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

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This has been a wonderful week, full of blessings and surprises. My dear husband retired from the City a few years ago, and we received a letter yesterday saying they owed him some money, from back pay he never received when he retired, giggles now how cool is that, right around this time of year. God just keep blessing and we just keep taking and thanking him. I have so very much to be thankful for. I have an appointment with my surgeon today, and I am going to see if he can drain that cyst of do something that can relieve the pain and pressure it is causing, so pray with me that he can do that.
I have a good Recipe here below I am sharing with you, looks easy to make and will be good for the holidays, maybe I will share a couple. You have a very blessed day, and keep thanking HIM.
Red Velvet Cookies


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons buttermilk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food coloring

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, optional


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Then beat in the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and red food coloring. Once combined, add the dry ingredients to wet. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Onto a parchment lined sheet tray, drop batter using an ice cream scoop, forming 2-inch round circles.

Bake for 10 minutes, until baked through. Cookies should be cake-like and light. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.
Spread the cream cheese frosting between 2 cooled cookies and roll the edges in finely chopped pecans, if desired.

Jesus Greatest Given Ever Given

Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Early-Riser Panini Sandwich

Makes 6 servings

6 panini buns buttered on both sides
7 eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked lean ham or use ham slices enough to cover 6 buns
1 cup diced fresh broccoli
1 cup reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1 medium tomato, diced
1 small onion, diced

In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk, seasoned salt and pepper.
Pour into a 10-in. skillet coated with nonstick
cooking spray. Sprinkle with the ham, broccoli, cheese,
tomato and onion. Cook,uncovered, till eggs are almost
set. Butter buns on both sides. Put buns in another
skillet or panini pan and divide egg mixture up and put
on one side of each 6 buns then top with bun top or you
can put a ham slice on the egg mixture instead of dicing
the ham up then top with the other half of the bun.

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Comings and Goings Giggles:
Just sipping Coffee from my wonderful snow man mug, I do love this time of year. So Good Morning on this bitter cold day from Georgia, I do not remember it ever being this cold this late in the morning, I am happy I am inside til it warms up for sure.
We had a wonderful day in the lord, the little church is growing, we had some more visitors and I had 7 children in my SS class, I loved it, I am telling the Christmas story starting in Luke 1 til through Christmas and we will close with The Christmas play with the kids, just a simple reading of the word and the children singing the Christmas hymns that apply to that story. It will be fun for them, and with such a short time I could never put together anything very much. But I really enjoyed working with the kids too.

A couple took us out to lunch to Cracker Barrel and that was a good time of fellowship and getting to know them, they are a delightful couple who really want to serve the lord, and not afraid of work, they have gotten our Nursery all fixed up, including new flooring in it, then the Pastor's office ready for him, including a nice Computer installed, WOW they have been so busy ,and love it, it thrills my heart to see folks on fire for Christ.

I have lots of running today, and I sure am not up to it, my right knee is still hurting very bad, I will have to have something done with that Cyst soon I am afraid, but for now I just grin and bear it.

Have a wonderful blessed day, and tell me what you did over the weekend, Photobucket