Archives for January 2012

Baked Southwest Cheese Dip

Still looking for a great appetizer to bring to your super bowl party? Look no further! This dip is my new favorite! It’s cheesy, has a nice spice to it and is very comforting.  I actually made this as a side dish and served it along side chicken tacos & cilantro lime rice and it […]

Strawberry on Top: Weekend Confessions

Just wanted to share a few of my quirks with you all. Feel free to leave any of your funny quirks or habits in the comments below! I mentioned this in my end of the year round up post, but I threw 3 batches of fudge in the trash.  I also attempted to make apple […]

Cheddar Bacon Muffins

Before we get to the recipe, I just wanted to let you all know Macaroni and Cheesecake is now on Twitter.  I need to preface that I am a Twitter newbie, so I may need you all to show me the ropes!;) Here is my profile if you would like to follow me: Mac_Cheesecake. And […]

Hearty Minestrone Soup

This soup might be my new favorite! It was so hearty, comforting and so delicious! Mine is a little pasta heavy because I was halving the recipe, but forgot to halve the pasta!! Does that ever happen to anyone else? 😉 Happens to me more than I would like to admit! This is a fantastic […]

Spinach & Artichoke Pasta

Everyone loves Spinach & Artichoke dip. It’s always a huge hit at parties, so when I found this recipe for spinach & artichoke pasta, I thought it was a genius idea! After I tasted this (and photographed it) I thought it would be better if baked, so I went that route and it was really […]

Cookies & Cream Popcorn

I’ve been delaying posting this because I know everyone is in New Year’s resolution mode,but I couldn’t hold off any longer.  I made this for New Years and it was SO GOOD! I seriously could not stay out of it.  I was so glad I made a double batch so we could enjoy some for […]

Giveaway Time!

Has everyone finally detoxed from the Holidays? I had a nasty cold that sidelined me for several days, but I’m on the mend now. As I mentioned on Facebook, we went to hear Married Comedians last night at our church.  It was so fun! They had a sit down dinner and then Jermaine Purifory who […]

Life Changing Baked Rice

I love rice. It’s so versatile, creamy & satisfying.  My mom used to make rice with sugar & butter for me when I wasn’t feeling good.  Don’t  knock it til you’ve tried it! It’s so comforting! I found this method for making rice a couple of years ago and can’t believe I’m just now trying […]

P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

I don’t know about you but I love the lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang’s. I always get them as my meal and eat them with a side of rice.  I got to thinking the other day and wanted to try my hand and recreating them at home.  I found two different recipes that both looked […]

Holiday Detox Smoothie

I don’t know about you, but I definitely ate my share of heavy carbs, cheese, cookies & candy over the week of Christmas & New Year’s.  While it all tasted amazing, it left me feeling tired and overloaded from all of that heavy food and I needed something to detox from all that overindulgance.  When […]