Thursday, February 17, 2011


Thank you to those of you who entered the cookbook giveaway, and my apologies for not posting this last night!

The winner is #4... Momma B!  Momma B, I will contact you to get your address.  Congratulations, and enjoy the cookbook!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Because today is a day of love, and I love to cook recipes from this book, I SO excited to be giving this away...

Have you heard of Pam Anderson?  No... not that Pam Anderson, but the one who has some serious skills in the kitchen and an amazing blog that she shares with her daughters!  She doesn't know me from Adam, but I am trying to covet all of her cookbooks.  I have three so far, including this one, which is her newest.

Oh, and don't worry... the book I am giving away is not my used, kitchen gunk stained one, but a brand-spanking-new one!

Winner will be chosen at random (by one of my children picking a number... very scientific) on Wednesday evening.  All you have to do to enter is sign up to follow this blog (if you haven't already), and share the name of your favorite cookbook in the comments section.  Good luck!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Meatless Monday #1

In an attempt to sway my family's carnivorous ways, I am implementing Meatless Mondays at our house.  This has already been met with some moaning and groaning, but their tummies and hearts will eventually thank me... right?  This recipe comes directly from my kitchen.  I used to make it a lot, and the recipe has improved through the years with tweaks here and there.

Help me readers... what changes have you made to make your family healthier?

Tex-Mex Lasagna

1c. bottled salsa
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 can vegetarian refried beans
6 no-boil lasagna noodles
1c. frozen corn (or 1 can of canned corn, drained)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 c. shredded Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese
1/4 c. chopped green onions
1/4 c. chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine first four ingredients.  Spread 2/3 c. sauce in the bottom of an 8" square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Arrange two noodles over sauce; top with 1/2 c. corn and half of beans.  Sprinkle with 1/2 c. cheese; top with 2/3 c. sauce.
Repeat layers once; top with remaining two noodles.  Spread remaining sauce over noodles and sprinkle with remaining 1 c. cheese.  Cover and bake for 30 minutes or until noodles are tender and sauce is bubbly.
Let stand for 15 minutes, and sprinkle with onions and cilantro.