One of my favorite comfort foods is meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Several meatloaf recipes have made it to this blog and all of them have been good in their own way, but now this one is my favorite. There is really no special ingredients that are added, but I think that sauteing the peppers, onion , and garlic makes a big difference in the flavor. This was not my bright idea although I would love to take credit. Emeril Lagasse’s recipe for meatloaf kept coming up at the top of my Best Meatloaf search and while his recipe is much more complicated than this simple one he did saute the vegetables first. So I thought I would give it a try and guess what it works great! The idea for these Meatloaf Muffins came from Better Homes and Garden’s Make and Take magazine. I think it is a great idea if you have small children or you do want to take this to a pot luck dinner. But, I found them to be more time consuming than just the standard free formed meatloaf cooked on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Although the muffins might take a shorter time to cook I found that placing them in the muffin pans took longer to prepare. This recipe made it to my table three times last month and even the leftovers are grand! Continue reading
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School started Monday and this is what I cooked for dinner. It is easy and filling. I just love the recipes that I am finding in the Make & Take July issue from Better Homes and Gardens. By the way it was a good first day. But, I have more news! It is my blog’s birthday. Yes, it has been three years since I started this experiment and I want to reward you the reader with two cookbooks from one of the first friends that I made as I was over whelmed with the whole blog thing. I did not know what I was doing. Well, if the truth be known I still don’t! Susan Russo from Food Blogga befriended me. I love using her blog for my class as a resource. She knows what she is talking about and is so well rounded. Check her blog out you’ll love it! Anyway, I am giving away two of her cookbooks Recipes that Every Man Should Know and The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches to a lucky reader. Just comment here on the blog. The deadline is Sunday at midnight. Good luck! And you are going to love this recipe! It is a keeper!
I have dreamed of making a great lasagna. You know the real Italian kind that’s labor intensive and that has your heart in it from start to finish. And yes, this is that recipe! This is not a recipe that you can make at the spur of the moment. It will take a little over an hour to put it together and about an hour to bake it, but it is so worth it!