Home Style Macaroni and Cheese


Recipe #7.  Ok, I admit it.  This one doesn’t easily fit into the categories for my websites premise.  This dish is a bit of a special case.  The only claim I can make for it right off the bat is that its definitely sugar-free.  And you can absolutely make this dish gluten-free by purchasing gluten-free pasta!  By nature of the title though, its of course not lactose-free.  Not even close.  However, I can tell you that its more than worth it.

This was, hands down, my favorite dish for years growing up.  I would beg my Mom to make it multiple times a week.  She appeased me on this one pretty regularly (though thankfully not as regularly as I begged her for it), making it roughly once a week much to my child or teenage delight.  Whenever we had this for dinner, it made my entire day.  A smile remained plastered on my face for the rest of the evening, in my comatose state after consuming this deliciously cheesy dinner  (Yes, I was easily pleased and excitable as a child.  Some things don’t change much as we become adults, eh? ;-))

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Fall Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad


This is it, folks.  Recipe #1!!!  Exciting stuff.

For the very first recipe of this soon-to-be-scrumptious blog, I thought in light of the darkness and chill that has been moving in swiftly with autumn, I would go with something colorful, warm, comforting and delightful.  The zing from the red onions and starchy sweetness of the sweet potatoes balances surprisingly well with the pomegranate seeds.  They add a surge of light, juicy pop to the dish with the most subtle spark of tart.  Trust me.  When you try it all together, the end combination of all flavors involved is a really tasty treat.

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