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The Pies Have It

I recently attended my daughter's swim banquet, an annual dinner celebrating hard work and individual/team accomplishments.

The dessert table was decked with tasty treats, from Seven-Layer Bars (my favorite) to assorted cookies and a sheet cake decorated with Swedish Fish candies. 
The lectern stood adjacent to the dessert table, making it convenient for coach to snatch a Pecan Bar and sneak a bite in between award presentations.
He stopped mid-bite, looked at the dessert in his hand and asked, "Who made this? It's AWESOME!" 
A mom sitting nearby raised her hand and said, "I brought it."
"You made it?" asked coach.
"I brought it," she repeated.
"Good for you!" I thought. There's no shame in bringing a store- or Cream City Casseroles-bought item to a school function or potluck. If it's good and people enjoy it, who cares who made it.
Everyone's so busy. Time is precious. It's OK to delegate to save time. It's…

Retro Rules

I just love classic comfort food. You know, the kind Mom used to make. The kind you can't get at restaurants and don't have the time to make at home. The kind you crave on a cold winter night.
That's why I'm absolutely over the moon to offer you some new retro-classic entrees.
Old-Fashioned Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes Nothing fancy here, just a darn good meatloaf served with a large side of buttery, creamy mashed potatoes. Our 2-lb. meatloaf serves 6-8 and is guaranteed to transport you back in time to mom's kitchen. Our potatoes are the real deal, made with russet potatoes -- never from a box.

Rosemary Beef Roast Crock Pot Kit Imagine coming home and being greeted by the delightful aroma of beef roast. This crock pot kit is perfect after a long workday or as the star of Sunday dinner. Our 4-5 lb. roast feeds 6-8 and comes with a generous portion of red potatoes, carrots and onion.

Taco Casser-ole! Put a retro spin on Taco Night with Taco Casser-ole! This mild, Mexi…

Holy Macaroni!

As Cream City Casseroles grows, I'm making larger and larger quantities of food each week.

I recently made the largest amount of Mac N Cheese to date. On top of the week's regular orders, I also made Mac N Cheese for our local Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families with children receiving care at area hospitals. 

The casseroles were packaged and delivered to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) where volunteers heated and served dinner.

It was exciting cooking for the Ronald McDonald House and I hope to do it again. What an amazing organization! 
The RMHC staff feel it's important to let the families focus on their sick child, not worrying about making meals. That's why they provide free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for up to 70 guest families.

Every. Single. Day.
Feeding guest families 365 days a year is quite a challenge so RMHC relies on volunteer groups and corporate sponsors to help prepare and pay for meals.

If you'd like to help f…