John’s Pass at Madeira Beach Florida

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A beautiful place to visit!

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Bobbi’s Lasagna

When my sister Bobbi made this lasagna, it took me back in time when my precious mom made it for us.

Bobbi remembered this recipe but put her own twist on it. :) When I took a bite I remembered the lasagna my Mom use to make!!

It was such a delight!!


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I package lasagna noodles (boil 6 min. and rinse with cold water)

2 jars Bartalli sauce ( marinara )

1 lb. lean hamburger (browned)

2 cartons of cottage cheese

2 package of sharp shredded cheddar cheese

1 lg. package of mozzarella cheese

1 cup parmesan cheese


Spray large baking dish, layer with sauce, noodles, meat, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, then noodles , sauces ect.

Bake 350 covered 30 min.

Then uncovered for another 30 min.

Eat and enjoy:)

Amanda’s Goulosh


2 lbs. hamburger

1 small onion diced

1 can tomato soup

1 can stewed tomatoes with juice; diced up

1/4 cup brown sugar

garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper ( to taste)

3 to 4 cups of cooked elbow noodles


Brown meat with onions. Add the rest of the ingredients except noodles, then simmer for 10 min.

Pour sauce over noodles or mix all together with sauce.

So Delicious!!

When I made this I used only 2 tbs. brown sugar, 1lb. hamburger, 1 tbs. butter, 1 small can of mushrooms, and 3/4 of a lb. box of mini penne pasta.

Beth’s Cherry Pineapple Cobbler

So easy and yummy!!


1 stick of salted butter

1 can crushed pineapple and its juice

1 can cherry pie filling

1 1/2 cups self rising flour

1 cup milk

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup sugar


Heat oven at 375*

In a 9 by 13 baking dish put in butter and melt in oven.

In a mixing bowl add flour, sugar; then stir.  Add milk and buttermilk. Stir until well combined.

Take baking dish with melted butter out of oven. Add pineapple and its juice, and spoon on cherry pie filling.

Pour batter over it and swirl together with a butter knife.

Bake for 45 to 50 min. until golden brown.


Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is so much better than buying a bottle at the store!!


1 cup pineapple juice

1/3 cup water

3 tbs. seasoned rice vinegar

1 tbs. ketchup

1 tbs. low sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 tbs. corn starch

Put all ingredients in sauce pan, whisk together well. Bring to a slow boil; whisking until thickened. Simmer for 5 minutes. ENJOY, with egg rolls or any Asian dish.

Italian Antipasti

We had a taste of Tuscany, Italy tonight; in my small town of Troy MO.  Spent a lot of my pay check, but it was worth it!!!  I made a tasty antipasti with bruschetta.

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Mix together:

2 tbs. of chopped fresh basil, 1 package, sliced cherry tomatoes 1/2 jar of slices Katamala olives 6 cloves of chopped, brine garlic cloves 1/2 juice of a lemon 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil dash of vinegar, salt, and pepper

Place ingredients on top of a sliced, baked, crispy baguette!:)

Top with:

grated Parmesan cheese


Soft Beef Taco Platter

So Delicious!

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Flavorful Seasoned Taco Meat


1 lb. lean ground beef

1/2 med. diced onion

Dash of salt, pepper, paprika, chili, onion, garlic, and cumin powder.

1/2 packet of Mc Cormick taco seasoning mild taco seasoning

4 oz. of a 8 oz. can of hunts tomato sauce (save other 4oz. for Spanish rice!)

1/3 cup water

2 tbs. oil


Put oil in a cast iron skillet, add onion, and beef.

Brown onion, beef; then add all seasonings.

Stir and saute for a few minutes.

Add tomato sauce, water; and simmer with a lid on, for 20 minutes.

Baked Spanish Rice


1 1/2 cups of long grain Mahatma rice

1/4 cup juice of a can of original Rotel (save tomatoes for salsa later!)

4 oz. of tomato sauce

3 cups water

1 tbs. butter

1 beef bullion cube

dash of dried parsley, cumin, garlic, onion, and chili powder.


Pre- heat oven at 350*

In a baking dish add rice.

In a sauce pan add water, Rotel juice, tomato sauce, bullion cube, butter, and seasoning. Bring to a boil.

Pour boiled liquid over rice, cover and put in oven for 30 minutes.

Take out and let set for 15 min.

Fast Salsa

In a small food processor blend together all ingredients.

1 can half of it drained original Rotel (save juice for Spanish rice!)

1 cup of green salsa Verde

3 scallions

1 tbs. pickled jalapenos

2 tbs. fresh parsley or cilantro

1 tbs. juice of a lime

1 clove garlic

2 tbs. onion (optional)

1 teas. sugar

dash of salt

Eat with toasted tortillas, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, and lemon or lime wedges.

Eat and Enjoy!!


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