One Pot Enchilada Pasta

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I wasn't planning on posting this recipe, originally. I made this about 2 weeks ago and the pictures had been sitting on my computer waiting for them to be used. One pot recipes seem to be all the jibber jabber these days, and I can see why! I love one pot meals. It's like making hamburger helper! You can pick and choose the type of meat and sauces to change them up.  Make it Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese, etc. Use different types of grains, noodles, and rice. The sky is the limit. … [Read more...]

Mexican Macaroni Salad

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  Mexican Macaroni Salad from Ree Drummond is going to be your next favorite pasta salad. This salad is packed full of black beans, tomatoes, corn, salsa, and cumin.  Add in whatever favorite Mexican toppings you like to this salad!     Did anyone follow the Next Food Network Star this season? I'm seriously ticked off about the winner this time. I never liked Lenny from the beginning, him and the Butcher Babe.  The first time I saw him, I thought, who is this annoying looking cowboy d … [Read more...]

Ramen Noodles with Spicy Korean Chili Dressing

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If I was at Hu Hot Mongolian Grill, and had to rate this by flames on a hot scale, this would definitely be a 5 out of 5. These noodles were HOT, HOT, HOT.  But super good. My mouth was burning for a good 3 minutes and I'll probably end up with heart burn tonight.  I'm going to add some more honey and soy sauce the next time I make these and maybe some vegetables and protein. If you've never been to Hu Hot Mongolian Grill before, it's this Asian noodle restaurant where you get to pick what t … [Read more...]

Caprese Pasta Salad

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  Caprese Pasta Salad is full of juicy and colorful heirloom tomatoes, Bocconcini mozzarella balls , and freshly hand picked basil. Use your favorite type of noodles for the pasta to make this a fun Summer time salad. Went to the farmer's market on Saturday morning before my gym class and picked up these beautiful heirloom tomatoes. I also got some golden potatoes and made a hash with them which I should have taken a pic of but never did. That was delicious. Maybe next … [Read more...]

Mexican Stuffed Shells

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Just look at all that cheesy taco-y goodness in a jumbo pasta shell!. Mexican stuffed shells are going to be your favorite dish to make for Taco night! I was very tired today and really wanted to come home and take a nap. Instead, I ended up cooking and made three things. A frozen key lime pie, banana bread muffins, and this dish for Mexican stuffed shells. I am home alone this weekend and decided to make these Mexican stuffed shells since there was cheese on top and cream cheese in the … [Read more...]

Amatriciana Sauce

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Do you like spicy? Amatriciana Sauce is the sauce for you! Bacon is cooked in a pan until golden crisp. Don't drain the bacon fat either. That is the other part of the beauty of this sauce. Smoky bacon and spicy red pepper flakes. Top this sauce with some parmesan cheese and fresh parsley or basil. I'd definitely make this dish again. Found this recipe in Food Network's magazine and the couple who made this is Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos from Cooking Channel. They have a show called Extra … [Read more...]

Alton Brown’s Stovetop Mac and Cheese

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Did you know Alton Brown's Stovetop Mac and Cheese is one of the most searched for recipe on foodnetwork's website? Well, it is and I can see why! This recipe was so good, I made it twice it one day! I'm not joking either! The second time I made it with some crumbled bacon on top and that brought this mac and cheese over the top! Everyone make fun of me and laugh, I am a fan of the boxed mac and cheese in the grocery store. I like how creamy  those boxed mixes are and how easy they are to make. … [Read more...]

Chili Mac and Cheese

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  Why on Earth have I never tried this before until now? Creamy mac and cheese mixed in with some homemade turkey chili? Oh my heavens! It was so good. I made some turkey chili tonight and decided that I wanted mac and cheese too. I didn't want to spend all that extra time making homemade mac and cheese. Waiting for noodles to boil and making a rue for the cheese sauce wasn't something I really wanted to do tonight, so what did I do? I used a box mac and cheese. Yep, that's … [Read more...]