Pasta

Copycat “Easy Mac” { microwave macaroni and cheese recipe }

February 28, 2014
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DIY Easy Mac! This microwave macaroni and cheese recipe makes it easy to make your favorite treat at home. And you’ll know what’s in it. It’s a little embarrassing how much Easy Mac I ate when I was in college. And when I say “a little embarrassing,” I mean “a lot embarrassing.” I had (still […]

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Pizza Mac and Cheese Muffins

February 27, 2014
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Kids and adults will both love these Pizza Mac and Cheese muffins — two of your favorite treats, macaroni and cheese and pizzas, rolled into one cute package. What could be better? This isn’t my first go-around with turning macaroni and cheese into a muffin so that you can eat it with your hands. (Been […]

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Rainbow Chard, Turkey, and Gruyere Skinny Macaroni and Cheese

February 26, 2014
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This Rainbow Chard, Turkey, and Gruyere Skinny Macaroni and Cheese is a healthier macaroni and cheese alternative, packed full of lean protein and healthy greens. Plus a secret ingredient to make it extra creamy! After yesterday’s very indulgent recipe (macaroni and cheese pizza!), it’s time for something a little lighter and a little easier on […]

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Macaroni and Cheese Pizza with Bacon and Green Onions

February 25, 2014
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The ultra decadent macaroni and cheese pizza would make a great splurge meal or a fun appetizer if cut into small squares.  I try to cook fairly healthy meals for my family, things like quinoa, hearty salads, and lots of great chicken recipes. But I believe in all things in moderation. This leaves room for […]

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Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese (one pan!)

February 24, 2014
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This copycat Panera Mac and Cheese tastes just like the stuff you buy in the famous bakery but is easy to make at home and only requires one pan!  So, let’s just start this by saying that our Panera Bread has a drive-thru. It’s bad for my wallet. I don’t like fast-food, but I like […]

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Vegan Bolognese – with lentils and quinoa

January 13, 2014
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A healthy, filling vegan version of the popular bolognese sauce using lentils and quinoa for a meaty texture. Even my meat-loving husband loved this pasta with vegan bolognese! We of course put cheese on top to make it not truly vegan. Minor details. A number of months ago, I talked my meat-loving husband into being […]

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Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon and Caramelized Onions {$500 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

December 16, 2013
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart. All opinions are 100% mine. This pumpkin macaroni and cheese is kicked up a notch using bacon and caramelized onions but kept healthy but reducing the amount of fat and using whole grain pasta. Win-win! Does pumpkin stop being cool immediately after […]

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Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage, Mushrooms and Leeks

September 6, 2013
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This orecchiette pasta dish will have your whole family smiling with the flavors of mushrooms, leeks and chicken sausage.    It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of quick, easy meals that the whole family will love. That’s kinda what Rachel Cooks is all about. This isn’t my first go-around with taking chicken sausage and teaming it […]

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Orzo Salad with Chicken, Watermelon and Feta

August 16, 2013
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This Orzo Salad with Watermelon, Feta and Chicken is refreshing and filling at the same time. Healthy and enjoyable, your whole family will love it. Warning: I’m squeezing in as many summer recipes as humanly possible before fall is in the air. And I do love fall! I’m just not a blogger that is so great […]

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Orzo Salad with Chicken and Vegetables

June 10, 2013
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I love a good pasta salad and this orzo salad does not disappoint. Fresh flavors, easy preparation and great at room temperature or straight out of the fridge.   Winter is all about soups, stews and roasts, but summer? Summer screams salad. So do bikinis. Bikinis scream salad loudly (and probably not pasta salad). But […]

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