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Spaghetti Pie

I've seen spaghetti pie recipes numerous times. But they all use the spaghetti as a crust and then cover it will toppings like a pizza. The "crust" looks dry and unappealing so I've never tried it until I came across this recipe for Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie on Mommy's Kitchen. I chose to omit the name Hillbilly because that isn't a name that is synonymous with Texas. Southern yes, hillbilly no. Now that we have the official new name for this recipe, we can proceed with the goodness!!

Ingredients:
1/2 - cup onion, chopped
2 - tablespoons olive oil
1/2 - pound ground beef
1/2 - pound sweet Italian sausage
2-garlic cloves, minced
1 - (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 - teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 - tsp Italian seasoning
1 - tablespoon sugar
1 - teaspoon salt (or to taste)
2 - cups water
8 - ounces thin spaghetti, broken into 3 inch pieces (not angel hair)
1/4 - cup heavy whipping cream
1 - teaspoon dried basil
1/2 - cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
2 - cups grat…

Meatloaf - PW Style

We were not big meatloaf eaters around here. Until now!!! This recipe has completely changed our minds. It is so unbelievable good!! No peppers or onions, a big bonus for this family (excluding me). This recipe is from Pioneer Woman and is to die for like everything else that I've made from her book and web site! I'm telling you, she is genius.
Ingredients
Meatloaf:
1 cup Whole Milk
6 slices White Bread
2 pounds Ground Beef
1 cup (heaping) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
¼ teaspoons Seasoned Salt
¾ teaspoons Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
⅓ cups Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
4 whole Eggs Beaten
10 slices Thin/regular Bacon

Sauce:
1-½ cup Ketchup
⅓ cups Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
Tabasco To Taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.

Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs.

With clean hands, mix th…

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

How do you get your family to eat fish?? I luckily came across a recipe on all recipes that makes it irresistible! I've changed it up a little... and it is awesome!! Ingredients

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp butter, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
dash onion powder
dash celery salt
5-6 tilapia fillets
Salt and Pepper

Directions
1.Preheat your oven's broiler. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

2.In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lime juice. Add dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.

3. Season fillets with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2…

Cranberry Cake

I'm a little late posting this, but it was a good cake so I wanted to include it. This recipe was the cake selected for December at the Cake Slice Bakers blog. My husband especially loved the tartness of the cake saying it cut the sweetness. I'm tellin' ya it was good! I kept going back for more...
Cranberry Cakefrom Cake Keeper Cakes

Ingredients
For the streusel:
1 cup sliced almonds
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed

For the cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries

DirectionsMake the streusel: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Grease a 10-inch round springform pan.

Combine the almonds, butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Work the mixture between your fingers to form large crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the cake: Whisk together the flour, baking…