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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Theme of the Day: Breakfast

Theme of the Day: Breakfast

Recipe of the Day: The Pancakes That Drive My Husband Crazy

Every morning before my husband goes to work, I wake up with him so I can make him breakfast... because I would not want him going to work on an empty stomach.
He is in love with my pancakes. Probably around last year I concocted this recipe just because personally I think that just using regular pancake mix and not adding anything into it makes it taste dull.

So here is my pancake recipe:


  1. 2 cups of Pancake Mix
  2. 3 teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon
  3. 1 cup of water or milk
  4. Butter
  5. 3 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Mix 2 cups of Pancake Mix in with 1 cup of water or milk (Side Note: Add as much water or milk to Pancake Mix in small amounts to achieve the desired thickness in your mix.)
  2. After mixing your pancake batter then add in your 3 teaspoons of Cinnamon and your 3 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract.
  3. Next, Place the butter in a pan or on a griddle and wait for it to melt.
  4. Last, Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto your griddle or pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown, turning when pancakes begin to bubble. Then top them off with some butter and syrup and enjoy!

 It's a quick and easy recipe and anybody who likes Pancakes will love these... Trust Me!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Theme of the Day: Italian Dishes

Recipe of the day: Stuffed Noodles

This is a recipe that I make quite frequently because...

BOTTOM LINE: It's Delicious!

I discovered the recipe somewhere online and I thought, "That sounds great.. I'll make it!"

See my husband has to be one of the most pickiest people to feed ever! He isn't much for Italian dishes but he loved it and now all I hear is, "Hey.. when will you make those stuffed noodle things again?".

But anyways... Here it is... Stuffed Noodles.


Meat Mixture:
  • 1 1/2 pounds of hamburger
  • 1 small onion (I usually do 1/4 cup chopped onions.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon of basil
  • 1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup 
  • 1 box of Manicotti Noodles

The mixture you pour on top of the stuffed noodles:
  • 1 large (30 oz.) can of tomato sauce
  • 2 (6 oz.) cans of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
Step by Step Instructions:

The Meat Mixture
  1. Brown the 1 1/2 pounds of hamburger then drain the grease out of it.
  2. Cut up the onion, then add the oregano, basil and cream of mushroom soup into the hamburger and mix it together.
  3. Boil the box of Manicotti Noodles by the instructions on the box then let cool.
  4. Stuff your Manicotti Noodles with the meat mixture you've just prepared... 
  5. Then you lay your stuffed noodles into a 9x13 pan.
(Side note.. I find its easier to slide to the meat mixture inside the noodle with a butter knife by holding the cooled off noodle in your hand while doing it.)

Next: The Mixture you pour on top of your stuffed noodles.

  1. In a bowl, Combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, sugar and pepper and warm thoroughly ( I use to the microwave for this part.)
  2. Next, Pour the mixture over your stuffed noodles.
  3. After you poured the sauce mixture over the noodles, lay the mozzarella cheese slices over it.
Last, Bake your stuffed noodles at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.

This recipe is quite time consuming but it's worth it! 

A little bit about me...

A Little bit about me...My name is Caity.

I am a housewife and I've been a housewife for a little over 2 years but I've been a homemaker for even longer. I met my husband when I was 16 years old, we moved in together when I was 18 then we married when I was 19 years old.

See.. when we first moved in together I didn't know how to cook to save my life and I MEAN IT! 

I barely even knew how to make hamburger helper.. (I mean who really messes up hamburger helper.. I know!!! This lady..) Our cheeseburgers would sometimes be raw in the middle..whoops!, I even managed to burn macaroni.

I never really cooked or cleaned anything when we first moved in.. but then that all changed.

I'm always going online trying to find new recipes.. then it hit me! I should make my own recipe blog :)
I started this blog to share recipes I've perfected over the past few years.