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The Mac and Cheese Experiment – 3 – Pre-made Sauces

The Mac and Cheese Experiment – 3 – Pre-made Sauces Posted on 2015-04-05 Tags: cheese pasta The great Mac and Cheese Experiment continues. It started with the classic mac and cheese, and continued last week with the deluxe boxes. This week's installment is about some pre-made sauces I decided to try. Next week will be []

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Cheddar Cheese Sauce Revisited

Cheddar Cheese Sauce Revisited Posted on 2015-07-12 Tags: cheese pasta recipe I finally found the cheddar cheese sauce I was looking for, and it all started with an unfortunate mistake. So, unlike most recipes, this one starts with a story. When cleaning out my fridge from the Alfredo sauce, I had some leftover cheese to []

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Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Cheddar Cheese Sauce Posted on 2015-04-12 Tags: cheese pasta recipe NOTE: This recipe has been superceded by version 2 of the cheddar cheese sauce The mac and cheese experiment started with the classic mac and cheese. From there, I went on to the deluxe boxes. Finally, I tried some pre-made sauce, and refamiliarized myself with []

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Oven Chicken Fajitas

Oven Chicken Fajitas Posted on 2015-07-19 Tags: chicken spicy tortilla easy recipe This is one of the recipes I got from Budget Bytes that inspired me to create this blog. It's simple, cheap, and delicious. With recipes like this, there's no excuse to dine out for every meal. There are lots of ingredients here, but []

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Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Chocolate-Chip Cookies Posted on 2015-04-19 Tags: chocolate cookies redo recipe Chocolate-chip cookies need no introductions. Chocolate-chip cookies need no excuse. All chocolate-chip cookies need is the standard baking staples, a bowl, a couple hours, and the desire for soft, chewy, chocolately goodness. The best possible advice I can give for making cookies is to get []

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Simple Breakfast Burritos

Simple Breakfast Burritos Posted on 2015-07-26 Tags: egg tortilla recipe After Oven Chicken Fajitas, I had some extra tortillas laying around. A common problem, with a satisfying solution: Breakfast burritos! This time, I decided to add some Sriracha to the mix. It turned out surprisingly well, though it was a bit of a flavor shock. []

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Shrimp is Better Than Chicken

Shrimp is Better Than Chicken Posted on 2015-04-19 Tags: substitution This weekend I decided to revisit Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta. I wanted to try substituting chicken for the shrimp, to try to bring the cost down a bit. Unfortunately, my brain was switched off, and I kept the butter and oil the same. The []

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Dry Rubbed Oven Spare Ribs

Dry Rubbed Oven Spare Ribs Posted on 2015-08-02 Tags: beef recipe Besides the pot roast a few weeks back, I haven't done very much in the realm of roasing and braising. But, since exploration is what this blog is about, and they were on sale, I decided to make some ribs. I wanted to keep []

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Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta

  Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta Posted on 2015-01-08 Tags: spicy seafood pasta easy redo recipe I’ve been trying a bunch of Budget Bytes recipes recently, and liking them. This one is no exception: Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta I didn’t read the instructions right, and accidentally bought half as much tomatoes as I needed. []

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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Posted on 2015-04-26 Tags: chicken cheese pasta redo recipe I've been working on my meats. Meat is generally not the forefront of the dishes I make, both from its cost and my current lack of skill when cooking it. But, since I've been reading more cookbooks as of late, I've been []

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Dragon Noodles

Dragon Noodles Posted on 2015-01-10 Tags: spicy pasta egg easy redo recipe These spicy noodles are so quick and easy to just toss together. I always have eggs and butter on-hand, so the only thing I need to grab are green onions (and those are completely optional). Another recipe from Budget Bytes, I (again) doubled []

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles Posted on 2015-05-03 Tags: cookies redo recipe Snickerdoodles: The gloriously simple cookie with the silly name. The ingredient list is short, and all they require is a bit of chilling, a bit of rolling (frolicking) in cinnamon and sugar, and pop them in the oven. If you love vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar, you'll love []

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Skillet Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce

Skillet Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce Posted on 2015-08-23 Tags: chicken mustard recipe This recipe had me at mustard and cream. I've been looking for simpler dishes, something to put together quickly, and this turned out to be perfect. I adaped this recipe from Cooking Classy's Skillet Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce. Because I didn't []

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Chili Mac

Chili Mac Posted on 2015-02-15 Tags: pasta cheese spicy beef redo recipe It's not all epic concoctions here. Sometimes, I'm in the mood for something bad for me. But, even the bad food has good things to know. Mac and Cheese was a special occasion growing up. I don't know if they put crack in []

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Breakfast Spaghetti

Breakfast Spaghetti Posted on 2015-05-10 Tags: pasta egg cheese bacon I'm a big fan of Pasta Carbonara, which a friend of mine affectionately refers to as "Breakfast Spaghetti". Raw egg is added to just-cooked spaghetti. The heat from the spaghetti cooks the egg into a nice coating. Add parmesan cheese, Italian sausage, and proscuitto (or []

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