Sunday, January 15, 2012



1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour
2 1/2 c. milk
5 lg. potatoes, peeled & thinly sliced
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3/4 c. Colby, Cheddar or American cheese, chunked or shredded

To make sauce, melt butter. Add in flour, salt and pepper. Stir. Add milk. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly and continue for 1-2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Place half of the sliced potatoes in a greased 2 quart casserole. Cover with half of the cheese and half of the sauce. Repeat layers. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes, stirring once. Uncover; bake about 30 minutes more or until potatoes are done. Makes 4-6 servings.,1850,148190-231192,00.html

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mark Keeler Baked Pizza Casserole

Mark Keeler
1 pound hot turkey Italian sausage, cases removed
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic (I add a few pepper flakes), crushed
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 jar spaghetti sauce (I use spicy) (26 ounce)
8 ounces rotini pasta (cooked and drained)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 ounces sliced pepperoni

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet add oil and heat to medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion, and garlic. Add Italian seasoning. Cook until the sausage is browned. Drain.
2. Stir in pasta sauce and 1 1/2 cups of cheese mixture into the meat mixture. Place mixture into a greased 9×13" baking dishes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese mixture and top with pepperoni.

3. Add the pasta to the sauce cheese mixture.
4. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

From Mark on Friday the 13th, 2012, must be great.