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Ravioli Lasagna

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Lasagna is one of my favorite Italian dishes to eat but one of my least favorite to fix.  It isn't hard to make, but it is so time consuming to make from scratch.  So to save time, I used to just buy Stouffer's :-)  While that doesn't take hardly anytime to prepare, it takes a very long time to bake from frozen and is way to much food for just my husband and me.  The solution?

Enter.....Ravioli Lasagna

I created this combo a couple of weeks ago and let me tell you, it's SO delicious and SUPER easy!  The great thing too is that you can change the flavors by using a different sauce or choosing a different filling for the ravioli (like Spinach and Ricotta Cheese).  You can also leave out the meatballs and substitute vegetables if you prefer.  But here's the combination of flavors that my husband and I love....

Ravioli Lasagna
Servings:  4
Ingredients:
1 pkg (9 oz) - Italian Sausage Ravioli
1/2 jar - Parmesan and Romano Spaghetti Sauce
1 cup - shredded Mozzarella cheese (Whole…

2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

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Marsala is a naturally robust and earthy wine-red. Instead of leaning purple or blue, this color has a slightly cool brown undertone (not orange) which makes it a more neutral color that will flatter most any skin tone and work with many other colors.

The versatility of this shade allows it to work with deep chocolate brown and burnt copper tones but also pairs beautifully with more spring inspired hues like pink and gray....

Now, before I go any further, I'm sure many of you are wondering who Pantone is and why they get to decide "the color of the year"?

According to their website, 
"Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.&q…

The Rediger Extreme Treehouse Tour

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Last November, I traveled back east to visit my brother and his family.  It was such a great visit....lots of delicious food, fun and good old fashioned southern hospitality.

One of the highlights of my visit was getting to spend a night in my nephew's treehouse.  Now, this isn't your average, run-of-the-mill treehouse....it's an EXTREME treehouse.  What makes it "extreme"?  Well, for starters, it has bunk beds, electricity, a flat screen TV and a kitchenette with running water!  

My brother designed and built the treehouse in four-and-a-half months.  I was just blown away at his talent!  He took tons of pictures, but I begged him to do a video tour because it's really hard to comprehend the magnitude of such a project through a picture.  Well, since he has even less "spare time" than I do, I decided to bring my camera with me on the trip, have him shoot the video, and then I would take it home to edit.  Now that the busyness of the holidays is done, …