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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mom's Easy Lasagna -Guest Author PJ MacLayne



It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious! Today I'm happy to have special guest P.J. MacLayne, author of Wolves' Pawn. She's here to share her recipe for lasagna. Take it away!



Mom's Easy Lasagna

            by P.J. MacLayne

            This is a recipe my mother shared with me when I first got married.  I wasn't much of a cook then, but this soon became one of my husband's favorite dishes. What I like most about it is the many ways you can switch it up to suit your own taste.
             Dot, the heroine in my book, Wolves' Pawn, hasn't enjoyed a home-cooked meal for quite some time, but I can imagine her mother cooking this dish for her.

            Mom's Easy Lasagna

4 c wide noodles, cooked
1 c cream style cottage cheese
1 15 oz can spaghetti sauce with meat
¼ c shredded cheese (American or Mozzarella)

Place one layer of noodles in dish, cover with cottage cheese and sauce. Repeat with another layer. The third (final) layer you will cover with sauce but no cottage cheese. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of this layer. Be brave and substitute a mix of Mozzarella and Parmesan and use ½ a cup instead of ¼ cup for the top layer. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes.

That's the official recipe. I normally use more spaghetti sauce than the recipe calls for, because I like lots of sauce. You can also brown a pound of ground beef and add it to the layers. Want to get really crazy? Substitute ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese. Enjoy!

  
Wolves' Pawn
by P.J. MacLayne
The book is currently available only on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HVDD1G4 for the US and smarturl.it/tyseu6 for other countries.

Wolves' Pawn is the story of  Dot McKenzie, a lone wolf-shifter on the run, using everything available to her to stay one step ahead of her pursuers. When she is offered a chance for friendship and safety with the Fairwood pack, she accepts.

Gavin Fairwood, reluctant heir for Fairwood pack leadership, is content to let life happen while he waits.  Old longings surface when he appoints himself as Dot’s protector and becomes more than a friend.

Dot goes into hiding again when her presence puts the pack and her new friends at risk. When old enemies threaten the destruction of the Fairwood pack, it will take the combined efforts of Dot and Gavin to save it. But can anything save their love and Dot’s life when she becomes a pawn in a pack leader’s deadly game?



About the Author
I'm a computer geek by day and a writer at night. I grew up among the rolling hills of Pennsylvania and that setting still inspires my stories. I currently live in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.  You can reach me at Facebook at https://facebook.com/pjmaclayne and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pjmaclayne.



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