Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Diedra's Spaghetti

This recipe came from my friend Diedra...She was nice enough to share it with me!

1 pound of ground beef( or turkey)
1 pound of Beef smoked sausage( NOT the polska kielbasa)-cut into small quarter size slices
3 Jars of Ragu Spaghetti sauce( your favorite flavors..We use 2 Roasted Garlic and 1 Super Mushroom)
3-4 Tablespoons of Italian spice blend
2-3 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder( NOT salt!)
1 green pepper(diced)
1/8 to 1/4 cup of sugar( your choice)
1 pound of spaghetti noodles

In a separate pan add enough water to cook your spaghetti making sure you add a bit of oil( or butter flavored non stick spray..works the same) and a pinch of salt..Turn your heat to medium...once boiling add the noodles and cook till they are al dente and drain very well

In a pan big enough to hold all the meat & sauce & noodles( about 8-10 qt pan will do) on medium heat add your ground beef,smoked sausage, Italian spices,garlic powder & diced green pepper...cook until ground meat is no longer pink....remove from pain and drain very very well....Return to pan and add all three jars of sauce and stir well..then add sugar and mix well. Let heat through( about 8-10 minutes)..from here you can either add the noodles to the pan and mix well and let simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes stirring regularly or just keep noodles separate and add sauce over them on your plate

This keeps well overnight and tastes even better the next day!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


3 dozen

Comments: If you like soft cookies you'll love these. Also, change the flavor, use lemon, chocolate or strawberry cake mix. Just any of your favorites. They literally melt in your mouth.

1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, room temp
1 (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp
1 large egg
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 (18.25 oz) box butter Cake Mix
powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350F. Ungreased cookie sheets.

In mixing bowl, cream butter & cream cheese. Add egg & vanilla; add dry cake mix.
Mix well together. Roll into 1" balls. Roll in powdered sugar; place on cookie ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10-12 mins at 350F (careful not to overbake). Check cookies often as they
should never have even a light brown color to them. Store in tightly covered