Thursday, April 12, 2012

2012 Ultimate Blog Party Post

Ultimate Blog Party 2012 Welcome! Can it be time to party again already? Before we get to know each other, do you want some coffee? The Peppermint Mocha  creamer is really good.

I'm a talker, but I'll try to keep it short because I want to get to know you as well. Not only do I have the privilege of being married to my very best friend, but I get to be mom to three princesses. Needless to say, we have a lot of pink, purple, ruffles, and dollies in this house. God has been so good to us.

I am a stay at home, work at home, homeschooling mama. Everyone who knows me is aware that I absolutely LOVE coffee. Hobbies? Cooking, Reading and "Computering."

I can't wait to visit your blog, and  learn more about you. But, here's one of my favorite recipes for mac and cheese (can you say comfort food?). Do any of you love Ree Drumond's cookbooks as much as I do?

  • 4  cups Dried Macaroni
  • 1 whole Egg Beaten
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 Stick Or 4 Tablespoons) Butter
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2-1/2 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 teaspoons (heaping) Dry Mustard, More If Desired
  • 1 pound Cheese, Grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt, More To Taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • Optional Spices: Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Thyme

Cook macaroni until very firm. Macaroni should be too firm to eat right out of the pot. Drain.
In a small bowl, beat egg.
In a large pot, melt butter and sprinkle in flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. Cook mixture for five minutes, whisking constantly. Don’t let it burn.
Pour in milk, add mustard, and whisk until smooth. Cook for five minutes until very thick. Reduce heat to low.
Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking eggs. Whisk together till smooth.
Pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth.
Add in cheese and stir to melt.
Add salt and pepper. Taste sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed! DO NOT UNDERSALT.
Pour in drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine.
Serve immediately (very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top.

Thanks for stopping by!

"Breathe deeper. Speak slower. Listen better. React less.Hug longer. Be Purposeful."
                                                              - taken from 10 Days to a Peaceful Home-
                                                              by Amy Roberts


Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Hi Bev!!!! I'm ready to party!!!

Elise said...

Hey girl! Im just hopping on from over at Gods Amazing Blessings to check out your blog! Looks fantastic! I am also a christian blogger, daughter of God, wife to husband and mama to two, and one on the way! I look forward to looking through your blog and hope you will also checkout mine! God bless!

Traci Michele said...

So wonderful to meet you! Here for the UBP2012!

Ashley said...

Here for the blog party! I hope you'll check my blog out as well. (Immeasurably More)And by the way... the peppermint mocha creamer is my favorite too!

Cascia Talbert said...

Cascia Talbert from The Healthy Moms Magazine - Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Thanks for a yummy recipe and a lovely visit for the Ultimate Blog Party 2012. :)

TDM Wendy said...

Hi there! So fun that you came to my blog first up in the party! Your girls are adorable!

Jennifer said...

Hi, visiting from the UBP! So nice to meet you!

Jenni Ryan said...

You are a lady after my own heart ;) The peppermint mocha creamer rocks!!! I actually have vanilla right now but oh the peppermint :) New GFC, FB and Pinterest follower from the UBP 12 ;) hope you can stop by soon!

Jen Ferguson said...

Hi there! So excited to be here from the UBP! Would love to get to know you better! Would love for you to check out the Soli Deo Gloria community on my blog!

Janice said...

I came from UBP. Great to see another believer with a great blog. Keep up the great work.


I got to meet Ree and get my book signed.

So glad to meet your through the UBP. Happy party day.



Tereasa said...

What precious little princesses you have! Thanks for the recipe. That was a great idea!

Rashida said...

HI and so nice to meet you , also thanks for the recipe! stopping by from UBP. Goid bless

Only True North said...

LOVING the site and the recipe :) So glad to have found you on the UBP linky list!


Jenn said...

Party hopping from the UBP- that recipe looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing!!
Hope you can stop by and visit us too and join us for the GHQ 2012 (a fun FREE event with great prizes)-

Rosann said...

Hi Beverly! So nice to meet you! And as a matter of fact, I'm a huge fan of Ree Drummond and all of her recipes. Can you say, "more butter, please?!" Haha...that's the only bad part is all the butter she uses, but let's be real. The butter makes it great, right?! Anyway, I have two little girls myself and know all about living the princess life. :) Looking forward to getting to know you better.

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ConnieFoggles said...

Thanks for the recipe. I actually used to make my mac and cheese pretty similar to that one. Your girls are beautiful. It's nice to meet you!

Jennifer Dawn McLucas said...

Hello, it's so great to meet you. I'm visiting from the UBP. I can't wait to try out your mac & cheese recipe!

Beth in NC said...

I just came over from the party! Your place is lovely. I have a princess too and a house full of pink, ruffles, and princess dresses.

Nice to meet you!

Enjoy hopping around the party!


Carrie said...

So glad to find you!

Shanda said...

I'm joining the blog party for the first time. I look forward to getting to know you

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Beverley and Greetings from Oz..Your little girls are so sweet..Great to hear you spend time teaching them....I am in the PARTY!
A hug from me to you.

Rosilind Jukic said...

Hopping over from UBP. Wow - what a great recipe. I can't wait to try it!!!

Dawn said...

Hi! Now following via GFC from UBP 2012! Blessings!

Sydney said...

Hi Beverly! Cute blog! I share your love for Ree Drumond... she's an amazing cook (and photographer too). I'm going to have to try out that Mac and cheese, it sounds really good!

Gretta said...

Stopping by from UBP12 ~ I love The Pioneer Woman's blog and have her first cookbook. Hoping to get her 2nd one soon. Come visit me at The Johns Family ~

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

I love Mac&Cheese. I don't have Ree's cookbook yet... I really should though.

I have two princesses and we also love pink & purple around here. I feel so blessed to have sweet little girls.

Thanks for joining the party.

Gail Purath said...

Stopping by from UBP. Nice to meet you and visit your lovely blog. What a nice family you have. God bless! Gail

Becky @ From Ministry to Motherhood said...

Just popping by from the UBP. It's nice to meet you! I have a prince in my household so we're decked out with trucks and trains right now! Your post was great and I love the blog.

Kelly said...

I could have sworn I was already a member of this blog (weird). Anyway, great to see you again


sherley jackson said...

Hi Beverly, Im visiting from UBP! Love your site and love the Christian Book reviews. I would love to be able to do that. Beautiful girls you have. I have two also. Will be visiting often.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I hopped over from the UBP12...nice to meet you.

I've made this mac n cheese and several of her other dishes...yummy!

I'm your newest follower.

Epic said...

Hi Beverly! That recipe looks yummy! I'm popping by from UBP2012 to say hi!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love love her books...especially loved her story

So much fun party hopping....meeting new friends and finding old ones...I just added another great prize to my now you have 3 good prizes...I would love for you to win. A comment is all it takes..Hope you will also stop by my Pinterest boards....I have over 900


Audra Silva said...

Your girls are adorable. It's nice to meet you. I hope to come back and visit soon. :)

Onna said...

Stopping by for the party! Gotta love mac & cheese! One of my favorites! Thanks for sharing. Nice to "meet" you! :]

Helen said...

A party ;-) and no one told me, I was just dropping by because I was thinking of you.

Now I want Maccaroni :-)

It was nice seeing such a sweet pic of your three girls - they are so adorable - and good to see you are well.

A hug from your German friend Helen

Stacie Sayz So said...

Wow, that recipe sounds REALLY good!
Stoping by from UBP2012.

Jessie said...

Three princesses and a lotta pink! Wow, we're the opposite here with mostly boys. My little gal would love your place.

You're making me hungry too.

Have a lovely weekend.

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - belatedly because my week was just insane so I had no time before now to visit anyone - and am so glad to "meet" you. I, too, am a homeschooler who writes about our home learning journey as well as other things. Hope you'll stop by:

TheChattyMom said...

Hello Beverly!
I've finally carved out a little time today to do some visiting from the UBP. (I'm SO behind) Love your site!! With two little princesses of my own, I know exactly what you mean about a lot of pink, purple, ruffles and dollies in the house.

God bless you & your family!