Friday, September 12, 2014

3-Ingredient Ravioli Pasta Bake {No Boiling Needed}


This simple pasta dish was a creation that I came up with over the summer.  My hubby has to eat gluten-free.  So, we don't get much pasta and bread around here.  One Saturday, he was gone for the day and I decided to make this for myself and our daughters.  Without him around I wouldn't feel so guilty about eating all of this gluten in front of him.  (Thankfully, he doesn't have a sweet tooth like I do.  Hence all of the sweet treats here on my blog.)  Anyway, this was a success and we enjoyed every bite.  

Ingredients:

2 (16 oz.) jars spaghetti sauce
1 (25 oz.) bag frozen ravioli (any kind)
2 c. shredded cheese of your choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread ½  jar of sauce in the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 baking pan.
  3. Place half of the ravioli evenly across the sauce, cover with other ½ jar of sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese, place remaining ravioli on top.
  5. Pour the other complete jar of sauce over ravioli layers, sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until ravioli is tender and cheese bubbles on top.
  7. Let stand 15 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Gender Reveal Cake: Question Mark?


Know someone that is pregnant?  Going to have a gender reveal party?  This cake is a fun surprise for everyone.  I created this one for a friend of mine that was having a baby shower for another friend.  She wanted the inside to be pink or blue depending on the baby's sex.

A week before the celebration, she brought me a sealed envelope from the doctor with the results.  I made a four layer cake thickly covered (no peaking!!!!) in vanilla buttercream.  Then, decorated the outside with colored fondant to match other colors of the shower.  I got to see a video later of the mom-to-be cutting into the cake.  She was delighted to find out she was having........A GIRL!!!!!  The cake was bright pink on the inside to match the dots on the outside. 



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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Best Way to Organize Cabinets {With a Giveaway}


A special thank you to Spicy Shelf for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Are you looking for the perfect solution to organize a cabinet full of spices, crafts, medicines, etc…?  Then, you need to check out the Spicy Shelf.  It is a simple system used to create an organized solution.

I used my Spicy Shelf two ways:
  1. To organize my spice cabinet -  It was a mess with all different sizes of spices jammed into 2 shelves.
  2. To organize my baking cabinet  -  I had so many different containers of sprinkles that it was confusing.  Can you tell I have a sprinkle addiction?!?!?!?  


The Spicy Shelf was easy to assemble.  Once I had the cabinet cleaned out, I was able to set it up within minutes with the instructions.  They can be stacked or placed side by side depending on your needs.  I used one shelf in 2 different cabinets.  They adjusted easily to fit my cabinet size too.  I’m now able to see everything at a glance without digging.  

Each set comes with 2 shelves and is only $19.95 +s/h.  However, Spicy Shelf is allowing me to do a
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monkey Bread Mini Loaves


My sweet grandma used to make monkey bread for us growing up.  There was nothing like the smell of warm cinnamon filling her kitchen.  We couldn't wait to pull it into pieces and devour the warm gooey deliciousness.

I decided to create a recipe that could be made into smaller loaves for individual servings.  This will help with any kids fighting over the middle pieces.  They will have plenty of their own.  Enjoy the smell in your own kitchen!

Ingredients:
2 small tubes of buttermilk biscuits
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Topping:
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon and pour into a sandwich bag or small bowl.
  2. Cut each biscuit into fourths and shake in cinnamon and sugar mixure.
  3. Place biscuit pieces evenly into 6 mini loaves of your pan.
  4. Mix topping ingredients together and pour evenly over loaves, saving a little for after baking.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes, until browned on top.
  6. Remove immediately from pan and top with remaining topping mix.


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