Rise & Smile with Laughing Cow

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Happy Weekend Everyone! I’ve never accepted products to review before, but when Laughing Cow contacted me to try their new line of cream cheese spreads, I jumped at the chance.  I’m kind of funny about doing this kind of thing and would never do it for a product I wouldn’t actually use, and when they […]

Strawberry on Top: Birthday Celebration

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So a month ago, Adam turned 32.  Yes I’m just now blogging about it!:) What we do is celebrate a whole birthday weekend with lots of fun things and whatever you want to do for the entire weekend.  How do you celebrate birthdays? I started his birthday by greeting him with several fun signs around […]

Strawberry on Top: What I’m Loving

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Hey guys! Anything big planned for this weekend? We are getting together with friends tonight & tomorrow night, so I’m super pumped about that and then Sunday we’re helping with a community banquet.  Also, I wanted to mention that I have updated all the recipe posts within the last year (going back to last April-I’ll […]

Strawberry on Top: Surprise Concert

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Hope you all had a great week! Any one have any big plans for the weekend? The past couple weeks have been pretty busy and I haven’t gotten in the kitchen as much as I would like, so I thought I’d fill  you in on some of the fun we’ve been having lately outside the […]

Strawberry on Top: What I’m Loving

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Happy Friday!! I’m super glad it’s the weekend! And I can’t wait for the Final Four tomorrow night! Do you have any big plans for this weekend? I thought it would be fun to share some things I’m loving lately.  My goal is to make this a monthly or maybe even bi-monthly post if I’m […]

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Hey guys! Hope you all have had a great week! I’m super excited for the weekend, not for anything in particular but looking forward to relaxing and spending time with Adam since he’s had to work quite a lot lately.  I do have to give him a shout out though, he recently completed a “Tough […]

Strawberry on Top: Weekend Confessions

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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 […]

Giveaway Time!

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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 […]

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright

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and May All Your Christmases Be White! I pray that everyone has a very Merry Christmas and experiences the fullness of the Season! Just wanted to say I am so thankful for each & every one of you! Lots of Love! Stephanie

Merry Christmas Fun!

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Hope everyone has an amazing Christmas full of fun, family, and lots of laughs! Do you have big plans for the holidays? We stay around here and celebrate with Adam’s family Christmas Eve and my mom & step-dad on Christmas day.  We went to Kentucky last weekend with my Dad & Step-mom to celebrate so […]

Strawberry on Top: Tacky Sweater Edition

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Last night Adam & I had a couple of friends over and asked everyone to wear their tackiest sweaters.  It was so much fun! We had a hard time finding Adam a sweater so I got a gray sweatshirt and attached some felt ornaments I found at Target. Then, as you will see below, Adam […]

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas…

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Here at our house anyway, what about at yours? Do you have your decorations up yet? We put up outdoor lights for the first time this year & I’m so excited! Adam did such a great job putting them up! It was way too cold for me so I stayed inside.:) We have had our […]

Strawberry on Top

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We’re just under one week away from Thanksgiving and I am so excited!! I’m also pumped about some black friday shopping! I used to be very anti Black Friday shopping but a couple of years ago Adam said he’d like to go just once and see what it was like, so of course I jumped […]

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Hey guys!! Hope everyone has had a great week! Anyone have any fun fall activities planned for this weekend? Last weekend we went to our friends house and carved pumpkins.  I forgot how fun that is!! Adam and I got a little ambitious and tried to carve a Mickey.  Not perfect, but it turned out […]

Thanks for “Liking” me Giveaway!

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I am so blown away by all of you wonderful readers! My Facebook page has reached 500 likes and I am so overwhelmed by your support!! To thank you all for being so awesome, I thought I would do a giveway as a token of my appreciation.  I love to treat myself but that isn’t […]

Strawberry on Top

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So I just wanted to share with you guys the latest trend I’ve been rocking! That’s right…its the single walking boot…and its all the rage.  I know you all are jealous!!;) Haha! But for reals, I had a foot injury recently and I won’t bore you with the details, but I strained or tore some […]

Strawberry on Top: Favorite Things

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I thought it would be fun for you guys to get to know me a little bit better and what better way to do that than to share with you a few of my favorite things! Also below I will list some of my favorite recipes I’ve seem floating around lately that I am excited […]

Strawberry on Top: Disney Edition

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As I mentioned earlier this week, Adam & I just returned from the most magical place on Earth, Disney World.  It just happens to be one of my favorite places ever.  No where else can an almost thirty year old act like a big kid and dance on the sidewalk along with the parade! It’s […]

We Will Never Forget

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  9.11.01.  It was my sophomore year in college.  My roommate came in and woke me up and said ‘you need to come watch this.’ We watched in horror with the rest of the country as the second tower was hit and then as both towers fell and so many lost their lives.  I remembering […]

The Big Move

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I finally did it! Macaroni and Cheesecake is now it’s own .com! We have made the big move to a self hosted site, so please update your google readers and favorites tabs to http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com.  I hope you will all make this move with us! Pack your bags and join us on this adventure! You’ll notice […]

Tornadoes 2011

Our town was one of the ones ravaged by the deadly tornadoes last week. God was so good to us and all we had was a tree down (didn’t hit our house) and power out for a while. We are so blessed and thankful for God’s protection because the devastation throughout our town is heart […]

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas…

Merry Christmas! After many years of wishing & hoping, God blessed us with a white Christmas! May your Christmas be filled with joy, wonder, Love & hope….not to mention tummies full of delicious food & cookies! “For unto us a Child is born!” Happy Birthday Jesus! Merry Christmas! …and may all your Christmases be white!!

And the Winner is….

First off I want to say thank you to all of your sweet comments, and happy blogiversary wishes! You all are just great! And I loved reading all of your favorite cookies. There seemed to be a wide range with regular chocolate chip and some type of oatmeal being among the favorites. Without further ado, […]

Blogiversary & Giveaway

It’s officially been one year ago today since I started Macaroni & Cheesecake. (You can read my first post and the explanation for the name behind the blog here) I want to start off by thanking all of you that read my little blog. You all are so kind, encouraging and thoughtful with all of […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas full of God’s love, peace, grace & joy. Have a wonderful holiday! Hope you are able to relax and spend time with your family. I’m going to be in at my parents in my pajamas watching Christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate all day! I love […]

Visit with friends & the mennanites

Recently we went to visit our friends Pete, Tracy & Titus. We had such a great time with them! They have a new house and it is so cute. Titus has gotten so big and is super smart. He would bring me a book to read him and then Tracy would tell him to go […]

Ikea

Last Friday, I went with my friend Jill to one of my favorite places, Ikea. I love that store. Even though I didn’t really need anything, I still managed to spend like $150.00! I can’t ever get out of there without buying something. These are my great finds. I got a set of 8 glasses […]

I HAVE to have it!

Smucker’s Creamy Natural Peanut Butter has become my new best friend. I LOVE it so much! I didn’t eat PB for a few years because I thought it was bad for you, but through a new eating lifestyle change, I discovered that Natural PB has good fats that help your body process food. Yeah!! This […]