Using Veggies A Different Way This Thanksgiving

I started The Great Indoors as a way to celebrate the finer things between four walls: cooking, decorating, entertaining, crafting and more. But let’s be honest most weeks this blog is about food. Maybe it’s because, while I don’t consider myself a great cook, I’m a better cook than I am a decorator, hostess or…
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Cooking With An Old Friend

Okay, he’s not really old. In fact Scott Seiler is a couple of years younger than I am. But we go WAAAAAAAY back. I’m talking like bad 80’s hair and acid washed jeans back. Scott and I worked at WDAY-TV together in the late 80’s and early 90’s. We mostly covered the weekend shift, which…
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Congrats To Mary Murchie!

Congratulations to Mary Murchie! She’s the winner of our Hotdish contest. Her baked macaroni and cheese is creamy and delicious! I had a blast cooking with her! Check out our time together:

Introducing The Finalists In The Great Indoors Community Cookoff: Best Hotdish In The World

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Baked Macaroni And Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese (taken from America’s Test Kitchen Family cookbook) 8 T butter 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 1 pound elbow macaroni 1 garlic clove (minced) 1 tsp dry mustard 1 t water 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 6 T flour 3 1/2 cups milk (whole — yum) 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 1 pound Colby…
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