Monday, 28 February 2011

Parmesan Cheese Green Beans

I love when I give my kids veggies and they LOVE them.  This happens almost never, unless I am serving these yummy little pieces of delicious heavenly goodness.  This is such a simple recipe and one that we make in our home about 2 times a week.  I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does. 
2-3 cups frozen green beans
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp fresh basil minced
Garlic powder sprinkled over (2 shakes)
Pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese to garnish
In a medium fry pan pour olive oil in the pan.  Add green beans.  Cook on medium heat  until they start to soften (about 3-4 min) Once they have started to defrost add basil, garlic, and pepper.  Heat through.  Stirring often.  They cook in about 7 minutes.  Add Parmesan cheese once you remove from the pan.  Enjoy.9896

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Spaghetti Pie

One of my most favorite dinners of all time is spaghetti.  When our family was just starting out we would make spaghetti and have so much left over.  I was so glad I had this back up option for the leftovers.  Now that our family has grown, we make it as the main meal because we no longer have left over spaghetti.  I have made this for a ton of people and they always say they LOVE it.  It is one of those dinner that seems impressive but is simple to make.  Get ready to please your taste buds with this one.
 I usually make this in a pie dish but now that I make a double recipe I use a 9X13
6 ounces cooked spaghetti
4 T butter
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
4 eggs
1 medium sized back Mozzarella cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.  While this is cooking in a mixing bowl add butter, Parmesan cheese, and eggs.  Mix.  Grease a pie pan and add a layer of half the cooked spaghetti, then half the Parmesan cheese mixture, then half of the Mozzarella cheese. Repeat.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through.  Serves 6  If you make this in a 9X13 double the recipe.  Top with your favorite spaghetti sauce.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Grandma's Sugar Cookies

This is an old post but I just had to share again this close to Valentines. There is nothing better than sugar cookies on Valentines to tell the ones you love that you love them. About 4 years ago we got a cute arrangement of cookies from one of our friends. I had to re-create it because it is pretty fantastic. I loved making this.  It didn't turn out as cute as hers but it will have to do.  It tastes FABULOUS though:)
These cookies bring back so many fond memories from my childhood. I remember my mom making them on Valentines and secretly placing them on my pillow. I remember on Christmas my cousins and me all gathered around the kitchen table taking a peek at the green and red cookies that temped us all so. The taste is like no other cookie I have ever had. They tickle my palate. Yummy does not do them justice.
Sugar cookies and Frosting.

1 lb butter
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 t. vanilla
2 t. lemon extract
6 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and beat. Add flour and other dry ingredients. Chill and thinly roll out on a sugared surface or put on wax paper and roll to 1/4 inch. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Enjoy!