Category Archives: Tarts, Savory Pies, Gratins

Chicken, Bacon, and Cheddar Casserole

Yesterday afternoon I opened the refrigerator and saw some of my favorite ingredients: roasted chicken from the night before, an avocado, some strong cheddar cheese, and bacon (always on hand).

I decided I wanted all of those splendid items in a casserole for supper, and putting it together was a snap. The quantities are completely variable, depending on how much … Read more

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie, says Wikipedia, entered “early cookery books, as a means of using leftover roasted meat of any kind, and the pie dish was lined with mashed potato as well as having a mashed potato crust on top.

“The term “shepherd’s pie” did not appear until 1877, and since then it has been used synonymously with “cottage pie” [in use … Read more