ziti noodles (the recipe didn't specify, but I found that 1 box of Barilla pasta works well!)
1 lb of ground beef
1 package taco seasoning (I had a container of seasoning, so I just seasoned to taste)
1 cup water (this is for the meat. I didn't use it, but I'll discus that later!)
1/2 package of cream cheese (I used 4 oz.)
1 1/2 shredded cheese (I used a lot more!)
So, the first thing that I did was get my ingredients together!