Nov 112013

One of the most requested meals in our house is the extremely healthy (not) Company Casserole. I’m usually the Italian lover in the house, so I’ve always been a bit confused, but I guess the cheesy goodness is just too hard to resist.

There was a period of around six months when my daughter was about four that she would hardly eat anything. But you stuck a plate of Company Casserole in front of her, she’d eat it all and ask for more. So, I made it often for some time. It made me feel good to see her scarf  down one of the first recipes I modified myself and it still makes me feel good when my daughter and hubby request it.

I can’t say it’s one of my favorite meals to make, it’s pretty easy and doesn’t leave me with the satisfaction that more difficult recipes do, but the reaction to it is certainly one of my favorites. Loaded with calories, it’s not for the healthy conscience. I don’t make it as often as I used to for that reason. The expanding waist lines have to stop somewhere.

When I do make Company Casserole, it smells and tastes like home. My husband always tells me that’s the love I put in it, but I think it’s the cheese!



Company Casserole Recipe – Click here!

The Daily Post – Daily Prompt

Jul 012011

Yummy food from the Community Cookbook!

Tres Leches Cake

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Tortilla Soup

Seafood Fettucini

Best Rum Cake Ever!!

Australian Cheesecake

Crockpot Beefy Macaroni and Cheese with Veggies

Figasa – Italian Peasant Bread

Chocolate Cream Cheese Dessert


More yummy stuff to come. July is drink month so lots of cool, refreshing drinks are coming. A couple of adult drinks mixed in there, too. Hope to see a few of you sign up and share your recipes as well.

Jun 132011

Apparently, I decided I didn’t have enough to do, so I needed a few more websites. I recently re-launched Crescent Moon Haberdashery as a blog to showcase my CafePress store. I’ve been selling products with photography, artwork, and graphic work on CafePress for years and will soon be trying my hand at Zazzle as well. Crescent Moon Haberdashery is also featuring some beautiful jewelry from Aether Designs.

My mother and I have looked for a way to share recipes and finally decided, after searching for and not finding a solution we liked, that we might as well share them with everyone. Thus, I launched Community Cookbook a few weeks ago. It’s still a work in progress, but hopefully I’ll get the bugs ironed out. I went for an actual community setting and it isn’t working quite the way I would like it to. The name might change, but Community Cookbook works for now. We have a couple of recipes up with many more to come in the future.

After I feel like I have Crescent Moon Haberdashery and Community Cookbook well underway and help Jane with The Diary of Jane, I’m going to re-launch Macabre Manor. Macabre Manor has needed a lot of work for a long time and I hate to go the blog route with it, but I don’t think I’ll ever get anything done with it if I don’t turn it into a blog. Hand editing pages is so 1990’s, right? I’m still unsure I can make it do what I want, but I’m going to try. I can never make Macabre Manor what it once was, but I can do something with it… when I figure out exactly what that is, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, this site will become my master feed as it were and my writing blog. I’ll be cross-posting things here from the other sites for the time being, except for the cooking site that is. I might make a post with recipes that have posted for the week, but I’m not going to post all the recipes both places. If cross-posting everything stops making sense or becomes too much, I’ll stop, but for now almost everything I do will still be on this blog. Why? For people who want everything but don’t want to visit tons of sites to get it.

As for the podcast, I gave up on it a long time ago. I wanted to podcast, but the more I tried the more I figured out that I didn’t really have anything to talk about. Maybe some day.

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