Cream Cheese & Swiss Spinach Lasagna

Ok, so we just had lasagna for supper and it was AMAZING!  I was secretly preparing myself for some teeny complaints from Dale, since he doesn’t love Italian, or anything involving warm tomatoes, but to my utter delight, none came.  In fact, both he, and his co-worker who we had stay for supper, said it was the BEST lasagna they had ever had.  And after I said thank you, I had to agree!  This is the best lasagna I have ever had, and it will now be the One and ONLY Lasagna recipe in my cookbook.  It’s creamy, garlic-y and has such AMAZING flavor!  You have to try it!

Head over to Tasty Kitchen to get the recipe.  Here is the link:

Cream Cheese & Swiss Spinach Lasagna

Served it with cheesy bread (recipe below) and a tossed salad. YUMMY!

Cheesy Bread

1 Whole Wheat French Loaf, cut in half horizontally

Butter, softened

Garlic salt

Sour cream

Shredded Cheese

Preheat oven to 350*.   Cut whole wheat french loaf in half.  Lay pieces side by side on a cookie sheet, and smear with a generous helping of butter.  Sprinkle with garlic salt.  Next, spread a nice layer of sour cream and then shredded cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes, slice and serve hot.  So gooey and good!

Holiday Baking

This week I start my Holiday Baking.  Here is the list of appetizer and dessert recipes we are trying this year: (IF all goes as planned) 🙂 

  1. Toffee Bars
  2. Rolo Candied pretzels
  3. Puppy Chow Cookies (tastes like Puppy Chow but in cookie form)
  4. Caramel Candy Bars
  5. Can’t Leave Alone Bars
  6. Triple Layer Italian Creme Cake  (I’m a bit nervous about this one!)
  7. Pecan Pie Cake  (already posted on this blog)
  8. Peppermint Truffle Bars
  9. Spiced Crackers
  10. Fiesta Cheese Torte (a formed, layered dip)
  11. Mexican Spinach Artichoke Dip
  12. Chili Cheesecake (A savory cheesecake made with a Dorito crust,  served with chips)

  If they are a success, I will be posting pics and sharing the recipes in the weeks to come.

  Unfortunately, whether they are considered a success or not, they are being taken to various Christmas get- togethers, or some, are to be given as gifts, to friends, family and teachers.  The kids will be involved in the baking and making whenever possible.  They will LOVE it! And I am sure, will fight over who gets to wear the ONE kid-sized chefs hat and matching apron we own.  Gotta love it! 🙂

  Here are the plates, gift tags and tulle I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby.  I will put a few dozen choice goodies on them, and tie ’em up pretty! 

Should be fun! (famous last words, right?!)

Get that Christmas music blastin’ and Happy Baking!