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BAKED SPAGHETTI

Baked Spaghetti - TSLCThis recipe for Baked Spaghetti has been a favorite of my family for years.  Just add some garlic bread and a salad for a great meal.  Your family and friends will love this spaghetti. It is great for game day or anytime you have guests.

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 green pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 (24 ounce) container Italian Spaghetti Sauce or pasta sauce of your choice

1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

1 (24 ounce) container cottage cheese

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Brown ground beef, green pepper, and onion in a large skillet on top of the stove, drain.   Add the oregano, black pepper, salt, minced garlic and Italian Spaghetti sauce to hamburger and stir to mix. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, drain.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Add the hot spaghetti and toss with the 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.  Spread spaghetti in bottom of dish and cover with entire container of cottage cheese.  Spread the hamburger mixture over the cottage cheese.  Top with the other  1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and the 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven covered for 30 minutes.  Remove covering and cook for 15 more minutes.  This makes about 10 to 12 servings and keeps great in the refrigerator for several days. It is great reheated in the stove or microwave.   You could also freeze part of it or cut the recipe in half.  Enjoy!

Baked Spaghetti - TSLC

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Baked Meatballs for Spaghetti or Appetizers

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SHRIMP DIP

Shrimp DipThis recipe for Shrimp Dip is perfect to serve your friends and family for game day or any holiday gathering.  We can eat this anytime. I have even had it for lunch on a croissant as a sandwich.

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

2 (4.5 ounce) cans tiny shrimp, drained or you could use frozen or fresh shrimp

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 cup finely chopped celery

1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup mayonnaise or could use Miracle Whip

Pinch cayenne

Combine all ingredients except shrimp and mix well with mixer.  Fold in shrimp with spoon.  Place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.  Makes about 4 1/2 cups of dip.  This dip keeps well in the fridge for several days. Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Shoepeg Corn Dip.

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ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND MANWICH SANDWICH OR SKILLET MEAL

Italian Sausage and Manwich Skillet Meal TSLCThis Italian Sausage and Manwich Skillet Meal is an easy dish to prepare and very versatile.  It can be served on buns for a great sandwich or over pasta for a meal.  We love it both ways.

1 pound Italian sausage

1 small green pepper, chopped

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 (6.5 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

1 (15 ounce) can original Manwich

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, (could use whatever cheese you like)

Split and remove the casings on the Italian sausage. (I use a serrated knife to do this, works great)  Combine the Italian sausage, green pepper, onion, parsley, basil, black pepper, salt and minced garlic in a skillet and cook until sausage is browned.  Add olives and Manwich.  Simmer about 15 or 20 minutes. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese   Serve on buns or over rice.  Makes about 8 servings.  Enjoy!

Italian Sausage and Manwich Skillet Meal   TSLC

Italian Sausage and Manwich Skillet Meal - TSLC

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Manwich Chicken.

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SMOKED SAUSAGE, TOMATOES AND OKRA SKILLET

Smoked Sausage, Tomatoes and Okra Skillet - TSLC

This Smoked Sausage, Tomatoes and Okra is a great recipe to use up fresh garden vegetables but could be made with frozen and canned vegetables, too.  This recipe makes a quick, easy meal served over rice. My family loves the fresh vegetables in this dish.

1 (14 ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced in rounds

2 tablespoons bacon drippings or cooking oil

1 cup chopped green onion

1 chopped green pepper

3 cups peeled and chopped fresh tomatoes 0r 1 (14 ounce can diced tomatoes)

2 cups chopped fresh okra (could use frozen)

1 cup fresh or frozen corn (could use canned)

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, Optional

few drops hot sauce

Brown sausage, green onion and green pepper in bacon drippings.  Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer covered 15-20 minutes until okra is tender.  Serve over rice.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.  Enjoy!

Note:  You could add some fresh zucchini to this recipe, too. Just chop up a cup of zucchini and add when adding the vegetables.

Smoked Sausage, Tomatoes and Okra Skillet-TSLC

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet.

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