Yummy Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple, Cheese, and Ritz Crackers. Can you say YUM! That’s what I say whenever I think about this side dish. It is a family favorite and we had it the other night with our Poppyseed Chicken Casserole. I got this recipe from my mom.


2 (2o oz) cans pineapple chunks, drained
1 cup sugar
6 T. flour
6 T. pineapple juice
2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 cup Ritz Cracker crumbs


1. Butter Casserole Dish
2. Mix together sugar, flour and pineapple juice
3. Pour into casserole dish
4. Spoon pineapple over mixture
5. Cover with grated cheese
6. Mix crumbs and melted butter together and sprinkle over cheese
7. Bake at 350 got 45 minutes

-This recipe can also be halved and baked for 25-30 minutes. I usually halve it when I am making for just Tyler and myself. It would be enough for 4 people when halved.



Give me some more, Spaghetti Amore!


I FINALLY remembered to take a picture of this meal. I set an alarm in my phone and everything. This is one of my favorite casseroles and it is a comfort food for me because I got this recipe from my mom. It is delicious and easy. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion (Once again I always leave out onion)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can tomato soup
1 can water
1 minced garlic clove (or garlic powder)
1/2 lb. spaghetti

Brown beef and onion
Add soup, water, garlic- heat
Blend in 1/2 cup of cheese and cooked, drained spaghetti
Pour into 3 quart casserole dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese
Bake at 350, uncovered for about 30 minutes or until bubbly
Serves 4-6
Can be frozen and reheated

I love this recipe as does my husband and my family and in my nanny experience I have found it to be kid-friendly. I hope you enjoy and let me know if you do 🙂


Delicious Zucchini Pie

We have a snow day here! Hooray! So I am using the time to catch up on things and Tyler is here working hard from home. This is a day that it’s nice to have a job that you can’t take home with you.

So I thought I would share my Zucchini Pie recipe. I got this recipe from my mom. I have been enjoying it for years, I’ve used it in my nanny job and found it kid-friendly (for the not too picky child) and it’s husband friendly as it is my husbands most requested meal!

-1/2 lb. sausage or ground beef (I always use ground beef)
-4 cups thinly sliced Zucchini (2 big ones)
-Onion (I usually leave the onion out because if you have not noticed, I hate chopping onions)
-1/2 cup margarine
-2 T. parsley flakes
-1/2 t. salt
-1/2 t. pepper
-1/4 t. garlic powder
-1/4 t. basil
-1/4 t. oregano
-2 eggs
-1 8 oz pkg. mozzarella cheese
-1 pkg. Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls

-Brown ground beef
-Separately- cook and stir thinly sliced Zucchini, chopped onion, and 1/2 cup margarine for 10 minutes
-Stir in -parsley, salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil and oregano
-Add and combine 2 beaten eggs, mozzarella cheese and browned ground beef

Crust: Line pie tin with crescent rolls and place in oven at 350 for 10 minutes to pre-cook the crust

-Pour mixture into crust
-Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes
-Let stand 10 minutes before serving

Hopefully that made sense! If not leave a comment with questions. We always have this meal with rice. It is great mixed in with the rice and with a little applesauce on the side. I’m like a kid in that I love applesauce with all of my meals.