Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Skillet Lasagna

Okay, we found this recipe recently and made it for dinner. It was so good and easy to make. Everything is in one pan so that was nice, too. The only thing we might do is make extra since our family ate it ALL!!!:-) Serve it with a salad and some warm, crusty french bread and Voila!:-)
Skillet Lasagna
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups bow tie pasta, uncooked
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheeseDash basil, pepper
In large skillet, brown beef with onions and garlic; drain. Add tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, parsley, basil, oregano, and salt. Mix well. Stir in uncooked pasta. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover, simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring once. Stir in cottage cheese and then mozzarella cheese. Cover with Parmesan cheese, and sprinkle in basil and pepper to taste if desired. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. * we used fresh but you can also use dried chopped onion and garlic. * Strain the cottage cheese before adding it. * We didn't have parsley so we left it out and it was still good Au revoir, Taylor and Jordan

Monday, November 2, 2009

Turkey Cupcakes...

Happy Cupcake Tuesday! These cupcakes are so cute and taste amazing :-) We love to make these during fall as gifts and special treats to have around the house. This is a Betty Crocker recipe and it is good!
Ingredients: ~ 1 box of devils food cake mix ~ 2 containers of milk chocolate frosting ~ 1 tube of white decorating icing ~ 1 tube brown decorating gel ~ candy corn ~ chocolate sprinkles Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Place remaining frosting in corner of resealable freezer plastic bag. Snip off small corner of bag. To decorate each cupcake, pipe 1-inch mound of frosting on 1 side of cupcake to look like head of turkey. Make eyes with white decorating icing and brown decorating gel; add candy corn for beak. To make feathers, pipe remaining chocolate frosting on opposite side to hold candy corn; place candy corn upright on frosting to look like feathers. Sprinkle chocolate candy sprinkles near head and at base of feathers. If desired, add candy corn at base of cupcake for feet. Store loosely covered. ENJOY :-) Jordan and Taylor