Mama’s Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Mama's Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. . ."Comfort Food" at it's finest! Mama's Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. . . there's none better! It is the epitome of southern comfort food! Mama told me that when we were little, she made this recipe all the time. Funny, I barely remember it, because when Kraft came out with their box version, she began to make for the grandchildren. But I can tell you without reservation, her recipe is FAR superior to any boxed macaroni and cheese! One night, I made Mama's Macaroni and Cheese when my daughter, Candace, and her family ate dinner with us. Candace loved it, and remarked, "I can't believe I have looked for two years trying to find a macaroni and cheese recipe I liked. Who would have thought it was right … [Read more...]

4th of July Family Favorite Recipes!

The Fourth of July is coming soon!!! It's hard to believe that June is over! Wow! And that means the 4th of July is right around the corner . . . like next Monday! Are you ready to celebrate? Do you have all your plans made for what you and your family are going to do?  Are you going to the lake? Or, perhaps have a picnic? Maybe you are just going to stay home and have a relatively quiet celebration. Well, whatever you decide to do . . . CELEBRATE! After all, it is the celebration of our independence . . . INDEPENDENCE DAY! 4th of July Family Favorite Recipes . . . I decided to share with you 12 of our Family Favorite recipes to, hopefully, help you with your food decisions for your 4th of July gathering:) Mama’s Deviled … [Read more...]

Daddy’s Garden and Tomato Recipes

Tomatoes and Daddy's Garden . . . Ripe, juicy tomatoes are the king of a garden. When they are home-grown and allowed to ripen on the vine, they are full of healthy vitamins and minerals, that our bodies need. In fact, they are packed with Vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, and lycopene. And, the flavor of vine-ripened tomatoes far exceeds that of those shipped into the stores. Though we think of tomatoes as a vegetable, they are actually a fruit. I found this to be interesting, my state, Arkansas, uses tomatoes as both the state fruit and the state vegetable. Most people who eat tomatoes slice them for sandwiches, toss them in salads, or cook them in sauces. Some people can them or make juice. But anyway you eat tomatoes,  they are … [Read more...]

Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese, an easy side dish!

Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese . . . an easy side dish! My daughter-in-law, Jennifer, made her Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese as a side dish for our Family Easter Dinner. The recipe I usually make is Mama's Macaroni and Cheese which has to bake in the oven. But, since the oven was full of Hash Brown Potato Casseroles, Unbundled Green Beans, and then Grandmama Hall's Buttermilk Biscuits, Jennifer's stovetop mac and cheese was the perfect choice to add another needed side dish! Making Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese . . . Jennifer's Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese has just a few ingredients which makes it simple and easy to prepare: a package of noodles a box of Velveeta cheese milk butter And, making it is … [Read more...]

Four Potato Casseroles for your Easter Dinner!

Four Potato Casserole for your Easter Dinner . . . Our four favorite potato casserole recipes are Mama's Hash Brown Potato Casserole and Grandmama Hall's Scalloped Potato Casserole, our Mashed Potato Casserole, and, of course, Grandmama Hall's Potato Salad, which, technically, isn't a casserole:) All are perfect for your family's Easter Dinner. The first two are traditional, while the Mashed Potato Casserole is a new one on our list. And, Grandmama's Potato Salad is always an excellent choice to go with your Easter ham. Mama's Hash Brown Potato Casserole Recipe. . . My mother found her Hash Brown Potato Casserole recipe when we were young marrieds with our own small families. I can't remember a holiday without this potato casserole … [Read more...]