Sunday, December 27, 2020

Enjoy Your Favorites | Classic Macaroni and Cheese Casserole Baked In a Water Bath

Our good friend Jean  shared her fabulous favorite homemade classic Macaroni and Cheese Casserole recipe bake that she serves at her annual buffet during the Christmas and New Year holiday season. You can make this Bistro mac and cheese anytime of year for any gathering ! Works up great for Easter and Thanksgiving too!

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

It's one of the best mac & cheese recipes to serve at a buffet, because it can be cut into squares.  It's very firm and not runny, and can easily be served on your good dinnerware or serving plates, or even festive paper or plastic plates.

Classic Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

My husband and I had been boating enthusiasts for many years, and bought our first boat about 1 week after we got back from our honeymoon. We still get together with our good friends from the marina that we would travel with.

Try this classic macaroni and cheese casserole recipe baked in a water bath and make it one of your family favorites!  The grandkids always enjoy it and your children will too! You can turn this from a brunch side dish into a frugal meal, simply by adding some ham or tuna fish!

Go upscale and make a bistro mac and cheese using a wonderful cheese such as Smoked Gouda or Swiss Gruyere.

Classic Macaroni and Cheese Bake Casserole

This old-fashioned comfort food mac and cheese sets up  in a water bath. Anything made the old-fashioned way is really worth the effort!

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Classic Macaroni & Cheese Casserole Baked In a Water Bath

1 1/4 cup scalded milk
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (broken in pieces)
3 tbl butter
1 1/2 cup cooked elbow macaroni
tsp salt
1/2 lb grated Vermont Cabot sharp cheddar cheese
2 well beaten eggs

Pour scalded milk over bread crumbs.
Combine with butter, macaroni, salt, cheese, eggs.
Mix together.
Place in buttered flat 8 x 8 pan (if using oblong, increase recipe).
Top with breadcrumbs
Sprinkle with paprika.
To cook: put pan in water bath (broiler pan); 1/2 - 1" water (important)
Bake 375 for 45 minutes. To reheat - till warm and bubbly.

© Frugal New England Kitchen

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Red Devil Cheese Ball | Snack Ideas | Recipe

Our family has always enjoyed Melba Toast, both for snacking and as a base for some of our favorite brunch appetizers or your Charcuterie Board. Here’s one of my favorite family recipes for Red Devil Cheese Ball which you can use as an appetizer spread on Melba Toast.

Red Devil Cheese Ball
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Party Appetizer Red Devil Cheese Ball

Holiday Season is upon us, although with today’s weather in New England you’d think you were back in February when all we've had are Nor'Easters especially along Cape Cod and the Boston Area!   Vermont and New Hampshire have already had snow on some mountains.

Soon enough though all the cold weather will be behind us and we’ll back camping at the beach and lakes before we know it.  One of the items I’ll definitely be packing when we go camping is low-calorie, low-fat snacks like Melba Toast.

So here's an idea for your Charcuterie Board for Holiday Parties - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas will keep us busy.

Red Devil Cheese Ball

On my blog I’ve written how I’ve embarked on a new diet plan.  Melba Toast will can help put you on the right track towards a healthier summer lifestyle.

For over 80 years, Melba Toast has provided a great alternative to heavy breads or crackers, for healthier snacking. Most of the products are made with all-natural whole grains, which helps a simple snack like Melba Toast and hummus make you stay fuller longer, and less likely reach for junk food.

For more creative options, visit for a variety of Melba inspired recipes such as Chocolate Pistachio Crunch, Atlantic Salmon Bites and Lemon Meringue Tarts.  These are great for entertaining on the deck or patio!

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Red Devil Cheese Ball

1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1 (4-1/2 oz) can deviled ham
1/2 cup walnuts (crush in blender)
Dash Worcestershire & tabasco
1 tbl green relish
1 tbl dry onion soup

Mix ingredients and then chill 1 hour.
Form into balls and roll in nuts.
Chill another hour or more before serving.
Serve on Melba Toast.

© Frugal New England Kitchen

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe | Vegetable Casserole | Brunch Recipe

I'd like to share one of my favorite side dishes with you. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach - this is my Charming Son-In-Law's favorite Broccoli Casserole. We serve it all year long, not just for the Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas Holidays!


Broccoli Casserole

This favorite Broccoli Cheese casserole recipe was given to me by one of our friends which I first got married. Actually, I really don't care for broccoli all that much - guess I'm like our former President George W. Bush, however, I think it's the best broccoli casserole and ONLY broccoli I eat!  Now my own daughters make it for their family.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe

What makes this Broccoli Casserole Recipe zesty is the addition of Apple Cider Vinegar and French's Onion Rings !
Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe

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You might like to try my Green Bean Casserole Recipe as a side dish too !

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

1 Bag chopped broccoli (16 oz.)
1 Can French's Onion rings
1 jar Cheese Whiz (8 oz)
1/2   c.  Hellman's mayonnaise
Apple vinegar to taste (1 tsp.)

Cook and drain broccoli.  Steam if desired instead.

Mix in Cheese Whiz,  mayonnaise, vinegar and 3/4 of the onion rings.

Spray casserole dish lightly with cooking spray.

Top with remaining onion rings.

Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

Do not overcook.

Let me know what you think! I make it not only for the Holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, but whenever I cook a roast.

© Frugal New England Kitchen