This post is sponsoredÂ by FreshDirect. We are participating in FreshDirect’s Fourth Annual #FDFriendsgiving! In exchange for this blog post and photos of our Homestyle Mac and CheeseÂ forÂ Instagram, we were given a FreshDirect $100Â gift card. It’s hard to think about my childhood without my mom’s baked mac and cheese. Usually madeÂ on nights the babysitters (aka one of my cousins) would come over.
Our next trip through Cravings is thisÂ Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic and Ricotta.Â Some of the links in our Cravings posts areÂ affiliate links. If you’re interested inÂ making this dish or any of our others, you need to buy Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook! Whenever I see a recipe for vegan or vegetarian burgers and meatballs, my eyes roll so hard it hurts. It wasn’t until Fatima made theÂ black bean burgerÂ that I started to have a little more faith in these kinds of alternatives.
Today is my Aunt Jean’s 70th Birthday! Over the weekend, my dad threw her a birthday party in Connecticut. Yes, she was very surprised! For the last year, I’ve been working on a very special gift; a family photo book. Aunt Jean is the queen of photos; she has a photo album for every decade going back decades! She requests an updated family photo from everyone annually. Whenever we’re all together, there she is, snapping away.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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