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Easy Alfredo Sauce Recipe

By : Amy | Comments (0) | November 10, 2011

In : Easy Recipes, Italian Recipes, Pasta Recipes

Have you been looking for an easy alfredo sauce recipe? Look no further. When I found this recipe I was amazed at how easy it was to prepare. Alfredo sauce is used in several Italian dishes, so a good alfredo sauce recipe comes in handy. This will taste great over your favorite pasta. I hope you enjoy and as always, please leave feedback!

Ingredients:

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1/4 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
1 clove garlic (crushed)

Instructions:

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In a medium size saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium to low heat.
Add the cream to the saucepan and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
Whisk in the parmesan cheese and garlic and heat thoroughly.
Stir in the parsley.
Serve over your favorite pasta.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (1) | September 28, 2010

In : Pasta Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Macaroni and cheese is a favorite of everyone while growing up. It still tastes great as a grown up! This is a creamy macaroni and cheese recipe. It is a slight twist to the tradional because we are adding sour cream and cottage cheese. Trust me, you will love it and it will be nice to put away the box brands for a night (sorry Kraft). I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:
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8 ounces of elbow macaroni noodles
1 cup cottage cheese
8 ounces of sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese (sharp cheddar, grated)
1 egg (beaten)
salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions:
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Preheat the oven to 350°.
Cook the elbow macaroni as directed on the package.
Drain the macaroni and then add salt and pepper (to taste).
Take a large bowl and mix together the cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, egg, sour cream, and salt (to taste).
Add the cooked macaroni into the bowl and mix thoroughly.
Take a 2 quart baking dish and lightly grease it.
Pour the creamy macaroni and cheese into the baking dish and bake uncovered for approximately 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
After you remove it from the oven, let it sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Easy Lasagna Recipe

By : Scott | Comments (1) | September 24, 2010

In : Beef Recipes, Easy Recipes, Italian Recipes, Pasta Recipes

One of my favorite meals to eat is lasagna. If you are looking for an easy lasagna recipe, this is the one for you. It isn’t a complicated lasgna recipe like others I have seen and it tastes great!

Ingredients:
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1 pound lean ground beef
8 ounce package of lasagna noodles
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
8 ounces mushrooms (optional)
1 16 oz jar spaghetti sauce (your favorite brand)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese or mozzarella

Instructions:
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Open package of lasagna noodles and cook according to package directions.
After they have cooked, drain noodles and set aside.
In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, and mushrooms.
Drain the grease from the skillet.
Now add the spaghetti sauce, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and basil to the skillet and stir.
Pre-heat the oven at 350°.
In a 2-quart buttered baking dish, carefully and evenly layer 1/3 of the noodles, 1/3 of the spaghetti sauce and 1/3 of the ricotta cheese, Monterey Jack cheese or mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses.
Repeat these layers twice.
Bake the lasagna at 350° for 30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Our first post!!!

By : Scott | Comments (0) | November 22, 2009

In : Bread Recipes, Fondue Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Pie Recipes, Pork Recipes, Salad Recipes, Seafood Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

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