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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake

Pasta, Green Beans, BLT salad and Garlic bread!

1 (12 ounce) package pasta*
1 pound ground sausage, cooked and drained
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil

5 cups tomato and roasted garlic pasta sauce
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Place the cooked pasta in a medium bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil. Toss the pasta with the cooked spinach, egg mixture, and sausage.
Cover the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with 1/3 of the pasta sauce. Pour half of the pasta mixture into the baking dish, and cover with another 1/3 of the pasta sauce. Sprinkle with half of the Cheddar cheese and half of the mozzarella. Layer with remaining pasta mixture, and top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the rest of the Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
Bake 45 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

*I used spaghetti pasta.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cheeseburger Slider Casserole

  • We have been having a rough time in the South/Southeast after Hurricane Matthew. North Carolina is continuing to have flooding issues. Here in South Carolina, many people remain in the dark with no power. I am lucky. I have my power back on, but just 2 miles down the road they are still without power. It is possible that they will be without power for a few more days! With that being said, we got a little tired of the grill. I have never missed my stove more! You might think casseroles are boring, but when you even have to grill water, you may understand why a new casserole recipe brings me so much joy!

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 slices cheese (your choice)*
  • 12 dinner rolls**


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Place hamburger in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and onions are cooked. Drain off fat. Stir in drained tomatoes and cook until heated through. Season with salt, pepper.

Place bottom half of buns in prepared pan. Top with beef mixture & sliced cheese. Finish off with the top half of the bun.

Mix all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan over medium heat until melted, smooth and combined. Pour over the buns.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

* I used American Cheese.
** Use Plain Dinner Rolls and not sweet dinner rolls.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Taylor's Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

I was talking to one of my son's friends last night on Facebook. She asked me if I had tried crinkle cookies. I told her about mine, and she shared the way that she makes them. She mixes in whipped cream! She said it makes them extra light, fluffy and delicious! Wow! I've never seen someone use Cool Whip in cookie batter. I love it when a teenage can teach me a thing or two in the kitchen... ESPECIALLY when it involves BAKING! LOL You rock Taylor! 

1 box of cake mix 
8oz of cool whip (2 cups)
1 egg
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, egg and whipped cream. Form teaspoon size balls or scoop with a cookie scoop and roll in powdered sugar. Place on an ungreased (she lined it with parchment paper) cookie sheet or baking pan about 2 inches apart. 

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Cool and plate.

Add a glass of milk and 
you have your late night snack!

Thanks for sharing with me last night Taylor!
You rock that oven girl!