January’s Dish serves up Saxon’s Mike Plattenburg’s favorites. For the nights you want to stay in, it’s all about the comfort of a 3 cheese Mac & Cheese. And for the nights you don’t feel like cooking, Plattenburg recommends his favorite Turkish restaurant, Pasha Grill.

Kraft-Free Mac & Cheese
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes


  • 2lbs of macaroni pasta
  • 1lb of Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
  • 1lb of Gruyere Cheese
  • 1lb of Fontina Cheese
  • 2 quarts of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1tsp salt


  1. Shred all three types of cheeses and add to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add ¼ cup of flour in small increments, tossing the cheese each time you add flour. Cheese should be lightly coated. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot, add water to about half the depth of the pot.
  4. Add salt and bring to a boil.
  5. Add pasta, cooking for about 6-7 minutes or until Al-Dente. Strain, run under cold water, stirring in strainer to stop cooking process.
  6. In a large pot, add half a quart of heavy cream and 1 cup of cheese and bring to a medium heat.
  7. Once cheese begins to melt, add cheese and heavy cream in equal parts, until all cheese is melted and makes a creamy sauce.
  8. Once cheese is saucy, add in macaroni noodles, fold in noodles, heat, and serve.
  9. For an added touch, add a sprinkle of chopped chives and bacon pieces on top when served.

Absolutely the best meal to have on a cold winter’s night, or while watching the game with family and friends! Quick, easy, and delicious! Bon Appétit!

Pasha Grill
72 Plum St.
Beavercreek, OH 45440

When I go out, I go for something that is not easily made at home. I love to cook, so that’s pretty hard to come by. However, the authentic cuisine at Pasha Grill in Beavercreek, Ohio hits the mark.

If you are into traditional Turkish cuisine, then this is the place for you. I recommend the moussaka, which is an eggplant based lasagna with béchamel and mozzarella cheese.

Pasha Grill also boasts several types of kebobs that are perfect for any occasion, whether for celebrating a promotion or spending time with old friends. Pair it with a Yeni Raki, Turkey’s national anise liqueur, for the true Turkish immersion experience!