Thursday, September 24, 2015

What I'm Loving - S'mores DIp



These are the things I eat, make, read, and can’t get enough of. They are too good to keep to myself. Here, I let you in on what I’m loving right now.



This month I am loving Jeff Mauro's s’mores dip.
Unlike the s'mores your used to, this is baked in the oven and eaten like a dip.



This amazing s’more inspired dip is a layered dip with toasted walnuts, chocolate chips, and marshmellows. I found this dip while watching one of my favorite shows, The Kitchen on The Food Network.




It is an easy prepare and assemble.



When you are ready for some gooey sweet goodness just pop it in the oven.



Also what I love about it, is that it is the perfect make ahead treat. I like to bring to a party, and heat it in the oven once we are ready for dessert. Every time I bring this to someone's house or prepare it at home it is gone before I can say, "Dig in!"



You can find this delicious dip by clicking here.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Easy Peasy Mac n' Cheesey




Mac n' cheese is a classic dish that everyone loves. Now if you didn't know, mac n' cheese doesn't only have to come from a box, it is super easy to make your own and it tastes twice as good. Another great thing about it is that it can be made completely your own. One day for lunch I made it and added ham for some extra goodness. There are many things you can add to it like vegetables or meats. The basic recipe is as simple as this:


Ingredients

Elbow Pasta
Splash of Milk (more as needed)
Cheese (I use a combo of smoked gouda, havarti, and american)
Anything else (such as bacon, ham, peas, or carrots)


Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil then add the pasta. Once the pasta is plump and cooked to your liking, strain the pasta and put it back in the pot.



Add a splash of milk and as much cheese as you want (add extra cheese to make it even cheesier.) You can also add meats or veggies to it.







As you can see, the recipe is super easy. You can make it with just american or cheddar cheese the first time but then you can experiment with different cheeses and different ingredients.