Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

8 ounces small shaped pasta (mini shells, ditalini, elbows, etc.) 3 tablespoons butter 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon flour 1 1/2 cups milk 6 ounces farmhouse cheese (Duhallow, can substitute cream cheese if you can’t find it) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper pinch of salt 1 generous cup shredded medium cheddar […]

Chicken Cordon Bleu Easy Enough for You

pounding it out

I have been running around frantically for the past week or two with more things to do than i can possibly keep track of. There’s been coordinating the book fair, baptisms for itty bitty babies, hospital visits with my sister-in-law and niece, doctor’s appointments and, of course, the ever present work that fills my days. […]

The Juicy Lucy – A Memorial Day Gift

Meat mix

My employer was generous enough to give me Friday off in addition to Monday for Memorial Day this year, so I’ve decided to pass the generosity on with a recipe guaranteed to elevate your backyard BBQ to “best ever” status.  Today we’re doing a Twin Cities original – the Juicy Lucy. Now, even many native […]