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 […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 8 Months

I haven’t had a lot of time to get into the kitchen this past week, so I thought I would share a Sophie update. Last month we had her six month professional photos made. She was actually 7 1/2 months because at 6 months she still was wobbly sitting up. I am in love with […]

Memorial Day Recipe Round-Up

If you’re like me you are planning out your memorial day weekend menu and planning your grocery lists.  I thought I would do a round-up of some favorite recipes that are great for this holiday weekend! Great Side Dishes: Classic Pasta Salad Baked Macaroni and Cheese Southern Style Potato Salad Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Easy […]

Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies

Last night we had another girls night, we decided to make them a monthly event! It’s so fun to have a night with the girls! We just got back from D.C. so I had to make something that I had all the ingredients for and this fit the bill! Not to mention that I love […]

Strawberry on Top: My 1st Mother’s Day

I hope you all had a Happy Mother’s Day celebrating with your moms or those that are like moms to you. Adam planned the most incredible Mother’s Day weekend for me! Friday he surprised me and had his mom come & pick up Sophie and had me go & get a pedicure. It was glorious! […]

Sophie 6 Months

I thought since Sophie is now 6 1/2 months that it was time for an update. She is doing great! She’s rolling over and sitting up almost all by herself.  We still put the Boppy around her most of the time to prevent any falls but she isn’t near as wobbly as she was. She’s […]

Happy Spring!

Hope you all are having a great week! I’m taking a little unplanned spring break this week to get my house in order and get ready for my husband’s birthday this weekend. Hope you all understand, just feeling a bit overwhelmed with my to-do list this week and haven’t had time to get in the […]

Strawberry On Top

Sorry I’ve been rather  delinquent in posting these behind the scenes posts, I’m working on trying to plan out my time better so I can get these posts up and keep you up to date on what we are up to.  This year, Adam & I have a goal of trying to explore our surroundings […]

Strawberry on Top: Winter Fun

Last month we had one of the best dates we’ve ever had! We dropped Sophie off with her grandparents and took the day and went to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain in Georgia. It’s just about a 2 1/2 hour drive from where we live so it was a great day trip.  It was awesome! […]

Sophie 4 Months

So sorry I don’t have a recipe for you today!! I have been under the weather this past week and I haven’t been cooking very much except to make some easy recipes I’ve shared before. I hope you all will forgive me, I’ve brought a peace offering of cute pictures of Sophie, haha 😉 I […]

10 Fabulous Red Velvet Treats

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Are you planning anything special for you & your valentine or planning a fun girl’s night? We are going to have a romantic dinner in with Sophie, haha! But seriously I do have a special dinner at home planned and we will probably watch the Olympics. What says Valentine’s more […]

$500 Tiffany & Co. Giveaway {Closed}

No recipe today, but I have partnered with some other wonderful bloggers to offer you the chance to win a $500 gift card to Tiffany & Co.!! Perfect for you to get yourself a Valentine’s present! 😉 There are lots of ways to enter! Use the Rafflecopter below to start entering today! Official Rules: The giveaway […]

My Favorite Baby Must-Haves 0-3 Months

I thought I would share with you my favorite baby products from the 1st three months of Sophie’s life.  I found these posts extremely helpful when I was trying to figure out what to register for and it’s great to get gift ideas as well! 1. Lamaze Jaques the Peacock: When I first got this I […]

Sophie 3 Month Update

I’m so sorry I haven’t been very good about keeping you all updated about Sophie.  I kept meaning to do it and it just kept getting away from me.  I thought it was high time since she turned 3 months old yesterday.  Time is flying by! She is doing great! The picture above is her […]

My Top 10 Favorites of 2013

 As promised, here are my Top 10 favorites from 2013.  It was so hard to narrow it down! To make it easier on myself, I picked my Top 5 Savory Eats & my Top 5 Delicious Treats.  I will say that some of my very favorites were already included in the most popular list, but […]

Top 10 Recipes of 2013

Can’t believe it’s already time for the New Year! This year has been a big one in our household! We went through IVF in January and were blessed beyond measure by our pregnancy and the birth of our daughter Sophie!! She is God’s greatest gift and such a miracle! I was also blessed to be […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie’s 1st Christmas

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve taken a bit of a break for the holidays from posting recipes.  We are blessed that Adam usually saves up some vacation time and takes off from Christmas through New Year’s and we have lots of family time.  In light […]

Merry Christmas Fun!

I hope and pray you all have a blessed Christmas!! I thought I would send you our Christmas card since you all are so special to me! Thank you so much for your support & encouragement, it means the world to me! Pentatonix Little Drummer Boy If you haven’t seen this music video by Pentatonix, […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie’s Nursery

I am a little behind on cooking and baking. Sophie is occupying the majority of my time, which has been wonderful.  So, I thought I would share picture of her nursery with you.  I hope you like it, I had so much fun picking things out! I wanted to go with a neutral decor and […]

Introducing Our Daughter

Meet Miss Sophie Caneel Born Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm 6 lbs. 7 oz, 19 inches long We are completely smitten! She was actually born on her due date too, which is so neat! I can’t believe I made it all the way to my due date, especially with being 4 cm dilated […]

Strawberry on Top

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great first day of Fall! Even though it’s a little warm out, I couldn’t resist going ahead and making some chili and a pumpkin dessert that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  And just in case you were wondering, I’m still pregnant and hanging in there.  I’m currently […]

Blog Makeover

So you may have noticed that my blog got a big makeover if you visited my site over the weekend, but I wanted to officially launch my new site design today! Even my avatar got a new look! The wonderful Emily of Emily White Designs did such a fabulous job with everything!!! I told her […]