Baked Spaghetti

I small pkg of angel hair pasta1 lb ground beef ( I use the leanest I can find) 1 cup diced onion1 cup diced bell pepper (any color will work)1 jar of spaghetti sauce1 (16 oz) pkg of grated cheddar cheese1 can cream of mushroom soupI/2 cup of water1 cup of grated Parmesan cheeseSalt and pepper (1/2 tsp of each)Garnish with Fresh Basil

Cook beef, onion, bell pepper and salt & pepper. Drain. Add a jar of spaghetti sauce to meat mixture. Set aside.

Cook pasta in salted water. Drain when done.

In a greased casserole dish put the drained pasta. Top with the 16 oz of cheddar cheese. On top of the cheese, pour the meat with spaghetti sauce. Top with the cream of mushroom soup that has been diluted with 1/2 cup of water. Pour this over the meat mixture, coating as best as possible. Sprinkle with the cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares and serve. Garnish each square with fresh basil.

Fruit Salad

One fresh pineapple cut into small tidbits (or two cans tidbits, drained.)2 cans of drained mandarin oranges2 sliced bananas1 cup of coconut1 small carton of Cool Whip1/2 cup of sour cream1 T of honey1 cup of mini- marshmallows1/2 cup chopped pecansCinnamon

Put all the about in a large bowl and gently fold together. Refrigerate until throughly chilled. (at least 1 hour)

Sprinkle with a light dusting of cinnamon before serving. Enjoy!

Fall Succotash

4 slices of bacon (cut into 1" pieces)Okra (fresh or frozen, cut into 1 inch pieces)Onion (medium size, chopped)2 cloves of chopped garlicFresh off the cob roasted corn OR 1 can Shoe Peg Corn1 bag of frozen Lima BeansSmoked sausage link (cut into 1/2" slices)1 can of Rotel tomatoes (original)1 can of chicken broth4 medium sized red potatoes (skins left on, cut into 1" pieces)Salt & Pepper (1 tsp of each)1 can of water (add more, if needed)

In a large stock pot cook bacon, onions and garlic. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 1 hr over medium heat. (Or until potatoes, lima beans and okra are done.

Serve with jalapeño cornbread!

Bennie Campbell’s Basic Muffins

Grease muffin tins or add muffin cups.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

4 cups self-rising flour2 cups sugar1/2 Tablespoon Baking SodaMix all ingredients, then make hole in center.Then, Add 3 eggs and 1/2 cup oilAdd 3 cups of whatever fruit you like to make a Fruit muffin.Add juice from canned fruit to make a thick batter.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.