Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Happy Easter 2018 and Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Spaghetti Pie




Hello everyone.  I hope you are all having a good week.  Are you all getting prepared and ready to celebrate Easter?

Well, when Easter time arrives I love making Spaghetti Pie for our family.

I usually make this spaghetti pie each year as it was a tradition to eat in my husbands family.  My husband's mom and dad used to make this pie and other foods for a traditional Italian Easter dinner.

Many years ago when Easter time would arrive we would go visit my husband's Aunt who loved to make this pie for family and friends.  She would be in her kitchen making so many pies and would always save us spaghetti pie and a meat pie to bring home to eat with our Easter dinner.

I was so interested in making this pie myself and happy when my husband's aunt decided to share the recipe with me.  This recipe makes a large pan and enough to serve at least 12 people.

I hope you all enjoy this pie as much as my family does.





SPAGHETTI PIE RECIPE





Spaghetti Pie

Recipe by Julie @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound cooked spaghetti
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper (you can use less)
  • 1 cup milk
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Let spaghetti cool before mixing. Mix all ingredients together. Spray a large pan with cooking spray. Add everything to the pan. Add little dabs of butter to the top of the pie. Bake for 1 hour. Let cool before cutting pie into pieces.
NOTE:  This recipe calls for milk, but I substituted it with Almond milk.  





WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY EASTER!







Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #140 and Features

Monday, March 26, 2018



It's here...Peter Cottontail holiday is this weekend! Are you ready? It sure seems like you all are with all the ADORABLE crafts and recipes you've all been sharing! 

 We just love looking at everything and have such a hard time picking all the features!! 

 Anyways, we hope you all have a WONDERFUL week and a very HAPPY Easter! :)




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



Homemade Graham Crackers recipe



Cinnamon Pie Crust Dippers recipe



Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing recipe



Julie's Picks:




Sammy the Crochet Sheep tutorial




Old Fashioned Carrot Cake recipe



DIY Painted Faux Easter Eggs tutorial




Let's get to the Link Up!!



Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!


PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Finally Finished Knit Cowl

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Knit Cowl 


Hello blog friends.  I am happy to say that I finally finished knitting the cowl that I started making back in the fall.  I finished this in the middle of January but I did not get a chance to share it on the blog until now.

I originally wanted to knit this into a large scarf for myself but I got a little bored knitting it.  I figured out the solution and I decided to make it into a cowl.  Does that ever happen to you where you get bored making something?  I find for myself the seed stitch a little tedious.  I will have to find a knit stitch that I like better for my next scarf I make.

You might remember me mentioning about this scarf and this yarn from this post I did HERE.





I knitted this cowl in the seed stitch and cast on 21 stitches.  I used 9 US or 5.5 mm needles.  The cowl is 25 inches long and 6 1/2 inches wide.

I folded the cowl in half and then sewed up the two sides together to form a cowl.


Knit Cowl Folded in Half


This is what the knit cowl looks like.  I am so happy I finished knitting the cowl and I enjoy wearing it with my outfits and different coats.


Knit Cowl Folded in Half and the Two Sides Sewn Together



I still have two more skeins of this yarn left and at some point I will probably make myself crocheted handwarmers.

Do you have any finished projects on your needles?


Thanks for stopping by and have a nice week and weekend.

Don't forget to visit our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.





Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!


Julie


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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #139 and Features

Monday, March 19, 2018



It's Peter Cottontail season and we're super excited to see all the fun posts you guys have been submitting! :) 

 Have a great week and we want to thank you all once again for making this Link Up FABULOUS!!




Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



How to Create the Perfect DIY Wreath with Coffee Filters tutorial



Easter Bunnies from Scrap Wood tutorial



Amazing Old Fashioned Carrot Cake With Citrus Drizzle recipe



Julie's Picks:



Sunny & Fresh Easter Table



Cheesy Cheddar Cauliflower Rice recipe



Rustick White Washed Wooden Cross tutorial




Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!


PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Irish Soda Bread Recipe & Happy St. Patrick's Day 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018






Hello blog friends.  I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day and for the past few years I've posted this recipe for Irish Soda Bread on the blog.  

Irish Soda Bread is one of my favorite breads and I was so happy when this recipe was given to me by our friend and his mom was from Ireland.

This recipe is so simple and easy to make and tastes best made warm right out of the oven and smothered with some butter.

I bake this bread every year and I hope you will enjoy this Irish Soda Bread recipe.





IRISH SODA BREAD RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups regular flour
1 egg
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 stick margarine
1 cup raisins
1/4 box caraway seeds
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
(Dash of nutmeg or cinnamon - if desired)

DIRECTIONS:

All ingredients at room temperature

Use shallow greased 9" baking tin.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Bring raisins to boiling point only.  Drain and cool.  Sift together all dry ingredients.  Rub in margarine.  Beat egg and buttermilk together.  Add to mixture using a wooden spoon.  Fold in raisins.  Mixture will be on the dry side- light dough.  Roll into baking tin.  Smooth top with spoon.  Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.  Reduce temperature to 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Cool on rack thoroughly.  Glaze with melted sugar (2 tablespoons) in 1/2 oz. boiling water.  Top of cake only, sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar.  Slice and serve with butter.

Enjoy!

**  NOTE:  I did not use the caraway seeds or the sugar glaze on top of bread that the recipe calls for, and it still tasted amazing.







WISHING YOU A HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!



Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful end of the week and weekend.

Don't forget to visit Jess and I at Monday's Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Julie
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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #138 and Features

Monday, March 12, 2018




Hopefully the weather is cooperating where you are these days! So hard to believe that it's only March because we feel like we're rolling into Spring pretty quick!! 

Don't forget to pull out all your GREEN this weekend and then quickly switch over to Peter Cottontail! :) 

 Have a great week and we cannot wait to see how you all are celebrating this week!!





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Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



Peppermint Mocha Float recipe



Cilantro Lime Asparagus and Rice recipe



Shamrock Shortbread Cookie recipe



Julie's Picks:



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St. Patrick's Day Round Up



White Chocolate Spritz Shamrocks recipe




Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!


PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Making a Crochet Four Leaf Clover

Wednesday, March 7, 2018



A Crocheted Four Leaf Clover Pin

Hello friends.  I posted last year this cute crocheted four leaf clover pin and I wanted to share it with you again. 

This is a quick project to crochet and you can wear it just in time for St. Patrick's Day.





CROCHET 4 LEAF CLOVER

I found this pattern on the website All Free Crochet.




YARN:  Red Heart Yarn - In the color Emerald
HOOK:  US H or I 
PATTERN:  The pattern to make this crochet 4 leaf clover can be found HERE and it's the 2nd pattern on the page.



Please let me know if you make one of these crocheted pins.  They look really cute on a shirt or on a coat.  You could even make them into a banner to hang in your house.  

I hope I've inspired you to crochet your own four leaf clovers.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the end of the week and weekend.  

Don't forget to stop by our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Julie



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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #137 and Features

Monday, March 5, 2018



We keep growing, and growing, and growing...each and every week! 

 It's so amazing seeing the fun things you all contribute each week and we just love welcoming all the newbies each and every week! 

 You guys are what makes this Link Up what it is and we could not do it without you. :) 

 Have a great week!!




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Plucky's Second Thought



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Jess' Picks:



Oatmeal Pie recipe



Bacon Wrapped JalapeƱo Popper Chicken recipe



Low Carb Irish Cream Coffee Frappe recipe



Julie's Picks:



Leprchan Hat Centerpiece



Easter Basket



Tips on Planning a Graduation Open House




Let's get to the Link Up!!



Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!


PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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