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My Recipe for Big People Mac & Cheese

My Recipe for Big People Mac & Cheese


2 c. Heavy Cream

1 c. Mascarpone Cheese

1 c. fresh Goat Cheese

½ c. crumbled Blue Cheese

1 teaspoon Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon chopped Fresh Rosemary

1# Penne Pasta

1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 # shredded cooked Chicken

8 oz. frozen  Peas - thawed

½ c. Parmesan Cheese

1 c. fresh Bread Crumbs

In a saucepan combine cream, cheese, goat & blue cheese, pepper and rosemary. Heat until cheeses are melted and the sauce is creamy. Keep warm until ready to mix with pasta.

Cook pasta with 1 Tablespoon of salt until al dente. Drain & let dry for about 2 minutes.

Toss pasta with sauce, chicken, peas, 1 teaspoons of salt and mix well. Pour into a baking dish, top with Parmesan Cheese and bread crumbs and bake @ 350 uncovered for 20 minutes until crumbs begin to brown.

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.

Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars

As promised, I am posting a recipe for some of the most delicious bars I have ever had. I play dominos once a month with a group of gals; we meet for lunch at each others' homes and then play for the afternoon and end with dessert and coffee and this is the dessert my friend Sandy Gensen served this past Wednesday.

She said it took some work but it sure was well worth it according to all who ate them. I hope all of you will try it as well. We have such an abundance of apples here in Michigan, so take advantage as they are coming off the trees.

Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

2 large eggs

Register for Bark in the Dark

Register for Bark in the Dark

The Community can register soon to take part in this glow in the dark 5K Walk/Run to benefit the animals at the Humane Society of West Michigan.

Anyone who owns a pet, wants to own a pet, lost a pet or just enjoys the fun of a 5K, this is the chance to team up and raise money for the animals and share this incredible experience.  Strollers & Dogs, who are well-behaved with up-to-date vaccines & leashed are welcome to join in.

This Bark in the Dark event takes place on October 11 at 7:00pm at the Human Society of West Michigan located at 3077 Wilson Drive NW in Walker, Michigan.

Visit www.hswestmi.org to register & for more information.

2014 Grand Rapids Walk for Farm Animals on October 5

2014 Grand Rapids Walk for Farm Animals on October 5

Rain or shine the community is invited to lace up their athletic shoes on Sunday, October 5 to join in this 2.9 mile Farm Animal Walk taking place the 6th Street Bridge Park located at 627 Monroe Avenue NW.

Check in time is scheduled for 1:00pm. There is a yoga stretch at 1:30pm provided by Michele Fife and the walk takes place from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Dogs are welcome at this event.

“Free parking is available south of the 6th Street Bridge on the west side of Monroe Avenue near the park.”

Visit www.walkforfarmanimals.org  for more information.

Varsity Football Game: Sparta vs West Catholic

Varsity Football Game: Sparta vs West Catholic

Sparta High School & West Catholic Varsity football teams take to the field tonight - Friday, October 3 at 7:00pm.  

Sparta High School Football field located at 465 S. Union Street in Sparta, Michigan comes alive tonight with athletes, cheerleaders, band members and fans. Concessions are available on the grounds. Don’t miss the fun & excitement!

Visit www.spartachamber.com or www.westcatholicsports.com for more information. 

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invites the community to participate in this worthy cause.

Print a flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website below. On Wednesday, September 24 from 11am to 11pm the public is invited to present the coupon to any one of the 14 Pizza Hut locations and 20% of their total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. This is included for Dine-in, Carry out or Delivery.

The Flier has the list & addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations on the North & South side.

Visit http://www.crashslanding.org for the flier & print the coupon.