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Side Dish. Sides. Want to Know My Secret? Things I’m into right now: Eye cream Champ Cones.

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.

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. " 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. 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. Now mind you , this mac-n-cheese is not Bobby Flay mac-n-cheese with some crazy-sexy ingredients, but it is really, really good! 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. I'm sure meatloaf and mashed potatoes are right up there too. 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. 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. 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.