Strawberry on Top

Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July! We just got back from vacation this week. We had a great time at the beach with our dearest friends!  I’ve been busy playing catch up since we retuned, so no recipe this week, but here are a few pics of or family from the 4th […]

Our New House 

 We just moved in to our new house last week! We are beyond blessed and so thankful to the Lord for orchestrating every detail of our move and selling our other home just in time for us to close on this one! He is so faithful!! And so thankful for our dearest friends helping us […]

Super Bowl Snacks

So the NFL Playoffs are going on and the Super Bowl is quickly approaching! I thought I would share some ideas to put on your Super Bowl Menu that everyone will love! What’s your favorite Game Day Appetizer? Is your team still in? Our team has the 1st pick in the draft…definitely a disappointing season […]

Disney World 2016

We had the best time at Disney World last week with our best friends! We are all worn out, but it was a blast! We did a lot of park hopping and rode lots of rides and saw lots of shows and the kids all did fabulously! We were all troopers haha! We seemed to […]

Christmas Fun 2015

We had a fabulous Christmas! Sophie was so in to Christmas this year. If you ask her why we celebrate Christmas she will say “Jesus Birthday!” She loved her kitchen she got on Christmas morning and it was so fun to see her discover all her presents. (Santa doesn’t wrap at our house). She was […]

My Favorite Posts of 2015

Hope you all had a Happy New Year! I shared the Most Popular Posts from 2015 last week and here are my favorites that didn’t make that list. Let me know if any of them are your favorites too! Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies Cake Batter M&M Popcorn Peanut Butter Fudge Cake Twix Dip Baked Blueberry […]

Top 10 Posts of 2015

It’s that time of year again, the end of a year and the beginning of another. Lots of time for reflection and hope for the new year. It’s also time to reveal the Top 10 Posts of 2015 based on your views. Here they are counting down from 10 to 1! Were any of your […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! May you feel the love of our Savior today & everyday! I can’t physically send you all a Christmas card but I can send it to you here! And apparently we sent too many warm wishes here in TN because it’s so hot here right now you’d think […]

Apple Recipe Round-Up

It’s that time of year when apples are in their prime and apparently I like to bake with apples! I was going through my archives and saw that I have an abundance so I decided to share an apple recipe round-up with you all. Plus I have a couple of new recipes planned to share […]

Strawberry on Top: Birthday Fun

Hope you all are having a great summer! It’s been a while since I did a behind the scenes post so I thought I would update you on some of our summer fun shenanigans. For my birthday, our dearest friends went with us to go pick blueberries and blackberries at Mercier’s Orchards in north Georgia. […]

July 4th Recipes

Hope you all are having a great week! I decided to take an unexpected break from posting new recipes this week. My birthday was yesterday and we spent the weekend celebrating and I’ve not been cooking anything and with the 4th coming up I just decided to take a short break. Don’t worry, I’ll be […]

Strawberry on Top

We have been super busy lately! In May we were doing something every weekend, but it was all lots of fun stuff! So for Memorial Day we had a low key family day and went to the zoo and let Sophie play with her water table outside. Then, we ended up ordering pizza, haha! Don’t […]

5 Minute Oatmeal

Today I have a guest post from Nancy at I Made This Dish, she has a quick, easy & healthy breakfast that is perfect for busy mornings when you are in a rush. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks again for sharing it with us Nancy!Breakfast is the most hectic time of the day. […]

Strawberry on Top

For Mother’s Day Weekend we had lots of fun family time. We ate a lot and went to downtown Chattanooga and walked around and just spent lots of time together. We also let Sophie experience “playing tennis” for the first time. She absolutely loved it!! She chased the ball all around and loved watching us […]

Strawberry on Top

I’m trying to get back to regularly sharing with you all the behind the scenes and our adventures! Sorry I’ve gotten away from that the past several months. For those of you newer to the blog, I call these posts “Strawberry on Top,” because that’s the little something extra we like on top of our […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 18 Months

Wow! I seriously can not believe Sophie is already 18 months old! The time is sprinting by! It feels like we just had her birthday! She is FULL of personality and very curious and observant. She is a sweet but determined little girl who knows what she wants. I have no idea where she gets […]

Pizza Cups

Need a super easy appetizer, or fun lunch or dinner that kids and adults alike will love? Then these pizza cups are for you! These are so easy and take no time at all to put together. Plus they are delicious! Adam had some for lunch over the weekend and loved them! You could have […]

Strawberry on Top: Winter Fun

I hope you all are having a great winter so far! We have had lots of fun so far (mixed in with some hard days too). Our parents were very generous in offering to keep Sophie so we could have some date time together recently. In full disclosure and so you don’t think we have it […]

What I’m Loving Lately

Hope you all are having a great week! I know I’m always on the lookout for great new products and  I thought it would be fun to share a few things that I am loving lately. Do you have a fun new item I need to try? Also, scroll to the bottom as I share […]

My Favorite Recipes of 2014

As promised, here are my favorite recipes that I posted last year. It was so hard to choose and I could’ve included every single recipe from last month for sure, but I refrained. These are all recipes that I have made often or at least have a plan to make them again very soon. Were any […]

Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Happy New Year! I hope you all have had a wonderful time at the holidays with your families & friends! I’m so sad they are over but I guess that’s what makes them so special. We’ve gotten lots of good family time together and because of that I don’t have a new recipe to share […]

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas from the Macaroni and Cheesecake family! Hope yours is full of love, laughter & joy! And most of all the love of Jesus, who is the Reason for the Season! “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with […]

Strawberry on Top: Christmas Fun

Sorry no recipe today, I’m busy doing some last minute shopping and I did some baking and packaging up treats yesterday but they are some of my favorites that you’ve seen on here before like these White Christmas Peanut Butter Crackers. We’ve been having a lot of fun this Christmas season! Sophie met Santa, and […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Hope your day is filled with lots of family and love and an abundance of delicious food!!

Strawberry on Top: Sophie’s 1st Birthday

Sophie just celebrated her 1st birthday! Well it was actually a month ago, but I’m a little behind on updating you all! We had such a fun day on her birthday! The forecast was for lots and lots of rain, but thankfully God parted the skies and blessed us with a gorgeous fall day! We […]

Broccoli Casserole from Scratch

Broccoli Casserole is one of my favorite holiday dishes, but I always wished that it didn’t use those canned soups that can be full of preservatives and who knows what. I found this recipe that you make using cream cheese and a roux from scratch instead of the soups. This was so incredible!! So creamy and comforting. […]

Breakfast Round-Up

Here is the breakfast round-up I promised of my favorite breakfast items! What’s your favorite breakfast food? (Clockwise from top left) Wheat English Muffin Bread Mini Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins Powdered Donuts No Fuss Amish Cinnamon Bread Muffins Chewy S’mores Granola Bars Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes  (Clockwise from top left): Baked Oatmeal Cups Monkey Bread Muffins […]

Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up

I don’t know if you love pumpkin like I do and I know pumpkin is everywhere right now, but I just couldn’t resist sharing some of my favorite pumpkin recipes from the archives. Clearly I really do love pumpkin, especially pumpkin & chocolate chip because I have lots of those types of recipes!! What is your […]

Buffalo Chicken Queso Dip {Guest Post}

Hey everyone! I am actually getting away for a few days on a much needed vacation! We are maxin’ & relaxin’ right now and when Will contacted me about doing a guest post for me, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your Buffalo Chicken Queso Dip! Football food is […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 11 Months

Hope you all are having a great weekend! It’s been entirely too long since I did a lifestyle post and updated you all on Sophie. So sorry about that! Things have been very hectic around here lately! I coordinated a wedding a couple of weeks ago and we are gearing up to lead a college […]

Baby Favorites 6 to 9 Months

Today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite baby items that we’ve been using for the 6 to 9 Months age range. I shared my favorite 0-3 Months items here. I skipped the 3-6 months but honestly all the items from both these lists overlapped between the two. (This post contains […]

Christmas in July and Why I Almost Quit Blogging {Giveaway-CLOSED}

It’s a Christmas in July Giveaway! I recently celebrated my blogiversary and wanted to celebrate with a little something for you too. But first a little explanation… So about a month ago or so I was this close to quitting my blog. I was just so overwhelmed with trying to take care of Sophie, keep […]

Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Hot Fudge

I was looking through some of my magazines researching recipes and came across this gem. This came together so quickly and it tastes amazing! It uses ingredients you mostly have on hand too, so you can whip it up anytime to make a decadent dessert! This is amazing on top of ice cream but I bet […]