Feb 1, 2009

Spaghetti Pie

I love, love, love this dish. I originally got this recipe a few years ago from one of my neighbors. She made this for me and my husband after I had my little boy. I have been in love with it since. Don't be discouraged by all the ingredients it is SO worth it! You MUST try this!

6 oz. spaghetti

2 Tbsp. butter

2 beaten eggs

1/3 c. Parmesan cheese

2 c. cream style cottage cheese

1 lb. ground beef, cooked, drained

1/2 yellow onion chopped

1/4. green pepper, chopped

1 (8oz.) can tomatoes, diced small

1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/2 c. mozzarella cheese

1-Cook the spaghetti, drain and stir butter into hot spaghetti. Stir in eggs and Parmesan cheese. Form spaghetti mixture into a "crust" in a 10 in. pie plate that is greased.

2-Spread with cottage cheese. Cook ground beef, onion and pepper until meat is brown and fully cooked. Drain fat.

3-Stir in un-drained tomatoes,tomato paste, sugar, garlic salt, heat through.

4-Turn meat mixture into spaghetti crust. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 min.

5-Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until melted

Fruit Smoothie Cheesecake

I love cheesecakes! My mother-in-law received a cook book one Christmas that was strictly cheesecakes. Every kind you could possibly think of! This is where I got this recipe from. I usually make this more in the summer time, but I thought it would be fun to make now, and think about those warm days up ahead!

2 packages of cream cheese, softened (can use light)

1.3 c. sugar

1 . whole strawberries, pureed

1 ripe banana pureed

1 8 oz. tub cool whip, thawed

1 9 in. graham crust

1-mix cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.

2-Gently stir in pureed fruit and whipped topping and spoon into crust

3- Freeze 4 hours or overnight

4-Let stand 1 hour, or until it can be cut. Garnish with fresh fruit

Tip: When I make this dessert I buy lots of different fruits to garnish with. Kiwi, bananas. strawberries, Mandarin oranges, red grapes.... I set them all out in separate bowls and let my guests spoon on their favorite toppings. The kids especially love doing this! Have fun!

Asian Chicken Wraps

These are so delicious and ideal to take on a picnic or to serve as a light lunch. Give them a try!

1 1/2 c. thinly sliced Chinese cabbage (I just use a little of red and green)

1 1/2 c. thinly sliced ice burg lettuce (I buy the already shredded lettuce, Saves time!)

1 c. bean sprouts If you are not a fan, simply leave them out)

1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into strips

1/2 c. light ginger salad dressing

2 tsp. soy sauce

4 (10 in.) flour tortillas

1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, grilled

1.In a large bowl combine cabbage, lettuce, bean sprouts, bell pepper, salad dressing, and soy sauce. Toss and mix well.

2- Place veggie mixture across the center of each tortilla to within in 1 inch from the edge

3. Thinly slice chicken breasts and arrange slices on top of veggie mixture

4. Fold over and roll tightly

Tip: If you are transporting these, cut them in half and secure them with a tooth pick. They are less likely to come un-raveled and make a big mess!

Tip:If you do not like the taste of cabbage, use broccoli slaw it is a great alternative and just as good!


I LOVE this snack mix! I got this recipe from my Aunt who makes this all the time. She always had it laying around when I was younger. This is perfect for school lunches, soccer games, or just an after school snack. It is sweet so the kids love it!

Mix together in a bowl:

6 c. rice Chex

8 c. Golden Grahams

1/2 c. slivered almonds

1/2 c. shredded, sweetned, flaked coconut

Boil in a medium pot on the stove:

1 c. Karo syrup

1 1/2 c. white sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cubes butter

1.Once your mixture has come to a boil, reduce the heat and stir for 1 minute.

2.Drizzle over cereal mixture stirring constantly

3. Toss well to coat, let cool. Keep in an air tight container

*Lasts up to 2 weeks

Tip:Coat your plastic/wooden spoon with cooking spray so that your mixture doesn't cling to your spoon!

It's Been Awhile!!

I guess you could say this Holiday Season caught me COMPLETELY off guard. Between all the holidays that have come and gone, we have had A LOT of family in town and LOTS of sickness around our house. So now that I feel somewhat "normal" again I am getting back to working on this blog. I have lots of new recipes to share, hope you enjoy them :0)