Friday, March 25, 2011



For a taste of Greece, this one-dish complete meal is sure to be a hit. Feta cheese accents the authentic flavor.

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons Oregano Leaves
1 teaspoon Cinnamon, Ground
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) reduced sodium beef broth
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 1/2 cups frozen leaf spinach or cut green beans, thawed
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided

Cook ground beef and onion in large skillet on medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain fat. Add oregano, cinnamon and garlic powder; mix well.

Stir in broth, tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to boil. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 10 minutes or until pasta is nearly tender. Stir in spinach and 1/2 cup of the feta cheese. Cover. Cook 5 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.

Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup feta cheese. Cover. Let stand 5 minutes.


A quick and easy one-dish version of "Taco Night". All of the great flavor of tacos in one delicious dish.

1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
1 package taco seasoning mix or use the homemade seasoning mix
1 can (16 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (11 ounces) Mexican-style corn or whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips
Assorted toppings, such as sour cream, sliced green onions, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes (optional)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

Stir in Seasoning Mix, beans, tomato sauce and corn. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Spoon into 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and tortilla chips.

Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with assorted toppings, if desired.
Recipes from McCormick


The classic Italian dessert with a caramel apple twist.
This is a great dessert to take to a potluck-everyone loves it!! No leftovers!!


1 1/3 cups Caramel Dip
1/4 cup Caramel Dip
One 3.4 oz package instant banana pudding mix
1 cup Cold milk
1/2 cup Sour cream
2 cups Whipped topping
30 CrispyLadyfinger cookies
1 cup Orange Juice
2 Large ripe bananas, peeled and sliced


1 1/2 cups Whipped topping
Ground cinnamon


Combine pudding mix and cold milk in a medium bowl and whisk to thicken. Add 1/3 cup Caramel Apple Dip and sour cream and whisk to combine. Fold in whipped topping. Dip 15 ladyfingers in orange juice and arrange one layer of soaked fingers in a 9" x 11" dish. Spread 1/2 cup Caramel Apple Dip on top of ladyfingers. Spoon half of cream mixture over caramel and spread into an even layer; top with half of banana slices. Repeat process with remaining ingredients. For topping, spread whipped topping over all, drizzle with Caramel Apple Dip and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Recipe from Marzetti


Kerri Arthur said...

Hey Sue,
That Greek skillet looks great!

I will have to give that a try!

Thanks for sharing,

Domestic Goddess said...

My belly just rumbled!

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Yum, yum,yum! I might be hungry, but both casseroles sound awesome to me!

Allenz said...

My mouth is watering as I am writing this to you. I shall get the feta tommorrow and make the greek skillet dish for Saturdays dinner. Thanks for the new recipes.

Angela said...

You have done it again with these great recipes. Thanks for sharing. Csn't wait to try the taco casserole and the dessert.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

These sure sound delish! Makes me want to go out into the kitchen to make some at 10pm! Thanks for sharing...

Bear Hugs~Karen

Jonthy said...


Can't wait to try the taco casserole.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Those dishes look yummy!!! I'll have to give them a try! Thank you!