Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hot Fudge Chocolate Sauce

Okay, lately we have made this hot fudge sauce and it is soooo good. It is not too rich, but just perfect over vanilla ice cream and some whip cream on top. (My husband likes to add nuts and a banana, I suppose that works too!) Try won't be sorry. It also stores well in the fridge for a long time...if it lasts!

Hot Fudge Chocolate Sauce:

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 (5oz) can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Add sugar and stir until smooth. (It won't get perfectly smooth, but mix it in well) Slowly stir in the evaporated milk until well blended and smooth. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Let cool slightly before serving...if you can wait!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

100th Post! Sausage and Penne Marinara

I feel like I should celebrate (or win something) since my recipe is the 100th post on this blog!!

Here is a new favorite of mine!  It's nice to have something besides chicken and hamburger.  This recipe is delish and totally easy~

Sausage and Penne Marinara

2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 lb. Italian sausage links, cut into 1 in pieces
1 large onion, halved and sliced
1 medium green pepper, sliced
1 Tbsp. Canola oil
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes, cut up
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion and green pepper in oil over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings; heat through.

 Drain pasta; toss with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.