Mar 12, 2010

dark chocolate cherry mocha??????

Oh my heavens!! I just heard Starbucks has a new dark cherry mocha????? Oh lord, I need to try this!!!

Easy Baked Mac 'N Cheese

I just created this earlier this week, and my hunny LOVED IT!! I didn't take pics, but I will be making it again soon - teehee! Like I said, I like EASY. So, I skipped making a roux and all that nonsense! And found an EASY way to get that rich cheesy flavor in baked Mac 'N cheese! this is nothing like the BLUE BOX!!

Easy Baked Mac N’Cheese
1 package large shell pasta - or any pasta you like!
1 jar 4-cheese Alfredo Sauce (I use Classico)
1-1/2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese
Italian bread crumbs
1-2 TLBS butter
Salt and pepper

Cook pasta until tender. Drain. Add pasta to buttered baking dish (I use Pam). Pour in Alfredo sauce and add shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well. Top with bread crumbs, and then put small pats of butter around the top. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Lori's Cheesy Meatloaf

This is such a tasty way to make meatloaf.

I know there are thousands of recipe's for meatloaf, and so far -- this is my FAVORITE!


1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 sleeve Ritz crackers (you wont use them all)
2 cups shredded cheddar or Colby cheese
Salt and pepper
Onion powder
Season salt
2 eggs
Plain bread crumbs
Worcestershire sauce

Mix hamburger with eggs, Worcestershire sauce, onion, seasonings and add enough bread crumbs to make it firm. Lay out wax paper and put meat mix on top. Spread meat mixture out so it’s in a long rectangle shape the same width as the bread pan. Sprinkle Salt and pepper on it. Next, crush Ritz crackers over the entire rolled out meat loaf, leaving about 2” on each edge. Then, cover the same area with the shredded cheese. Next, roll the meatloaf like a jelly roll, with the waxed paper as your guide, keeping the ends folded in so the filling doesn’t fall out. It should end up a perfect size and fit for a bread pan, with the seam side down. Once you get the loaf into the pan, tuck in the sides. Cover generously with ketchup. Bake 350 about an hour or until clear juices appear and loaf pulls away from the sides.

My 2nd day


Today is day 2 of my BLOGGING! lol. so far, I love it! I have tons of recipes to post, so I am trying to pace myself.. hee hee. Last night was the Cubscout cake auction. My son's cake sold for $250, which is the highest in history of this pack! There were some others that sold for $180 and $190 or something? Here are some pics of other cakes. The dragon and the boy fishing are the other 2 high sellers...