Monday, November 9, 2009



2 lbs. hamburger (my kids prefer just hamburger....but for my husband and myself I use less hamburger and fry a few fresh Italian sausages into my hamburger instead.)
2 -16 oouce cans of tomatoes
2-6 ouce cans tomato paste
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. dried basil crushed
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp.10 ounces lasagna noodles
2 beaten eggs
3 cup small cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated Romano Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. dried parsley
16 ounces of mozzarella cheese

Fry meat, drain. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, water, basil, garlic, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Cook noodles, drain. Combine eggs, cottage cheese, Romano Parmesan cheese, parsley, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. In 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan layer half each of the noodles, cottage cheese mixture, meat mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Let stand ten minutes. Serves 8 to 10.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Daughter or Granddaughter? this my daughter or my granddaughter? When did my child have time to have three children of her own? Time sneaks past us as we watch our kids learn how to talk and learn how to walk, enjoying all the holidays with them, teaching them how to ride tricyles and bicycles, watching them on their first day of school, in Christmas programs, sports events, teaching them to drive, first dances and proms, on lazy days, and crazy days. I would advise all parents of young kids to enjoy each day, just the way it is now, because as all those grandmas said before really does fly by soooooooooo fast.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hot Stuffed Bananna Peppers

What is it about men, football parties, and food with a spicy bite to it? Here is a recipe, (from my friend Mary), that Steve loves for me to make for that type of day!


2 lbs. hamburger

1 cup white rice

2 cups water

2- 16 oz. salsa (hot)

2 taco mix (hot)
As many peppers as it takes to fill up the bottom of your 9x13 pan (depending on their size)

one package of your favorite yellow cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice and clean peppers. (I would suggest wearing thin plastic gloves.) Fry hamburger, add taco mix. Put salsa, water and rice in a 9x13 pan. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and place them in rice and salsa mixture. Foil and bake for one hour, however last 10 minutes take foil off and put cheese on top to melt. Bread and butter helps tame this hot recipe down a little! Enjoy!