We all love the traditional 7 layer dip, but this is a little different. It’s baked in the oven, so the cheese is hot & melted! YOU WILL NEED:  1 can (16 oz.) Refried Beans 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained 1 package (1.25 oz.) Taco Seasoning Mix – Regular 1/2 cup sour cream […]


This is by far my favorite soup! I got this recipe from a newspaper clipping…years ago, and never replaced it with another recipe yet! It is thick & creamy. Yesterday I posted my husband’s favorite Chicken Noodle soup, with home-made noodles. Before we know it, we will be faced with Cold days & chilly nights. […]


I love pepperoni! I know that it isn’t very good for you, but sometimes you just throw caution to the wind, and repent & pay later! This recipe is from Guy Fieri, from Big Bites. The sauteed pepperoni & sausage is what gives this dish a kick. It’s a nice change from traditional lasagna.   […]


  • Mary - 11/07/2012 - 1:35 am

    This sounds delish but I h ave a question about putting it together. You say put lasagna noodles on bottom and then you dont mention layering them later with the other ingredients? You do layer the noodles with the other ingredients like normal lasagna, do you not? I want to try this because my family loves my lasagna but have never thought of adding pepperoni to it. thanksReplyCancel

Cold nights are soon coming, and we will be thinking about warm soups. My family loves HOME-MADE chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles. This soup is thick & creamy! I add the pictures to help you in the noodle making process, in case you’ve never tried your hand at making noodles before. Follow the pictures […]


  • Yvonne - 06/08/2010 - 1:07 am

    Love this! My mother-in-law gave me same recipe but we cut the noodles into squares! She calls them Alaskan noodles. Served over mashed potatoes and with beef or chicken. Yummy!ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 06/08/2010 - 8:20 am

    My family loves soup and am certain they’d enjoy this one. Thanks for sharing your family recipe.

  • Kathy @ The Sugar Queen - 06/08/2010 - 10:15 am

    This soup looks absolutely wonderful! if my care were working, I’d head to the store right now for the ingredients! It’s a rainy day, perfect for some comfort food!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - 06/08/2010 - 3:15 pm

    Our rainy cold weather is screaming for me to make this. This dish looks so delicious! I love homemade noodles…ReplyCancel

  • Tauna - 06/10/2010 - 10:37 am

    Making it tonight! Thanks!
    Love your site!ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 10/08/2010 - 5:17 pm

    OH MY . . . . this IS “comfort” in a bowl – so delicious. Yowser!ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - 10/24/2010 - 7:07 pm

    oh, yeah! That looks really good!ReplyCancel

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  • Laurel Jensen - 02/15/2011 - 5:57 pm

    I grew up in Sugar City, Idaho. My family moved to Arizona in 1964. There are many Idaho transplants I have met through the years and some how the conversation eventually gets to “homemade noodles over mashed potatoes.” Must be an Idaho thing. It looks sooo delicious. Makes me feel like making some.ReplyCancel

  • Steph - 02/10/2012 - 10:11 pm

    Looks amazing! Cannot wait to make it in a couple days. Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - 04/29/2012 - 6:01 pm

    This recipe looks delicious, but big. Wondering how it reheats (do the noodles get gummy) and/or if it freezes for later re-heating.ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/29/2012 - 8:57 pm

      Hi Melissa,
      It reheats perfectly! It doesn’t freeze well though.
      You could just half the recipe. This is my husbands all time favorite meal.

  • Heather - 10/25/2012 - 9:49 pm

    Sorry, just slightly confused… what is the or in the recipe? is it use the celery salt or the bon apetit salt? just one of those?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/26/2012 - 2:28 pm

      Hi Heather,

      I use the bon appetite seasoning in place of the chopped celery. This will also add a saltier taste, so be careful how much salt you use.
      You can always add Salt, but can’t take it away.


  • Megan - 10/26/2012 - 8:57 am

    Want to make sure I am reading correctly. The soup needs to simmer for at least an hour while the noodles are drying; and then another hour after the noodles are added?
    Looks delish!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/26/2012 - 2:27 pm

      Hi Megan,

      The soup (broth mixture with the chicken pieces added, needs to simmer on low for at least 30 to 45 minutes….don’t boil it, just a very low simmer.
      Add the dried noodles (Noodles need to sit for at least a couple of hours before adding them to the broth) Once you add the noodles to the broth, cook over med/low heat for about an hour. I don’t ever let the soup boil….just a nice simmer.


  • martha whaley - 11/19/2012 - 4:58 am

    Looks good love all 3 ingredients together sounds delish.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 11/24/2012 - 8:05 am

    Hi. My mom used to make something almost identical to this, with the exception that she added in diced carrot for color. We used to also serve it over mashed ‘tatoes. When she passed, the recipe went with her, so I am thrilled to have found your recipe. THANK YOU!!!! I was wondering if the noodles can be made, dried out and frozen beforehand (i.e. to make before a holiday dinner) and then thawed out and the rest of the recipe made before the holiday. We used to always have this for holidays.ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 11/24/2012 - 12:40 pm

      Hi Jessica,

      Sometimes I also add diced carrots as well! We also serve this over mashed potatoes….that’s how my Mom in law did it. You can make the noodles, dry them, then
      freeze them. Just pop them frozen in your hot broth and cook. They will simply take longer to cook through.


  • Karen - 01/20/2013 - 10:32 pm

    Made this tonight for dinner and the house smelled SO GOOD while this was cooking! I made 1/2 the recipe as it’s just my husband and myself and there’s still a big bowl of leftovers. 🙂 I added diced carrots, celery and onion. Never heard of eating this over mashed potatoes but it was great as a soup. Will definitely make it again next time I want a good home-cooked chicken noodle soup! And this was my first time making home-made noodles. They turned out pretty good….like the ones you get in restaurant soup. Thanks for posting the recipe!ReplyCancel

We all love Macaroni & Cheese…..especially when it’s not from a box! Here is a great recipe from Tyler’s Ultimate. It’s loaded with cheese & crispy bacon. You could also add diced smoked ham to this to make it a main dish. * YOU WILL NEED: 1 pound elbow macaroni 4 cups milk 1/4 tsp. […]


  • Samantha - 12/25/2011 - 10:37 am

    This was the best mac and cheese I have ever had. Thank you for sharingReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 12/25/2011 - 6:24 pm

      Hi Sam . . . Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment!ReplyCancel

  RASPBERRY PIE 1 recipe Graham Cracker Crust 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 pint whipping cream 1 recipe Raspberry Filling Prepare Graham Cracker Crust and refrigerate until firm. In a large bowl beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. In a separate bowl whip the […]


  • allison - 03/30/2012 - 7:54 pm

    Yum-from Pinterest!


This salad is one of my favorites. It’s great to serve when you have company! I like to substitute dried cherries for the Craisins. YOU WILL NEED: 1 head red leaf lettuce 1 head green leaf lettuce 1 head iceberg lettuce 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 pound bacon, cooked […]


Flank Steak with Lime Marinade  1/4 c. fresh lime juice 2 TBSP soy sauce 2 green onion, thinly sliced 2 TBSP fresh ginger, minced 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 1 1/2 lb flank steak   In a zip loc bag, combine the lime juice, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and red pepper. Add the steak […]


  You will need: 1/2 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons corn syrup 1 loaf Texas toast bread (extra thick slices) 5 eggs 1 1/2 cups half & half cream 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 recipe syrup Butter Syrup Butter: 1 1/2 cups butter 3 cups maple syrup Melt together […]


Ingredients  1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 1 cup butter 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa *I use slightly less for a Milk Chocolate Brownie 4 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 (10.5-oz.) bag miniature marshmallows Chocolate Frosting Ingredients  1/2 […]


If you like the Steak Fajitas at Chili’s, this is the recipe for you. You will find that it is easy to make, & very similar.  *My husband & I don’t care for peppers, but we love the chicken & the beef done this way.  It is very good with grated cheese or ranch dressing, and […]


CROCK POT SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN Ingredients: 2 tbsp Ketchup 1 cup water 1/2 cup white vinegar 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts (boneless skinless,left whole or cubed) 2 tbsp. Cornstarch 2 tbsp water Directions: 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in the crock pot and mix well. 2. […]


  • Ramona - 11/12/2012 - 2:09 pm

    I love, love, love the creamy cheesy potatoes, they are a hit with my family.ReplyCancel

CROCK POT CHICKEN IN MUSHROOM GRAVY Ingredients: 3 to 4 whole chicken breasts, halved 1/4 c.chicken broth 1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup 1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, sliced (opt) Salt & and pepper Directions: 1. Place chicken pieces in crock pot. Season with salt and pepper. 2. Mix wine and soup, pour over chicken. Add […]