Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Ambrosia was once called the food of the gods.

 This heavenly dessert is perfect for the holidays or anytime. 

I've used reduced fat sour cream, but feel free to use regular sour cream instead.

1  (10 oz) bag miniature marshmallows
1  (15 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (10 oz)  jar maraschino cherries, drained
1 (11 oz) cans mandarin oranges drained
1/2 bag (3/4 c approx.) shredded coconut
1  pint carton sour cream

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl thoroughly.

 Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Serves 6.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pasta With Meatballs

This is an easy recipe of a classic. I've used ground round but feel free to use what meat you like.

1 package pasta
1 lb lean beef (ground round)
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each; salt, pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
3  1/2 c pasta sauce
1 - 2 cloves chopped and crushed garlic
1- 2 eggs (cage free) or egg substitute (adjust amount needed)
1/8 - 1/4 c each: bread crumbs, diced onion, bell peppers (adjust amount needed)
1/2 tsp each: parsley, oregano, basil
1 - 3 T oil (enough to coat pan)

Cook pasta according to package instructions. 

Set aside oil and pasta sauce. 

In a mixing bowl combine remaining ingredients. Mix well with clean hands. Form meat mixture into 16 meatballs. 

Preheat skillet to medium high heat. lower heat to medium, add oil. Place meatballs in pan and brown on 1 side for 7 - 10 min approx. Turn meatballs over and brown on other side for 7 - 10 min. more. 

Remove meatballs from pan and drain excess fat from pan if needed.  

Return meatballs to pan and pour pasta sauce over meatballs. Cook meatballs and sauce for 10 minutes, or until done. 

Serves 4.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Recipe To Help The Philippines

Once again, we are all reminded that life can be fleeting and when disasters strike, it affects us all.
Prayers, thoughts for the residents of the Philippines as they continue to deal with the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon, one of the largest to ever hit, has killed at least 10,000 Friday. 

On the left side of this website are links to organizations under the heading of Recipe To Pay It Forward. These organizations are helping in the relief efforts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for making a difference.