Monday, July 26, 2010


This was a great new JELL-O that the kids loved.

1 3 oz package Strawberry Jell-o
1 cup orange sherbet
Cool whip

Add 1 cup boiling water to jello. Stir 2 min. or until completely dissolved.
Stir in sherbet until melted. Pour into individual cups or bowls. The original recipe says 4 martini or wine cups.

Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Top each with 1 TBSP cool whip just before serving.

Makes 4 individual servings. I doubled the recipe to feed my family.

Next time I might try pineapple or lemon sherbet for fun.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zucchini and Potato Bake

This isn't the healthiest recipe to make with zucchini, but its really good!  This one is courtesy of my grandmother who never seems to have actual measurements with her recipes...which scares me!  But this one was easy and great for my over flowing supply of zucchini!

  • Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray
  • Slice potatoes (thinly) and layer on bottom of pan
  • Chop onion and sprinkle over
  • sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • add a layer of grated cheese
  • then a layer of thinly sliced zucchini
  • sprinkle lightly with italian seasoning
  • dot with margarine
  • repeat layers
  • bake at 375 covered for 45 min
  • check potatoes and top with more cheese and put back in and allow to melt

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Zucchini Bread

(crappy pic, yummy bread)

I planted my first garden this year!!!  Little did I know that zucchini and squash will take over the whole backyard!!!  I had never made zucchini bread before, thanks to friends and family I have a few recipes to try.  I loved this one.  SOOO simple to make, and DELISH! I love the cinnamon in it!  Enjoy!

mix together:
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup oil
3 Eggs, well beaten

2 Cups grated zucchini
3 tsp. vanilla

in a separate bowl mix:
3 Cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
3 tsp. cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix together & pour into 2 loaf pans. Bake @ 325 for about an hour

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cheesy Tortellini Bake

So, it has been slow on here- I think with the heat there hasn't been many people cooking. I made a yummy dish tonight that I would like to share. I got the recipe from the person who cooked the meals at girls camp when I went as a leader this year. It is way easy and very creamy and yummy. I forgot to take a picture until it was too late, but it looks just like a lasagna dish when it comes out of the oven. It tastes similar to lasagna, but creamy and so much faster and easier to make!!!


1 20 oz pkg Tortellini
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground ital. saus.
4 oz. cream cheese (I use light)
1 reg. jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese (shaker can)


-Preheat oven to 350.

1) Brown beef/sausage and drain. Put back in pan and add sauce- simmer on low.

2) While browning meat, boil tortellini according to pkg directions. Drain.

3) Put tortellini back in pan. Dice cream cheese and put in pan with tortellini and stir until cheese is mostly melted and spread evenly among tortellini (if you really want it thick and creamy, throw in the whole bar- but it will be thick!)

4) Layer in square baking dish lasagna style- sauce, tortellini, sauce, mozz cheese, parm cheese, tortellini, sauce, mozz cheese, parm cheese.

5) Bake uncovered for approx. 20 min. or until heated through and cheese is melted.