Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sugar Cookies with Frosting

I wanted to make Layla sugar cookies like my Grandma Darlene and Aunt Lois used to make. But, no one seems to be able to find/remember that off to the internet I went. I knew the frosting only had 4 ingredients so I went looking for it first. I found this frosting listed several places in the exact same we tried that. The sugar cookie recipe is the one I found with the least amount of ingredients, for no other reason then cookies should be simple and pure and light and not filled with random stuff and random steps. It was also listed in several places so I figure it's gotta be good.

Take 1/2 c butter (1 stick), 1 c sugar and 2 eggs and cream them together in your mixer (or by hand). Sift together 2 c flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda...then slowly add it to your mixer until well combined with wet ingredients. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla and 2 TBSP milk. Chill 30 minutes. Roll out on a well powdered surface until 1/4 inch thick. (It took a lot of flour the dough was still very sticky)

Cut with cookie cutters, cook 8 to 10 minutes @ 375 degrees. Let cool on rack.

Frosting: Combine 1/4 c butter, 2 c powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 TBSP milk. Divide in half, if desired, and add food coloring (4 drops) to each half to make 2 colors. I made one color so I did 8 drops into the mixer of green.

Frost cooled cookies and top with sprinkles.

Also, honestly, this was a little thick so next time I will probably pipe it instead of spreading it, but it still tastes yummy.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Allie's Turkey Recipe

1 thawed 14 lb turkey

1/4 cup salted butter

2 tablespoons each of cayenne, salt, pepper, garlic and thyme
2 stalks celery, cut in half
1/2 onion, chopped in half
1 carrot cut into sticks
2 cloves of garlic
2 cups broth (chicken or veggie are both ok)
Pour broth into the bottom of a roasting pan and place your rack into the pan. Place turkey on the rack. Rub entire turkey inside and outside with butter. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stuff veggies into cavity. Cover with foil loosely.
Bake at 350 degrees 3 to 4 hours or until correct internal temperature.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Collins Family Sweet Potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup of butter in small pieces
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
mini marshmallows

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1 inch slices, layer them in the bottom of a baking dish. Put a small piece of butter on the top of each slice and salt them lightly. Cover with foil and bake 350 degrees until fork tender. Crumble brown sugar and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake uncovered until brown sugar has carmelized (5 minutes?) then top with marshmellows. Turn oven heat up to 400 degrees and place pan in the oven (watch it carefully) in less than 5 minutes the marshmallows will start to brown on top and melt on bottom. When that happens it's time to eat.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cheap, Cheater Baked Potato Soup

4 lg potatoes- baked and cubed (honestly I bake mine in the microwave)
3 cups of milk
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Flour
Salt and Pepper
1/2 lb of cooked bacon (crumbled)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 bunch of green onions chopped
Melt the butter in the pan, mix in the flour and cook until slightly brown, add milk and mix thoroughly. Bring milk to a slow boil and add potatoes, cheese, and sour cream. Season to taste. Mix in green onions and bacon and serve.

Baked Potato Casserole

2 cups hidden valley ranch dressing (the kind your make yourself with sour cream)
5 lbs of potatoes baked & cubed
1 cup chedder cheese (grated)
1 cup muenster cheese (or sometimes cheddar) (grated)
Crumbled bacon (I usually do a whole pound)
1 bunch of green onions (chopped)

I mix everything together but the muenster, which I sprinkle on top and then I bake it in the oven until it’s warmed all the way through.

Monday, July 27, 2009


1 rack of ribs

2 cups BBQ Sauce

Olive Oil

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder to taste.
Put a small amount of oil on your hands. Rub down both sides of the ribs. Season liberally with seasoning. Wrap tightly in foil. Bake 300 degrees 2 hours (meat side up).
Open foil, test for tenderness (meat should fall off bones) if needed leave up to 3 hours until meat is tender. With foil open, pour on sauce (homemade or jar).

Bake 325 degrees 45 minutes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I Heart Mushrooms

Yes I really did have a mushroom shaped like a heart in the last batch I picked up at the store.
Allie's Sauted Mushrooms
2 Lg Packages of Mushrooms
1 Stick of Butter, salted
3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1/4 c chopped parsley
2 Tbl black pepper
2 Tbl Worchester Sauce
Directions- Melt butter in pan, add mushrooms and saute until tender, add garlic, seasonings, worchester sauce and stir 3 to 4 minutes. Top with parsley.
I recommend as a topping for BBQ steaks.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Lazy Upside Down Cake


1 yellow cake mix, prepared as directed
1 can of pineapple rings
1 c of brown sugar
1 cube of butter (1/2 cup)
Directions: Mix cake mix as directed on box. Set aside. Take a glass 9 x 13 pan and melt 1 stick of butter in the bottom in the microwave, sprinkle with 1 c of brown sugar (evenly) and place 1 layer of pineapple across the bottom of the pan (I cut some in half so I could cover the whole pan). Gently pour cake mix over the top. Cook as directed on cake mix or until a knife inserted will pull out cleanly.
Let cool 5 minutes (no more, no less). Run a knife around the edge of the pan to make sure it's free. Set a serving platter upside down on the pan. USING POTHOLDERS... gently flip the pan and platter over so the upside down pan is sitting on the platter.
Leave it alone.
Yes ... you... leave it alone. Gravity will make the cake fall gently & the syrup will follow it.

Remove the pan after about 10 minutes. It should look like the picture above.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Italian Chicken Thighs & Farfalle


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 can diced tomatoes, juices removed
1/2 red onion cut sliced
1 green bell pepper sliced into sticks
1 cup sliced mushrooms (I used buttons)
1/2 cup parm. cheese
1/2 lb cooked farfalle
olive oil, salt & pepper
1 clove diced garlic
fresh basil, to taste
Directions: Place olive oil on the bottom of a skillet and season chicken with salt and pepper. Place in hot oil and brown until cooked thoroughly. Add peppers, onions, garlic and mushrooms, and saute 5 minutes. Drain excess oil. Add can of diced tomatoes and basil. Simmer 10-12 minutes. Toss in cooked (warm) farfalle and cheese.
Serve warm.


Monday, June 8, 2009

As Promised

Here is the picture of the Honey Mustard Marinade in it's glorious overcooked form... check out the glaze on that pan, it's wicked.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fridge Door Tagged

I got tagged for the FRIDGE DOOR Photo blog stream, here is how it take a picture of your fridge door and you talk about what's on it.
Then you tag 2 people to do the I tag Stacey (who just got her own place so has her own fridge now) and Courtney (who also recently got her own place and has her own fridge now).
So the outside of my fridge is a mess. That's because I have a toddler and thusly own a complete set of alphabet and math number magnets only half of which still live on the fridge. The other half I fear are probably lost forever.
Starting at the top and working our way down, above the fridge we have canisters of dry goods, a bucket of coupons and assorted recipe clippings, and a framed picture of the nephews (Aiden & Collin)...who I no longer have fridge magnets for because Layla broke some of them. Also up there is a container of straws, an M&M Easter Bunny left over from Layla's basket and a meat mallet that we use to crush ice.
On the freezer (left to right & top to bottom), a family picture from last year of Jon, Layla and I at a BBQ on the grass, a picture of my god-son Pheonix, a picture of my neice Faith in the snow in Washington, a picture of Cousin Taryn and baby Collin last year at Layla's birthday with a heart magnet, a free zazzle magnet and the word love made from magnetic alphabet letters, (row 2) a picture of my friend Bobbie's 3 kids that she gave me a long time ago (Catie, Kyle and Steven), a picture of the kids on Jon's side of the family (Layla, Faith, Aiden, Collin & Nevaeh)...the numbers underneath our actually their birth order... a picture of Layla on 4th of July with a firecracker headband that I just LOVE, a picture of Cousin Jeromy holding Layla when she was itty bitty and a picture that we just got of Cousin Aiden on his 3rd birthday (held with an A & 3 because I'm funny like that) and an invitation to Kylie's baby shower (Taryn's baby on the way). The week pad we never use unless it's to write myself random notes.
And that's about it... your turn...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rassberry White Chocolate Muffins

Muffins Ingredients:

1 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh or frozen (do not thaw) raspberries
1/2 cup white baking chips*

Topping Ingredients:

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4cup sugar

Heat oven to 400°F. Combine milk, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in all remaining muffin ingredients except raspberries and white baking chips just until flour is moistened. Gently stir in raspberries and white baking chips.Spoon into foil or paper-lined 12-cup muffin pan. Bake for 24 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from pan.Dip top of each muffin in melted butter, then in sugar.*Substitute 3 ounces coarsely chopped white chocolate baking bar.


2 cups raspberries
3 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar, or to taste
1 cup fresh lime juice

In a blender or food processor purée 1 cup of the raspberries with 1 cup of the water and force the purée through a fine sieve set over a pitcher, pressing hard on the solids. Add the remaining 1 cup raspberries, the remaining 2 1/2 cups water, the sugar, and the lime juice and stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved.

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

**I can not for the life of me remember where I got this recipe from but it's super yummy!**

12 slices day-old bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup fresh blueberries
12 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup

1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon butter

Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange half the bread cubes in the dish, and top with cream cheese cubes. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the cream cheese, and top with remaining bread cubes.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour over the bread cubes. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cover, and bake 30 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until center is firm and surface is lightly browned.

In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, cook 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in the remaining 1 cup blueberries. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, until the blueberries burst. Stir in the butter, and pour over the baked French toast

Monday, April 13, 2009

Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Like Gerty Made!

3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Dash salt
3 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla extract
45 NILLA Wafers, divided
5 ripe bananas, sliced (about 3 1/2 cups), divided
Additional NILLA Wafers and banana slices, for garnish

Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler. Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water, stirring constantly for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

Reserve 10 wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard on bottom of 1 1/2-quart casserole; cover with a layer of wafers and a layer of sliced bananas. Pour about 1/3 of custard over bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make a total of 3 layers of each, ending with custard.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Spoon on top of pudding, spreading evenly to cover entire surface and sealing well to edges.

Bake at 350°F in top half of oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned. Cool slightly or refrigerate. Garnish with additional wafers and banana slices just before serving.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter Honey Chicken


2 lbs chicken halves w/ skins
1 c honey
1/2 butter
1/4 c lemon (or lime) juice
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp thyme

Preheat oven to 325. Salt chicken and arrange in a single layer in the baking dish. Mix all other ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer 5 minutes. Baste chicken with mixture and place in the oven. Baste every 20 minutes. Cooking time...1 to 1 1/2 hours (depending on the size of the chicken), cook until the liquids run clear.

This recipe can also be done on the BBQ but honey is sugary and blackens easily so I recommend basting less frequently on the grill.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Allie's Butter Lettuce Salad

2 cups cranberries/blueberries halved
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons sugar
5 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
3 heads butter head lettuce of your choice
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup crumbled Roquefort cheese

1. Make the vinaigrette: Place the cranberries & blueberries, 1/4 cup water, lemon juice, and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stir to combine, and cook until berries soften - about 10 minutes. Run the berries and any liquid through a food mill, strain the mixture, discard the solids, and return the liquid to the saucepan. Cook over low heat until reduced to 1/3 cup - about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Whisk the reduced cherry liquid, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Assemble the salad: Toss the lettuce, dried cherries, and Roquefort cheese together in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

So I went looking for a new asparagus stir fry recipe to try out on Friday while Jon works late and I found this one HERE. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Someone else's yummy link above for actually author please.

About 1 lb boneless chicken breast, sliced thinly against grain
About 10 asparagus stalks, sliced on a bias, with the tough ends snapped off where it naturally breaks
About half an onion, sliced, or 1-2 scallions, sliced on a bias
1-2 tbspn rice cooking wine (optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced
Soy sauce
Corn starch
Salt and pepper

Marinate sliced chicken with about 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon corn starch, salt, and 1 clove of minced garlic for 20-30 minutes. Heat a wok or large pan with oil and stir fry until slightly browned. Add a tablespoon or so of rice wine if using while cooking. Remove from pan. Heat more oil and the rest of the garlic. Stir fry asparagus and onions until just tender, adding salt and a little pepper to taste. Return the chicken to pan. Taste for seasoning, adding more soy sauce if necessary. (If using scallion instead of onion I would add them here.) Mix about one tablespoon with 1/2 cup cold water with a splash of soy sauce, and optional teaspoon of sugar. Make sure your stir-fry is hot and slowly pour cornstarch mixture into the pan, stirring. Stir until the sauce is thickened and bubbly, and serve dish over steamed rice

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Margarita Chicken

1 lb. skinless chicken breasts

1/2 c. lime juice (fresh)

1/3 c. golden tequila

1/4 c. olive oil

2 tbsp. Cointreau

2 garlic cloves, minced

Fresh ground pepper

In large bowl combine liquids and garlic. Add chicken breasts and cover. marinate for up to 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. Grill chicken breasts over hot coals and serve with rice or in tortillas with cheese, salsa and sour cream. (Or slice and place over Cilantro Pesto and Angel Hair Pasta-- see previous recipe)

Cilantro Pesto

1 bunch cilantro
3 cloves garlic
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. pine nuts (or walnuts)

Wash cilantro, dry. Mix ingredients in food processor until smooth. Chill and serve with fish or pasta as sauce or as a vegetable dip.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Allie's Whipped Cream


1 pint cream
1/3 cups sugar
1/2 pinch salt
1 drop vanilla extract


Pour the 1/2 pint of Heavy cream into a small bowl
Then add 1 drop of vanilla extract
Add in about a 1/3 cup of sugar and a tiny pinch of salt. Adding more sugar will help thicken the mixture, but don't add too much. 3/4 a cup to a cup is too much.
Using a wire whisk or beater, whip the mixture together until you get stiff peaks
Let sit in fridge to cool, then enjoy !

Chocolate Covered Strawberries


16 ounces milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter

1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves


Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.

Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool. (Or just lay them on wax paper but then one side of the chocolate will be flat.)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

What Fruits and Veggies are in Season?

I commonly hear people talking about what fruits and veggies are in season. From best I can tell most people don't know what's in season when. In our local area, seasons look a lot like this...

Green Onions
New Potatoes
Red Radishes

Fresh Herbs
Green Beans
Hot Peppers
Sweet Corn
Sweet Peppers

Brussels Sprouts
Winter Squash

Daikon Radishes
Winter Squash

I'm sure I forgot somethings on my list but this should at least be a little helpful for people who aren't sure what to be looking for at the local market or co-op.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Southern Mac and Cheese


4 cups cooked elbow macaroni noodles, drained
2 cups grated medium cheddar cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot and add the cheddar. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Top with additional cheese if desired.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ethel's Easter Bread

3 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
3/8 c. salad oil (1/4 c. plus 1/8 c.)
1/4 tsp. yellow food coloring
1 tsp. anise flavoring
3/4 c. scalded milk
3/4 c. warm water
1/2 tbsp. yeast
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. currants
About 4 3/4 c. flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Proceed in usual manner, using enough flour to make a soft dough. Work down 4 times. Put in pans and let rise to 3/4 size. (I use 3 1-pound coffee cans, plus another smaller can.) Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Frost tops with thin powdered sugar frosting. Then sprinkle with multi-colored candies. NOTE: May be toasted

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Darlene's Corned Beef Tacos

1 can of corned beef
12 corn taco shells
3 cups shredded cabbage
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
diced red onion
diced tomato
El Paso HOT Taco Sauce

Mix taco sauce and meat in a sauce pan and simmer. Heat up taco shells. Layer meat, cheese and then cabbage into a taco shell. Top with onion or tomato to your liking. Serve.

Monday, February 9, 2009

50's Tallerini Recipe

Ingredients :
1 pound ground round steak
1 can(10-1/2 ounces) tomato soup
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) water
1 can (14 ounces) cream style corn
1 can (8 ounces) ripe olives
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 large onion, chopped
1 package (6 ounces) egg noodles, cooked
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Directions: 1-Brown meat and onions. Combine all the ingredients, except cheese, and pour into a 9x13-inch baking pan. 2-Bake in a 425 degree oven for 45 minutes. 3-Just before it is done, sprinkle top with grated cheese and brown.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cowboy Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
2 sticks butter
1 c. sugar
2 c. oatmeal
2 c. flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
12 oz butterscotch or chocolate chips (or a mix of both)
1 c. nuts

Mix ingredients in the standard way for making cookies... you know the drill.

Bake 350 degrees. 10-12 minutes each batch.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Heart Spinach Pockets

Spinach Souffle in Phillo
2 (20 oz.) bags of chopped frozen spinach

2 med. onions, chopped

1 lb. Muenster cheese, grated

2 eggs

2 sticks butter, melted

2 tbsp. oil

1 lb. box phillo


sesame seeds

Defrost spinach and drain. Saute onion in oil, when wilted add spinach and cook for 2 minutes. Leave spinach bright green. Drain liquid from mixture. Add eggs, cheese and dash of salt to spinach and onion mixture. Set aside. Brush a sheet of phillo with melted butter and place it in a flat 3 quart baking dish. Repeat procedure until 1/2 of phillo has been used. Spread with spinach mixture and top with buttered sheets of remaining phillo. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and refrigerate for 5 minutes. Cut into squares about 2 inches. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered until top is golden.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

BeStillMyHeart Red Potatoes

3 lbs. sm. red skinned new potatoes

3/4 c. unsalted butter

1/2 c. lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, grated

2 tsp. rosemarySalt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Quarter potatoes and arrange in baking dish in single layer. Salt and pepper potatoes. Combine butter, lemon juice and lemon zest in a saucepan and heat until butter is melted.

Pour mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle rosemary over potatoes. Bake until lightly browned for 30 to 45 minutes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Valentine's Pork Loin Packets

6 eye of pork loin (pictured above)

6 slices onion

6 slices tomatoes

6 slices Swiss cheese

1 lb. bacon


salt and pepper to taste

Crisscross bacon. Place pork on top. Put garlic salt on pork to taste. Layer onion, tomato, Swiss cheese. Put bacon over top, place toothpick in to hold. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Use broiler pan.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Valentine Asparagus Bundles

1 bar garlic herb cheese (cream cheese or goat cheese)

1/2 pound Proscuitto (thinly sliced)

1 lb asparagus

Parmesan cheese

cooking spray (Pam)

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Simmer asparagus for about 8-10 minutes depending on size; drain and let cool.
Lay out slice of Proscuitto and place about 3-4 asparagus in center; top asparagus with a tablespoon of cream cheese. Wrap Proscuitto around asparagus and cream cheese.
Repeat for desired quantity of servings. Place on greased cookie sheet. Spray tops of bundles with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes.

Berry Dessert Pizza

1 tube prepared cookie dough (Pillsbury sugar cookie, chocolate or chocolate chip)

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese

An equal amount of marshmallow fluff

Fresh Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries and Rassberries) cut up the larger ones.

Roasted Almonds

Chocolate Sauce

Spread cookie dough in oval on cookie sheet and bake. Let cool. While cooling, mix softened cream cheese and marshmallow fluff together and spread on cookie dough when dough is cool. Arrange fruit & nuts over top. Sprinkle with chocolate sauce and chill. Serve in wedges.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lasagna Roll Ups

1 lb. sweet Italian sausage or hamburger

1/2 c. chopped onion

1 crushed garlic clove

1 1/3 c. (2-6 oz. cans) tomato paste

1 2/3 c. water

1 tsp. oregano leaves

1/2 tsp. basil

2/3 c. (10 oz.) cooked, thoroughly drained, frozen chopped spinach

2 c. Ricotta cheese

1 c. grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese

1 slightly beaten egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

8 cooked lasagna noodles

Brown meat with onions and garlic. Add tomato paste, water, oregano and basil. Simmer 20 minutes. Combine spinach, Ricotta, Parmesan, 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, egg, salt, pepper, milk. Spread about 1/2 cup mixture on a half noodle. Roll up. Place seams side down in 12x7x2 inch baking dish. Pour sauce over rolls. Top with remaining 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 40 minutes.