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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.


I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Monday, July 05, 2010

Move over Paula Deen...

I am the queen of butter and cholesterol today.  It's a rainy, gloomy day here and just right for comfort food.  What's better than homemade macaroni and cheese?  Not much - except maybe homemade fudge - in my book, but I didn't have all the ingredients for fudge.  So Aggie & I settled for oven-baked, mouth-watering macaroni and cheese.  My husband would never eat it - the man was raised on Velveeta and Kraft singles. I would only make it when he was out of town.  Now that he's permanently out of town, I can make it whenever I want.   Well, maybe not that often.  Here's the easy recipe:
1 pound elbow macaroni, prepared al dente
1 pound cheddar cheese, grated
1 stick butter
3-4 cups milk, depending on the depth of the baking pan
salt & fresh ground pepper
After you cook the macaroni, coat your casserole pan with cooking spray.  Add the first layer of macaroni, cover with cheese and then lightly salt and pepper the layer.  Put several pats of butter on top.  Then add another layer of macaroni and repeat the cheese topping routine.  Keep doing this until you run out of macaroni - oh, and save some cheese for the top.  Pour milk into the casserole until it almost reaches the top.  Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.  Remove from oven and let it rest for about ten minutes, if you can wait that long!
Enjoy!  And remember to share!


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  2. That looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Good!!!!! I will copy this recipe! I tell you what! I have sure come across some great recipes in my short time blogging! Those of my daughter, Amber, ranks right up there with them! It's funny about the BOX mac/cheese.....when Amber was growing up I would that occasionally. She loved it.....but she threw up afterwards EVERY single time! There is something in it that she is simply allergic to....even to this day! I'll have to make THIS for her when she come shome in August! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi! OMG, that Macaroni and Cheese looks sooo good. Thank you for the recipe.

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  4. Sounds yummy. I'm going to give this a try too. What is it about men and macaroni & cheese? It was such a regular dinner for us when my daughter was growing up and her Dad was out of town. She asked me once, "Mom, why is it we have the good stuff when Dad is gone?"

  5. OMG! Is that a ME plate I spy under that yummy looking serving of Macaroni and Cheese!??
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