Baked Macaroni and Cheese

January 28, 2017

The family gave this easy mac and cheese two thumbs up.  Jack even had seconds!

Source: Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe : Trisha Yearwood : Food Network


I love quinoa!  It is also a great leftover and can be added to salads, eggs etc.  In this recipe I used arugula instead of spinach because I had it on hand, great!

Source: Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe |

Source: Creamed Spinach Recipe : Sunny Anderson : Food Network

Here it is Bret & Scott!  So glad you liked the “kick” in this spinach recipe!  Also, the recipe calls for packaged fried onions.  Instead I fried sliced shallots in olive oil and loved it.  Good make a ahead dish.

Here is the second of my Happy New Year’s resolution recipes.  The first one being Twiced-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Pesto and Parmesan and this tasty veggie side dish.  I substituted panko, that I had on hand, for the whole wheat bread crumbs, still crunchy and yummy.

Baked Zucchini Sticks ‹ Hello Healthy.

Happy New Year!  If your resolution is to eat healthy, as mine is everyday but not always with success, here are two new recipes that I have just tried and really liked!  This spaghetti squash recipe and Baked Zucchini Sticks were both easy and make excellent side dishes.


Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Pesto and Parmesan (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) | Kalyn’s Kitchen®.

I was looking for a side dish to serve with grilled seafood and this Giada recipe looked tasty, fresh and easy.  As it turns out, it was all of those things!  It was a last minute decision and the market I was in did not carry Israeli couscous so I did the suggested substitute of orzo.  I still followed the same amounts and directions and ended up with a great side that could go with seafood or chicken.  I’ve had a request for “green chicken”, Herb-Grilled Chicken Breasts Thai Style,  next weekend, so this recipe might be getting another outing!

Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs Recipe : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network.

Creamed Horseradish

December 19, 2013

What does every rib roast cry out for…creamed horseradish, of course!

1 cup Heavy Cream

1/2 cup fresh Horseradish – finely shredded

2 tsp Sugar

Salt & Pepper

Whip cream. Mix in horseradish and sugar.  Season with salt and pepper.  Chill well before serving.  You may want to double this.