Spring Brunch

Scalloped Potatoes, Coffee Malts, Berry Lemonade, Macaroni and Cheese and Ham.

glazed ham table of food

All featured, devoured and LOVED at our Spring Brunch last weekend.

(full disclosure:  I hosted the Spring Brunch House Party as a part of my Kitchenista fabulousness)

I’m going to show y’all the video and then share the insanely delicious and easy recipes.

Now that you’re rockin’ to the tunes and drooling over the recipes.. I’m going to share a few recipes with you.

As part of my Kitchenista “ista-ness”  I got to host a Spring Brunch House Party and had friends over to eat, play, laugh and welcome Spring.

The biggest hit of our Spring Brunch had to be the Scalloped Potatoes.  They were kind of ridiculously easy to make and I must admit, that while I’ve always been a bit intimidated by scalloped potatoes… these potatoes were crazy easy to make and only could have been easier if I’d had a mandolin.   Still, slicing each potato by hand.. not really that big a deal.

With Easter this weekend and many other spring parties and summer bbq’s coming up.. this is a recipe that you need to bookmark, it’s delicious, simple and crowd pleasing.

Scalloped Potatoes

sliced potatoes

Recipe: New Look Scalloped Potatoes and Ham


  • 4 1/2 lb red potaotes (9 ish, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices)
  • 16 oz Fat free Sour Cream
  • 3/4 lb (12 oz) Velveeta, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 lb Oscar Mayer Smoked Ham, chopped
  • 4 green onions
  • 1/4 C Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. Cook potatoes in boiling water in large covered saucepan 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are JUST tender.
  3. Remove 3/4 of the potatoes; place in a large bowl. Add sour cream and mash until smooth. Stir in Velveeta, ham and onions. Gently mix in remaining potato slices.
  4. Spoon into a 9X13 baking dish that has been coated with baking spray; top with parmesan.
  5. Bake 30 minutes

Quick Notes

* I used 6 green onions stalks * I used the Kraft 3 Cheese Blend because it’s my favorite


* I added 2 tsp fresh ground pepper

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I wish that I’d gotten a good picture of this macaroni and cheese.  It was silly easy to make and everyone devoured it.  I actually caught Nathan eating it cold out of the serving bowl at the end of the day.
I used wheel shaped pasta because when I went shopping I had the 3 yo Monkey with me and that’s what he requested.
wheel pasta

Recipe: Easy Macaroni and Cheese


  • 2 cups (8 oz.) elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 3/4 lb. (12 oz.) Velveeta cheese product, cut up
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper


  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain well. Return to pan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cook on low heat until Velveeta is melted, stirring frequently.

Quick Notes

I added: * 1/4 C Cream Cheese * 1 extra Tbsp pepper * used the whole 16 oz of Velveeta Quite seriously y’all.. this was the EASIEST and most delicious Mac and Cheese I’ve ever made


* I used the wheel pasta because that’s what the 3 yo wanted when we were at the store.

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The Easter Ham Recipes can be found Here
The Berry Lemonade Recipe can be found Here
This party was hosted as a part of my Kitchenista “istaness” and while my time is compensated, the opinions are entirely my own.

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  1. That mac&cheese recipe is similar to one my mom used to make back in the day – but I think your additions make it better. Depending on what you’re serving it with, I’ve added either jalepeno juice or jalapenos to good effect as well.

    Definitely bookmarking the scalloped potatoes … that looks incredible. I’ll have to dig out the family Koogali recipe to share with you one of these days.

    1. Jalapenos would be AWESOME (my kids aren’t quite there yet, though)

      Okay.. TOTALLY thrown off. Where’s the red monkey????

      Koogali? NOM NOM NOM.

      Scalloped potatoes.. ridiculously good. You can thank me later 😉
      .-= Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale´s most recent blog ..Spring Brunch =-.

  2. Girllll, I so wish you were my neighbor! I must admit that it’s tough for me watch your food videos because on most days I’m a slacker mom in the kitchen. You always make food and cooking look fun and easy. And can I just tell you that “potatoes and cheese” – must be two of my favorite things!!
    .-= LizzieB´s most recent blog ..What I Wear to Preschool Drop-Off (It’s not Pretty) =-.

    1. LIZZIE!!!!!!

      I wish we were neighbors, too. YOU could be my awesome director/videographer for the food vlogs and we’d be golden! Because then, the videos would rock and you could help me eat the yumminess 😉

      Cooking is easy 😉 I promise.

      Potatoes and Cheese…. how can you go wrong?

  3. I want to try to the scalloped potatoes! Do you think there’s anything I can substitute the ham for (I don’t eat pork). I can’t think of anything suitable…could I just leave it out?
    .-= Maria´s most recent blog ..Please to meet Arieson. =-.

    1. (officially in love with Arieson and Arieson’s mom) Thank you.

      Turkey Bacon? or totally leave them out and add a bit more salt and pepper just to boost the flavor profile.

      Seriously, amazing nomminess. and HAI how I’ve missed your face xoxoxo

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