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Lasagna Skillet

I love lasagna...but during the week I am too busy/lazy to make it.  So I decided to take all the flavors that I love in lasagna and make it an easy weekday dish to prepare!

Lasagna Skillet

1 lb ground beef
1 jar (approx 3 cups) pasta sauce
2 cups beef broth
2 heaping cups rotini pasta (or pasta of your choice)
1/3 cup cottage cheese (or ricotta)
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided

In a large skillet brown ground beef until no longer pink and drain off excess fat
Add pasta sauce and beef broth
Bring to a  simmer and add dry pasta
Simmer for approx 20 minutes or until pasta is cooked as desired, stirring occasionally
Stir in cottage cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Sprinkle remaining 1 cup mozzarella on top
Allow cheese to melt and serve

Texas Sheet Cake

Here is another recipe from my childhood I fondly remember my mother making often.  Yep, I was a really lucky kid!

I always like a recipe (especially a dessert) that I usually already have all the ingredients for, and this is one of those.

Texas Sheet Cake Courtesy of {Linda Sackett}
Cake 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 2 Tbl butter 4 Tbl cocoa powder 1 cup water 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup sour cream
Icing 1/2 cup butter (one stick) 4 Tbl cocoa powder 6 Tbl milk 1 lb (16 oz) box powdered sugar
1/2 cup pecans, for garnish
Directions Preheat oven to 375°F Grease a 18x13 sheet pan In a large bowl stir together sugar, flour, salt and baking soda In a pot bring butter, cocoa and water to a boil Combine with flour mixture Stir in eggs and sour cream Pour onto sheet pan and bake for 20-25 minutes While cake is baking, in a pot, slowly bring icing ingredients to a boil After cake is done baking spread icing on cake while it is warm Sprinkle pecans on top