(My Favorite) Mac & Cheese

My Favorite Mac and Cheese - Chew Nibble Nosh

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t like macaroni and cheese?  I don’t think I’ve ever met that someone.  If there is someone out there who doesn’t like it, I don’t think they’ve tried one like this.  This is my all time favorite Mac & Cheese recipe.  It’s a little more “grown up” than the usual, I guess.  Not that the kids seem to mind.  They usually dive right in too.

With loads of cheese, butter and pasta, it’s definitely a splurge, but it’s a splurge worth splurging on.

Apple-Cheddar-Squash Soup

Apple Cheddar Squash Soup - Chew Nibble Nosh

 Well, I guess winter finally showed up.  I hope all of you up north are snuggled up and warm, safe and sound, at home.  Based on my Facebook feed alone, I can tell that a lot of you are enjoying a snow day today!

My girls were dreaming of a snow day today, as they stepped onto the bus.  I’ve assured them that once we move, they too will enjoy that “luxury” more often!

Poblanos Stuffed with Cheddar and Chicken

Poblanos Stuffed with Cheddar and Chicken - Chew Nibble Nosh

 There’s something about stuffed peppers that makes me happy.  I’m not sure what it is, whether it’s the comfort food aspect or the fact that digging into one is like breaking into a pretty little package.  Whatever it is, I like ’em.  A lot.

I was really excited when I ran across this recipe from Fine Cooking magazine.  The peppers are easy enough to throw together on a weeknight, but also fun, and different enough, to serve when friends are heading over for dinner.  Sounds just about perfect, to me.

Turkey & Bacon Turnovers with Tomato-Avocado Salad

Tomorrow’s the big day!  It’s turkey time!

Turkey time means turkey leftovers, and in some homes, it means a lot of turkey leftovers.       Today’s post is a simple, delicious way to use up some of that bird.

I started by rolling out a sheet of frozen puff pastry that I’d thawed.  Once it was rolled to an 11-inch square, I sliced it into 4 equal parts.

I spread some Dijon mustard over the squares and then added some of my leftover turkey breast along with some crisply cooked bacon and sharp cheddar cheese.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Aged Cheddar and Bacon

I have a lot of friends who think it’s pretty funny that I’ve held down more odd jobs than I can count.  You name it, and I probably dabbled in it at one point in my life.  When I was in high school, I worked in a local bakery.  Besides the amazing cakes, breads, pastries and desserts we whipped up, we had a pretty mean lunch menu.  That bakery was where I was first introduced to cauliflower soup.  Up until that point in my life, cauliflower was just…cauliflower.  Nothing spectacular.  It was usually the last to go on a veggie tray and we had it with dinner a lot, but it was just cauliflower.

Chicken Potpie with Green Apples and Cheddar Biscuits

It’s always nice to have a few recipes on hand that can be made ahead and frozen, or split into more than one meal to either save for a rainy day or to share with someone else.  The other night, I brought dinner to some friends of ours, and this was what I chose to bring.  I’m hoping they liked it as much as our family did!  It’s one of our favorite comfort food meals, and works for us because it’s grown up enough for the “sophisticated” taste buds in the house, but still friendly enough for the kids.