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Diva Musing: Dating a Narcissistic Partner…

This is for those of you stuck inside with a Narcissistic Partner.  Food for thought....  You’re Dating a Narcissist — and How to Get Out Narcissistic personality disorder isn’t the same as self-confidence or being self-absorbed. When someone posts one too many selfies or flex pics on their dating profile or talks about themselves constantly …

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Diva Tasting: Tuna Casserole…

Tuna Casserole Ingredients 3 cups cooked macaroni 3  (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 ½ cups French fried onions Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine cooked macaroni, tuna, and condensed soup together and one cup of Cheddar cheese in a 9×13-inch baking …

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Diva Tasting: Chicken With Rice…

Chicken With Rice Ingredients 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 (6 ounce) can mushrooms 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon curry powder sea salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 cup white wine or sweet vinegar 2 cups shredded old Cheddar cheese ½ teaspoon paprika 3 Cups prepared rice pilaf Directions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 …

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Diva Tasting: Deconstructed Ruben Casserole…

Deconstructed Ruben Casserole Ingredients 8 slices rye bread, cubed 1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained and rinsed 1 pound deli sliced corned beef, cut into strips 1 cup Russian-style salad dressing cooking spray 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spray one sheet of aluminum …

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Diva Tasting: Cinnamon Bundt…

Cinnamon Bundt Ingredients Cake: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon salt 1 ⅓ cups white sugar ⅔ cup shortening 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract 3 large eggs ⅔ cup milk Cinnamon Syrup: ½ cup white sugar ⅓ cup water 6 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch Bundt pan. Make the cake: Stir flour, baking …

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Diva Tasting: Cottage Pie…

Cottage Pie Ingredients 8 large  potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 pound ground beef 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ½  teaspoon dried basil 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed peas and carrots ¼ cup half n half 3 tablespoons butter 3 cups shredded extra-sharp …

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Diva Tasting: Chili Mac and Cheese…

Chili Mac and Cheese Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium sweet onion, diced small 3 cloves garlic, minced 2  pounds lean ground beef 2 cups chicken broth 2 cups Pasta Sauce 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers 1 (16 ounce) can mild chili beans, undrained 1 teaspoon chili powder or to taste 1 teaspoon cumin kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 …

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Diva Tasting: Chicken and Broccoli Casserole…

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Ingredients 2 cups water 2 cups uncooked instant rice 6 cups rotisserie or baked chicken chopped 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli 1 small package cremini mushrooms sliced 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 cup  half n half cream ½ cup butter, cubed 1  …

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Diva Tasting: Baked Hoisin Chicken…

Baked Hoisin Chicken ½ cup white sugar ½ cup soy sauce ½ cup hoisin sauce ¼ cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon cold water 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Combine sugar, soy sauce, cider vinegar, cornstarch, cold water, garlic, ginger, …

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Diva Tasting: Beef Mack N’ Cheese…

Beef Mack N’ Cheese Ingredients 2 Pounds lean ground beef cooked to crumbly 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups milk ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon dry mustard ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1 (8 ounce) package processed American cheese, cut into strips Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Brown beef …

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Diva Tasting: Chicken Stew II…

Chicken Stew II Ingredients 7 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small package sliced cremini mushrooms 2 large shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic minced Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup dry sherry or sweet vinegar 4 cups chicken stock or broth 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg 1 pinch cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons fresh thyme 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley ½ cup creme fraiche or …

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