Vintage Lasagna, Layered with Mushrooms, Italian Sausage and More … from Mom

This is a challenge. A retro 1970s lasagna, that includes delicious layers upon layers of mushrooms, Italian sausage, ground beef, cheese and pasta, but, oh my gosh, no instruction!

Trumpeter Hill has re-created some instruction here, but recommends chefs feel free to adjust the quantities, and add their own spice (oregano, basil, garlic) to taste and as desired.

Also, the recipe calls for cottage cheese, and that could be substituted with ricotta cheese. Trumpeter Hill posts the original recipe, but acknowledges there is a continuing debate over which is preferable: 1. Cottage cheese adds additional flavor, but leaves liquid in the lasagna.  2.  Ricotta cheese provides a firm lasagna, and more appetizing appearance. Feel free to post your preference!

Lasagna, Layered with Mushrooms, Italian Sausage and more!
16 Italian sausages
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Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

I love Vietnamese food and found this recipe to be a keeper…restaurant quality!

It was adapted from a recipe that appeared in Food & Wine Magazine in an October 2007 article titled “Simply, Tasty Vietnamese Cooking,” and there are other great recipes there too.  The article an be found at http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/simple-tasty-vietnamese-cooking.

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken
2 tbsp. Asian fish sauce
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp. curry powder
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