Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

by Grandma Jahraus


1 onion

1 green pepper

1 celery stalk

1 Tbs. minced garlic

3-4 Tbs. olive oil

2 lbs. ground hamburger

2 Tbs. Italian seasoning

8 - 15oz cans of tomato sauce

3 - 6oz cans of tomato paste

Italian Sausage (optional)


1. Cook meat in skillet with Italian seasoning.

2. Add onion, green pepper, celery, garlic, and oil.

3. Once cooked thoroughly place in large pot with sauce and paste.

4. Cook all afternoon.

Makes about 6 quarts.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Dessert Heaven

Almost all of my favorites in one dessert -


Layer 1 - crumbled brownies
Layer 2 - chocolate pudding
Layer 3 - whipped cream
Layer 4 - crumbled Oreo's


1. Layer ingredients as many times as desired!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Crunchy Asian

Asian Salad
given to me by my mother-in-law

Ingredients -


1 cup oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbs. soy sauce

2-3 green onions
16 oz. shredded cabbage
2 packages of Raman noodles (crunched up)
1 cup butter
5 oz. almonds

1. Mix salad ingredients together.
2. Mix dressing ingredients together.
3. Mix dressing and salad together right before serving.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009




2 lbs hamburger

1 (29oz) can of tomato sauce

1 (29oz) can of kidney beans w/liquid

1 (29oz) can of pinto beans w/liquid

1 cup chopped onions

½ cup green chili peppers

¼ cup celery

3 medium tomatoes (I used 3 cans)

2-3 tsp. cumin

3 Tbs. chili powder

1 ½ tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. salt

2 cups water


1. Brown the meat with celery and onions.

2. Add everything else.

3. Heat through (preferably for a couple of hours).

Creamy Tomato Bacon Pasta

One of my favorite websites to get recipes from is Kraftfoods .com. They have pictures (I love that part), are simple and easy, include lots of reviews (a must!), and feature all of the nutrition facts (one of my favorite parts).

This became an immediate family favorite in our household as soon as we had the first bite. It's now become a regular at our dining table!

Creamy Tomato Bacon Pasta


3 cups bow-tie pasta

1 lb.boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces (I just used two breasts)

6 slices of bacon, chopped (I doubled the bacon)

1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained

4 oz. cream cheese, cubed

1/2 cup water

1/4 tsp. pepper

3 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese

(I added in fresh mushrooms)


1. COOK pasta as directed on package.

2. MEANWHILE, cook chicken in large skillet on medium heat 5 to 6 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Add bacon, tomatoes, Neufchatel cheese, water and pepper; mix well. Cook 3 min. or until Neufchatel cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.

3. DRAIN pasta; place in serving bowl. Add sauce; mix lightly. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Recipe and Photo are taken from Kraftfoods.com

Sunday, August 2, 2009

the start of something new...

I love to cook and am always looking for new recipes. It's become quite difficult with kiddos so I'm always on the search for new and pretty easy recipes.

Most of my favorite recipes I have received from friends or family but I also come across lots of good finds on different websites.

I have loved finding some of our favorite family recipes from other's blogs and have now decided to start my own (don't count on me for posting all too often)! But I hope that maybe there will be some little gem you come across that becomes a regular on your family's dinner table as so many of yours have become on mine!