John's dear, sweet grandma - my grandma at heart as well - passed away a few weeks ago.
This is my third month to participate in the Crazy Cooking Challenge. It is hosted by Tina over at Mom's Crazy Cooking. The challenge is to search other blogs to find the perfect recipe for that month's challenge, credit the blog you found it at and then the recipe with the most votes (clicks) is named the ultimate recipe for the month. For more information you can check it out here:
This month's challenge is spaghetti with red sauce. I'll be featuring two different blogs this month. First I found Quick Spaghetti Sauce at Finding Joy in My Kitchen. I normally use jarred sauces but the addition of cinnamon to this sauce caught my attention and I knew I had to try it. Then I came across this wonderfully cheesy recipe for 3 Cheese Baked Spaghetti at Beyer Beware. It called for my standard jarred sauce but I thought I would mix things up a bit and make it with the quick, yummy sounding, homemade sauce. I had to pare down the sauce to make close to the 28 ozs required for the baked spaghetti but with company coming I didn't need to make any adjustments to the baked spaghetti recipe as far as quantities which was really kind of nice, I like cooking for more than two occasionally.
QUICK SPAGHETTI SAUCE
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
12 oz can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Brown ground beef and onions.
3 CHEESE BAKED SPAGHETTI
Quick Spaghetti Sauce
8 oz Angel hair pasta, cooked
1/4 cup liquid eggs or 1 whole large egg
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cooked pasta in large bowl. Mix in egg, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
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