Tag: cheese

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons corn starch1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon dry mustard1/4 teaspoon pepper2 1/2 cups milk2 tablespoons butter2 cups (8 oz) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, reserving 1/2 cup2 cups (8 oz) pasta, cooked 5 minutes and drained Directions: In a microwavable bowl, combine the corn starch, salt, dry mustard and pepper. […]

Orzo with Spinach and Peas

Ingredients: 1 lb orzo 2 cups water or broth 1 cup spinach 1/2 cup frozen peas 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped salt pepper Optional: 2 oz grated Parmesan Directions: In a large pot, saute garlic and onion in olive oil over medium heat. […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients: 2 lb spaghetti squashButterSaltPepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Pierce squash with fork thoroughly- they can explode! Bake 1 hour or until easily pierced with a fork. Slice in half, remove seeds, scoop out flesh and serve with butter, salt and pepper. Also good with some freshly grated parmesan.

Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients: 1 lb small pasta1 lb shredded extra sharp cheddar1/4 cup italian style bread crumbs1/4 cup milk4 tablespoons butter Directions: In a large pot cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and return to pot. Add shredded cheese, stir to combine. Meanwhile, melt butter in the microwave (or on the […]

Chicken-Bacon Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:4 slices rye bread4 strips bacon2 chicken cutlets, pounded flat2 teaspoons olive oil2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar1 teaspoon good quality Dijon mustard plus some for spreadinghorseradish cheddar, sliced (we used Cabot brand)saltpepper Directions:In a frying pan over medium heat, fry bacon. Meanwhile, shake together the mustard, olive oil, vinegar and salt […]

Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese ¼ cup buttermilk 1 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a food processor, whisk together the mayonnaise, half of the blue cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, lemon […]

Ham & Peas Pasta

Ingredients: 2/3 cup frozen peas 2/3 cup heavy cream* 1 1/4 cups diced ham** 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan black pepper 1 lb pasta Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. About 3 minutes before the pasta is finished cooking, add the frozen peas to the pot. In a small saucepan […]

Tomato-Basil Sauce

Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/3 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, smashed 28 oz canned whole, peeled fire roasted tomatoes (by Muir Glen) 1/2 large shallot, chopped 5 oz. fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon sugar black pepper Parmesan cheese […]

Baked Ziti

Ingredients: For the sauce*:2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/4 medium onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, chopped28 oz canned whole, peeled tomatoes (I used fire roasted, but any is okay)1 shallot, chopped1 handful of fresh basilSprig of fresh basilsaltblack pepper For the ziti:1 lb pasta (ziti or […]

Broccoli-Cheddar Casserole

Ingredients: 4-5 slices white bread, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 head broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces 3 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup milk 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup grated sharp cheddar salt pepper *optional* 3 tablespoons sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease the bottom and sides of one 8 […]