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15 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Lasagna Recipes You Can’t Miss

15 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Lasagna Recipes You Can’t Miss

Lasagna is one of those perfect comfort foods that’s appropriate for almost every culinary situation. You can make it for your family, for kids and even serve it at a dinner party. But despite what you may think, lasagna can also be versatile when it comes to its flavor and ingredients. So let’s take a look at some great ways that you can jazz up this classic favorite next time you make it.

1. Slow Cooked Lasagna


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    You have to have at least one ‘classic’ lasagna on a list such as this. Don’t be fooled though—it’s by no means mediocre. Also, these guys clearly know what they’re doing considering that they’re combining beef, pork and veal mix. Honestly, doing this makes a huge difference.

    2. Eggplant and Herb Lasagna


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      Whenever I see ‘vegetarian lasagna’ on a menu I tend to cringe. In my experience, it almost always turns out to be soggy and flavorless. You won’t be having that problem with this delicious eggplant based dish.

      3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna

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        Yeah, you read that correctly.

        You asked for mind-blowing recipes and you’re getting it in the form of a perfect dessert lasagna. Besides, you guys should know by now that I’m all about mixing it up when it comes to traditional flavors. Hell, I just like making desserts out of stuff that is supposed to be savory.

        4. Mini Lasagna Cups


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          These cute little cups are perfect for when you want to serve lasagna as finger food or an appetizer. They’re also a lot less messy!

          5. Mushroom Lasagna


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            Another perfect example of how vegetarian lasagnas can be just as delicious as a meat-filled one. Mushroom’s are great for this purpose because they are quite substantial and ‘meaty’ themselves.

            6. Lasagna Soup

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              Who said that lasagna is restricted to a solid state? Honestly, whoever came up with the idea is straight up crazy. But they also may be a genius.

              7. Apple Pie Lasagna


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                Just when you thought that dinner and dessert were separate meals, this delicious monstrosity came along.

                8. Mexican Lasagna


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                  I really should care more about bastardising the cuisine of two different cultures. But when the results are this tasty, I find it really difficult to judge.

                  9. Turkey Parmigiana Lasagna

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                    If you prefer poultry to red meat, this is the lasagna for you. It will also be a great way to use up all of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

                    10. Six Cheese Lasagna

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                      The only possible way to improve traditional lasagna is to add six different types of cheese!

                      11. Vegan Lasagna

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                        We carnivores and dairy consumers shouldn’t get all the fun. Our vegan friends deserve tasty lasagna times too, and this one looks incredible.

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                        12.  Mac n Cheese Lasagna

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                          Because obviously lasagna needed more carbs and cheese. No really, it does.

                          14. Italian Sausage Lasagna


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                            Yes, I did feel just as dirty writing that title as you did reading it. My being a filth wizard aside, swapping out ground beef is a fantastic idea, especially if you like your sausage spicy. Okay, I need to stop.

                            15. Fast Food Lasagna


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                              If you haven’t seen this testament to human will from the lads over at Epic Meal Time you have to immediately. Warning: You may go into cardiac arrest just looking at this thing

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                              Last Updated on November 17, 2019

                              20 Creative Ways To Say Thank You

                              20 Creative Ways To Say Thank You

                              Saying, “Thank you,” can be difficult to do. Some things just demand a little something extra because of the magnitude of the favor or the depth of appreciation involved. But what can you do to say thank you in a meaningful way? Sometimes you have to get a little more creative than just firing off an email. Here are 20 creative ways to say thank you that your friends and family will remember and cherish!

                              1. Make a gift bag.

                              A unique, homemade gift bag with a custom label or a note is a simple but heartfelt way to show your appreciation for the wonderful things your friends or family have done for you.

                              2. Give a toast.

                              Many people fear public speaking more than death, giving this particular thank-you a little extra meaning. Composing a sincere, eloquent toast and delivering it is a nice way to show appreciation that truly comes from the heart.

                              3. Write a poem.

                              “Roses are red, violets are blue…” Uh, you could write that...but why not put a little extra zing in it? Find out what their favorite kind of poetry is: haiku, free verse, iambic pentameter, and so on. (Google them if you don’t know what they are.) Then write one that expresses why they deserve your thanks…and why you’re glad to give it!

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                              4. Create your own labels.

                              There are a number of websites that offer custom gift labels. Find one that fits your personality and that of your friends and create a personalized thank-you label!

                              5. Give a gift card.

                              Sometimes choosing what to give a friend can be tough. A gift card is a good way to get around this problem. As always, be sure to include a personalized note or card thanking the recipient for their friendship and help.

                              6. Send a letter.

                              Snail-mail is a largely lost art form. Don’t worry about how long the letter is, though. What really matters here is that you took the time to put pen to paper and express your feelings sincerely and honestly!

                              7. Use social media to send a special message.

                              If someone’s done something you think the whole world should know about, why not put out a social media blast? Use your blog, your Facebook, your Google+ account, and your Twitter to spread the word about why this person’s someone your friends will want to know too!

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                              8. Make your own digital greeting card.

                              While an email isn’t always the best way to go when saying thank you, a digital greeting card that you put time and effort into creating can really brighten someone’s day! Make the card reflect the recipient’s personality and compose a short message of thanks for their generosity.

                              9. Make a YouTube video.

                              Sometimes, actually hearing someone say, “Thank you,” can make all the difference. Why not take it a step further and create a special video of thanks for your friends, family, and those special people who helped make your day so important…or who helped you through that rough time?

                              10. Deliver cookies or candies.

                              Making something yourself is a fun and delightful way to say thank you to someone. Create a sampling of baked goods or homemade candies and decorate them with a simple message, or make them so they form letters! (Think Valentine’s candies, only situationally appropriate.) Attach a thank-you note or label and surprise those special people with the gift of your time and creativity.

                              11. Make surprise gifts for guests.

                              There’s no need to wait until “later” to send a thank-you message. Why not do it at the time? Create little gift packets or bags for your guests with surprises inside. This is a great way to say thanks to the people who attended your event, and make sure they won’t want to miss the next one!

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                              12. Put together a flower basket.

                              Whether you prefer fresh or artificial flowers, assembling a flower basket with a thank-you note is an excellent way to brighten someone’s day and show you appreciate them.

                              13. Take a picture.

                              Sometimes capturing the moment is the best way to put a smile on someone’s face. Have someone take a picture of you receiving that special gift or opening that surprise package and send the giver a copy with a quick but sincere note to say thanks!

                              14. Repay their generosity by paying it forward.

                              The best gifts come from the heart, and the best way to repay a gift is to pay it forward. If your friend has a special cause they care about or something they believe in passionately, why not make a donation in their name or volunteer some of your time to the cause? This will mean more than any number of cookies, candies, or thank-you notes because you’re taking your friend’s love and spreading it around to others.

                              15. Do something special for them.

                              Take them out to dinner. (See “make a toast.”) Give them that movie they’ve been wanting forever. Cook them dinner and give them a present when they arrive. Any of these are good options for showing someone you really appreciate them and how grateful you are to have them in your life.

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                              16. Reciprocate their help.

                              Everyone needs help sometime. Whether it’s holding their hand through a particularly traumatic incident or helping them replace the alternator in their car, being there when they need it shows you remember what they did for you and how much it meant. It also shows that you’re willing to be just as good a friend to them as they were to you!

                              17. Be there for them.

                              Not every thank-you gesture has to be a grand public spectacle. Sometimes just giving them a place to come hang out when they’re lonely or showing up to offer them a sympathetic shoulder means the world to a person.

                              18. Listen to them.

                              Listening is almost as lost an art as the handwritten letter. When your friend or family member needs to talk, listen to them. Ask questions when appropriate, but just letting them know you’re there and paying attention to them to the exclusion of all else for a little while is a great way to say thank you for the times they listened to you.

                              19. Say it in another language…or two…

                              A simple thank you is great…but why not spice it up a little? Instead of just saying, “Thank you,” write or make a video of you telling them thank you in different languages. Some examples might be, “Gracias! Merci! Danke schoen! Spasibo! Mahalo!” and any other ways or languages you can think of. (The ones listed above are Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Hawaiian, in case you were wondering.) If you want to really get tricky about it, say a short phrase in each language that conveys why you’re thanking them!

                              20. Show them some love.

                              A simple touch, a hug, or helping out when they need it without being asked may be the most powerful gratitude message you can send. Offer to take the dogs for a walk, sit for the kids for a few hours, or run to the grocery store so they don’t have to. The little things are often the most important and meaningful. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still send a note, but sometimes your simple presence and willingness to help is all that really matters.

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