Archive for the ‘Pasta’ Category

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

This homemade macaroni and cheese recipe is made for your slow cooker and for cooler days when you want something extra comforting. Serve it up during the weeknight or for a holiday party this year, and add chicken, bacon, broccoli and more for a well-rounded meal.

Elbow Macaroni

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 5 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 24 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • salt and pepper as desired

Directions:

  1. In the slow cooker, combine macaroni, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, evaporated milk, whole milk and garlic powder; mix well.
  2. Add melted butter, salt and pepper and mix. Put the cover on the slow cooker and cook on high until the pasta is cooked through and the sauce is thickened – about 2-3 hours
  3. Uncover and stir after 2 hours. If the pasta is not cooked through or the sauce is not thick enough, keep the macaroni and cheese in the slow cooker and check every 20 minutes). Serve and enjoy!

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Five Hearty Chicken Recipes

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

These hearty chicken recipes are perfect for fall. For lunch or dinner, a quick and easy meal or something that gets better with time, we are sure you’ll enjoy at least one of these dishes this season.

Chicken, Broccoli and Potato BakeChicken, Broccoli and Potato Bake

Perhaps the heartiest of the bunch, bring this to a potluck or at a festive party.

Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Bow Ties

Get your pasta fix alongside savory garlic chicken.

Chicken, Potato and Wild Rice Soup

For those inevitable colds or as something to have on hand all week.

Creative Commons "Grilled Chicken Caprese" by esimpraim / Cropped from originalAvocado Chicken Salad

Make a batch of this specialty chicken salad for the whole family.

Chicken Caprese

Tastes best with fresh mozzarella and basil.

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Green Olive Vegan Pesto

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

This vegan pesto recipe is great for a quick weeknight dinner or to serve in larger quantities for a dinner party. Mix in with your favorite pasta – spaghetti, rotini, linguine – and enjoy!

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup black olives, pitted
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, mix garlic, green olives, parsley and basil. Keep the food processor running slowly while adding oil; process until fully combined.
  3. Pour into a large skillet or pan and cook for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add pasta, pasta water, black olives and salt and cook until the water is absorbed. Serve hot.

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