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World’s Best Lasagna

World's Best Lasagna

Ingredients

=> 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
=> 3/4 pound lean ground beef
=> 1/2 cup minced onion
=> 2 cloves garlic, crushed
=> 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
=> 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
=> 2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
=> 1/2 cup water
=> 2 tablespoons white sugar
=> 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
=> 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
=> 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
=> 1 tablespoon salt
=> 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
=> 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
=> 12 lasagna noodles
=> 16 ounces ricotta cheese
=> 1 egg
=> 1/2 teaspoon salt
=> 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
=> 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Season with sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange 6 noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one-half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta

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Ingredients

=> 1 6 – ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts
=> 1 tablespoon olive oil
=> 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
=> 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
=> 1/4 cup chicken broth
=> 1/4 dry white wine
=> 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
=> 1 7 – ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained and cut into strips
=> 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
=> 3 cups hot cooked campanelle or penne pasta
=> 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Directions

1. Drain artichoke hearts, reserving marinade, and chop them. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add chicken and garlic. Cook and stir until chicken is brown. Add the reserved artichoke marinade, broth, wine and dried oregano.
2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Stir in chopped artichokes, roasted peppers, and olives.
3. To serve, spoon chicken mixture over pasta. If desired, sprinkle with feta cheese.

How to Make French Toast

How to Make French Toast

The process is simple and the results are divine. Fire up the griddle and turn your stale bread into French Toast.

Ingredients
2 cups milk, or half and half
4 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar, or honey
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch salt
8 slices day-old challah
butter or vegetable oil, for coating your pan

Directions:

1) In a shallow bowl or baking dish combine all of the ingredients except the bread, and whisk until evenly combined and smooth.
2) Heat a griddle, or non-stick pan over medium heat and add butter or a vegetable oil to lightly coat.
3) Dip the stale bread into the batter, coating all sides. Add the bread to the pan and fry on both sides until evenly browned and serve. *French toast gets soggy fairly quickly, so it’s best served ASAP.

Bacon, Cheese and Corn Pasta Bake

Bacon, Cheese and Corn Pasta Bake

Ingredients
• 200 gram Lean bacon, chopped
• 750 millilitre Frozen corn
• 1 Onion, chopped
• 1 Box KNORR Mince Mate Smoky Bacon & Cheddar flavour
• 800 millilitre Warm water
• 250 gram Finely grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 180°C
2. In a large pot fry the onion and bacon until onion is soft
3. Stir in the KNORR Mince Mate Smoky Bacon & Cheddar flavour seasoning mix, pasta and water
4. Cook until pasta is soft, then stir in the corn and half the cheese
5. Place in a greased ovenproof dish
6. Top with remaining cheese
7. Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.