Saturday, December 11, 2010


I am going to post a couple recipes for you today, I know that everyone is always looking for something new to cook for dinner, and this spaghetti dish is so easy and just delicious.



1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (26 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1.Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and seasoned salt; set aside.

2.In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture and toss to coat.

3.Place half of the spaghetti mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with half of the cottage cheese, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

*Now this is a wonderful apple pie that will just turn your tastebuds wild, I do love this pie. Your family will love it too.


1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar
5 Granny Smith apples-peeled, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced
3 (9 inch) refrigerated pie crusts
1 cup white sugar, divided
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 1/2 cup butter into a heavy cast iron skillet, and melt butter in the oven. Remove skillet and sprinkle with brown sugar, return to oven to heat while you prepare the apples. Remove skillet, and place 1 refrigerated pie crust on top of the brown sugar. Top the pie crust with half the sliced apples. Sprinkle apples with 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon; place a second pie crust over the apples; top the second crust with the remaining apples, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Top with the third crust; sprinkle the top crust with 1/4 cup sugar, and dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Cut 4 slits into the top crust for steam. Bake in the preheated oven until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.

I hope you enjoy and use these tried and tested recipes, I made the baked Spaghetti for a church event and every one just loved it and wanted the recipe, the apple pie is a must for every meal, giggles, NOT I would be big as my barn if I ate it daily. Hope you have a very blessed weekend, stay warm, safe, and I will see you next time. Oh yeah wanted to show you our little ELF too, Zoie is ready for Christmas.

Her face is hidden under the hood

Goldie making sure it is Zoie, giggles


Sandra said...

your little woof ho woof ho woof ho is adorablbe. the spagetti thing looks fantastic to me and hubby would kill for that apple pie

Grammy Blick said...

I have a similar spaghetti dish -- really outstanding! But that apple pie caught my eye -- that one get's tried soon, and was saved to my recipe file. The dogs seem to be right in the season, too. God bless!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yummy---that all looks good, especially that precious little Zoie. Wish I still have my iron skillet .... It got lost somewhere through the years... Darn!!!!!

Both the Spaghetti and pie look fabulous... Thanks!!!

Have a great weekend.

Toyin O. said...

That looks yummy, thanks for the recipe. I just also want to thank you for your visit and gracious comment.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

you always make me hungry when I come here!

heartfelt living said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits and thank you for the sweet comment. Your speggetti recipe sounds soooo good! Ahw, little Zoie looks too cute! I think she is ready for the Holidays.

Well, I need to find a new recipe for a party we are attending tomarrow and I thought I would check your page first. You always have the best I off to brouse around. : )

Hope you are enjoying your week dear friend.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

I love baked spaghetti! Your little elf is adorable. Have a blessed week end.


Anonymous said...


These recipes sound yummy!

In regards to the baked spagetti, would be it alright to omit the cottage cheese? I say this because I don't like the taste of it.


-Lady Rose

Michelle said...

I have made baked spaghetti before and everyone seemed to like it.
I have never made a pie in an iron skillet. It sure looks good.

Zoie looks cute in the Santa outfit.
Merry Christmas!

Jackie said...

Hi Barbara, I think I can handle that cast iron skillet apple pie! looks tasty,too.I saw your comments on Ailene's blog, and was interested to see what you are up to over here on yours. Like I said to and I have a lot in common. My profile lists some of the same interests,including Anne of Green Gables, lol! You wouldn't happen to be a retired teacher would ya????ha!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Oh, my! That looks delish! :)

Love your dog's outfit. LOL!

Terri said...

Thanks for the recipes, Barbara. I've had spaghetti pie before and it is delicious!

Pam said...

oh yum! That food looks so comforting and delish!