Degustabox Goodies for September!

Degustabox September | My Cooking Spot

Looking to try some new food products? The company, Degustabox works with foodies of all kinds, and just may be the perfect company for you! Each month you receive a box filled with 10-15 surprise items to try out {and most of these items are full-sized products too!}. Here’s a closer look at some of the items that were included in the Degustabox this September. [Read more…]

Creamy Skillet Lasagna Pasta


I love lasagna, but I don’t have a lot of time to make it. I love pasta, and I love lasagna, so I thought, why not try to combine them? I just made this recipe up because I knew that I wanted to use the Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional sauce because it is so hearty, it literally hugs every noodle. I knew I wanted something cheesy, but I also knew that I wanted a pasta that was a little creamy.

I thought, why not use all the ingredients I use in a lasagna and just make a pasta? Easy to eat, easy to make and super quick. I had this recipe made in about 40 min.


I used cream cheese instead of ricotta so it was a smooth sauce, but that is completely up to you if you want to substitute ricotta.

I highly recommend this recipe. My whole family loved it and it really did taste like lasagna in a bowl.


Creamy Skillet Lasagna Pasta


  • 1 Jar Ragu Homestyle Traditional
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (I just used hot Jimmy Dean’s sausage)
  • 1 package Jimmy Dean Sausage
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ball fresh buffalo mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 box mini penne
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage and ground beef. Add garlic powder and salt and pepper. Once meat is fully cooked, add jar Homestyle Traditional Marinara, bring to a simmer. Add cream and cream cheese and stir until cream cheese is melted. In another pot, cook pasta until al dente. Just before serving sauce, add buffalo mozzarella cut into chunks and stir until melted. Once pasta is cooked, add to the pot of sauce. Serve and sprinkle with shredded cheese.


Pumpkin Banana Muffins

A transitional muffin to get you in the mood for fall – with chocolate chips, of course!!

Pumpkin Banana Muffins -- A transitional muffin to get you in the mood for fall - with chocolate chips, of course!!

Happy unofficial start to fall, My Cooking Spot readers! This is Megan – The Emotional Baker and I’m back this month with a great muffin to ease you into fall baking.

Although I haven’t started baking with pumpkin this season, I can feel the itch coming on. (I actually made these in May!!) [Read more…]

Tomato Basil and Ricotta Flatbread Pizza

This Tomato Basil and Ricotta Flatbread Pizza is a tasty, vegetarian lunch or light dinner ready in less than 30 minutes

Flatbread Pizza

August is not a month people are known to pull out the apron and cook all day in the kitchen. Back to school, end of summer, crazy heat, it all points to “please don’t make me spend over 30 minutes in the kitchen”

With that in mind, I made some pizza. Probably one of my favorite meals to make when I have no time or no desire to cook. [Read more…]