Ziti and Bruschetta

Both of these recipes are easy and when paired with a salad make a totally delicious meal.

Baked Ziti

Ingredients: 16 oz box of ziti
1 package veggie crumbles (can use 1 lb lean ground beef instead)
1 lb mozzarella
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 medium onion


1. Brown veggie crumbles and onion. Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning. 2. Cook pasta until al dente. 3. Grease baking dish. We lined ours with alumimum foil to make clean up easier. Put pasta in baking dish.
4. Add veggie crumbles and tomatoes to the pasta and mix gently. Spinkle with about 2/3's cup mozzarella cheese and gently mix again.
5. Top pasta with a blend of the parmesan and mazzarella, sprinkling evenly on top. 6. Place in a preheated 350 degrees F oven. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until the top is lightly brown and bubbly.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Ingredients 1 can crushed tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
6 - 8 fresh basil leaves chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 French baguette or similar Italian bread
1/4 cup olive oil


1. Drain at least 1/2 of the juice from the crushed tomatoes and place the tomatoes in a small sauce pan. 2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
3. Slice the bread in about 1/2 inch thick slices and place on a baking sheet. Brush one side of bread with olive oil. 4. Add salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar to the tomatoes. Warm tomatoes. Then clean and chop basil. Stir it into the tomotoes. 5. Brown bread in oven.
6. Place bread on a serving platter. Olive oil side up. Top with tomatoes right before serving.

Enjoy your meal!

Happy baking,
Sunny & Star


  1. aww u kept it vegitarian freindly. just love it!


  2. Great Recipes.


  3. that looks delicious! thanks for sharing!

    xo, gina

  4. Wow! That looks amazing. Will def try this out. Love these kind of posts by the way. xx

  5. Looks delicious! I've never tried making bruschetta before. Looks easy enough, though!

  6. I love bruschetta! ps you must try Japanese food, too, it's really good!

  7. the bruschetta looks sooo goooood.

  8. That looks sooo good, you've made me hungry now!! xxxxxxxx

  9. I've been looking for some new recipes - perfect!



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