Robert Reed’s aka Mike Brady’s Beef and Biscuit Casserole

Here’s a story.. of a man named Brady..(well, you know the rest)

I’m always searching for new recipes to try, and I stumbled across The Dead Celebrity Cookbook. Morbid? Maybe a little. Intriguing? Absolutely.. so of course I had to have it. This is one of the recipes featured in this gem of a book.. I made it tonight and we loved it! I’ll be making more recipes from the book along with other celebrity favorites and sharing them here on my blog. Click the link below the recipe if you would like one for yourself. ;)


beef and biscuit casserole

Robert Reed's aka Mike Brady's Beef and Biscuit Casserole
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup onion – chopped
  • ¼ cup green chilis – chopped
  • 1 – 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 can of Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits
  • 1½ cup shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 egg slightly beaten with fork
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In large skillet, cook ground beef, chilis, and onion until beef is browned. Drain. Add tomato sauce, minced onion, chili powder, and garlic powder. Mix well and bring to a simmer.
  3. Split raw biscuits in ½ (peel layers apart into 2 equal halves) place ½ of biscuits in the bottom of a greased 8×11 casserole dish. (I pressed mine to fit the shape of the dish)
  4. In separate bowl, combine sour cream, ½ cup of the cheese, and beaten egg. Mix well then add to beef mixture.
  5. Spoon evenly over biscuits and top with remaining biscuits (I smashed them down to cover more area) and then top with left over cheese.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

You now have a meal Alice would be proud of. ;)


Frito Chili Pie Casserole

I have loved Frito Chili Pie since I was a little girl. I used to call it Cheeto Frilly Pie. ;) However you say it, it’s delicious. With the weather turning cooler, (which I hate) this Frito Chili Pie Casserole is the perfect ‘warm your bones and your belly’ meal.


Frito Chili Pie Casserole



I made my own chili, but if you want to keep it simple just use your favorite brand of prepackaged chili seasoning and follow the directions on the package. If you want to make your own, my recipe is below. We are a bean-free chili kind of family, but throw in a couple of cans of your favorite beans if you prefer it that way. Just be sure to drain the liquid before adding.



1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef

3 cloves garlic minced

1 yellow onion chopped

1 – 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes (drained)

1 – 8 ounce can of tomato sauce

3 1/2 Tbsp of chili powder

1/2 Tbsp cumin

1/2 Tbsp sea salt

1 Tsp pepper


shredded cheese

sliced jalapeño peppers

1 bag of Fritos


Brown hamburger meat with onion and garlic. Add the diced tomatoes, sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Let simmer for 30 minutes on low heat stirring occasionally.


Spoon chili into 9×12 casserole dish (mine is 9×9 but deep) and then line the edges with Fritos. Top with shredded cheddar and jalapeños. Heat in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Serve with additional chopped onion, peppers, and cheese. I love adding mustard to the top of mine. Weird? Maybe a little.. but it’s so good. :)



This is the first piece of Rachael Ray Bakeware that I have purchased and I love it! You can get it from Amazon and there are other beautiful color options.

Cowboy Casserole

Have you ever had one of those days… the kind of day where you would rather take a beating than to have to stand at the stove and cook dinner?  The kind of day where you are tempted to throw a loaf of bread on the table and call it good?  Well, that’s me on MOST days.

We eat out probably just as much, if not more than I cook.  My Grandmother and Grandma would be so ashamed, I know.  Well, faced with that dilemma AGAIN (like I said, it’s pretty much a regular thing :) )

It’s pretty hard to find something my son Lane will eat.  His diet pretty much consists of PB&J, chicken nuggets.. well, anything chicken for that matter, grilled cheese, and chocolate chip cookies.. you get the idea.  Anyway, he choked this down quite easily. No gagging, crying or anything.. I was impressed.  My husband and I really liked it.  Simple, yet good.



2 lbs Ground Beef

1 Medium Onion Chopped

3 Cloves of Garlic Minced

1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 15 oz Can of Whole Kernel Corn, Drained

2 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

2/3 Cup of Milk

5 Tbsp of Sour Cream

1 Bag of Tater Tots

salt and pepper to taste


It works best if you let the tater tots thaw for a bit before starting, I actually forgot to do this, so I stuck them in the microwave for a minute or so.

In a large skillet cook the onion, garlic, and ground beef until cooked thoroughly add salt and pepper.  Drain and transfer to large bowl.  In a separate bowl combine together sour cream, soup, and milk.  Add to hamburger meat and mix well.  Mix in 1 1/2 cup of cheese and corn.  In 9 x 13 casserole dish layer 1/2 of tater tots on the bottom of the dish, then spread the mixture over them.  Top it off with remaining tater tots and cover with leftover cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until tater tots are browned. Serve with a dollop of sour cream to finish it off. :)  Enjoy!


Chicken Pot Pie (lazy girl style)



Chicken Pot Pie Recipe


6 Chicken Thighs

1 29 oz. can Veg-All

2 cans Cream of Chicken soup

1 can of Grands Biscuits

Salt & Pepper


Boil thighs in large pot with enough water to cover.  When done and cooled, remove meat from bone and chop (save broth).  In large casserole dish combine chicken, soup, drained vegetables, 1 1/2 cups of broth from boiled chicken, and salt & pepper to taste.   Bake at 350 for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 325 add flattened biscuits on top and continue baking until biscuits are done.

*Note – I added an additional 1/2  can of diced potatoes to mine.