Easy, Cheesy Baked Ziti

This hearty baked ziti is one of the best comfort foods and comes together quickly for a delicious and satisfying pasta dish!


Easy, Cheesy Baked Ziti Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Ziti Pasta, cooked until al dente
  • Pasta Sauce of your choice (I like Don Pepino)
  • 1 small container of Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • Block of Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • Locatelli Cheese (Pecorino Romano)
  • Olive Oil
  • Parsley (Fresh or Dried Parsley Flakes)
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 1 small container of Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion, diced
  • Salt and Pepper


Sauté mushrooms in olive oil without salt until they are caramelized. Then add diced onions to the pan and sauté until soft. Add salt and pepper to taste, and add garlic last so it does not burn.

Cook ziti according to package directions, make sure to cook until al dente. Toss the ziti with your choice of pasta sauce.

In a bowl, add the container of whole milk ricotta cheese, two cloves of crushed garlic, a couple of teaspoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and parsley flakes to your liking.

You are ready to assemble your baked ziti.

Add sauce to the bottom of your casserole dish. Next, add a layer of the sauced pasta.

Then add some of the mushrooms and onions.

Then, add some of the ricotta mixture.

Next, some Locatelli cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Then add some sauce.

Then start the layering process again until you are out of ingredients, or at the top of your casserole dish, LOL!

Top final layer with mozzarella and Locatelli cheese, and sprinkle with Parsley flakes and Italian Seasoning.

Bake covered at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until hot and bubbly. Enjoy!

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Delicious, Chocolatey, Gluten-Free Oat Bran Muffins

Whip up these tasty gluten-free muffins in no time for a nutritious breakfast or snack!


Delicious, Chocolatey, Gluten-Free Oat Bran Muffins Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Quaker Oat Bran Hot Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
  • Splash of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup of Mini M & M’s Baking Bits
  • Cupcake Liners


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.

In a bowl, mix together oat bran and brown sugar. Add in baking powder and salt and mix.

Next, add in wet ingredients, the milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Mix to combine.

Add in chocolate chips. Lastly, add in the M & M’s right before you are about to scoop into the cupcake liners.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in one of the muffins. Enjoy!

Carla XOXO

The best peanut butter bars!

These moist and delicious peanut butter bars are rich in peanut butter taste and are so satisfying!


Peanut Butter Bars


  • 1/3 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and add parchment to an 8 x 8 pan. Mix together softened butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs, until lighter in color and well blended.

Add in dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, and salt. Do not over mix.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center of the bars comes out clean.


Carla XOXO

Grocery Outlet Haul

Check out all the awesome grocery deals I bought at The Grocery Outlet!

The Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is one of my favorite places to shop for discount groceries. You never know what you can find there for much cheaper than the larger grocery store chains!

See my YouTube video that shows my grocery store haul, including some of my favorites like Don Peppino pizza sauce, Persil Laundry Detergent, and Galbani String cheese!


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Carla XOXO

IPSY Glam Bag Plus Unboxing! January 2020, Plus Add Ons!

Join me as I explore my new IPSY Glam Plus Subscription Box for January 2020!

IPSY Glam Bag Plus Reveal January 2020, Plus Add Ons!

My birthday was in December and I have been curious about the IPSY Beauty subscription boxes that I keep seeing online. I decided to buy myself one as a birthday present to me, from me, ha ha!

Watch me open the box and check out the products that came with the $25.00 IPSY Glam Bag Plus subscription. I also added on some additional beauty products that they offered.

IPSY has 3 differently priced subscriptions. I went with the $25.00 one called IPSY Glam Bag Plus*. They also have a $12.00 subscription, and a $50.00 subscription as well.


*Please note, I am not affiliated with IPSY at all and I just wanted to try a box.

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Until next time!

Carla XOXO