These crescents have the perfect blend of cheesiness, spiciness, and sweetness. The cream cheese provides the perfect flavor to complement the spicy-sweet Italian Sausage's flavor. Oh, and they are absolutely DELICIOUS!

1-lb breakfast sausage (any variety--I used Bob Evans' Sage Pork Breakfast Sausage)
1 8-oz package cream cheese (original or low-fat)
2 (8-ct.) canisters refrigerated crescent roll dough (Pillsbury always works for me)

  1. Brown and break up the sausage in a medium saucepan. Turn off heat.
  2. Add the cream cheese to the cooked sausage; stir.
  3. Unroll and separate the crescent roll dough into triangles;
  4. Fill each crescent roll dough triangle with about 1-1/2 (one and a half) tablespoons of the sausage-cheese mixture; roll it up crescent roll-style
  5. Bake for as long as your crescent roll canister's instructions say, (Pillsbury's says about 11 minutes) or until the crescents are golden brown!
Yield: 16 if each person eats one.
This is great on a Sunday morning or for brunch with scrambled eggs and mixed fruit on the side.


Mexican Lasagna

By Olivia

This lasagna is soo good. It's like eating a taco, only with 10 times more flavor than one.


1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans
25 oz. mild salsa
2 tsp taco seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
12 corn tortillas, 6 inches
1 container cottage cheese
2 cups sharp cheddar or mexican blend cheese, shredded
sour cream (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cook meat with onion in 1 teaspoon olive oil until no longer pink; add garlic for last minute of cooking.
3. Add bell pepper, beans, salsa, taco seasoning, salt, cumin, and oregano; simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
4. Spoon 1 cup meat mixture evenly in bottom of lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
5. Layer 6 tortillas over mixture; top with 1 cup meat mixture.
6. Spoon half of cottage cheese over mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheese.
7. Cover with remaining tortillas, meat mixture, and cottage cheese.
8. Cover dish tightly with foil.
9. Bake 20 minutes. Uncover; top with remaining shredded cheese.
10. Broil until cheese is melted and begins to brown and/or bubble on top. Can serve with sour cream.