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Delicious Macaroni Salad

12 Jun

My Dear Aunt Penny makes the most delicious macaroni salad. This is a perfect dish for a summer party, graduation or birthday. You name it this salad will be a hit!


  • 1 pound box of macaroni or rotini,
  • Veggies: chopped green pepper, celery, carrots and diced red onion.
  • Dressing: 1 cup of Mayo, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 7 ounces (1/2 can) sweetened condensed milk, a dash of salt and a shake of pepper.

Whisk it all together and add it to the macaroni.

  • The Secret: I don’t add all the dressing right away…add 1/2 or 3/4, mix it together and let it get cold. When u take it out of the fridge, give it a stir (and a taste) and add the rest of the dressing if u think it’s necessary. (You can double the dressing recipe – it will last quite a while in the fridge)

Let me know if you try this!

XOXO – Elizabeth


My Pinterest menu!

3 Aug

If I could choose my menu for the day from the beautiful pictures inside Pinterest this is what it would look like.

For Breakfast we will start off with a evenly cooked sunny side up egg with toast.


As I work away at my desk and think about lunch time I pull out my snack to help hold me over.


After I get out of my last morning meeting I race to the fridge and grab my packed lunch!

Opps, wrong pic – that is how I am feeling right before lunch (credit)


After a long day at the office I get home from work and have this waiting for me..

A girl can dream.. (Credit)


After a nice meal with my husband and dog begging from under the table we will cozy up to a evening movie.


Maybe I will include one of these 😉

When all is said an done, we will crawl into the most comfortable bed ever!

What would your make believe Pinterest day look like?

xoxo – Elizabeth

May: National Food Month

3 May

Looks like May is a busy national “food” month. With so many dedications that need to go out, I would like to link to your favorite recipes! If you have a great recipe that matches one of these categories please share and I would love to feature you! Check out the full list, I have only selected a few to celebrate!

National Strawberry Month
Raw and Healthy Strawberry Crapes by Tamara Kerner over at Daily Transformations

11 Strawberry Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner from The Stir: A cafeblog mom

National Salsa Month
Pineapple Mango Salsa by AliGirl Cooks

National Hamburger Month
Kick Ass Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Chipotle Ketchup over at Laura’s Best Recipes: A Culinary Collection

National Chocolate Custard Month
Easter Chocolate Mousse by Moogie & Pap

National Asparagus Month
Asparagus and Egg Bake over at a day in the life of.. A collection of odds and ends that make out lives tick.

National Barbecue Month
National Egg Month
National Artisan Gelato Month
National Asparagus Month
Asparagus and Egg Bake over at A day in the LIfe of.. A collection of odds and ends that make out lives tick.

National Macaroon Day
National Salad Month

xoxo – Elizabeth

National Grilled Cheese Month!

18 Apr

I can’t believe the month is half over and I am just finding out about this! I must do my research. How long has April been NGCM?

When I say that I am obsessed with grilled cheese sandwiches I am not lying. It has caused more than one argument between me and my husband. When we are out to eat and I don’t find anything interesting on a menu – Grilled cheese it is. “Try something new!” he always says.. Why risk something new and not like it when I can order a wonderful Grilled Cheese and it is a guarantee win?

I often get a little wild and like to add tomato and some ham. With much excitement finding out today was NGCM, I googled grilled cheese and picked my favorites!

A few years back Oprah picked Cafe Muse, restaurant right down the street from me, for making one of the best Grilled Cheese! I have had it and I have to agree. I may even stop in this week just to honor this wonder month long holiday!


  • 1 slice Havarti cheese
  • 1 slice mozzarella cheese
  • 1 slice Danish fontina cheese
  • 1/2 Tbsp. butter , softened (for best results, use high-quality butter)
  • Honey from a squeeze bear bottle
  • 1 tsp. fresh basil , chopped
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 slices bread (organic multigrain bread works best)
  • Sauté pan large enough for 2 slices of bread
If you can throw together a killer grilled cheese please share your recipe!
xoxo – Elizabeth