Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup

2 c. sugar
2 cubes butter
1 c. buttermilk
2 tbsp. cinnamon sugar
Bring these four to a boil, stirring constantly. After it comes to a boil, remove from heat and add
2tsp. vanilla
2tsp. baking soda
Stir, it will foam up a bit so make sure pan is big enough.
Serve over pancakes, waffles, german pancakes, french toast...mmmmmm

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spaghetti Pie

1 lb. spaghetti
1/3 c. butter, cut into small chunks
1 c. Parmesan cheese (fresh or bottled)
4 eggs, beaten well
1 (24 oz.) container small curd cottage cheese
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
1/2 c. Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 350 degree's.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions until barely al dente. Drain the pasta but do not rinse. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the butter chunks and toss the pasta until the butter has melted and all the noodles are covered. Pour in the beaten eggs and the 1 c. Parmesan cheese. toss again until well mixed then transfer to a 9 x 13 baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with a non-stick coating (at this point you can divide the pasta between two 8 x 8 baking dishes if desired). Pour spaghetti sauce over the noodles spreading evenly over the pasta. Next place the cottage cheese in large spoonfuls over the pasta sauce and then spread evenly. Sprinkle the 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese over the top. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese, return to the oven and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let the pasta dish cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.