Grandma’s Ground Beef Casserole
1 pound ground beef 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce 1 (8 ounce) package egg noodles 1 cup sour cream 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese 1 large white onion, diced 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix sugar, salt, garlic salt and tomato sauce into ground beef; simmer until flavors blend, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover skillet, and cool to room temperature.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish.
Mix sour cream, cream cheese, and onion in a bowl.
Scoop half the noodles into the prepared casserole dish; top with half the sour cream mixture. Spoon half the ground beef mixture atop sour cream layer. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Top casserole with Cheddar cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until Cheddar cheese has browned, 25 to 30 minutes
Chunky Cheesecake Brownies
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup butter 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
Combine cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Stir 1 cup chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture. Set aside.
Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off, and set a heatproof mixing bowl over the water. In the mixing bowl, combine butter with the remaining cup of chocolate chips; stir until just melted and blended together. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 2 eggs, then sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into chocolate until evenly blended.
Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the chocolate layer. Top with remaining chocolate mixture (this doesn’t need to completely cover the cream cheese layer). Using a knife, swirl the top chocolate layer into the cream cheese to make a marble pattern.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is crinkled and edges pull away from sides of the pan. Cool thoroughly. Cut into 12 to 16 squares. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.