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Cheeseburger Macaroni

Cheeseburger Macaroni
This delicious, incredibly cheesy dish is another one of our favorite weeknight dinners. It’s beefy, hearty and whips up in less than 20 minutes. Hope you love this one as much as we do! Start with one pound of lean hamburger meat, browned and drained. Add a package of taco seasoning. And one can of this. You don’t even have to bother to drain it! Gosh, I really like Rotel. Add two cups of beef broth. (You can also just use water if you want.) And one cup of elbow macaroni. By the way, I’ve tried other shapes of pasta in this recipe, and none of them seem to work as well as good old macaroni. Stir to combine, and heat to boiling. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add 2 tablespoons of flour. Whisk to combine, and continue to cook, whisking until the roux is fragrant and light brown in color, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 3/4 cup of milk. And bring the sauce to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Glorious!

Zebra Cake | The Whimsical Cupcake Animal prints is something I never really got behind. It was something that I only saw on 75 year old blue-haired ladies that are way cooler than me or on kids who looked like walking cheetahs. Not really the look I go for. Lately everywhere I look, there’s something with some form of animal print on it and I find myself liking it. I’m not sure what kind of demographic I reach out there in internet land, animal print lovers or haters, but I’m sure your love or hatred won’t apply to this cake. I said it. This is a simple cake needs no pillowy frostings, no fancy ganaches, and no whippy creams. Zebra CakeAdapted from King Arthur Flour Yields one 9″ or 8″ round cake Ingredients: 1 cup granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1 cup milk (whole, 2% or 1%) 1 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons Double Dutched Dark Cocoa Directions: 1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. 5) Now for the stripes. Like this:

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits Just like Red Lobster! (This one's for Amy-jo!) Griffin loves seafood, loves Red Lobster (give the kid a break, he's 14), and especially loves the biscuits that come with his entree. I've been on a quest to find a decent copy of those biscuits for a long time. I think I found it! This is a simple recipe that is based on Bisquick, so if you've got some of that, you're set! Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine 2 1/2C Bisquick with 4T cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter. Drop by 1/4C portions of the dough onto the lightly greased cookie sheet --- over-filling a tablespoon or using a ice cream scoop will work. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in preheated oven until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown. While the biscuits are baking, melt 3T butter is a small bowl in the microwave.

Perfect Pancakes and Strawberry Butter In my opinion, pancakes are the most perfect of breakfast foods. However, not all pancakes are created equal and I’ve been on a lifelong quest to find the perfect pancake recipe. My ideal pancake is thick and cakey, yet still maintaining a light fluffiness. One of the best pancakes I’ve ever had meeting this description is at the okayokay diner in our neighbourhood. My friends, I think my quest is over. I started with Ian’s dad’s traditional Saturday morning recipe and adjusted the baking powder, salt, and egg ratios until somehow I stumbled onto this combination that makes a great thick batter that puffs up into beautiful fluffy pancakes. Perfect Pancakes Makes about 8 medium sized pancakes, enough for about 2-3 people with good appetites 1 1/2 cup flour 2 Tbsp sugar 4 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 1/3 cup milk, at room temperature 1 Tbsp butter, melted 1 tsp vanilla In a medium mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and set aside. Strawberry Butter

Cookie Dough Truffles | chocolate & carrots - StumbleUpon Here we are! Final day of sharing truffles recipes…just in time for Christmas! Yay! It’s Christmas Eve! I’m so excited for all of the amazing conversation and laughter with friends and family and it goes without saying….the food…especially the sweet stuff. They taste just like the real thing but without being afraid of raw eggs or anything. Cookie Dough Truffles adapted from Taste of Home Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened3/4 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour1 (14 ounce) can fat free sweetened condensed milk1/2 mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used a heaping 1/2 cup full.) How-To Beat the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.Add in the vanilla and beat.Alternating, add the flour followed by the condensed milk, beating well between.Stir in chocolate chips.Scoop out 1 tablespoon balls, place on parchment paper and refrigerate for about an hour until they are firm. Servings: 47 truffles Related posts:

Chicken Parmesan Pot Pie with Mushrooms I recently read an article that identified the top comfort foods in America based on the results of a poll. A few of the dishes that made the grade startled me. Gelatin? Tuna casserole? I love chicken pot pie any old which way, even when made entirely from leftovers (yes, I do that too). Ingredients For the filling: 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 3 medium leeks, well rinsed and dark green leaves removed 1/2 cup baby carrots 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 teaspoons fresh (or 3/4 teaspoon dried) thyme leaves 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 12 ounces fresh mushrooms (I used creminis), halved or quartered if large 1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced 3 tablespoons flour (Optional) 2 tablespoons cream or half-and-half 1 cup frozen or canned artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained Salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese For the topping: Preparation print recipe You might also like...

How To Make Cake Pops | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn - StumbleUpon Cake balls, cake pops, cakesicles — have you tried them? They swept the internet like a tidal wave over the last few years, thanks in part to the delightful and amazing creations of Bakerella and other creative cooks. We finally decided to try them, and while ours don't achieve the heights of more talented confectionery artists, they tasted pretty darn good! Cake pops are basically little smushed balls of cake and frosting (kind of like when you used to smash your birthday cake all in pieces, maybe with ice cream, and eat it as goop). They're terribly cute, and they're also a great way to use up leftover cake. These are incredibly delicious, over the top little morsels. Here's how to do it yourself, and do it from scratch, too. Cake Ball Mix What you need 1 batch Dark Chocolate Cake 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 cups confectioner's sugar 4 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon milk (or more, as necessary) Bake the cake and let it cool completely on a rack. Making Cake Pops

When French Toast Met Pancakes If you ever want me to like you, just make me a light, fluffy stack of pancakes. I’ll blush, I’ll smile a lot, I might propose–it’ll be weird and cute. Promise. Just when I thought pancakes couldn’t get any better, I stumbled upon this recipe by Tasty Kitchen member frecklesandsunshine. The title: When French Toast Met Pancakes…and Fell In Love totally made me giddy with butterflies in my stomach. What makes this recipe so unusual (and delicious) is how the French toast is coated in a very thin pancake batter, creating an amazing crust around the bread. Let’s dive in, shall we? You’ll need some ingredients. I used brioche because I wanted something that would be able to take the heavy batter. In a large bowl, add the eggs and beat ‘em until they’re light and fluffy. Next, we’re just going to add all of the ingredients (minus the bread) one at a time. The baking powder … The vegetable oil … Vanilla extract (having fun yet?) Brown sugar … All-purpose flour … And lastly, the cinnamon.

A Cozy Kitchen & Churro Tots - StumbleUpon Happy Wednesday, beautiful people.Factoid for you: Getting my car serviced stresses me.To deal, I totally made Churro Tots. Throw in stress eating and calls to dad, and it some how made everything okay. I encourage it!Last week I went to a cookbook release party at Border Grill and they had churros…in tot form! I was blown away by their cuteness–had to replicate it stat for you all.I basically made a tweaked and adjusted version of this pate a choux recipe. And then fried small balls of the dough. Grab a baking sheet, line it with some paper towels. Recipe adapted from Dorie GreenspanPrint this recipe!

Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries | cooking on the weekends I truly appreciate your visiting my site! If this looks delicious to you, please subscribe for my occasional emails with more great recipes, to the right of this post. You can also follow what I’m cooking on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. One of my absolute favorite flavors in the world (right up there with Nutella and mangoes) is Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. This french fry recipe is so flavorful that you really don’t need to dip them in anything. Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries Recipe 3-1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1-1/3 -pounds Idaho Russet Potatoes Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Notes Exactly what are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce? Like avocados and french fries? é2012 Cooking On The Weekends/BlazingBright, Inc.

Celebrates National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month - 10 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Creations EVER! April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. That’s right: Someone (somewhere) has proclaimed this popular comfort food worthy of a monthlong celebration. Beloved and reinvented by even the most celebrated chefs, the grilled cheese has long-since outgrown its white bread and processed cheese days. The $15 Grilled Cheese This stacked creation was born out of Ontario-based chef Randy Feltis’s adoration for exotic cheeses and thick-cut bread. Croque Madame A delectable grilled cheese sandwich coupled with cured meats and topped with a fried egg is one of the many appetizing creations on the menu at Campanile in Los Angeles as part of its weekly Grilled Cheese Night. Honey-Basil Grilled Cheese YumSugar, the savvy food column on the Sugar Network, made this delicious sandwich in honor of National Grilled Cheese Month. Grilled Caprese Grilled Portobello and Cheese Stuffed Grilled Cheese Pretzel Gruyère with Caramelized Onions Grilled Cheese and Tomatoes Revamped Grilled Cheese