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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Here at “Norine’s Nest” I am all about down home everyday cooking! You know…comfort foods! There’s not a lot of “fluff” in my recipes and meal plans. I’m not a gourmet chef and I’m not trained professionally. I just try to come up with recipes you will want to serve to your family at your “Nest”. Casseroles are just a “main stay” here at Norine’s Nest! I can’t think of a better comfort food than a delicious casserole. I grew up on them. Casseroles are cozy, heartwarming, and say “Home”. They fill little bellies, Daddy bellies, and growing teenage bellies with goodness and love! Let’s face it, every meal a mother, or father, makes is made with love. It’s our way of making sure our family is fed and taken care of. Every act of service we render is out of love for those in our little Nests! This Chicken Noodle Casserole is one such act of love. It’s cozy, it’s warm, it comforting. It goes together quickly too! Which is even better for all us busy Mom and Dad’s trying to do 36 hours of work in a 24 hour day!

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Minnesota Pork Chop Casserole

I’m always looking for really great casseroles that are packed with flavor, easy to make, and comforting. This casserole meets all those requirements and then some! I found this recipe several years ago when I was trying to find something to do with a package of pork chops. I loved it from the world go! It’s the perfect Fall recipe to feed your hungry crew! Packed with seared pork chops, wild rice, mushrooms and an amazing creamy sauce you will love how easy and simple this recipe is! Come take a peek…see if you don’t fall in love instantly too!

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macaroni and cheese with bacon

Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

Today I’m sharing a memory! My Dad made the BEST Macaroni and Cheese! He really did! Last week I was craving it like CRAZY and decided even if it was the end of summer, and a bit hot outside, I still wanted a nice big plate of comforting cheesy goodness. I was pretty sure the family wouldn’t complain since it is one of their favorites too! If you’ve never made Macaroni and Cheese from scratch you have to try this recipe. I’m walking you through it step-by-step, just like Dad did with me, and you’ll be surprised how simple it is to make. You’ll also love the blend of rich creamy cheese over thick and hearty macaroni all topped with a buttery Panko crust! (The Panko crust was my little addition! I don’t think Dad would mind!) Come have a peek…

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Chicken Tortilla Casserole on Serving Plate

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

With Fall approaching I’m craving family favorite’s! Like this yummy Chicken Tortilla Casserole. A flavorful and easy chicken casserole that reminds me of rich creamy chicken enchiladas! A great weeknight meal for the entire family and as a bonus… it can be made ahead of time! Which is so nice with school back in session and schedules getting busier. You’re gonna love this one!

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Chicken Rice Casserole

It’s beginning to feel like Fall! With school starting back up and the leaves changing color, I’ve been craving good old home style comfort food! The kind Grandma use to make. This Chicken Rice casserole has long been a family favorite and fits the bill perfectly! Even your picky eaters are going to love this simple easy to make casserole.

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Chicken Broccoli Casserole

I was contemplating what to post for my very first main dish recipe here at “Norine’s Nest”? Immediately I thought of the dish that captured my hubs heart long before I did! (Truth be told, I’m pretty sure this sealed the deal of heart capturing! Yeah, it’s THAT good!) Chicken broccoli casserole is just one of those super wonderful comfort foods. Right up there with mac-n-cheese (The real kind!) and fresh hot homemade bread with melted butter! The flavors in this dish are out of this world! My mom made this casserole for our family as I was growing up, and I made it for my birds. I still make it! Even with all the little birds gone!

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