grandma’s creamy ham & cheese pasta casserole

So I was thinking comfort food for dinner last night. But, what to make? I wasn’t really in the mood for chicken, hamburger, or tuna. And then I remembered my favorite ham & cheese casserole. I usually make this after Easter or Christmas when I have a bunch of leftover ham on hand, but there’s…

snowdays ~ a scenes post

We enjoyed two snow days in a row. The weather man said to not venture out unless completely necessary, so we stayed in our jammies, lit candles, drank tea, watched movies, baked danish, and made soup with dumplings. Ahhhhh… We love snow days! Last night we had our grandgirl, Madeline May, over for a slumber…

dayton’s twisted tuna pasta salad

I remember the days when I could go shopping at Daytons/Marshall Field’s and have lunch right there in the store. They had this wonderful lunch counter with tons of amazing soups, salads, and sandwiches. I’ve been collecting different Dayton’s cookbooks and reminiscing. So many memories and so much nostalgia connected to these recipes! I wish…

bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers

Bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are so yummy and easy to make. Stuffing them can be a little time consuming, but once you get the hang of it, it will go quickly. Double or triple this recipe as needed. Leave a few seeds in each jalapeno half for a spicy kick, or remove all of them if…

cinnamon cheesecake danish squares

Looking for an incredibly easy, delicious, fast dessert? This one has it all! Buttery crust, creamy, tangy, lemony, cheesecake filling, and a delicious cinnamon & sugar topping! This goes together in about 10 minutes and bakes for 25… So it’s definitely great for impromptu guests, and Sunday brunch. Enjoy with coffee, tea, or a tall…