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Recently I was invited to try Lawry’s new seasoning for lasagna, called Sicilian Lasagna with Basil and Oregano.  I changed the recipe a bit, then what they exactly wanted me to follow, it still turned out great. The flavor of the basil and oregano was definitely there. The seasoning is not out on the market yet, but hopefully soon it will be!

Ingredients:

1 package of Lawry’s Sicilian lasagna with basil and oregano seasoning mix

2 1/2 cups of ricotta cheese

1 package (8 ounces) of shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 egg

1 pound ground beef

1 can (28 ounces) of crushed tomatoes(I used 4 tomatoes from my own garden and put them in the cusinart)

9 uncooked lasagna noodles(I cooked mine first)

Directions:

  1. Mix ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and egg in medium bowl until well blended. Set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat. Stir in seasoning mix, tomatoes and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Spread about 1 1/2 cups of the sauce on the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Cover with 3 lasagna noodles and 1/2 of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree over for 45 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 15 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
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Where have I been?

I haven’t posted in a LONG time. But there’s a beautiful reason for that:

Kiley Ann! My daughter was born on August 8th, 2010. While I was pregnant I had some horrible food aversions in my first trimester that I didn’t want to eat anything really at all, so it kept me from making things to blog about! But I’m happy to announce, that we are finally into somewhat of a rhythm with Kiley and I will be starting to post again! I’m so excited to get back into the food blogging world.

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