Thursday, March 29, 2012

Crock Pot Pizza Noodle Toss

This was REALLY good.  Even Chris and the kids really liked it.  Thanks to for the recipe

I used a 7.5 ounce stick of pepperoni and chopped it up and I only used two cups of shredded mozzarella.

1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Onion, chopped
1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce
4 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 10oz Package Pepperoni
1 8oz Box Rotini Pasta, cooked
1 Green Pepper, chopped

  1. In a skillet, cook ground beef and onion.
  2. Drain any grease from ground beef.
  3. Add ground beef to crock-pot.
  4. Add spaghetti sauce, pepperoni and green pepper to crock-pot.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  7. Add mozzarella cheese.
  8. Cook on low an additional 1 hour.
  9. Serve on cooked pasta.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ham Baked in Cola

Ummmm..this was the best ham ever!  And it was so easy...even the cleanup was a breeze using the cooking bags.

  • 10 pounds pre-cooked ham
  • 1/2 (12 fluid ounce) can cola-flavored carbonated beverage


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. (135 degrees C).
  2. Remove any visible excess fat from ham. Place the ham in a large turkey roasting oven bag and place in a baking dish.
  3. Pour cola over ham, remove as much air as possible and seal bag.
  4. Prick a few holes in bag to let steam escape and bake for 4 to 5 hours. Pour off excess juice and slice.

Au Gratin Potatoes

  • 4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.
  2. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.