Sunday, November 24, 2013

Food for Thought - Lorilyn Roberts, Author

(Great Recipe!)  

 1 lb. lean ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/ 4 cup chopped onion
 ½ bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. can crushed tomatoes
2 6-ounce cans tomato paste
2 cups water
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
 4 ounces lasagna noodles (buy the kind that requires no pre-cooking to save time)
1 lb. ricotta cheese
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1cup grated Parmesan cheese  

 In large saucepan, brown beef, onion, and bell pepper in oil. Add tomatoes, paste, water, parsley, salt, sugar, garlic, pepper, and oregano. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.   In 13x9x2-inch baking pan, spread about 1 cup sauce. Then alternate layers of lasagna, sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes until lightly brown and bubbling. Allow to stand 15 minutes. Cut in squares to serve.  Serves 8


Quick & Easy Recipes for Homeschool Families - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

Now and then I have the opportunity to do a review for another cookbook author.  This is especially fun because I get to see what others are cooking and try out some of their recipes.  Author Lorilyn Roberts has written a cookbook that she says is especially for home school moms but I have to disagree.  This book is great for everyone, not just those who home school their children. 

I had the pleasure of trying her Lasagna and couldn't believe how much better it was from a lot of the other Lasagna recipes I've tried over the years.  The blend of herbs and cheeses give it the perfect balance in taste.  Now I'm getting excited to try her Marshmallow and Apple Pie Salad which has Granny Smith apples, grapes, mandarin oranges, marshmallows and yogurt.  Then I want to make her Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and her Spaghetti Casserole and....  my list goes on through the whole book!

So, if you're a home schooler or just a person who loves good food, this book is one you really need to consider having in your own kitchen! 


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