Four Foods on Friday #19

This meme takes place over at Fun, Crafts, and Recipes if you’d like to join and answer the following questions:

#1. Do you ever use scissors to cut any foods? Which? Raw or cooked? No

#2. Popcorn. Homemade, microwave, bagged, hot, cold. How do you like it? I love popcorn, so I’ll eat it any way I can get it. My favorite has to be caramel corn though. I mostly make microwave popcorn at my house though.

#3. Sushi. Love it or hate it? Hate it. Yuck. Several years ago, my hubby got food poisoning and ended up in the hospital for a week, so we eat nothing that is not cooked fully now.

#4. Share a dessert recipe.

Easter Bonnet Cookies

Ingredients:

1 package (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 box (16 oz) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons meringue powder
Food coloring
12 large marshmallows
Pastel flower shaped candy decors

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 24 round cookies according to the package directions. Place cookies on baking sheets. Bake cookies until golden brown (8 – 10 minutes). Cool on wire racks placed over waxed paper.

-In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, water, and meringue powder. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Divide glaze among several small bowls; tint with food coloring.

-Cut marshmallows in half horizontally. Place a marshmallow half cut side down in the center of each cookie. Spoon glaze over each cookie coating the marshmallow and cookie evenly. Let dry.

Once dry, you can decorate the hats. The recipe I had for this had my making icing which I am just not good enough to do. I cheated and bought gel icing to decorate. DO NOT DO THIS. The gel never dries. The next time I will buy the regular icing to decorate with. With these hats, you can be as creative as you want. For St. Patrick’s Day, you can use the whole marshmallow and green glaze to make top hat cookies or use whole marshmallows and chocolate glaze to make pilgrims hats for Thanksgiving!

Here’s what they look like:

Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 box (16 oz) lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lbs ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar (48 oz) seasoned tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook lasagna noodles as package directs; drain and rinse.
  2. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, cook sausage and onion till brown. Drain fat. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil. Mix well.
  4. Spread a layer of tomato sauce in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish; top with a layer of noodles. Cover noodles with a layer of the cheese mixture; top with some sausage mixture. Cover with a layer of sauce. Repeat layering with noodles, cheese mixture, sausage mixture, and sauce. Top with final layer of noodles and sauce.
  5. Bake covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Welcome!

Anybody who knows me knows I don’t cook. I figure that there have to be other people out there like me. I created this blog to help those people. I will try to include photos when possible of the recipes. Unfortunately, sometimes people in my house decide to eat before I can get a picture. I am hoping that this can become a resource for those who are not cooking inclined. I am also trying a star system to help you determine what recipes will work best for you and your family. As you can see from the recipes I have already included that the main thing I am looking for is easy. With having 2 little ones under the age of 5, I need easy. My rating system goes from 1 star (worst) to 5 stars (best).

If you try any of these recipes, let me know. Also, if you made any changes, I would love to know that too! Happy Eating!