Friday, February 20, 2015

Mexican Spaghetti Recipe

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Mexican Spaghetti is a different take on regular spaghetti. You could use ground beef or turkey. Give it a try you might like it!


1 pound ground beef
½ cup onion, chopped
½ cup bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Garlic powder, salt and black pepper (as desired)
1 package taco seasoning
2-8-ounce tomato sauce
2-8-ounce cans of water (using tomato sauce cans)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1-10-ounce package spaghetti
Cheddar cheese, shredded (amount you like)


In a large skillet sauté ground beef, onion, bell pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
Add taco seasoning, tomato sauce, water and mushroom soup; simmer.
If needed, add tomato juice to get the right consistency if too thick.
Cook spaghetti, broken into pieces as directed on package.
Combine the sauce and spaghetti in a 9-inch x 13-inch pan.
Mix in shredded Cheddar cheese to your liking, the Mexican blend cheese would be good too.
Top with more cheese and bake at 350 degree until cheese is melted.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Apple Dumplings Recipe Using Crescent Rolls and Mountain Dew!

I first ate these Apple Dumplings at a friend's house and they are so good and so easy! I ate mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but would also be good without it. Hope you will try this delicious recipe. If you can not have the sugar use Splenda and a diet Seven-Up or Sprite in place of Mountain Dew. The butter, well you just cannot do without it! I am sure peaches or any other fruit would be yummy too! Enjoy!


  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon, to sprinkle
  • 1 can Mountain Dew


  1. Cut peeled and cored apples into 8 slices each.
  2. Place each slice of apple on a crescent roll and roll up.
  3. Put each dumpling in a buttered 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan.
  4. Next, melt the butter; add sugar, barely mix.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and stir.
  6. Pour sugar-butter mixture over top of the apple dumplings.
  7. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the dumplings, not on top of them.
  8. On top of dumplings sprinkle the cinnamon.
  9. Bake in 350-degrees oven for 40 minutes.

Now, how easy was that for Apple Dumplings!

Makes 16 dumplings.

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