Category Archives: Treat Tuesday

Treat Tuesday – My Mom’s Cheese Lasagna

I know that last Tuesday I posted my Extra Cheesy Lasagna recipe. This one is my mom’s. Here’s good as well, except she uses Ricotta cheese. I don’t care much for Ricotta cheese, but everyone has their preferences. She also makes all kinds of delicious sides and her spread is always beautiful.

You will need:

* Barilla no bake lasagna noodles

* Ricotta cheese

* Cottage cheese

* Parmesan cheese

* Mozzarella cheese

* Pasta sauce of your choice

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Since you won’t need to bake your noodles you can just start layering them. Place a layer of sauce on the bottom of your pan. Then put a layer of the noodles. Spread the mixture of (cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese) on the top of the noodles. Add a layer of sauce. Continue until you have as many layers as you’d like. Then one final layer of noodles and top with sauce.

Place in a 350 degree oven for an hour. If you want more cheese, add a layer of mozzarella cheese on top and let it melt for the last 15 minutes of baking. Once it’s cooked, let it set for a few minutes before serving.

Serve with some garlic bread and a yummy salad. My mom usually fills her salad with spinach, power greens, tomatoes, peppers, olives, and sometimes summer squash. It makes for a delightful colorful creation. It also tastes pretty good and fall like? Since that’s the theme. Sure, it will most definitely taste like fall in your mouth.

Domesticated Momster

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Treat Tuesday – Extra Cheesy Lasagna

There are many ways to make lasagna. As with all my recipes, I think mine is the best. I am not a fan of ricotta cheese, so I use cottage cheese in most of my recipes. My lasagna is quick, easy and delicious.

My husband hates spinach, but I sneak in a little bit in my cheesy lasagna and he is none the wiser. I make a spinach lasagna, but he refuses to eat that one. I freeze fresh leaf spinach, thaw it before I use it and cut it into tiny pieces and then add it to my mixture. If he asks, “what’s the green stuff?” I tell him it’s oregano or italian seasoning. Hasn’t failed me yet!

Start by cooking your lasagna noodles, cook them to the texture you like. While you are waiting for your noodles to cook, mix together:

* 1 container of cottage cheese

* 1/2 a container sour cream

* 2 cups Mozzarella cheese

* 1/2 jar of tomato sauce (I use Prego, either 3 cheese or tomato basil)

* cut up spinach (I season the spinach prior to mixing it into the mixture with garlic powder and Italian seasoning)

* Italian Seasoning to taste

* Garlic powder to taste

On your pan put a thin layer of tomato sauce before putting your noodles down. Add a thick layer of the mixture, then top again with more noodles. Repeating until your pan is full or you have as many layers as you’d like.

Top with a layer of tomato sauce and then Mozz cheese on top (I use a lot)

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes. About 15 minutes before the lasagna is done remove the foil and continue baking until the cheese browns and bubbles a little bit.

Let it sit for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Domesticated Momster

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Treat Tuesday – Vegetarian Biscuits & Gravy

I love biscuits and gravy. I can’t eat any unless I make them myself because most-all of the restaurants make their gravy with real meat or the meat’s grease. I’m not into that. So I make it myself. If the veggie food is too much for you, you can make the gravy and not put in any patties at all. I use Morning Star, which you can get at almost any grocery store in the frozen foods section. There are several other vegetarian brands that make similar products. Choose one that looks appealing to you.

I use the pre-made biscuits that just need to be baked in your oven. While those are baking I make the gravy.

For Gravy:

* Butter

* Milk (I use 1%)

* Flour

* Salt and Pepper, to taste.

* GW Seasoning Broth (link here), any seasoning you like if you don’t want to get this broth since it’s harder to find.

* 2 – 4 Morning Star Sausage Patties (thawed and heated up in microwave or oven, just until it’s warm)

Start by melting butter in your pan. Next brown some flour. Add some milk and the GW broth. Stir constantly with a whisk adding additional flour and milk until you get a consistency that you like. Then add in the sausage patties after you break them up. Mix everything together. I butter my biscuits before I add the gravy. Do this however you’d like. I smother my biscuits in gravy and eat my heart out! One of my favorite breakfasts and comfort meals.

Serve warm and Enjoy!

Domesticated Momster

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Treat Tuesday – Autumn Candy Mix

I love fall and anything that makes me feel like fall is near me. I also like easy and yummy things. This is both. It kind of tastes like a payday.

You’ll need:

* 1 Jar Slightly Salted Peanuts

* 2 Bags Candy Corn

* 2 Bags Reese’s Pieces or Fall Colored Plain M&M’s (Reese’s Pieces are better)

Simply mix together and store in a sealed container. Then ENJOY!


Treat Tuesday – S’more Pancakes

Yay! It’s time for another Treat Tuesday! I love treats! I love food. There are so many s’mores recipes on Pinterest. They seem very popular. I haven’t seen s’more pancakes, so I made my own. I was going to make chocolate chip pancakes, but saw that I had all the ingredients for s’mores in my pantry and thought this would be a fabulous idea!

I was right! This was delicious! Healthy? Eh…..I’m guessing not so much. Satisfying? Oh heck yes! Every now and then, or a lot if you’re like me; it’s wonderful to treat yourself to yummy food. This was another recipe that was toddler approved. I mean, was there a question that a toddler wouldn’t like it?

 Start with your favorite pancake mix, or from scratch. We used Aunt Jemima.

Get your pancake mix ready and start warming your griddle or pan over medium heat. Spray with non-stick spray. Once the pan is warmed put some mix into the pan. Add crushed graham crackers, then chocolate chips, and small marshmallows. Finally, top with more pancake batter. Flip when the mix starts to bubble and the bottom is golden. When the other side is cooked, place on a plate. Top with more crushed graham crackers and then whipped cream. Mmmmm. Enjoy!