April 29, 2011
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Next cut your eggs in half and pop out the yolks .
April 22, 2011
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April 18, 2011
- 1-½ pound 4% fat Ground Beef
- 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 2 cans (14.5 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes
- 2 cans (6 Ounce) Tomato Paste
- 4 Tablespoons Dried Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 3 cups fat free Cottage Cheese
- 2 whole Beaten Eggs
- ½ cups Grated (not Shredded) Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Shredded Light Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 package (10 Ounce) Lasagna Noodles
- (add 1/2 Teaspoon Salt And 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil To Pasta Water)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saucepan, combine ground beef and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain any fat, if desired. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning and salt. After adding the tomatoes, the sauce mixture should simmer for 45 minutes while you are working on the other steps.
In a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, beaten eggs, grated Parmesan, 2 more tablespoons Italian seasoning, and 1 more teaspoon salt. Stir together well. Set aside. Cook lasagna until “al dente” (not overly cooked). Or if using non-boil noodles, you get to skip this step J
Arrange 4 lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking pan, overlapping if necessary. Spoon half the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles. Spread evenly. Cover cottage cheese with half of the mozzarella. Spoon a little less than half the meat/sauce mixture over the top.
Repeat, ending with meat/sauce mixture. Sprinkle top generously with extra Parmesan and mozzarella.
Either freeze, refrigerate for up to two days, or bake immediately: 350-degree oven for 30 minutes, or until top is hot and bubbly.
April 15, 2011
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April 11, 2011
4 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
4 tbs pancetta (unsmoked bacon), finely chopped
2-3 carrots, finely sliced
2-3 stalks of celery, finely sliced
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
12 oz 8% fat ground beef
12 oz reduced fat ground pork sausage
salt and pepper
1 1/3 cup red wine
1 cup milk
280z canned plum tomatoes, chopped (or squished with your fingers - that's what I do), with their juice
2 bay leafs
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
7. Pour in the wine, raise heat, and cook until liquid evaporates. 3-4 minutes.
8. Add milk and cook until liquid evaporates.
9. Stir in the tomatoes with their juice and the herbs. Bring sauce to boil
11. Check seasoning before serving.
And...The most important thing to super yummy pasta is shorten the cooking time on your noodles. I mean if the box says 12 minutes, it's done in no longer than 6 minutes. For spaghetti, when it's still raw just barely in the middle drain and toss with sauce and by the time it hits your mouth it's perfect.
April 8, 2011
April 7, 2011
1 28 oz can of refried beans or 1 can of frito-lay bean dip
Mix Together: 3 medium avocados, 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper
Mix Together: 1 c. sour cream, 1/2 of mayo, 1 pkg of taco seasoning
1 bunch of green onions
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 small can of chopped olives ( I dont like olives so I never do this layer)
8 oz of cheddar cheese
Layer as Follows:
Spread bean dip on bottom of platter or pizza pan. Cover with avocado mixture. Then cover with sour cream layer. Sprinkle chopped onions, tomatoes, olives, then Cheddar Cheese. Chill and Serve!
April 4, 2011
1 1/2 c. butter
36 oz. white chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 c. flour
1 1/2. tsp. salt
1 T. almond extract
1 1/2 c. seedless raspberry jam (I just used the whole bottle - it's just so yummy)
3/4 c. sliced almonds
(either my oven or cookie sheet is seriously uneven!)
Next stir the remaining white chocolate chips into the other half of the batter. Heat the jam in the microwave or on the stove over low heat until it's melted, then spread the melted jam over the warm crust.
April 3, 2011
24 oz pkg frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2 c. butter
1 c. whipping cream
1 tsp. Lawry's seasoned salt
3 c. cubed ham
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
Mix hash browns and melted butter. Put in bottom and sides of a 9x13 pan and bake at 325 for 25 minutes