Mama's Blessed

For The Gilmore Girls Obsessed

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Anyone else obsessed with Gilmore Girls and binge watching it on Netflix right now? I am on season 7 and I can not wait for November to get here. I love you NETFLIX for bringing Gilmore Girls back, even if it is for a short time! I am ashamed to say that when Gilmore Girls was actually airing years ago when I was a teen, I NEVER cared for it or watched it! INSANE RIGHT!? Well, I am totally in love with this show now, I wish it never had to end. I must say I feel like I am SO MUCH like Lorelai. & can I just say #MotherDaughterGoals. Oh & of course COFFEE is LIFE! A show that is all about coffee is worth watching.. over and over. 

I am sharing some Gilmore Girls goodies I have came across online. I want everything! 

Talking As Fast As I Can - Lauren Graham * I must get this book when it comes out! *

Eat Like a Gilmore Recipes - Homemade Pop Tarts, YES PLEASE! 

Okay, now can we get serious?! Team Dean, Team Jess, or Team Logan? I think I have been on all the teams. All three of Rory's guys have made me like and dislike them. I want to know why there could not be a Team Marty?! & what about Team Luke or Team Christopher? I was always Team Luke til I have gotten toward the end of the show. Now I am pretty much Team Christopher. 

Baked Ravioli With RAGU Homestyle Pasta Sauce

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cooking for my family is something I love to do. I love that we have certain dishes and traditions that we stick with over the years. Years to come and I know we will still have them. Maybe even pass them on to my two daughters. Pasta is my thing, and I even grew up loving it. Dumping a pound of cheese on top and then baking it is what I do best. I remember falling in LOVE with Baked Spaghetti growing up because it is something my dad liked to make a lot. I still make it regularly now that I am an adult and have a family.  Today I wanted to share a delicious recipe. It involves my favorite things - pasta and cheese. Baked Ravioli with Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce. My household LOVES it!


25 oz Frozen Ravioli [ Cheese filled ]
1 lb Ground Beef
10 oz Can of MILD Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
1/2 Tsp Italian Seasoning


1. Preheat oven to 425. Follow directions on package for ravioli. The frozen ravioli I used only required  minutes to prepare. Cook ground beef during this time. Drain both. Set ravioli aside.
2. Mix Ragu and diced tomatoes with green chilis in with the beef. Cook on low for another 2 minutes.
3. Mix the beef and sauce with the ravioli. Place in a casserole or baking dish.      2 1/2 or 3 quart would work best. 
4. Cover with the Mozzarella shredded cheese. 
5. Bake for 6 minutes. Serve with bread sticks or Texas toast. 

* Feel free to take out the ground beef if you do not want a meat dish. I used cheese filled ravioli for this recipe, but meat filled ravioli will be good as well.

I have made this before with different sauce flavors and brands but I have found that when I use Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce, my dish is so much more flavorful. Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauces are thicker and the flavor options are some bold combinations. I absolutely LOVE the Thick & Hearty Four Cheese Sauce. 

The Homestyle Thick & Hearty flavors available are:

+ Traditional
+ Meat
+ Mushroom
+ Four Cheese
+ Roasted Garlic

These Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauces have NO artificial flavors, artificial colors, or High Fructose Corn Syrup. 

Try out this recipe and I am sure it will be a HIT! Create a new tradition for your household, maybe a family game night after dinner. I know that is something my girls would love to do. Or hold tight to the ones you already have! Family and the traditions we have play a big role in our lives. Make memories and create recipes that your children will come to you for one day. Pass them down proudly. 

If you make this Baked Ravioli recipe, let me know how it was for you and your family. Looking for other great pasta recipes? Check out some Ragu Pasta Recipes.

September Means Pumpkin Takeover

Thursday, September 1, 2016

It is officially September so bring on the PUMPKIN! I love me some pumpkin. Pumpkin Spice. Pumpkin Spice Latte. I already have my PS oatmeal and Cheerios! YUM! Now I need to find me some PSL laundry detergent! HA! But really! 

Things I have found on Pinterest:

PSL printable in my Etsy shop - MamaDesigned. Use code: HAPPYFALL for a discount on your order!

Who else is totally PUMPKIN CRAZY like me? I need to go drive through Dunkin Donuts for a PSL right now with all this pumpkin talk.

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