Bake for Family Fun

February is also Bake for Family Fun Month. My children love helping me make meals and treats. My husband likes eating them. Food brings family together to enjoy each others company and find out what everyone has been up to during the day.

Here are a few recipes my family enjoys and I hope yours does to.

Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Prep Time 20 minutes Bake Time 40 minutes

Makes 2 8-inch baking pans


16 jumbo dried pasta shells, prepared according to package

1 pound ground beef

1 package (1.25oz) taco seasoning

1 cup water

1 can (16oz) refried beans

1 cup (4oz) shredded cheese

1 jar (16oz) salsa, divided

Sour Cream optional


Cook beef in large skillet until brown, drain. Add seasoning mix and water. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add beans and ¾ cup cheese, mix well.


Spread ¼ cup salsa over bottom of both baking pans. Fill pasta shells with beef mixture, place eight shells in each pan, filled side up. Spoon remaining salsa over shells.


If Freezing – cover pan with plastic wrap, then over wrap with foil. Label and freeze for up to two months.

To bake unfrozen shells – Pre heat oven to 350. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.


To Bake frozen shells – Place baking pan in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Preheat oven to 375. Remove plastic wrap, recover with foil. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Crinkle Cookies – Everyone’s Favorite

Pre-heat oven 350 degrees


1 box Super Moist Cake Mix

1 tub of Whipped Topping

1 Egg

Powdered Sugar


Mix cake mix, whipped topping and egg.

Form batter into tablespoon size smalls.

Roll in Powdered Sugar

Place on cookie sheet

Bake for 12-15 minutes

Cool completely and enjoy

As a reminder the March Frog Nose News will be released next week. If you don’t  currently subscribe click on the link for your free subscription.


The Frog Nose News is chockfull of fun holidays, interactive activities, crafts , recipes, free down loads of mini activity books, random facts and more.

Don’t forget about my Activity Book Series for only $2. per year, delivered to your e-mail every month. March’s theme is Day at the Children’s Museum.


Fun Holidays

23rd – Curling is Cool Day

24th – National Chili Day


Have a great week.


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