Creamiest Macaroni and Cheese


Yesterday was the first day back to school for both kids.  I decided to celebrate the first day by making my daughter’s favorite dish, macaroni and cheese.  She has been begging me to make plain, old-fashioned macaroni and cheese.  What she means by that is nothing added in – no shrimp, beef, tomatoes, veggies…. She…

Ham Tetrazzini


Last night was amazing because we were home for an entire evening.  I mean we did have to go out and deliver our daughter to the Murder Mystery Night at the local library and pick her up.  Stop and get gas for the van and have a few minutes to chat with friends waiting for…

Emeril’s Seafood Mac and Cheese


Our lives are undergoing another shift soon.  My children will move up from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school.  I don’t know how this could be happening.  I swear they just entered pre-school yesterday. Another shift is that my daughter, the one going into high school, has decided to…

Bacon and Balsamic Onion Macaroni and Cheese


We are in all out comfort food mode in our house.  It may have been the first day of Spring but last night we received word that my mother-in-law is in her final days.  So, tomorrow we will head back home.   I will probably not post next week but will start again just as soon…

Bratwurst Macaroni and Cheese


We are back from our quick trip back home to visit my mother-in-law.  At 96 years-old she just entered a nursing home.  It has been tough on everyone but being 550 miles away from her as she makes this transition has been heartbreaking.  She has gone from stage 3 Alzheimer’s to almost stage 7 in…

Pastitsio


So we still have about 6″-7″ of snow left on the ground even after two days of it melting.  I am still searching for comfort foods. In New York, where we used to live, there was a huge Greek festival every year.  We would head over early in the afternoon for lunch and sit for…

Smoked Sausage with Pasta


  I think I am now past all the computer glitches and malfunctions.  It has been a maddening 2 weeks trying to get it all turned around.  Just when you think you have it all something else “pops-up.”  Ugh! So I am still on the comfort food theme for dinners.  Tax season has 5 days…