Silky Smooth Macaroni and Cheese with Toasted Bread Crumbs

It is rare that I am impressed by macaroni and cheese in a restaurant. I know, as a foodie, I am supposed to turn my nose up at ordering such a childish dish, but come on now…we all know that a great bowl of mac & cheese has the ability to act as a time […]

Dubliner Cheese, Sea Salt & Pesto Butter Grilled Cheese

  I love sandwiches. As a kid, I can’t say I was a huge fan.  Bologna, bologna and cheese, PB&J – that’s really about as far as I went.  Sure, a grilled cheese was good stuff, but everyone knows that.  But as an adult…well, gourmet sandwiches became a love of mine. I do not like […]

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

I should use the slow cooker more often.  I don’t know why I don’t…it’s sooo easy.  I also don’t know why I don’t make French Onion Soup more often.  Good gravy – that stuff is to die for.  Rich, hearty, cheesy, bready…all the good stuff. When I was a waitress (a million years ago, but […]

Cheesy Corn Filled Holiday Corn Muffins

I bet you have a big holiday dinner coming up, don’t you?  Full of ham or turkey, lots of salads and sides, desserts and breads.  It’s a LOT of work. A lot. So I am here to help you.  No…I’m not making dinner FOR you.  I’m just here to offer a little help in the […]

The Perfect Meatballs

I so wish this recipe was my own creation.  I really do.  You see, because of this diet/exercise lifestyle I have committed myself to, I find myself eating anything carb free and full of protein. These meatballs are those things.  Meaty.  Protein-filled goodness. They are the best meatballs I have ever eaten. And I MADE […]

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Macaroni and Cheese…and a Giveaway

Casual Entertaining. I’m a huge fan of anything that says CASUAL.  And entertaining.  So, when I was challenged by Dreamfields to create a recipe using their Elbow Macaroni with a Casual Entertaining theme, my mind raced and the excitement kept me up nights. Literally.  Dreams of what to do with macaroni kept me awake for […]

Flatbread Pizza with Fig, Pears and Arugula

Flatbread is everywhere these days.  Every. Where.  Go to any restaurant and you are likely to see it pop up as an appetizer, possibly even the main course. It’s good stuff. It’s also very easy. So adaptable.  So family friendly.  If the kids just want cheese, you can give them cheese.  If you want something […]

Grilled Chicken Parmesan

It’s still kind of summer, you know.  In fact, it almost feels more summery now than it did in August…we had a chilly spell for a few weeks here.  There were several days we wondered if it was too cold to go to the creek or pool – and it totally was. Weird. But, now […]

The Great American Cheeseburger…and a Giveaway to see Brad Paisley!

I love lots of things.  Food, of course. Family. Music.  Fun. Sometimes…these things all coincide, creating a cosmic happening that blows my mind. Like The Kraft Great American Cheeseburger and Brad Paisley. Brad Paisley. You may not know this, but I grew up in West Virginia.  So did Brad Paisley.  Sure, we were separated by […]