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Side Dish. Sides. Want to Know My Secret? Things I’m into right now: Eye cream Champ Cones Ann Taylor Loft sales Patios Humidity Shorts Oil of Olay Moisturizer Mangoes Flavored beers Lone Survivor.

Want to Know My Secret?

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole and other Easter Ideas. Today I battled the crowds at Target looking for last minute items for my kid’s Easter baskets.

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole and other Easter Ideas

I didn’t end up with much but still felt successful. Because in a world with a lot of “stuff”, I’ve been trying to simplify. And kids really don’t need a lot to be happy. I guess I want to set the expectations low so they are appreciative when they do receive things. I’m trying to teach them what Easter is really about anyway. AND I treated myself to a few somethings. These potatoes were sent to me by friend Wendy who found them on an old cut out recipe from Gooseberry Patch in her files.

Mac n' cheese

Turkey Day Troubles - Installment #2. I just finished reading a book (Cooking for Mr.

Turkey Day Troubles - Installment #2

Latte) written by Amanda Hesser, a food writer for the New York Times. In one of her chapters she writes, "I have a few favorite dishes, I rarely make them. " She goes on further to describe those old tried and true recipes, "You know, ones that I'll want to return to for years and years. You make it again and again, altering it to your liking, it becomes an expression of you aesthetic, of your palate, of who you are.

And when you serve that dish to guests, they come to understand you a little better. " I couldn't help but connect with her words. Growing up I was a very picky eater. Golden Macaroni and CheeseAdapted from Southern Living 2004 Annual Recipes Ingredients COOK macaroni according to package directions; drain well. PLACE milk, flour, and onion salt in a quart jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously 1 minute. STIR together flour mixture, 3 1/2 cups cheese, and macaroni. BAKE at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. 1. 2. Garlic Potato Fries. I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way.

Garlic Potato Fries

These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). I got down to making them immediately. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil because I just love the aroma that garlic and olive oil combine to impart. Crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour. Crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: 8 garlic cloves, minced or grated 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges 3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.

Perfect Mac-n-Cheese « My Cooking Quest. November 13, 2008 by joejhorn A few weeks ago I started a quest for some good mac and cheese.

Perfect Mac-n-Cheese « My Cooking Quest

Nancy makes a killer mac-n-cheese but I wanted my own. I’m sure I frustrate the crap out of Nancy sometimes because I’m always looking for something better when it comes to food and recipes. Gnocchi Mac & Cheese. Ahhhh mac and cheese.

Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

Those mere words stir up feelings of comfort...home....the food you loved as a kid. If you asked a 100 people what their favorite comfort food was, I'm guessing close to half would say mac and cheese. Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake Recipe. Spicy Black Bean Stuffed Peppers. I like to stuff stuff.

Spicy Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Chicken, turkey, tacos, bras, cookies, potatoes, brownies, bellies… any old thing, really. It’s almost always a fabulous idea (well, not the bra one). Take these skinny red peppers for example. They would have been happy, relieved even, to just sun themselves on the grill and mingle with black beans and rice. Crockpot Easy Mac & Cheese. I have never made this recipe before today….I was amazed at how simple it was I had to try!

Crockpot Easy Mac & Cheese

It was really good! Great for Easter or other large gatherings! Get your slow cooker out spray with cooking spray….mix all ingredients…place cover on. Seriously it took 3 minutes… Ingredients 1/2 pound elbow macaroni 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups milk 1 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Dash of worsherhire sauce Directions 1.Coat the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. 2.In a large bowl, beat egg with fresh and evaporated milks. Ham and Cheese Sliders.

I know what you are thinking…ham and cheese sliders; does that really require a recipe?

Ham and Cheese Sliders

The answer is YES it does. These have so much flavor. Sure you have your classic ham and cheese sandwich as the base of the recipe but then you top it with a flavorful poppyseed sauce. The sauce is a combo of Worcestershire sauce, onion, mustard, and butter that makes these anything but ordinary.