!!Brownies: 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 4 1-ounce squares unsweetened… Continue Reading

Paralegals Can Cook: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Paralegals Can Cook: Roasted Chicken Thighs with Roasted Mixed Vegetables

This recipe was adapted from one that appeared in the April 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Living. I usually don’t change the original recipe until I try it once but this one begged for a few more ingredients. Also, how do you like my new quartz countertop? I’m loving the kitchen remodel.   Roasted Chicken… Continue Reading

Paralegals Can Cook: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

Paralegals Can Cook: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

New Year’s Eve 2011 was the Celebration-That-Didn’t Happen! The Don and I planned to have two couples for dinner. The menu was set — stuffed pork loin roast, brussels sprouts, salad and this Double Chocolate Mousse Cake for dessert. All plans went haywire when I came down with the worst cold ever and was unable to… Continue Reading

From Clerical Advantage: Tina Pizza

From Clerical Advantage: Tina Pizza

Tina Marie Hilton, the sole proprietor of Clerical Advantage Virtual Assistance Services, posted this picture of Cold Veggie Pizza on her Facebook page. It looked so delicious that I asked her to share it with you. While you may think you’ve seen this recipe before, Tina’s is quite different from the usual appetizer recipe in… Continue Reading

Chicken & Pasta Salad

Chicken & Pasta Salad

***This recipe is from the September 1993 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine…can’t believe I’ve been making it for nearly 20 years! It’s a real favorite…perfect for a summer meal on the back porch where we watch the Cardinals having their dinner at the bird feeder. Enjoy! Chicken & Pasta Salad 10 small red potatoes olive… Continue Reading

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

It’s been a wonderful day in Charlevoix the Beautiful….a perfect sunny day! One really fun part of the day was spending some time with my friend Susan Boyko. I’ve known Sue for a while because she does legal nurse consulting…one of those people who can actually read the doctor’s handwriting and make sense of the… Continue Reading