Mac and Cheese Bake #37

I don’t really know how many different mac ’n cheese recipes I’ve tried, but there have been quite a few. Part of the challenge for me is keeping track of the good ones. Because of my ongoing obsession with cookbooks, our shelves are regularly stocked with the latest editions from our library. The resulting frequent [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Lenten Fried Rice

Fried rice is a great way to use leftover rice and vegetables. If you make it without meat, it can also be an easy, speedy Friday-night dinner during Lent.

The only downside of this recipe is remembering to make extra rice a night or two before. Based upon my own attempt with freshly cooked, I’d [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

St. Patrick's Day Carbonara

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The first time I saw a recipe for carbonara I was impressed by its simplicity but a little uneasy about the eggs.* After making a batch, I was sold. Using just a few simple ingredients, it provides a great way to get a one-dish dinner on the table in less than [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Creamy Whole Grain Chicken Enchiladas

This is one of my rare cooking entries. Though they go in the oven for a while, these enchiladas certainly wouldn’t be characterized as a baked good.

I obtained the original recipe for these from the food services division of a large university. The enchiladas served in their dining halls were exceptional. As usual, my [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Pasta Ricotta Frittata

This one-dish meal is a great way to use leftover pasta and broccoli. Variations of it usually include onions, but not this one. (Sorry, but the only way they make an appearance in our kitchen is if the children bring in ornamental ones from the garden.) Anyway, my first renditions of this—including the one pictured—included [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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