Macaroni & Beer Cheese


We went to an Irish music day at a local brew pub recently and one of the items on the menu was Macaroni and Beer Cheese. Of course my daughter had to try it. She hates the smell of beer, wine, etc… but she loves to have food cooked with them. After tasting it she…

Corned Beef Potatoes Au Gratin


So I looked up what Au Gratin meant when I was making this dish. Sprinkled with bread crumbs, grated cheese, eggs and or butter. So, I think this dish kind of qualifies as most of that. It has cheese and butter.  We will just go with it. I usually try to cook large pieces of…

Spare Rib Casserole


I hate wasting food so I try to use up as many leftovers as possible. Often they are used for lunch the next day but I had other plans for the spare ribs. I love the combination of barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, and smashed potatoes. I knew I wanted to make this casserole for dinner….

The End of No Buy January: Brown Bean Casserole


So it is the end of No Buy January. My freezer, pantry and refrigerator are ready to be cleaned. There are a few stray items left and now it is time to decide what to throw away or move to the front and use. This last day was particularly tough for me. I had a…

Mac & Cheese with McCormick Grill Mates Smoked Sausages


*This is NOT a sponsored post. I bought the sausages with my own money and these are my own thoughts and opinions and should be interpreted as such. When I was grocery shopping a few weeks ago I saw these McCormick Grill Mates Smoked Sausages on sale. My kids LOVE Montreal Steak seasoning on just…

Buffalo Chicken French Fry Casserole


My son likes spicy dishes. We all love Buffalo chicken, but in varying versions of heat. One of the nice things about this dish is that you can vary the hotness of the dish. We generally go for a mid-range medium but my son can then spice his dish up with one of the variety…

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole – Making Two Meals at Once


So, yesterday I said I cooked all the meat for two dinners. I took one half of the ground beef and Italian sausage mixture and I used it to make Pizza Sloppy Joes (click for link to recipe).  While that was cooking that meal I made an Unstuffed Pepper Casserole. It was great because when we…

Pesto Mac & Cheese with Chicken


Of all the summer/early fall favorite flavors I have to say basil pesto is one of my favorite. This is one of my newly acquired tastes. There are many foods I never tried until I was an adult. Sour cream, broccoli, pesto, and grape leaves to name a few. I love them all now, but…

Traditional Macaroni and Cheese


When I was a child my mother would make homemade macaroni and cheese a few times a month.  We almost never had boxed macaroni and cheese until I was in high school.  To me, macaroni and cheese was always a custard like dish unless it came from a box and then it was liquidy.  I…

Extra Cheesy Baked Ziti


We all need those dishes that we can put together really quickly and that can feed an army with less than an hours notice. This is one of those dishes for me. Back a few weeks ago I made some Spaghetti Sauce or Sunday Gravy (click for link to original recipe). It makes a huge…

Pork Chop and Bacon Stuffing Bake


We are coming to the end of our summer. The air at night is cooler. The skies are getting darker earlier and soon the kids will return to school. Where did our summer go? We had tons of fun this summer and now we are paying for it, literally. We are getting to the bottom…

My Recipe – In Community Table


Sunday is the day I write about me and my family. I wrote a while back that my recipe was going to be in The Community Table – American Profile insert in many Sunday or Wednesday newspapers sometime soon. I was just sent the printed copy! I am so excited. It will be in the…