Alton Brown's Onion Dip from Scratch: I have nothing against using manufactured mixes, but look, after the zombie apocalypse strikes, and the megamart shelves are stripped bare … what do we do then? Those of us with this recipe in our go-bags will survive to dip another day.
Consomme Rice Casserole - I find the Parmesan unnecessary and melt 3/4 stick of butter in an 8x8 dish before adding the other ingredients. Converted rice is long grain white rice (not instant). You can add the mushrooms at the beginning but they get dark so you could wait until the last 10-15 minutes to add. I bake mine for 45 minutes at 350 - Perfect every time
French toast bake 1/2 c. melted butter, 1c. Brown Sugar, 1 loaf thick sliced bread, 4 eggs, 1 1/2 c. Milk, 1 t. Vanilla, cinnamon powdered sugar. Melt butter and sugar in bottom of pan, layer bread, mix eggs, milk,vanilla, pour half over bread, sprinkle w/cinnamon, 2nd layer bread, egg mix and cinnamon. Cover and chill overnight. Bake at 350° 45 min, first 30 min covered. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.