Grandma’s Baked Mac & Cheese

Grandma's Baked Mac & Cheese - Easiest and best homemade recipe.

I'm sure everyone has some favorite recipes that their Grandma used to make or still makes today.    Some of my favorite recipes that my Grandma would make were:  Poppyseed Roll  or Rigatoni Pasta.  To this day, I am not sure what she did special about her pasta.  But no matter how much I try to re-create it, it's not the same.   When my grandma passed away, I found her recipe book and made copies of some of her recipes to pass along to my kids one day. I don't  recall ever eating my

Hawaiian Honey Mustard Chicken

Hawaiian Honey Mustard Chicken - - Bringing the taste of Hawaii to the Mainland

Just from the title of this dish, I'm sure you can tell we are missing Hawaii (The Big Island).  This was one of the first dinner dishes I made since coming back home.  I used Honey Mustard that I purchased from Big Island Bees and  Macadamia Nuts from Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company.  Unfortunately, I didn't bring home pineapple direct from Hawaii, but used canned (packed in its own juice).  Not the same as Hawaii pineapple, but it was a good substitute. This dish was so easy to put together

Reuben Crescent Sandwich Bake

Reuben Crecent Sandwich Bake -  -- If you are a fan of Reubens, you will love this meal!!!

If you love Reuben's as much as I do, you will absolutely love this Reuben bake!  The only thing I don't care for in a typical Reuben sandwich is how greasy the bread can be (at least when you order it from a restaurant).  However, with this, no oily, greasy mess.  Just the delicious taste of a crescent roll -- Before I jump into the recipe, I want to first apologize that I haven't been able to post any new recipes the last few weeks.  I actually have been traveling quite a bit  for my

Emergency Substitution List


Have you ever found yourself all ready to bake/cook in the kitchen and you realize you are missing a key ingredient?   The last thing you feel like doing is running to the store. That's when emergency substitutions come in handy.  I put together a few substitution ideas that you could use.  If you click on the link below, you can download a PDF version of this document.  Feel free to print a copy.  You can even keep a copy taped to the inside of one of your kitchen cupboards to reference at

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Best Tasting Homemade Spaghetti Sauce - Seriously best ever!  Will make this again!

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce has always been a challenge for me in the kitchen.   Nothing has stacked up to my favorite jarred version.  I never could figure out what that the missing ingredient was.  This time, I combined a few different recipes, with the addition of some new ingredients =  Perfection! Seriously.  I remember doing like 2-3 taste tests from the pot thinking, this is delicious.   Who even needs pasta noodles?  I wanted to just slice up my freshly baked Dutch Crunch bread and dunk