Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Baked Spaghetti

So I was getting tired of making spaghetti the same way. So one day i decided to bake it. And it has been a hit in the house since.

1 lbs. Jimmy Dean regular sausage
1 med onion, diced
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 lbs thin spaghetti noodles
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 tbsp butter
4 cups mozzerella cheese, shredded

Grease a 13x9 glass pan.
In a large pot fill half way with water and bring to a boil.
In a medium size skillet, over medium- high heat, brown sausage and onions. Drain off any grease. Once water is boiling add the noodles, I like the break them in half then put in the water. In the skillet add the spaghetti sauce and the diced tomatoes, put on low. After the pasta is done, drain, put back into the pot. Add the butter and mix in the sauce. Put into the baking dish and cover with the cheese. Bake at 400 degree's for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and turning golden brown. Serve with favorite garlic bread and salad.

My Girl Paula: Crispy Rice Candy Corn

Let's just say that both my kids said Mmmm after
their first bit. This was only me second time making rice crispy's and its just so easy. I think this will be a halloween favorite.

4 tbps butter
1 (10 oz) bag marshmallows
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup rough chopped candy corn
Spray 13x9 glass pan and a rubber spatula with a non stick spray.
In a medium sized sauce pan over low heat, add butter to melt. Once melted add marshmallows, salt, and vanilla. Stir continuously until the marshmallows have reached a smooth consistency. Remove from heat and fold in the cereal and candy corns until completely coated.
Add the mixture to the greased baking dish and smooth out evenly. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.