I love having people over. There’s something about making your house warm and cozy, having an excuse to make a bunch of really good food, and all the while, knowing your friends appreciate these things,…that makes having good friends over so enjoyable.
I know I’m always making Pioneer Woman’s Recipes, but I can’t resist! I’ve been wanting to try Pioneer Woman’s lasagna for some time now, so I tried it out last week when J and I had some friends over for dinner.
It was good,…not stupendously, amazing like all her reader’s raved, but it was good. I am kind of picky with my lasagna though, so you should try it for yourself and decide!
I honestly still prefer my Momma’s lasagna any day over Pioneer Woman’s, but I do have to give her credit for incorporating cottage cheese into the recipe and Bob Evan’s breakfast sausage. I had never heard of this and you couldn’t even tell it was in there. You would have just thought it was ricotta cheese or spicy sausage… nothing as simple as cottage cheese or Bob Evan’s sausage, that’s for sure!! So, props to PW for that,…very unique and original.
I did, however, LOVE her Chocolate Pie.
It was crazy sweet (I may add less sugar the next time I make this) and it did have raw eggs (that did scare me a little bit, but hey! I’m still alive, right?), but overall, it was delicious!!
I did cheat and refuse to make homemade pie crust,….who has time for that anyway?! Instead I used a store bought graham cracker crust…which I thought went very nicely with the chocolate mousse flavor, thank you very much!
And, the best part, you ask?! Learning how EASY it is to make Chocolate Curls!!! Ohhhhhh,……so fun! So easy!!! Kind of messy,…but you’ve GOT to try it!!
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