Friday, April 8, 2011

Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Cook 1lb. spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Do not overcook. Drain and rinse well with cold water.

Add: 8oz. Italian dressing
1/8-1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/3-1/2 bottle of small "Salad Supreme" seasoning. (Can be found in spice section)

Add in chopped veggies of your choice (example: carrots, green pepper, broccoli, red onion, cucumber, zucchini, etc.)

Stir all together. Chill until ready to serve. Great for summer get togethers. This recipe makes a lot! Be ready to share.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


My mom always made Goulash when I was a kid. I still love it today.

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 c. uncooked elbow macaroni
(1) 12-14oz. can stewed tomatoes
or (2) 8oz. cans of tomato sauce
(1) 15oz can of tomato sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder (more or less depending on your taste)
1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 Bay Leaf

Cook macaroni a little undercooked so it doesn't become mushy later on. Brown ground beef with onion. Drain if greasy. Combine with pasta and remaining ingredients.  Simmer 20-30 minutes covered.

***Note. My mom gave me this recipe and she rarely follows a recipe so depending on your taste, you may need to add more or use less garlic powder, onions, Italian seasoning, etc.

This recipe is great left over and sometimes it even tastes better the second day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oven Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Recipe by Ann M.

In a saucepan melt 3T of butter. Add 3T of flour. Gradually add 2 cups of milk.  Stir until thick.

Boil 16oz elbow macaroni or other pasta.

Stir sauce & cooked pasta with sauce.

Pour ungreased 9x13 pan.

Cut 8-10oz of colby jack cheese into chunks or strips.  Place cheese into pasta, randomly throughout the pasta.

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 350degrees.

3T butter
3T flour (white or wheat)
2 cups of milk
8-10oz colby jack cheese cut into strips or chunks

****This recipe can also be used in a crockpot. You can make ahead of time and put in the fridge. Depending how cold the crockpot gets, will depend on how long to cook in crockpot. I usually start the crockpot on low and when it is completely hot in the middle, I turn the crockpot setting to 'keep warm' so the cheese doesn't burn.