Mascarpone Macaroni and Cheese

Mondays suck. Big time. You know what makes Mondays better? Holidays. Since every Monday can’t be a holiday, thank God for macaroni and cheese! See? Doesn’t this look like it would make Monday better? This is a great mac’n cheese for someone who has never made homemade before because there’s no béchamel sauce – you […]

5 Money Saving Menu Strategies

Feeding a growing family of five on a military budget is often VERY challenging. It never fails that every time Congress sees fit to give us a pay raise my children grow a little more and quickly eat up that raise, literally! With appetites that seem to grow faster than my food budget, I’ve had […]

Light Spring Vegetable Fettuccini Alfredo

Judging by my fair skin and blue eyes, you can probably see I’m not even remotely Italian. I’m Swedish with a little stiff-ass Brit thrown in for good measure – which, between you and me, explains a few things… I don’t remember ever eating Parmesan cheese growing up that didn’t come from a green can, […]

Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccini Alfredo

I can’t take any credit for this recipe at all. The last time I visited my brother and sister-in-law, she made it. It was so easy, and was made with things you can keep in the pantry and freezer all the time. It makes a really great go to meal…She made it using Ronzoni Smart […]

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I LOVE macaroni and cheese, but I am in all truth, a mac ‘n cheese snob. I do not eat boxed anything, nor do I eat that nasty fast food version that is always so congealed it makes you wonder what the heck they put in it. I only eat the good stuff, and this […]

Baked Ravioli and Garlic Bread

For some reason my family isn’t really crazy about eating ravioli by itself. But somehow if you put it in a casserole and smother it with cheese, they suddenly think it’s delicious. Go figure! Come to think of it, I kind of prefer it that way myself… This is one of those really simple crowd […]