S’mores Cookie Bars

I found these on Noodle Nights & Muffin Morning's Blog, but they are from the Hershey website. I decided that there's not much more American than S'mores, so I also made these for my Fourth of July party. They are so melt in your mouth good! All the sights and smells and sounds of camping came rushing back to me with just one bite! So scrumptious! I could hardly stay out of them! The best … Read More

Strawberry Hand Pies

I found this great recipe on the Good Things Catered blog here-she has fabulous recipes-and thought it would be perfect for my Fourth of July Party. I was nervous because I'd never made dough from scratch before, but I decided to give it a go. It was a huge success, I don't think I'll ever by bought pie crust again! It's so easy, and so much more delicious! The hand pies were the perfect … Read More

Downtown Dinner

On my actual birthday, my husband took me to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, Tony's. They make their pasta fresh everyday and you can even make your own combinations. Adam had Chicken Tetrazzini (pictured 1st) and I had Spaggetini Con Crudo (pictured 2nd). Both were amazing and so fresh tasting. Then we walked around downtown and I couldn't resist taking pictures even though I've been … Read More

Cruise to Cozumel & Grand Cayman

We just recently got back from the most amazing vacation! We went with our great friends, Chad & Jennifer on a Carnival Cruise to Grand Cayman & Cozumel. I have to admit, I have been very anti-cruise in the past, but this was a blast! I would reccomend it to anyone. We had such a great time! We relaxed, laid out in the sun, went to the beach in Grand Cayman (this was an adventure as … Read More


This is my first blog entry ever! I am so excited to have a blog. This is also my first official day as a 26 year old, as my birthday was yesterday! The name for my blog is inspired by my all time childhood favorite, macaroni & cheese, as well as my husband's favorite, cheesecake. Macaroni Grill is also one of our favorite restaurants, as is the Cheesecake Factory. It's also the name of … Read More

Summer loves

Summer is just whizzing by. I can't believe it's already July! June was a super busy month! We worked a youth retreat, went on an amazing cruise (more on that later), and just celebrated my birthday! It was also filled with days laying out in the sun by the pool reading, which is my favorite thing to do in the summer. I love summer for it's cool yet sticky mornings, lightning bugs, lazy days … Read More