As much as I consider myself a foodie—and I love trying new and exotic foods—there’s something pretty wonderful about a simple and delicious mac and cheese recipe. Mac and cheese is perpetually popular with my kids, but it’s also one of my own favorite comfort foods. At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than a bowl of cheesy goodness. This Five Cheese Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe is a huge favorite at our house and gets rave reviews every time I make it!
Full disclosure: I’m not a vegetarian. But the more I dabble in meatless dishes, the more I appreciate them. The subtle veggie flavors. The crisp-tender or meltingly soft textures. The savings from removing meat from my grocery bill. (That last one perhaps most of all!) Continue reading
Ever meet someone who didn’t like cream cheese sauce? Me neither. (If you do, run away! Life is too short for that kind of negativity.) Sauces made with cream cheese are luscious. Velvety. Versatile. And if you’re a cooking newbie, you couldn’t ask for an easier starter sauce. Adding just a couple ingredients to the cream cheese base, from tomato sauce to chipotle peppers, can create an entirely different, ridiculously delicious new flavor—perfect for coating pasta or drizzling over seafood. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Continue reading
Some might call it a “light bulb moment.” It’s the exact time when you discover some fundamental truth. For me, that moment came last week while I was sitting in my neighborhood Italian restaurant, waiting for the waiter to arrive with my order of Fettucine Alfredo. “Why do I keep doing this?” I thought. Sure, at the end of a long day, the last thing I want is to stand in front of a hot stove for an hour. When I really stopped to think about it, though, the process of dining out isn’t convenient. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Continue reading