Mac and Cheese Pancakes

Mac and Cheese Pancakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Sooo, ya, I did make some Mac and Cheese Pancakes. But first, a backstory…

It all started a few months ago when my husband was in NYC for a business trip. He randomly stumbled across a restaurant called Shopsin’s, the type of place that you can get kicked out of for not following the rules. Luckily, he did not get kicked out and got to enjoy some very delicious Mac and Cheese Pancakes, along with a very unique dining experience. First of all, if you look at the menu, there’s like hundreds of options. I would get kicked out just by taking too long to order. Second of all, there are so many interesting choices to eat, tons of soups, pancakes, sandwiches – everything. These, along with lots of rules: No more than 4 people in a group, you can’t substitute, no cell phones, one meal per person. If I had an awesome restaurant, I’d make up a bunch of rules too.Continue Reading

Frisch’s Big Boy Pizza

Frisch's Big Boy Pizza | The Blonde Buckeye

I realize that some of you may not know what Frisch’s Big Boy is. Frisch’s was Cincinnati, Ohio’s first Drive-In restaurant in 1946. For all I know, you may only be familiar with Bob’s Big Boy. So I just want to clear things up: Frisch’s Big Boy is the best Big Boy. Sorry. I can say this because I have also had Bob’s Big Boy also. If you don’t live in/ around or visit Ohio or Kentucky, you’re missing out. The good news is, this pizza can be enjoyed anywhere.Continue Reading

Turkey Stuffed Hatch Chiles

Turkey Stuffed Hatch Chiles | The Blonde Buckeye

Another hatch chile recipe! But the good news is, you could totally use other kinds of chiles, like anaheim, or even a bell pepper works. Anything goes here. But in addition to these being a nice change from the ever-popular stuffed bell pepper, these are incredibly good WHILE being healthy. Did you know that green chiles actually have more vitamin C than citrus fruits?! Neither did I. I love it when things that I love also have amazing health benefits.

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Lighter Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Lighter Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas | The Blonde Buckeye

I have made green chile chicken enchiladas for years.  It’s one of the first things that I ever made for my husband & he has loved them ever since. I used to make them with canned chiles & sauce (which I would still totally do, by the way) but since we have a butt-load of hatch chiles, I thought I would try them with my homemade Hatch Green Chile Sauce.Continue Reading

Lemony Salmon Asparagus Packs

Lemony Salmon Asparagus Packs | The Blonde Buckeye

Is ‘lemony’ even a word?  That’s neither here nor there…  Lemony is about the best way to describe this salmon, because you know it’s gonna be fresh & you know it’s gonna be delicious.  As most of you can probably agree, overcooked salmon is bad bad bad.  It’s probably the reason why some people say “I don’t like salmon”.  It can scar you for life.  Now enter asparagus; one of my favorite vegetables.  They pair together perfectly.  And how easy is this prep?  You just literally put everything in some parchment paper, wrap it up & stick it in the oven.  Barely any dishes, it’s so healthy & good for you, & so so easy.Continue Reading