Ravioli Bake

This is an easy to make recipe.  However, it does need a couple of tweaks.  This was the first time for us to make this recipe, and I would definitely not add as much beef broth.  It was super good, but very soupy.  Besides that, this is an excellent recipe that I got from the Kraft Foods website.



Ravioli Bake
  • 1 jar (16 oz) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 oz) beef broth
  • ¼ cup Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 24 oz of frozen ravioli (you can use fresh also)
  • 1 cup Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees. Combine spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, broth, and dressing in a 13x9 backing dish. Add ravioli and toss to coat. Cover with foil.
  2. Bake 50 minutes or until ravioli is tender.
  3. Remove foil and stir. Sprinkle with cheese and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Italian Style Pork Chops

Now, I have been slacking with my recipes on here, but I am hoping to get my butt into gear and get some more easy to make recipes for you all.  These pork chops are both good and easy to make.  I have to thank Kraft Foods for the recipe (even though I have made some changes to it).



Italian Style Pork Chops
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 16 oz pkg frozen vegetables
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup shredded park skim mozzarella cheese
  1. Heat a skillet sprayed with cooking oil. Add you pork chops and vegetables. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the bottoms of the pork chops are browned. Turn the pork chops over.
  2. Sprinkle with oregano and drizzle with the dressing. Now, cover everything with the diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for about 12 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Before serving, sprinkle with cheese.

Hope, Faith, & Gluttony

I have one word for you.  Yummy.  If you have not tried anything from Hope, Faith, and Gluttony (and might I add quickly that I love the name of this company!) before, you are missing out on some of the best brownies and cookies.  They are so good, my kids are even sharing:

Yes, they are sharing one brownie.  We recently tried the Little Cherub pack (without the tin).  It had a brownie, an O-Bar, and 25 cookies.  Yes, the kids loved the cookies.  Bill and I tried a few too.  There were several different choices too:  Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar with Sprinkles, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chocolate Chip.  Of course, the kids wanted the Sprinkle Cookies first.  One of the first thing I noticed is that after the kids had finished over the sprinkle cookies is that I didn’t have a bunch of sprinkles all over the place.  That is normally an issue with that type of cookie, so I am impressed.  Next, the taste is sooo good.  Dare I say it, these taste homemade.  I am serious.  They are that good.  You could easily open these and put them out and not a soul would know that you didn’t cook them (not that I am thinking about doing that any time soon.  If you come to my house, I swear they are home baked :) cookies).  If I wouldn’t have cut everyone off, we could have easily finished this off in one sitting.  The cookies literally crumble right in your mouth and are just so good.  I wish I had the words to describe how good, but you seriously need to try them yourself.

I highly recommend ordering from Hope, Faith, & Gluttony.  These are some the best bought bakery goods I have ever had!  This would make a great present for any holiday or celebration or just as gift to yourself!