Monday, December 27, 2010

Spaghetti Bake

3/4 lb ground beef ** I don't always use Ground Beef**
1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 pound spaghetti
1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese ** I always add another 1/2c. to 1 c. extra**
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In large skillet, cook hamburger until brown. Mix spaghetti sauce into skillet. Reduce heat and simmer.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Mix in pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

 Mix together spaghetti and meat mixture, add 3/4c Cheese to spaghetti & meat mixture pour into 9x13 pan. Top with more cheese and bake for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is bubbly. ** I always use a lot of cheese on top so it seeps down into the bake to make it really cheesy**  I serve this with a Salad & Garlic Bread***

Best Banana Bread

By far the best Banana Bread recipe I've ever used!

Prep: 15mins
Cook time: 1hr
Servings: 15


1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed banana
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x5 inch pan.

Cream margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, then bananas. Add flour and soda, stirring just until combined.

Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour (or till toothpick comes out clean). Remove from pan and let cool, store in refrigerator or freeze.

5 Minute Double Layer Chocolate Pie



This is requested by Marlee every holiday!


  • 300 ml or 1 1/4 cups cold milk
  • 2 pkgs (4 serving size) chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling
  • 1 tub (226 g / 8 oz.) frozen non-dairy whipped topping,
  • 1 Ready Graham Pie Crust ** I use OREO Pie crust in the baking aisle**


1. In large bowl beat milk and pudding mix with wire whisk for 1 minute (mixture will be very thick). Whisk in half of whipped topping. Carefully spread on crust.

2. Spread remaining whipped topping over top.

3. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish as desired.

YIELD: 8 servings