Crock Pot Mac 'n Cheese

Alright, so here we are.  The ultimate take-along dish that everyone asks me to bring to potlucks.  Seriously, this is what I make almost every single time I’m supposed to bring a dish to a gathering, because it’s so highly requested.  I got the original recipe for this about 8 years ago, but over theRead More

Mushroom Risotto

I started culinary school last week, and our instructor was talking about a restaurant that he went to in Houston a while back.  When he was looking at the menu and was in the mood for risotto, he asked the waiter about a couple of different flavors.  When the waiter asked him what flavors heRead More

Four Cheese Ravioli

Okay, so I have a confession to make if I haven’t already made it before…  I’m in love with pasta.  So, naturally, when Italian food is involved, I start foaming at the mouth.  Recently, I started watching “Giada at Home” with Giada De Laurentiis.  I just love her.  She is Italian and grew up withRead More

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Okay, I’ll admit it…I’m a HUGE fan of potatoes.  Fried, baked, sauteed, mashed, scalloped…love ’em.  Almost feel like I’m starting to sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump when he’s talking about shrimp.  That’s me, but with potatoes.  For several years, I’ve only made the scalloped potatoes from the box, but as the progression has movedRead More

Corn and Green Bean Casserole

Several years ago, I went over to my brother’s house for a family gathering.  Growing up, I was very much of a picky eater and wouldn’t go anywhere near a casserole.  Too many things going on with casseroles.  Well, this particular one opened doors for me that I never thought possible.  My sister-in-law made thisRead More