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TykeMart bloggers and members share easy budget friendly recipes to make for the whole family.  Recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I love Mac n' Cheese!  It's one of the ultimate comfort foods around.  The cheesey goodness is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Here's my favorite recipe for this dish we all grew up with.  It's really easy to make and served with a salad makes a complete meal on a cool autumn night.  It's so good even the leftovers get eaten up!


1 (16oz.) package elbow macaroni

1 (5 oz.) container Alouette Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup sour cream

1 cup cottage cheese

1 stick butter

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup plain panko

1 tbls. chopped parsley


Cook elbow macaroni to package direction.  Don't over cook.

Drain cooked macaroni

Add cheeses, butter, sour cream and whipping cream to macaroni.  Stir well.

Place macaroni mixture in oven safe casserole.

Sprinkle Panko and parsley over top.

Bake in 350 degree oven about an hour or until cheese is bubbly and Panko is golden brown.

Serve warm. 






Every Sunday is barbecue night at our house.  Friends and family who are in town drop by for some good food and company.  Barbeques are a fun and easy way to entertain.  It can be as casual at throwing hot dogs on the grill or a more elaborate menu requiring more prep time.  Over the years I’ve found time saving tips and recipes to make prep time and clean up quick and easy.  Here’s my one of my favorites, it’s not just easy, it’s delicious too.  It gets lots of compliments whenever I serve it.





Jumbo Shrimps

Italian dressing


Cherry tomatoes


Metal or bamboo skewers




Clean, peel and de-vein shrimp, leaving tails on 

 Place shrimp in plastic Ziplock bag


Pour Italian dressing into bag, enough to cover shrimp.


Place bag in refrigerator and marinate for at least 2 hours, turn bag once or twice to make sure all shrimp get marinated.



Wash veggies, cube or cut onions and zucchini into bite size chunks\


Alternately place shrimp and veggies onto metal or bamboo skewers.



Grill until shrimp turn pink and veggies are tender. 



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