Recipe: Three Ingredient Mac and Cheese

by Cate on July 23, 2014

Three ingredients + one pot + twenty minutes = a comfort food win in the form of this mac and cheese.


For some reason, I have three heads of cauliflower in my refrigerator. I think they just get pushed to the back, and I forget I haven’t used it yet, and then I grab another one when I’m at the store. Which means I was definitely having cauliflower for dinner tonight.

The only problem?

One kid most definitely doesn’t like cauliflower.

And the other will only eat it sometimes.

And, well, cauliflower doesn’t really make a whole meal.

So while I did make cauliflower tonight, I made something else for the kids.

Namely this mac and cheese.

We are forever on the look out for THE ONE. This recipe might be the one to beat.

I mean, when the going in position is three ingredients, one pot, and twenty minutes, it can only go up from there.

This recipe was everything mac and cheese should be. Creamy, but not too creamy. Tender bites of the pasta shells. Cheesy.

Kid-friendly, but with a richness that adults will approve of as well.

And simple. One pot and done. Perfect for our crazy night tonight when we all needed to be fed and out the door by six pm.

I do believe we have found our new go-to mac and cheese recipe.

You know … until the next one comes along.

Hungry for more easy dinners?
This Lemony Greek Chicken is the awesome when you want tender, juicy, and delicious chicken.
Turkey Meatballs from Gwyneth Paltrow are simple and approved by my crew.
I don’t make pasta as much as I would like to, but when I do, these Stuffed Shells are one of our favorites.

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Review: Jose Cuervo’s Teagarita

by Cate on July 22, 2014

A new cool refreshing drink. A glass filled to the brim with ice. Ahhh. Summer. It’s here.


When it comes to adult beverages, I’m pretty picky. I don’t like beer. I only like wine that doesn’t taste like wine. And for the most part, if I’m going to have a cocktail, I want the girliest kind possible. You know, like something along the lines of a Strawberry Colada. High maintenance, maybe, but I think I just know what I like and it seems to be drinks that don’t taste a lot like alcohol.

So when I heard about the new Teagarita from the folks at Jose Cuervo, I was, of course, a little intrigued. A new alcoholic beverage, with the addition of iced tea. It sounded pretty much up my alley.

And it was.

The first time I served it was at a recent dinner party. The icy cold drink was the perfect counterpart to a hot summer’s day. It has the unmistakeable tang of a margarita, and the punch of tequila, but with the sweetness of a glass of refreshing iced tea.

Which is to say, it goes down nice and easy.

And we finished the bottle.

For summertime entertaining, I like that you can serve up cocktails to friends without having to measure and mix and spend your night as a bartender. Less time mixing, more time catching up with friends.

Which is pretty much the best way to entertain.

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Recipe: Summer Frittata {Jones Dairy Farm}

July 21, 2014

A frittata, taking full advantage of summer produce, perfect for a lunch or light dinner. Warm weather means trips to the local farmer’s market to stock up on fresh summer produce like yellow squash and zucchini. These vegetables are so versatile they can lend themselves to many different dishes. They’re perfect sauteed and added to […]

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Weekend Photos in Review

July 20, 2014

That shot pretty much sums up the weekend. It was a good one. Print it!No tag for this post.

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Visit: Grounds for Sculpture {Hamilton Township, NJ}

July 16, 2014

Beautiful gardens, hundreds of amazing art sculptures, and plenty of kid-friendly and adult-approved things to see, the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township is worth a visit. When the kids and I visited the world’s largest tooth in Princeton last year, we had NO idea what was just down the road. Luckily a recent mention […]

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