Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pepperoni Casserole

Another easy recipe for your family. Enjoy!

Pepperoni Casserole


 1 lb. ground beef

1 12 oz package of No Yolk egg noodles

1 c. Kraft Italian five cheese mix

1 c. medium cheddar cheese

1 c. parmesan cheese

1 26 oz Ragu traditional sauce

30 sliced Hormel pepperoni


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, cook ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles in boiling water until cooked thoroughly. Drain.
  4. Evenly spoon 1 cup of sauce on 9x13 in baking dish. Pour noodles over sauce, followed by the ground beef and Italian five cheese mixture. Pour remaining sauce over layers and finish it with the cheddar cheese, parmesan and rows of pepperoni.
  5. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Stock Pile Begins ~ 2012 ~

Starting a stock pile with the things my family and my parents need. Here's a trip to CVS:

12 Packs of Coke product drinks $1.75 each
3 Conditioners $1.66 each

Better deal than the Dollar Store!!
2 Irish Spring 2packs $0.48 each
2 SoftSoap $0.59 each
4 Dawn $0.62 each.

Paid $17.74
SAVED: $41.06
Clipped Coupons: $11.80

EBs: $0.50 saved for my next trip:)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chicken Veggie Medley Crescent Bake

It’s an easy recipe but sure to impress your family. It’s delicious!

3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 cups cheddar cheese
2/3 cup of Italian dressing
16 oz. California style Veggie Mix frozen- cooked and drained
(this mix includes broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
2 (8 ounce) Pillsbury Crescent Butter Flake Rolls 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix chicken, veggies, cheese and dressing in large bowl.

Unroll one of the crescent roll dough, and arrange flat on a greased baking sheet. (I used 15x10 jelly roll pan) Spread mix evenly on over rolls.

Use the other crescent roll and stretch over the mixture, pinching the ends together.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 mins until lightly brown.
And here is the final result...

Not a typical serving size. My love likes a big plate of this delicious meal each time I make it.


Monday, January 2, 2012

How to Duggie: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Inspired by the Duggar family, I am making this year about homemade, from scratch recipes.

To get started I made this morning a big batch of hot chocolate mix. This recipe is good for approximately 14 cups of hot chocolate goodness.

*Recipe found on Mountain Maid Instant Nonfat Dry Mix

2 cups Instant nonfat dry milk
1/2 cups cocoa, unsweetened
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients.

Store in airtight container. I recycled my Folgers coffee 33.9 oz container. I doubled the recipe and filled about 3/4 of the way.

To make cup of hot chocolate, mix 1/4 c. dry mix with 1 c. boiling water.

Gift Idea: Pour 3 1/4 cup of the mix (depends of mug) into a plastic bag and wrap it up for a special person to enjoy.
Place a card with instructions and gift it in a mug.