Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Greetings all! I recently saw this recipe on Facebook called Pizza Casserole! Instantly, I was intrigued by the picture... it looked awesome!! I'm a huge pizza fan! It's my favorite food, so I'm more than willing to give this a try. It's from WITCHIN IN THE KITCHEN and I plan to make this soon! I'll post pics of how mine turns out!

Pizza Casserole

The ingredients consist of:

1 (16 ounce) pkg uncooked rotini
1 lb ground italian sausage
1 (24 ounce) of pasta sauce
1 (16 ounce) container of cottage cheese
1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced black olives
1 ( 4 ounce ) can mushrooms drained
12 ounces of mozzarella cheese
2 ( 3ounce) pkgs sliced pepperoni (or any and all the meat you like)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9x13in casserole dish.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place uncooked pasta in the pot. Cook 8-10 min, until al dente, and drained.

In a skillet over medium heat,cook the sausage until evenly brown, drain grease. Mix in the cooked pasta and pasta sauce. Pour into prepared casserole dish.

In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, olives, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.

Spoon the cheese mixture over the sausage and pasta mixture. Top with pepperoni slices.

Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and light brown.
So, here is the one I made:
Another view:
The Verdict:
I made this last night and my thought about it is...(insert drum roll here) Based on the recipe, it was good but not great! It needed more flavors, like fresh garlic and oregano. It could have also used some salt.  My suggestion is to make your meat sauce the same way you would as if you were making lasagna, shells, baked spahgetti.

Monday, March 18, 2013

craft love

So..I'm totally addicted to Pinterest, thanks to my good friend and co-worker JoAnna. Now, I can't stop pinning!!!! I've been addicted for quite some time now. SMH Well, I am totally a DIYer. I love creating and taking things I see in the stores and making the same look for less! While pinning, I stubbled across a recipe for homemade body wash! I had been sitting on the idea of making it for quite sometime. I mean really, the stuff gets expensive. Especially, for the kind I like! So I gave it a try.

I had been researching the best way to go about making this DIY body wash in which every site I found suggested using a "natural" soap. So, I searched for the Yardley's soap which I was fimilar with  though it was hard to find. I ended up finding it in Dollar General! Surprise, surprise!

Here's the one I chose:

I thought it smelled good and it would make a good fragrance for a body wash.
I then gathered all the things I needed to go about making my DIY body wash...

Here's the list of what you're going to need:
1) 1 4oz. bar of natural soap shredded
2) 1 Gallon of distiled water
3) 2 Tbs of gleceryin
4) Regualar kitchen grater
5) Big spoon
6) Big pot

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