I know, I know – this is a terrible picture! But it was late, there was limited natural light left in my dining room, and we were hungry, dangit! I was in a hurry! So anyway, this is the Pioneer Woman’s recipe for lasagna. I’ve actually never (I know…its sad) made a homemade lasagna before and this one looked pretty good -I’m a big fan of all of her recipes, so I thought I’d give it a go. My sister made it for her family, too (she’s also a big fan of P-Dub). So here it was – my first time to ever make lasagna! I personally didn’t really like it. Probably for a number of reasons that would be completely my fault. First, I used 2 pounds of ground turkey instead of the 1 pound sausage and 1 pound beef that she calls for; secondly I dumped in a ton of dried oregano before realizing she didn’t actually call for oregano, but dried basil…oops (I really don’t care for oregano that much); thirdly, I didn’t let it set long enough after cooking before serving, so when I tried to serve it, it ran all over the place (good thing it was just me and hubby!). So there you have it – 3 mistakes that could’ve easily led to my disliking this recipe; then again, it could just be that I’m really picky about lasagna (my mom has the best!) and set my standards too high. My sister didn’t love it either, but she said her hubby thought it was the best lasagna he’s ever eaten. I guess its just a matter of opinion! At least I can say I’ve made my own lasagna before!

And there’s my crappy picture of the lasagna running all over the place…its terrible, I know. Don’t judge! Anyhow, if you’d like the recipe, click here.

And now I leave you with a random picture of my husband (cute, isn’t he?) eating watermelon….don’t ask why – I just thought it was cute!



  1. You can barely see J’s face!! His whole head’s in that watermelon! The pics of the lasagna are pretty, though, even if you didn’t like it. 🙂


    Comment by hornedfroggy — August 11, 2008 @ 6:14 PM

  2. It looks delicious. Sounds like you need to get your Mom’s recipe! Also, you have an award waiting for you at my blog!


    Comment by bmk — August 12, 2008 @ 5:20 AM

  3. Lasagna looks great. Hubby not bad either…


    Comment by Margaret — August 12, 2008 @ 5:59 AM

  4. I’m a big P-Dub fan myself. She cracks me up. I made her recipe for lasagana a couple of months ago. It was my first try at ever making lasagna. It turned out okay – nothing to write home about. I found this recipe from Food Network’s The Neelys and it is absolutely scrumptious. Of course everyone has different tastes, but I loved this one. And it calls for the no-boil noodles which I thought would be hard as a rock even after cooking, but they turned out great. Here’s a link to The Neely’s recipe:



    Comment by Shelley — August 12, 2008 @ 1:33 PM

  5. Looks great! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog! We love our kitchen and have just remodeled…it’s still not quite done, I’m going to post about it once it’s totally finished.


    Comment by Stephanie — August 15, 2008 @ 2:24 PM

  6. I found your blog through Good Things Catered, and enjoy it very much! If you’re looking for a good lasagna recipe, may I recommend Ina Garten’s Turkey Sausage Lasagna? It’s got goat cheese and basil and is probably one of our all-time favorite dinners around our home. You’ll have to let me know if you try it and like it!


    Comment by Melissa — September 23, 2008 @ 10:00 AM

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