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Wednesday, February 1, 2012


OK so anyone who knows me, knows that I DO NOT claim to be Martha Stewart.  I don't mind cooking but honestly there are other things I would rather do.  But I DO have some fabulous recipes to share with you today and the first one has nothing to do with being in the kitchen.

There is great challenge up at Challenge Me Happy today.  This one is a Recipe Challenge.  Of all the challenges Annelie gives us, these are my favorite.  So here is your challenge, if you choose to accept it.

Use the following ingredients on your project:
1 photo
2 different cardstocks
3 journaling spots/tags/etc
4 words in the title
5 patterned papers
6 butterflies
Mists/ paint and border punches are freebies!

The winner this week gets a kit from a brand new NZ online store called Heartistry and I have to tell you, they have the COOLEST stuff in her store!  The prize pack sounds amazing, you will have to check it out.

So here is my layout for the challenge.

Have you ever found a product that you just love and you HAVE to buy everything they make?  I have fallen in love with Simple Stories, OK, so maybe that happened a while ago, but I was at my LSS recently scrapbooking with K and ended up buying a ton of their papers and embellishments because I love every piece of paper they make.  Their journaling cards were perfect for this challenge so that is where I started.  I just adore that yellow plaid too.  It is definitely my recent go-to paper. staying with the theme I thought I would post a favorite recipe I found lately.  It has become hard to find recipes that my whole family enjoys (the main reason I do not enjoy cooking).  I found this recipe at recently and knew it would be a hit.  

Spaghetti Pepperoni Pie

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 58 mins
Servings: Makes 6 servings.

  • 1/2 pound  spaghetti, broken up into thirds
  • 1/3 cup  dry seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups  bottled chunky pasta sauce
  • 1 cup  shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces  sliced pepperoni, chopped
  • 4 large  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons  grated Parmesan

In large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water, cook spaghetti 1 minute less than directed on package. Drain.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 10-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. If skillet handle is not ovenproof, wrap with aluminum foil. Coat with crumbs.

In bowl, combine spaghetti, pasta sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni. Stir in beaten eggs. Spoon mixture into prepared skillet.

Bake in 350 degree F oven 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until cheese is golden brown, 10 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Cut into 6 wedges. Makes 6 servings.

Have a fabulous week and thank you so much for stopping by!!!


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I'm loving Simple Stories too. Their collections are so versatile. I love how you used the journaling cards on your page!

BabyBokChoy said...

That spaghetti pie looks too good!!! So is your layout!! ITA with you on simple stories!!

Lynn said...

Both recipes look totally de-lish. I go nuts on collections as well.

Charlene said...

I love their paper too!! I was on my Sacramento trip and looked for Life Stories and they told me it flew out the door lol!! I love the picture of the girls in this sweet LO! And I will have to try the spaghetti yum!!!!

angie gutshall said...

Such a cute layout and thanks for a yummy recipe!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful LO, Lisa! Totally adore all the colors you've used and those butterflies are such a great embellishment for your page.
Ohhh... and the Spaghetti are looking yummy, too :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! LOVING the colors and those butterflies! :):):):):):):):):):):)

pattyo said...

What a cute layout! And the sphagetti pie looks delicious! I have the same problem here, though, with not everyone liking the same thing; hence, cooking is sometimes a chore!

Sherry Wright said...

What a perfect lo and great use of the SS!! I'm not a cooking fan either so I hear ya. ;)

The recipe looks great (I'll show it to dh for him to make, lol).

Hope you're having a great weekend!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oooh, what a beautiful page, Lisa! I just love, love, love how you created the block design with the photo and journaling cards. Love the butterflies, too. And thanks for sharing that recipe. Sounds like something my two kiddos would enjoy. Will have to give it a try. :)