Main Dishes

Baked Spaghetti Pastitsio

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Sometimes as a mom, we have those collective moments when time just seems to have gotten away from us. I had that happen recently. It gives you pause and I recall actually shaking my head and wondering out loud-where had the time gone. Last Saturday we celebrated my third child, McKinley Paige, turning 17. It seems like yesterday, and I know that's cliche, that we were laughing hysterically while watching her older brother push her down the backyard grassy hill in a little peddle car, wit

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Ingredients:

12 oz. of cooked Spaghetti noodles
2 eggs
1 cup of cottage cheese or ricotta cheese or even sour cream
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
3 cups of prepared meat sauce or a jar of your favorite sauce (woo-even easier)
2 cups of shredded cheese, I used a mix of Mozzarella and cheddar
2 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of flour
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of Parmesan
Pinch of Nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste
Directions: Spray a 9 x 11 deep casserole dish with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl whisk eggs, cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese until blended. Toss pasta with it and spread in the casserole dish. Sprinkle pasta with one cup of the shredded cheese. Spread the meat sauce over, covering the pasta evenly. Sprinkle the meat sauce with the remaining cup of shredded cheese. In a medium sauce pan melt the butter and whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and heat, stirring, until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the remaining Parmesan cheese. Stir in Nutmeg and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour this white sauce evenly over the meat sauce and cheese. Bake in the preheated oven about 40 minutes, until bubbly around the edges and heated through. Let set 5-10 minutes before serving, it's easier to cut and serve. Enjoy!
Nutritions

Calories
535

Sodium
1086mg
45% DV

Fat
22g
34% DV

Protein
34g
68% DV

Carbs
47g
16% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV

This pan-cooked rainbow trout with potatoes and spring garlic makes an amazing family Friday or any day meal. It is packed with nutritious goodness. And these potatoes… mmmm!

2 large rainbow trout fish whole fish (gutted and washed) or fillets
4 large potatoes
5 spring garlic or 5 medium cloves regular garlic
1/2 tsp salt pink Himalayan
1 pinch black pepper
1/4 lemon juice or cider vinegar
4 tbsp fresh herbs I used the spring garlic leaves but parsley and chives will work great too
2-3 tbsp cider vinegar optional to drizzle over when serving
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1. Peel, wash and cut the potatoes into the desired shape. I fancied slices this time. Chunky chips or wedges will be as good.
2. Season the fish with salt and pepper and place some herbs and a little...
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Nutritions

Calories
65

Sodium
64mg
2% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
8g
3% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV

Air Fryer Calzone

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Air Fryer Calzone. How to transform your leftovers to make the most delicious air fryer calzone that you have ever tried. Similar to hand pies these loaded calzones are ideal for a fridge clear out, a planned leftover meal, or just something comforting to eat for a Friday supper.

Grandma's Texas Sheet Cake is a moist chocolate cake baked in a jelly roll pan and smothered with a rich, chocolate fudge frosting. The old-fashioned dessert is a crowd-pleasing treat for birthdays, potlucks, or just about any other special occasion!

For the Cake::
0.5 c salted butter
0.5 c shortening
1 c water
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 c granulated sugar
2 c all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 eggs
1/2 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla extract
For the Icing::
1/2 c salted butter
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
6 T whole milk
16 oz confectioners sugar
1 t vanilla extract
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FOR THE CAKE