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Added on Oct 19, 2016
3⁄4 Lbs lean ground beef, 80% lean or better
1⁄2 Lbs raw Italian sausage, casings removed
1 26 oz. jar thick spaghetti or marinara sauce
2 C water or tomato juice, (I prefer tomato juice)
1⁄2 C fresh basil, chopped
1 lbs lasagna noodles, uncooked
1 15 oz. container part-skim ricotta cheese
1 Lbs mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated
1 C grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350°. Saute beef and sausage in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Transfer meats to bowl. Drain out the fat. Combine spaghetti sauce, water or tomato juice and basil in separate large bowl. Spread 1 cup of sauce mixture in bottom of 13" x 9" baking dish. Arrange 1/3 of uncooked noodles, slightly overlapping if necessary. Spread half of ricotta over noodles. Sprinkle with half of mozzarella cheese, then half of meat mixture and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and then with 1 1/2 cups sauce. Repeat layering with noodles, ricotta, mozzarella, meats and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Arrange remaining uncooked noodles over. Add remaining sauce covering lasagna completely. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan. Cover tightly with heavy-duty foil. Place on baking sheet. Bake until noodles are tender and lasagna is heated though, about 1/2 hour. Uncover; and place back in oven for 1/2 hour to heat through and let the top brown slightly. Remove from oven, let stand 15 minutes. Enjoy with garlic bread and a nice toss salad.

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Easy Chicken Adobo
Added on Oct 18, 2016
6-8 chicken thighs
1 Tbsp oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce (shoyu)
1 tsp whole black peppercorns
1 bay leaf

Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, then turn over and cook an additional 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside. Pour off all but 1 tbsp. of pan drippings and return pan to low heat. Add garlic and sauté until soft, about 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Return chicken to pan and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to medium-low and cook 15 to 20 minutes more, occasionally spooning sauce over chicken, until sauce thickens a bit and chicken is tender and nicely glazed with sauce. Remove bay leaf before eating. Enjoy with rice and chilled sliced mango or banana. YUM!
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Easy Short Ribs
Added on Oct 17, 2016
Beef short-ribs, thick cut
1 can Tomato soup
Brown sugar
1 med round Onion, sliced
1 pieces Ginger, sliced
Oil for cooking

In large pot, add oil, brown short-ribs on medium-high heat. Add tomato soup, using soup can measure 3/4 can shoyu and 1 can brown sugar, mix. Add onions and ginger. Cover and simmer till tender.And that's it... Enjoy with rice, corn maybe some kim chee and/or a nice toss salad! ONO!
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Jello Cream Pie
Added on Oct 14, 2016

1 ½ Block Butter
1/3 C. Brown Sugar
1 ½ C. Flour
½ C. Nuts (Opt)

1st Layer:

1 box Lemon Jell-O
1 C. Hot Water
1 8oz Cream Cheese
¾ C. Sugar
½ Pint Whipping Cream

2nd Layer

2 Box Jello (any flavor)
1 Pkg Gelatin
3 C. Hot Water


Cream butter and sugar. Mix in nuts, then flour. Press into 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until light brown.

1st Layer:

Cream cheese and sugar. Add jell-o to cream cheese mix. Add whipping cream to mix, pour 1st layer on cooled crust and refrigerate until firm.

2nd Layer

Mix Jello and gelatin together with hot water and cool. Pour on cream cheese mix and refrigerate until firm.

ENJOY! Mahalo Aunty Hannah Book for this recipe!
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Breakfast Souffle Casserole
Added on Oct 13, 2016
6 cups cubed bread (about 12 slices)
8-12 ounces diced ham, or sautéed breakfast sausage or Portuguese sausage, or cooked and crumbled bacon
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed (optional)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
10 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Generously butter 9 x 13 x 2-inch inch glass baking dish. Arrange bread cubes on bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle breakfast meat over bread. Squeeze excess water from spinach, sprinkle on top of meat. Sprinkle cheese on top of spinach. In a large bowl, beat together milk, eggs, mustard, onion powder, salt, and pepper; pour mixture evenly over the casserole. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Enjoy!
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