Ravioli Casserole

Ravioli Casserole

The whole family will love the fun, cheese flavor of this wonton casserole. It’s like lasagna-no fuss! Time-saving ingredients, including prepared pasta sauce and frozen ravioli, prepare quickly.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 3-1/2 cups pasta sauce
  • 2 cups small-curd 4% cottage cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

 

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Prepare ravioli according to package directions; drain. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in an ungreased 13×9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the ravioli, 1-1/4 cups sauce, 1 cup cottage cheese and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 30-40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 518 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1411mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.

 

 

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Strawberry Limeade

Strawberry Limeade

Root beer floats are the most popular float drink, but you can go lighter with fresh melon balls, fruit sorbet, and seltzer.

The triple melon sorbet float is fruity and fizzy, and a great summer drink recipe!

 

SERVINGS: 1      PREP TIME: 10 MINS      FREEZE TIME: 3 HRS      TOTAL TIME: 10 MINS

 

Ingredients:

  • assorted melon balls (watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc)
  • 2 scoops lemon, raspberry, or other fruity sorbet
  • fresh mint leaves
  • seltzer water

Instructions:

  1. Freeze the melon balls for at least three hours until frozen.
  2. To make the drink, put the sorbet into the bottom of a glass, then top with the frozen melon balls. Drop in as much fresh mint as you’d like (anywhere from a couple leaves to a handful), then top with seltzer water.
  3. Let the sorbet melt to sweeten and flavor the drink. Enjoy!

 

Nutrition:

calories: 2kcalsodium: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

 

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Islay and Olive

Islay and Olive

I see you, dirty-martini drinkers. And I raise you this potent prize from Arkansas bartender Shaun Traxler. It’s a vodka martini— properly called the Kangaroo—gone savory with peaty Scotch and olives four ways. You’ll drop a few pitted green olives into your batch and let them linger, then garnish with some additional frozen ones to keep the mixture cool. Add a little brine and olive oil and you have a luxuriously silky drink, best served damn cold. Note that the olive oil will solidify if you let it hang out in the freezer, so it’s best to add it just before serving.

 

YIELD12 servings

 

INGREDIENTS

8 pitted green olives
1 ½ cups vodka
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Islay Scotch (such as Laphroaig 10)
¾ cup dry vermouth (such as Dolin)
½ cup water
2 tablespoons olive brine
10 dashes orange bitters
Pinch fine sea salt

 

To serve:

1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
12 lemon twists
12 to 24 green olives (optionally frozen)

 

PREPARATION

At least 2 hours and up to 4 hours before serving, make the batch. Place olives in a 1-liter swing-top bottle. Use a small funnel to pour in vodka, Scotch, vermouth, water, and olive brine. Add bitters and salt, then seal, turning gently end over end to mix, and chill in freezer. (If you’d prefer to batch further in advance, refrigerate filled bottle, then place in freezer 2 hours or so before serving.)

Meanwhile, freeze additional olives for garnish, if desired. I like to place one in each divot of an empty ice cube tray to keep them separated.

To serve, add olive oil to cocktail mixture. Reseal and turn bottle gently to mix. Pour cocktail into chilled martini or Nick and Nora glasses. Express oils from a lemon twist over each cocktail and use twist as a garnish, along with a frozen olive or two.
 

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Yoda Soda

Yoda Soda

YODA SODA WITH LIGHTSABER STRAWS IS AN EASY TO MAKE AND DELICIOUS DRINK RECIPE THAT IS PERFECT FOR ANY STAR WARS FAN!

Who’s going to the premiere of the new Star Wars movie? Hmmm. It might actually be easier to ask who isn’t going to the premiere, or at least who isn’t planning on seeing it in theaters. There’s a lot of hype around the new series of Star War movies, and from what I’ve heard, they’re going to be amazing. So why not take your experience to the next level with a Star Wars themed drink, like Yoda Soda?

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!
Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

But wait – I couldn’t just make a lemon-lime frozen soda type drink and call it good. No. This is a Yoda Soda, and Yoda, according to the Urban Dictionary, is “the most powerful Jedi to ever grace the order. His wisdom and knowledge of the force was unmatched. His skills with the lightsaber were only equaled by the strength of his force lightning.” Therefore, lightsaber straws were necessary.

 

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

 

These straws were super simple to make. I just picked up a box of colored straws at Target and used the green ones. Then I cut them to the right length for the glass by snipping the bendy part and some of the length off. The lights are little finger laser lights. You can find them on Amazon or even at the Dollar Store. The ends of the lights have a little cap on them that you twist off. If the straw doesn’t fit in the end, just make a small snip about 1/8 inch long on opposite sides of the straw, and then they’ll slide right over the end of the light.

 

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

 

Just stick your lightsaber straws in the drinks, top with some whipped cream, green sugar if you have it, and BAM! You have just made the perfect Yoda Soda.

 

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

These drinks are perfectly sweet and taste just like a virgin margarita. They are fantastic for Star Wars fans of all ages. If you wanted to make an adult-only version, just add a little or a lot of silver tequila. YUM!

 

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

My friend Jessica from Modern Moments Designs created these awesome little signs. They’ve got the Star Wars logo on one side and Yoda Soda on the other. Aren’t they cute?

Yoda Soda with light saber straws is an easy to make and delicious drink that is perfect for any Star Wars fan!

So, there you have it, the ultimate Star Wars themed drink perfect for any fan. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • lemon popsicles I got mine at Trader Joe’s
  • lemon lime soda
  • whipped cream
  • optional: silver tequila

 

Instructions

    • Cut popsicles into chunks. For the size glasses I used, I cut each popsicle into 4 pieces. Add to glass.
    • Pour lemon lime soda over popsicle chunk and then top with whipped cream.
    • If you prefer an adult version, use a 50:50 ratio of lemon lime soda with silver tequila.
    • Serve with light saber straws.
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Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

If you’re looking for a delicious warm cocktail, this Mulled Wine recipe is an easy and delicious recipe for the fall and holiday season.

It snowed here last week. Can you believe it!?! (Bring on my Mulled Wine recipe!!) Nothing stuck around for long, but in my book, mid-October is too early for the white stuff. Not being a huge fan of winter, I was not happy to see those fluffy flakes.

Our snow event, however, has a silver lining (actually two). It’s said that if snow falls before the first frost, we will have an “easy winter. “*crosses fingers* Secondly, snow gives me an excuse to stay inside, watch SVU marathons, and whip up something delicious in the kitchen.

That might be the only way I can tolerate winter: Olivia Benson and something yummy on the stove or in the oven.

THE BEST MULLED WINE RECIPE:

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So to kick off this cozy season, today I’m sharing a recipe for Mulled Wine. I can’t believe that in seven years of blogging, this is my first post about how to make Mulled Wine. What’s wrong with me!?!

 

Earlier this week I was watching Matt Bellassai’s Whine About It. (Side note: If you haven’t watched this web series, do yourself a favor and go back and check out the first season. I should mention that there is some foul language and off color humor in case that might offend you.) In this episode I watched, Matt was sipping on mulled wine, and immediately I knew I had to whip up a batch.

HOW DO YOU MAKE MULLED WINE?
It’s really very simple. Everything get’s tossed into a pot and set to simmer.

Once it’s warm, it’s ready to serve! It really is that easy.

There’s something wonderful about warm spiced wine. The combination of the smell, warmth, and flavor is magical and a must-have for cool fall or winter evenings. It’s also the perfect beverage for entertaining. Throw everything in a crock pot, set it on low, and you’re done. Plus, it makes your home smell fabulous. Love that!

WHAT WINE IS BEST FOR MULLED WINE?
Pinot Noir is kind of my go-to for everything. However something like New World Merlot or Shiraz would work quite nicely too. Any Italian red would be delightful too!

I always recommend a wine you like to drink. If necessary invite a lot of friends and family over and keep making batch after batch of mulled wine until you find just the right one.

WHAT GOES INTO MULLED WINE?:
For the recipe below, I used the following ingredients to make my mulled wine.

red wine
apple cider
brandy
honey
cinnamon sticks
oranges
cloves
peppercorns
The recipe below makes a double batch, which is perfect for a crockpot or larger pot. However, feel free to cut this recipe in half. I just heated up mine on the stove in my Straub Cocotte which makes a beautiful presentation.

Also instead of adding in the spices loose, you can use Mulling Spices. I have a recipe for how to make them at home HERE.

Keep in mind that you want the mixture to warm up and only simmer. Try not to boil it as you’ll end up cooking off some of the alcohol. What’s the fun in the that?

For the wine, I combined one sweeter red (a locally made wine) and a dry wine (I like Pinot Noir or Shiraz.). Use wine you like to drink and pick a sweetness level that works for you.

Okay, now let’s whip up a batch.

It’s really that simple. To a make this even easier, place the cloves and peppercorns in a tea ball or cheesecloth so you don’t have to hunt for them once the simmering is complete.

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE, YOU’LL LOVE THESE TOO:
Apple Cider Sidecar
Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Sangria
Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy
Autum Harvest Fall Sangria
Apple Pie Sangria

If you need a cure for the cold weather, this is it.

Cheers, friends!

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MULLED WINE
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PREP TIME
10 mins
COOK TIME
15 mins
TOTAL TIME
25 mins
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If you’re looking for a delicious warm cocktail, this Mulled Wine recipe is an easy and delicious recipe for the fall and holiday season.

INGREDIENTS
2 bottles red wine – I like to use one sweet red and one dry red.
4 cups apple cider
1/2 cup brandy
1/4 cup honey
4 cinnamon sticks
2 oranges – sliced
8 whole cloves
12 black peppercorns
Additional cinnamon sticks and orange slices for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
Combine the cider, wine, brandy, honey, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, cloves, and peppercorns in a large pot.
Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Remove cloves and peppercorns. Serve in heatproof glasses or mugs. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and / or orange slice.


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