Smoky Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon Topping

Adapted from and Inspired by Bakeaholic Mama I recognize that I use every excuse in the book to eat anything dripping with cheese and/or bacon….but this time I really needed some comfort food.  If any of you have ever had a pinched nerve in your back, you know what I’m saying.  Ouch!  Although I was… Continue reading Smoky Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon Topping

Fennel with Cheese Sauce (Finocchi Al Formaggio)

Modified from Italy, The Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the Regions of Italy, by Lorenza de’Medici and Patrizia Passigli I have this rather large cookbook, Italy, the Beautiful Cookbook, which is sized more appropriately for coffee table display than for actual cooking.  For that reason, I haven’t really taken much advantage of the great Italian… Continue reading Fennel with Cheese Sauce (Finocchi Al Formaggio)

Cauli’ & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese, done right, is one of the best comfort foods in the world.  Some days you just gotta have a little extra comfort, so it has been hard giving up this dish.  After a difficult day worrying over a sick kitty, going back and forth to the vet, and dealing with too much… Continue reading Cauli’ & Cheese