Monday, November 30
You want to stop by my sister's blog, Blessed With Grace for all the recipe swapping fun!
My aunt Joan made this incredible sweet potato recipe from Southern Living magazine for our Thanksgiving feast.
It is called Classic Sweet Potato Casserole. You can find the recipe on the Southern Living website and get all the details. The yummiest part is the two different toppings on it. Marshmallows anda pecans!
Monday, November 9
This week is my Lasagna. I have, as many of you recall, use recipes as I see fit, they are more like a guide. Much of what I do daily is strictly throw together from memory. It allows for me to be flexible with the ingredients I have and it allows for variation. I like that. I have been making lasagna since college. My one time roomie, Christy was a great cook and I learned lasagna and manacotti from her.
So here is my the lasagna I made for the family on Thursday. Kathryn and I had fun doing this together in our fancy aprons. It is not fancy lasagna... it just regular old plane jane lasagna. I'm going to include in my recipe what you can add to spice it up and add Excitement. But this week, was a use what you have kinda of day.
1 lb ground beef (or Italian sausage or a mixture of the two)
1 jar spaghetti sauce - I add seasonings to mine liking such as basil, oregano, parsley and garlic (you can really effect the taste here, so use your imagination and change up the type of sauce you usually buy)
1 -15oz container of ricotta cheese (use skim or whole... it doesn't matter to me)
lasagna noodles - (use oven ready/no boil- I figure if Giada can use them, so can we)
Add some garlic bread and that's how we do it at our house.
Yes... this lasted a few days, another good recipe when you know you need leftovers.
Monday, November 2
Easy Turtle Candies
1 bag Rolo candies
1 bag square shaped pretzels
1 bag of pecan halves
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- -Place pretzels on a cookie sheet with wax paper.
-Place a Rolo on each pretzel
-Put them in the oven for approximately 5 minutes. Don't let them melt
-Take out of oven and push a pecan half on top of each Rolo.
- Set in a cool area or fridge to harden
Have fun with this one!
Be sure to check out all the recipes at Lisa's Blog!