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…

Traditional Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese


Growing up I knew there were two kinds of macaroni and cheese. The one from the blue box and the one my mother made. I liked them both but I remember liking the one from the box a bit more (why, oh why?) but as I grew up my mom’s macaroni and cheese tasted better…

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes


This past weekend my partner and I had to go to two different places for the weekend. My daughter and I headed to a Feis (Irish dance competition) in Detroit, MI while my partner and son headed to Rochester, NY for a family baby shower.  Both weekends were crazy so meals are going to be…

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole


Wednesdays are one of the few days that we actually eat dinner at a normal time. We are late eaters. We like to have dinner together so we are sitting down to dinner any time from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. But, Wednesdays are generally a bit earlier as no one has anything after 6:00…

Cheeseburger Burritos


We are on vacation for a long weekend and I am re-posting some of our favorite and most popular meals. Hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend! It has been a great vacation. The kids are returning from 12 days at camp. We got 3 letters from our son. They were cute. He said the…

Mexican Cornbread


We are coming to the end of January. In our house that means we are trying to use up all the odds and ends in our freezer and pantry. There was a sale on ground beef the other day so I bought 20 pounds to freeze. But, before it headed to the freezer I took…

Simple Cheesy Quorn Casserole


The weather here in Southwest Michigan has been amazing. The past two days it has been 70 degrees! For the first week in November that is almost unheard of.  Last Halloween we had snow so we are outside taking advantage of every moment in the sun we could get. So, dinner is later than usual…

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup – Only 4 Ingredients!


We miss the huge parties we used to have back in Rochester. We would invite all our friends to our house for a Christmas Open House or to a cabin in the parks for our Annual Sledding Party. We would have 90-120 people throughout the day and it was always so much fun! We would…

Pulled Pork over Cheesy Fries


After two months my son has decided he likes being a vegetarian but he is not going to be as strict about it he has been. He wants to continue to avoid meat but will eat meat if that is what I serve. I am going to try to cook vegetarian or pescatarian most days…

Shrimp Quesadillas


The first day of school started off at a run, literally. My son slept through his alarm.  Thirty-five minutes of a loud beeping alarm, he slept through. Of course we also overslept until 6:30 am. Oops. He needs to be at the bus stop by 7:05. This is a kid who needs at least an…

Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup


It was chilly this past week. It is only the end of August and already it feels like October. I haven’t been running the air at night for the past two weeks as it has been between 58-62 at night. Perfect sleeping weather but I don’t like what the chilly days foreshadow. But, for now…

Creamy Stove Top Pesto Macaroni and Cheese


I am looking for the quick and easy dinners right now. As we have two weeks left before heading back to school we are trying to cram every last minute of fun we can into summer. I have been forgetting about dinner until 30 minutes prior to when my kids want to eat, which is…