• Food

    Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni

    Anyone else have fond memories of Hamburger Helper growing up? Yeah. Me too. So when I came across this from-scratch recipe on Pinterest I was so, so, so excited. This is a super simple weeknight dish – it’s a one pot meal that takes 20 minutes start to finish. It was also a crowd pleaser… Brogan shouted, “Mommy, this is the best dinner ever! I want you to make this again!” Now it’s not the first time he’s flattered me with such a compliment, but regardless, he really liked it. Even the adults around here went back for seconds. I ate it as leftovers for lunch today and it was…

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    Squash Casserole

    More of the Thanksgiving fare… squash casserole. I got this recipe from Blake’s Aunt June and first tried it at a family get-together. I was impressed by the flavor, the fact that it was not made with cream soup and how easy it is to throw together. It’s made it into my Thanksgiving all-star roster and I make it every year. Enjoy! Squash Casserole 2 1/2 lbs squash, sliced (see pic below) 1/2 medium onion, diced 1 egg 1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 stick of butter, melted Salt and pepper 1.) Steam squash and onion for about 10 to 12 minutes (or until…

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    Broccoli and Cheese Soup

    Okay, okay, I know it’s not quite “soup weather” – it’s still in the mid-80’s here in Atlanta. However, it is September and Starbuck’s is serving Pumpkin Spice Latte’s… so, it’s getting close and I’m going to start making soup anyways! My first soup of the season is a Broccoli and Cheese Soup.  It’s a little different than your standard B & C – it has a thinner broth and is loaded with veggies.  This recipe was inspired from one I found on Pinterest, and I followed it pretty closely except that I added a lot more broccoli.  I couldn’t get the boys to eat any (they’re not much for…