Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'm back!

Wow,I sure have neglected this blog for awhile! I am going to go back through and add more photos and new recipes so I'll start back with one of my all time faves~Baked Sketti. My family loves this and it's so perfect for a chilly late fall evening

1 pkg spaghetti,cooked al dente and drained

1 jar pasta sauce

1 lb ground beef,browned and drained(optional)

1/1 lb italian sausage (I use hot)

1 TBSP oregano

1TBP basil

2 tsp minced garlic

1 TBSP parsley

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp allspice

1 pkg shredded colby cheese

1 pkg shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup grated parmesan

add all ingredients (except cheese)together and place in a greased (I use non-stick olive oil spray) 9x13 pan. Top with cheeses and cover.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min,uncover and bake an additional 10 min or so,till cheese is browned and bubbly

Friday, May 29, 2009

Country Scalloped Potatoes

This is an awesome and easy recipe for yummy and buttery scalloped potatoes.
I got this out of a Gooseberry Patch cookbook.They have the best recipes!

2 Tbsp flour
1 t salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 C potatoes,peeled and sliced thin
2/3 C sweet onion
2 Tbsp butter sliced
1 1/2 C 1/2 and 1/2

Mix togetheer flour,sal and pepper,set aside.
In agreased 2 qt casserole dish layer half each of portatoes,onion,flour mixture and butter.Repeat layering with remaining then set aside.
Heat milk till almost boiling then pour over top.Sprinkle w/ paprika and bake at 375 for 45 min or so.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Easy Blue Cheese Dip

This is a great dip for hot wings or veggies,you could also thin it out with water or 1/2 and 1/2 and use it as a salad dressing .

1/2 C sour cream

1/4 C Mayo

2-3 TBSP Blue cheese crumbles

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp onion powder

1tsp fresh ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients,(kinda mash uo the blue cheese crumbles with a fork as your mixing)

Refrigerate for 1-2 hrs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Ultimate P,B,and J

I learned to make this at a restaraunt that I worked in about a million years ago,it was one of the most popular menu items and I've never forgotten it.
My kids eyes actually glazed over when I gave it to them.

2 pieces large country white bread
peanut butter
strawberry jam
2 tsp crushed peanuts
3 strawberries,sliced

spread one piece of bread with peanut butter,sprinle peanuts on top
spread jam on other piece and layer with strawberries
slap together and eat

One of the guys I worked with would take the sandwich and grill it on the grill with a slice of butter,I never tried it like that but I'm thinking it might be illegal.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Taco Platter

My oldest son loves this one! It's a big hit at a party!

2 lbs ground beef
1/2 C water
1 pkg taco seasoning
2 pkg cream cheese (softened)
1/4 C milk
1 can chopped green chiles
2 med tomatoes,chopped and seeded
1 C chopped green onions
1 1/2 C shredded lettuce
3/4 C honey BBQ sauce
1 C shredded cheddar

Brown beef and drain,add water and taco seasoning.Simmer for 5 min.
Combine cream cheese and milk,spread on a large round platter or pizza pan.Sprinkle with chiles,tomatoes,onions,and lettuce.Drizzle BBQ sauce on top and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Parmesan Chicken

I found this on a website awhile ago and it's very good.My kids don't normally like chicken like this but they loved it!

1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 env. Italian Salad Dressing Mix
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Mix cheese, salad dressing mix and garlic powder.
MOISTEN chicken with water; coat with cheese mixture. Place in shallow baking dish.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is cooked through

Family Baked Beans

This recipe has been passed down through at least 3 generations in our family.Very simple but delicious.

2 large cans pork and beans
1/2 C ketchup
1/4 C mustard
2 TBSP lt brown sugar
1 small onion sliced

mix all ingredients in a large baking dish and top with sliced onion.bake at 350 degrees for 30 min