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     We are compiling recipes by fans for fans for charity.  Raven is the main character in Book One of the Fire Series - Into the Fire.  She is a chef and, in Book One, has written a cookbook of her own.  I know for a fact that this character would love to collect recipes and help feed people.

     At the start of each month, you can submit a recipe for everyone to vote on.  Thereby, picking the winning recipe to be showcased here for the public to use.  At the end of the year, everyone will be able to vote for their favorite food-related charity.  We will compile the winning recipes into a cookbook where we will then sell to raise money for the charity picked!

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  • Every recipe that is submitted must either be a recipe of your own creation, or a recipe that you have changed / "tweaked" in some way to make it your own.

    • PLEASE no stealing as we plan to publish these recipes into a cookbook to sell for charity.

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​     We will also take your suggestions for a food-related charity all year long.  If you are a food-related charity, please give us as much information as possible and send it to sacrow@authorsacrow.com.  

We would love to share it with our voters!

 Everyone will be able to preorder the cookbook before it is available!

Lasagna

May  2022 Recipe Winner

Lasagna Cups

Recipe Submitted by D.C. Sadie

FOREWARNING:  This will make a decent sized batch!  WORTH IT!

 INGREDIENTS

  • 1 - 24oz jar of Spaghetti Sauce

    • I like to use "Prego's Italian Sausage and Garlic Meat Sauce."

  • 1lb. - Ground Beef

  • 1lb. - Italian Sausage

    • I prefer the ground mild version.  Trying to get it out of the casing is just too much work for me.​

  • 1 Tbsp. - Minced Garlic

    • My local grocery store sells little jars of "Roasted Minced Garlic."​

  • 1 - 8oz. Block of Cream Cheese (Softened)

    • You can use Ricotta.  I just dislike the texture of it.​

  • 1 - 16oz. Package of Shredded Mozzarella​

  • 1 Package - Wonton Wrappers

    • My store sells packages of 17 servings of 3 wrappers...  That'll definitely get you three layered lasagna cups in two 12 count muffin tins with some extra wonton wrappers left over.​

 

  • Olive Oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • In a warmed-up deep skillet, brown the Ground Beef and Ground Italian Sausage.  Add in the Minced Garlic.

  • Make sure, as you're browning, to break up the chunks.  Once mostly brown, drain, and put back into the deep skillet.

    • It'll cook the rest of the way in the oven.​

  • Stir into the meat mixture the Cream Cheese, a quarter cup of the Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and the Spaghetti Sauce.

  • In a 12-count muffin tin, use the Olive Oil and a paper towel to lightly grease the bottom and the sides of the muffin bins.

  • Place the first layer of Wonton Wrappers into each of the muffin bins.  Tuck in to make sure it reaches the bottom and is slightly going up the sides.

    • Yes, you will have some part sticking up.  That's fine.

  • Put in, roughly, a tablespoon of the meat sauce into each of the cups and then top with a sprinkle of Mozzarella Cheese.

  • Place another Wonton Wrapper over the Cheese in and tuck it gently over the filling.  Be sure to alternate how the Wrappers go in so that it looks sort of like a star-flower shape looking down at it.

  • Repeat the meat sauce, cheese, and Wonton Wrapper steps until you reach the top.  Once you have little to no room left, put another tablespoon of the meat sauce on top and then another sprinkle of Mozzarella Cheese.

  • Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

    • Depending on how "dark" and crispy you want the edges.​

    • You could probably chain this and work on the next muffin tin while the first one is in the oven.

 

  •  Once out of the oven, let it cool in the muffin tin for about 5 to 10 minutes.

    • The bottom may still be a tad soft, so I use a butter knife to gently pull them out.

ENJOY!