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A Taste Away from Home: Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
from Allison W., Georgia

2 pkgs. Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice Mix, prepared according to package instructions
2-3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
16 oz. sour cream
2 cans Cream of Chicken & Herb soup (or plain Cream of Chicken)
2 sleeves Ritz (or similar) crackers, crushed
1-2 T. poppy seeds

Spray 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and spread cooked rice evenly on bottom. In a bowl, combine chicken, sour cream, and undiluted soups.  Spread evenly over rice.  Cover with crushed crackers, sprinkle with poppy seeds, and dot all over with butter pats. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


Enjoy! This is a delicious casserole that was served to us on our last trip!


A Taste Away from Home: Cherry Delight

Cherry Delight
from Alyssa R., PEI

2 cups powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
1 package, or envelope, Dream Whip (Dream Whip comes in a box with two packages, if you purchase the small size. You will only need one of those packages for the recipe.)
2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick or ½ cup margarine, melted
1 can cherry pie filling

Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted margarine. Pat in a 9×13 pan. Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar; mix well.

Prepare Dream Whip according to package, and add to cream cheese mixture. Layer on top of graham cracker crumbs. Spread pie filling on top of Dream Whip/cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate.

Serve and enjoy!


We had this delicious dessert at the Bed & Breakfast we stayed at in Prince Edward Island.

A Taste Away from Home: Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake
Thanks to Alyssa R., Prince Edward Island

1 package yellow cake mix (reserve 1 c. dry for topping)
½ cup melted margarine or butter
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Stir together crust ingredients, and spread in 9×13 pan.

1 – 13 oz. can pumpkin
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. ginger
¼ tsp. cloves
¼ tsp. salt

Mix filling ingredients, and pour over unbaked crust.

1 cup dry cake mix
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup margarine or butter (firm)
1 tsp. cinnamon

Crumble together, and sprinkle over filling.

Bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out dry. Enjoy!


Maxwell Notes: If you want a coffee cake flavor, with only a slight hint of pumpkin, eat warm. If you want a real pumpkin dessert flavor, eat cold 🙂 .

Pumpkin cake
Pumpkin Cake

A Taste Away from Home: Ham Delights

Ham Delights
the M Family, Virginia

Yields: Approximately 50 small Ham Delights

½ stick melted butter
¼ teaspoon mustard (yellow)
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon poppy seed
½ cup mayonnaise
1 small, finely chopped onion
1/3 pound shredded Swiss cheese
1 pound shredded ham (Can be shredded in a food processer)
About 50 small rolls (homemade or storebought)

Mix all the ingredients together. Cut open the rolls and spread the ham mixture inside. If you’re going to eat the ham delights right away, place them on a baking sheet and put them in 350 degree oven till they’re warmed through. If you aren’t going to eat them right away, wrap them (the roll with mixture) in foil, and put them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them, then put them in the oven. Enjoy!