Mom's Mac 'n' CheeseWho doesn't love a big bowl of pasta coated in a creamy, cheesy sauce? Our version of classic mac 'n' cheese is just how Mom used to make it.
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Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 350
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- 1 package(s) (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
- 3/4 cup(s) (about 1 1/2 slices bread) fresh bread crumbs
- 4 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine, melted
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tablespoon(s) dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 cup(s) milk
- 8 ounce(s) (2 cups) Cheddar cheese, shredded
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1. In 3-quart saucepan, cook macaroni as label directs. Drain well.
2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch square baking dish or casserole. In small bowl, toss bread crumbs
Mom's Mac 'n' CheeseWho doesn't love a big bowl of pasta coated in a creamy, cheesy sauce? Our version of classic mac 'n' cheese is just how Mom used to make it.Read More »from The Only Way to Make Mac 'n' Cheese
- Country Living | Shine Food – Wed, Sep 25, 2013 6:15 PM EDT
Using sweet potatoes rather than traditional white adds flavorful depth and a vitamin boost to this recipe.
IngredientsRead More »from The Easiest Recipe for Sweet-Potato Fries You've Ever Seen
• 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
• 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground red pepper
• 1 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil
• 2 large (about 1 1/2 pounds) sweet potatoes
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1. Prepare the sweet potatoes: In a small bowl, combine cumin, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel potatoes, cut each in half lengthwise, and cut each half into 6 wedges. In a large bowl, combine the cut potatoes, oil, and spice mixture. Toss until potatoes are evenly coated.
2.Bake the fries: On a baking sheet, arrange potatoes in a single layer and place on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake until edges are crisp and potatoes are cooked through -- about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
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It's easy to slip into boring eating trends in the middle of the week, especially for the first and last meals of the day: breakfast and dessert. You've probably already resigned yourself to skipping both. Pathetic.
Two simple words will set you free: Coffee Cake. This particular one is bejeweled with chocolate chunks and crunchy hazelnuts. But don't worry about getting caught: A cup of coffee will disguise this treat as breakfast, and a scoop of ice cream transforms it into dessert. Of course, you can just eat it exactly how it is, and start and end your day on a sweet note.Read More »from A Cake You Can Eat for Breakfast and Dessert
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If you like, serve this with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt.
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
A glass of bourbon
Bourbon is undeniably on a major roll. Over the last few years, sales of the whiskey have shot up around the world. While we love that bars and stores now boast big selections of the spirit, we still hear plenty of misinformation about the liquor. So to set the record straight, we've debunked some of the most common bourbon myths. Cheers!
Jack Daniel's is bourbon.
An easy bar bet to win is to ask your friends to find the word "bourbon" on a bottle of Jack Daniel's. You'll stump them every time, since the spirit is a Tennessee whiskey, not a bourbon. What's the difference? Jack Daniel's goes through a special charcoal-filtering process before it's put into barrels.
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The sweet fruits of your labor.Some of my fondest memories are learning to cook things. My friend Martha used to take me berry picking and we would make the most delicious treats! There is still time to whip this up this year. I just stopped by a fruit stand the other day and bought a flat of raspberries. Here is a recipe so easy even your kids can do it - so involve your kids, have them wash the berries and measure out the sugar. They will learn something and create a memory!
4 baskets fresh raspberries (aprox)
Sure Jell Premium Fruit Pectin Pink Box (or your favorite)
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Practical might not seem like high praise for a sweet treat, but while these chewy, butter-rich caramel nut bars are as delectable as you'd imagine, it's the former that I prize most about this recipe. Individual tartlets, cupcakes, and the like may be darling, but it's bar cookies (think brownies, blondies, and lemon bars) that take the stress out of baking for a crowd.
Not only are most bar cookies crowd-pleasing - few sane people will turn down a fudgy brownie or nut-studded bar - but all it takes are a few precise cuts of a chef's knife to break them down into individual portions.
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The start of Fall marks the release of pumpkin spice lattes across coffee chains everywhere. Today, McDonald's released its new version of a pumpkin spice latte. In a blind tasting, we compared the McCafé beverage to other well-known coffee makers, including Starbucks, The Coffee Bean, and Peet's. Take a look to see how it fared.
McDonald's McCafé Pumpkin Spice Latte
The sweetest of the bunch, the McCafé Pumpkin Spice Latte ($3.29) looked orange as a pumpkin but smelled just like sugar and Mexican cinnamon. Voters could barely make out the coffee and described the latte as a "melted candy creamer." Most didn't think they could possibly drink a whole cup of the sweet drink. A few would drink this if there was more coffee; however, many said it was a pass.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Pumpkin Latte
Tasters remarked that The Coffee Bean Pumpkin Latte ($4.30) was more like a gingerbread-flavored beverage. It appeared orange and
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Slow cookers - we love them on game day and for lazy weekend meals, but what about the weekdays? Is it safe to leave a slow cooker on and unattended for a full workday? The answer is mostly yes. While there is always a risk that something could go wrong, chances are nothing will as long as you follow these instructions.
Set it up properly
- Do not set the slow cooker on a finished wood table. Instead, place it on something more heat safe, like a tiled kitchen counter. To protect the counter or table surface, place a hot pad, trivet, or protective padding underneath the slow cooker.
- Keep six inches clear from the wall and six inches clear on all sides.
- Don't let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter or touch any heated parts of the slow cooker.
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Combine two American dessert classics, apple crisp and baked apples, and the result is bound to be noteworthy. At least that was my rationale when deciding which recipes to try first from
Thankfully, my suspicions were not unwarranted. To add to the apples' virtues, an aroma far more fetching than any perfume wafted out of the oven as they baked. And if - emphasis on if - you have leftovers, they can easily be transformed into an indulgent breakfast by swapping plain yogurt for the ice cream. Or in my case, nestled into a bowl of piping-hot oatmeal. Convinced yet?
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