CASA Home for the Holidays: Kugel

by Amanda Lanum 

Four wonderful Topeka homeowners have graciously offered their homes for this year's 25th Annual CASA Homes for the Holidays tour. They've each decorated for the holidays, and shared a go-to holiday recipe with 13 News This Morning. Now we're sharing them with you!

Topeka's Clarion Lakes is filled with beautiful homes, including one belonging to Steve & Derie Briman. When Chris and I arrived, Derie had the house filled with the delicious smell of cinnamon. Derie's husband is Jewish, so she prepared a traditional Jewish dish for us - Kugel - and decided their home on the tour would have a different twist: a winter and Hannukah theme.

At the Briman home you'll see beautiful winter decor, coupled with traditional Hannukah decorations in the lower level of the home. Steve even arranged to have someone at the home during the tour to answer questions about the traditions and meaning of Hannukah.

The tour raises money for CASA of Shawnee County. CASA is Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. The organization's mission is to be the voice for abused and neglected children in the court system, to make sure they don't get lost in the legal and social service system.

You can experience Derie's home, and three amazing others, the weekend before Thanksgiving in Topeka by going on the home tour! I've listed the information for you below, as well as Derie's Kugel recipe. Enjoy and happy holidays!

25th Annual Homes for the Holidays

Saturday, November 17

Sunday, November 18

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$9 in advance    -    $10 at the door

(Visit in any order)

8311 SW 33rd (CASA Collective)

4414 SW Clarion Lakes Drive

3616 SW York Way

2233 SW Millers Glenn Drive




 1 large package of regular size egg noodles

7 eggs

1¼cups butter, melted

4 heaping Tbsp cinnamon

1¼cups sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 Boil noodles per package directions.

 Meanwhile, mix well all remaining ingredients.

 When noodles are cooked, drain and rinse.  Fold noodles into egg mixture, evenly coating all noodles.

 Pour noodle mixture into deep 9x13 cake pan.

 Bake at 400 degrees 30 minutes.  Then, reduce oven to 300 degrees and bake another 40 minutes.



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