Mac & cheese with soul….


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This Thanksgiving the mac & cheese was award wining, I know! Everyone calms to have the best mac & cheese recipe of all time. The older the recipe meaning  “the further it is handed down” would lead one to believe the better it has to be good. I will let you be the judge with this fail proof recipe. This recipe is my own not mom’s, not grand mom’s!




  • 4-16 oz. boxes of macaroni pasta
  • 4-8 oz. bags of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2-8 oz. bags of 4 cheese mix blend shredded  cheese
  • 2 cups butter
  • 8 oz. heavy cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 eggs
  • pan spray for coating pan or casserole dish
  • salt and pepper to taste


pre heat oven to 350

First in a pot large enough to hold cook pasta following instructions on box. Set aside save water from pasta for next step. Next in a large skillet over medium heat butter and flour  to make roux using the reserved water from pasta. about 1-1/2 cups (this will help the roux to thicken). add heavy cream and cheese one bag at a time save one for topping mix over low heat until  all cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. in large mixing bowl add pasta then pour cheese sauce and eggs stir gently until well mixed. Pour in sprayed pan or casserole top with cheese and bake at 350 or until dish is stiff or cheese has light brown top about 30-45min.


Tell them you got it from Chef L. Copeland. Thecopelandcateringgroupinc.




This year I will be breaking away from the traditional receipt to try something new and exploring my creative culinary mind. Using fresh complementing herbs and self made spices and infused oil blends to add depth, contrast and flavors that will awaken taste buds.20161123_1016071

this year thanksgiving dinner will be held at my sister-in-laws house , were we do a “pot luck” style ceremony gathering. Every one brings a dish or two for the feasting. this year I was nominated to do dressing, being  a chef I am always excited to be inn the kitchen especially when I get to put my twist on a classic receipt like Holiday Dressing.


  • 2-12oz bags of Pepperidge farm country style stuffing mix
  • 2 lg red apples
  • 3 cups cranberries
  • 3 cups button mushrooms
  • 3 cups pecans
  • 4 cups celery
  • 4 cups carrots
  • 3 cups onion
  • 10 springs of fresh thyme
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  • 2 stocks of fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups melted sage butter
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth


heat oven to 350 f

medium dice onions,celery, mushrooms, and carrots separate. ruff chop pecans set aside. Core and slice apple then cut into shoe string strips set aside

heat butter with  thyme,sage, and rosemary in 3qt. sauce pan over medium heat. add onion, mushrooms, celery, and carrots. cook until vegetables are tender.

20161123_1413251meanwhile heat broth over low heat, at the same time its warming up in a large mix bowl add stuffing mix then mix in cook vegetables, apples, cran-berries and pecans. pour in melted butter and broth.

pour in casserole bake 30 min. or until heated..


Bon Appetite









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