Friday, August 28, 2009

Ravioli Lasagna

1 lb lean ground beef
1 (28 ounce) jar any kind spaghetti sauce
1 (25 ounce) package frozen cheese ravioli
6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
In a greased 2 1/2-quart baking dish (a 13x9-inch glass baking dish works very well also), layer a third of the spaghetti sauce, half of the ravioli, beef, and 1/2 cup of cheese.
Repeat layers.
Top with remaining sauce and cheese.
Cover and bake at 400°F for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.

I added a teaspoon of dried basil and a teaspoon of garlic powder to my spaghetti sauce but I always do that. So So easy! And as always you could sub ground turkey for ground beef!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4-1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball.
Wrap with plastic and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Best Coconut Pie

This is an old pie recipe that we adore!!!! It's one of our absolute favorite recipes.

5 eggs
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 (10 ounce) package flaked coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until smooth. Blend in buttermilk and melted butter. Stir in the coconut and vanilla. Pour filling into  pie shells.  Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown. Cover with foil if they start browning too quickly. 

Monday, August 3, 2009

Brownie Pie

My mom has been making this since I was little and it is hands down one of my most favorite things in the entire world.

1 Stick Butter (Melted)
1 Heaping tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Flour
2 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Heat oven to 325. Mix together the melted butter and cocoa powder. Add in the sugar and flour and mix together.  Add the eggs then stir in the vanilla.  Bake for 25 to 35 minutes.