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Easy In the pan Macaroni and Cheese

This is the easiest macaroni and cheese dish I found years ago. It is a real comfort food without a lot of time and effort spent in the kitchen. 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (yes uncooked!!) 3 ½ cups milk 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Up to ¼ cup grated onion 2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese (I like Extra Sharp or Sharp) Paprika In a well-greased casserole stir together the uncooked macaroni, the milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt and 1 ½ cups of the cheese until well mixed. Cover tightly with foil or if you have a heavy top to the casserole use that. Bake in a 350F oven for 50 minutes. Remove foil. Stir well Cover with the other 1 cup of cheese and sprinkle with paprika. Return to oven a

Baked tomatoes with fresh herbs and olive oil

This is wonderful with so many things like, steak, chicken and super with our In the pan Macaroni and Cheese recipe. Use only fresh herbs for this for the best results. And change them up according to what you might have on hand. ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine (Italian flat leaf is best) 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, minced fine 3 large ripe tomatoes ¼ cup fine fresh bread crumbs (you can use packaged if that is what you have) ½ cup good olive oil (this is where you can really personalize this dish. Try any of the following: Sevillano, Ascalano, House Blend, Basil, Rosemary, Italian Blend, Cilantro. Combine parsley, basil and garlic in a sm

I Love Autumn

Finally, it is October and those of you who live in the hot and humid areas of the country know exactly how I feel. Anticipation of cooler days and nights and the enjoyment of being outside again after a long hot summer. Just a couple of days of temperatures lower than 85 and my mind is racing for all the wonderful comfort foods I love to make (and eat!!) In talking with my brother-in-law who lives in Ohio this morning I realized that it really does not matter what climate you live in the country the arrival of Autumn and coming of Winter turns thoughts to a different desire for food. He was lamenting the fact that it was getting colder and Winter was right around the corner while I was rej