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Hello everyone, I'm Cindi, aka "domestic goddess", and I consider myself to be a country girl at heart. I'm also a mother to 3 daughters, and I have 1 granddaughter. Being a country gal, I enjoy preparing down-home country meals for my family. I also enjoy sharing recipes with others, collecting cookbooks, reading about the paranormal, and spending time with my family.

Friday, May 25, 2012


This goulash is not only quick and easy to make, but it's also very satisfying. It can be made with any pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce. I make mine with Hunt's Garlic & Herb Spaghetti Sauce. I do add red pepper flakes, which gives this goulash a 'bit of a kick'. It's comfort food at it's best!


1 lb. ground beef
1/2 of one large onion, finely chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced (Or use 1 tsp. garlic powder)
Lawry's Seasoning Salt, add according to taste
black pepper, add according to taste
1-1/4 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2-1/2 cups Hunts Spaghetti Sauce or Pasta Sauce
dried parsley flakes, optional
Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese, optional

In a large deep skillet, add the ground beef, onion, and garlic.

Season the beef mixture with the seasoned salt & black pepper.

(While the beef mixture is browning, start cooking the macaroni according to package directions. I cooked mine for 9 minutes.)

Once the beef mixture is done cooking, drain off any excess grease.

Place the beef mixture back in the skillet, and then add the red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and the pasta sauce. Simmer over low heat while you finish cooking the macaroni; stirring the meat sauce frequently.

When the macaroni is done cooking, drain it, then add it to the meat sauce, and finishing heating it through.

Once heated through; sprinkle on a bit of dried parsley flakes.

Serve immediately, and top with a bit of grated parmesan cheese.

Yields: 4 - 5 servings

Photo of Goulash topped with Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Recently to my surprise, I had noticed that I was given the
Kreativ Blogger Award by Ruth at: http://ruth-yummystuff.blogspot.com
My goodness what an honor, and what a surprise!
Thank you Ruth! And by the way Ruth...
Congratulations on receiving the award as well.

From what I understand, I' am now supposed to post 10 things about myself that you probably don't know.

1. I am not an early riser. I hate getting up early!!

2. I never go barefoot. I hate to get my feet dirty.

3. I really detest Summer. It's my least favorite season.

4. I am deathly afraid of bees and needles.

5. I probably have more pet peeves then most people do.
They are as follows...
People who crack or pop their chewing gum out loud!
Women who play with or click their fingernails.
People who continuously click their ball point pens.
Anyone who keeps repeating the word 'like' when speaking.
People who don't put away their shopping carts in parking lots, malls, and grocery stores.
Anyone who drives too close behind me. It only makes me want to drive a little slower.

6. When I was about 10 or 11, and back in the 60's, my sister's and I got to meet and pet Lassie back stage at the fair. We also had the chance to meet her owner Rudd Weatherwax. (That is my fondest childhood memory!)

7. Believe it or not... I enjoy cooking liver (beef and pork). Not to be braggin' here... but I think I make some of "the best" liver-bacon-and-onions. Just ask my hubby!!

8. I love nostalgia and truly enjoy watching tv shows and movies from the late 50's & 60's. Some of my favorites are... Leave it to Beaver, all those Ma & Pa Kettle movies, as well as Francis the Talking Mule, plus those Blondie & Dagwood tv shows.

9. I love to read (or watch online or on tv) anything about the paranormal, such as... alien abductions, UFO's, ghostly hauntings, near death experiences, the after life, etc...

10. I have had some strange things happen in my life, as well as within our home. Lets just say... some of which I have already listed previously above in #9.

Now I am to pass this award onto 6 other bloggers.
I have selected the following kreativ bloggers....

Kay's blog: http://www.cookingwithk.net/

Brandie's blog: http://www.thecountrycook.net

Lara's blog: http://recipeshoebox.blogspot.com/

Dayna and Julie's blog: http://blog.betterthanburgers.net/

Suzanne's blog: http://cookbooklove.blogspot.com

Aricka's blog: http://shamrockandshenanigans.blogspot.com/