Monthly Archives: January 2013

Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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grilled mac and cheese sandwich recipe

Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

What You’ll Need:

  • Your fave mac and cheese recipe (see below for mine!)
  • Spreadable salted butter (I use the Challenge brand’s Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper spreadable butter with olive oil)
  • Sliced cheese (we like pepper jack)

mac and cheese on a cookie sheetgrilled cheese mac and cheese sandwich recipe

(PS, I swear the sandwiches were not that huge – it’s the camera angle. Promise!)


  1. Make the mac and cheese.
  2. Once you’ve made the macaroni and cheese, spread it in an even layer on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Let it cool in the fridge, preferably overnight so that it hardens. Continue reading


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With a pouty face that’s just too sweet not to share with the world, meet Karmi – my most lovable beagle bear with a personality that’s about 10 times the size of her furry self.

She has a fast-paced social life and enjoys visitors to the house, walks to the dog park, romping around with her beagle sis and  big furry brother, chasing lizards, standing guard over the house from her perch on the back of the couch, and snacking on the occasional poop nugget in the backyard (hey, no one’s perfect). Continue reading

On Children

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little pink ballerina girl

A family member shared this with her daughter on her birthday, and I thought it was so beautiful.  I’m admittedly not normally into poetry unless it’s something written by Winnie the Pooh, but this is really inspirational.

On Children
Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, 
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, 
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, 
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
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