Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Hi there,
Carolina Panthers! 7 wins, ZERO losses. First time in franchise history for a season to start off with that success! I hope they can keep it going! I admit to being a pretty lame fan. I could not stay up late enough to watch the Monday night win on a weeknight.

Back in April, I shared a recipe for lemon gooey butter cookies. The chocolate version is one of my family's most requested. My daughter had the brilliant idea of making them with a pumpkin cake mix! I added a couple of teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice to the powdered sugar when I rolled the dough. Delicious!  

I also made my homemade lasagna Sunday evening, a recipe I don't make too often because it makes such a large quantity. I was given this recipe from a colleague when I worked at The University of Tennessee. Some of my best-ever recipes come from those acquired during the ten years we lived in East Tennessee. Those folks can cook! 

Tam's Lasagna

#1 Mixture
1.25 lb lean hamburger
1 lb sausage
chopped onion
2 cloves garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 C tomatoes
1 12-oz tomato paste
2 Tbls parsley flakes
2 Tbls basil
2 tsp oregano
salt, pepper

Brown hamburger and sausage with onion and garlic, drain if needed. Add other ingredients and simmer.

#2 Mixture

32 oz ricotta cheese
1/2 C Parmesan cheese
2 beaten eggs
2 Tbls parsley flakes

Mix well.

#3 Mixture

16 oz lasagna noodles, cooked
16 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

Spray a deep-dish 9 x 13 lasagna foil pan with Pam. Layer in this order:

1/2 of the cooked noodles
1/2 of #2 mixture
1/2 of the mozzarella cheese
1/2 of the #1 mixture
Repeat, ending with #1 mixture on top

Bake at 350 degrees covered with foil for one hour.

World's Cutest Granddog!

xoxo Tammy 


  1. Thanks for the recipe. I need to start preparing actual meals again.

  2. Yumm! Must try the pumpkin....and of course, the lasagna. It's cold so both will be welcomed this weekend. xo

  3. your grand dog is the sweetest ever!! thanks for the recipe :)


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