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Friday, August 22, 2014

Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese

Hello Again!

Today I am back with yet another recipe post.
I am sorry for my recent absence, I have simply been caught up in the busyness of life!
Today I will be sharing with you one of my favorite recipes of all times: Macaroni and Cheese, and I must add that making it from scratch beats any boxed type that you can buy at the supermarket.

Doesn't it look simply delicious!

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins

  • 1 box (454 g or 1.1 lb) pasta- any shape works
  • 8 oz (226 g) cheddar cheese, white or yellow cubed
  • 1 tsp mustard (the secret ingredient)
  • 1/3 cup ( 83.3 g) butter
  • 1/3 cup (83.3 g) flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • Spices to taste
    1. Cook your pasta based on the directions on the box, cook to your liking, but I prefer to cook it so that it is al dente.
    2. Whilst the pasta is cooking melt the butter in a pot, when it is completely melted add in the butter, then add in the milk, stir rapidly so nothing settles or burns.The sauce will seem very thin but once you let it rise to a boil it will thicken up.
    3. Then add in your spices, I like adding in garlic and some salt and pepper. Then add in the mustard this is important to the recipe since it gives it such a nice flavor. Then add int the cheddar cheese slowly, let the sauce come to a boil
    4. While the sauce is cooking drain your pasta and set it aside, then return to your sauce make sure it has come to a boil then add in any last seasonings.
    5. Finally add in the pasta, adding in as much or as little as you would like. Finish off with some garnishing if you desire.

Personally I like sprinkling some corn and chives on top to give my macaroni and cheese an even greater flavor. Whats are your favorite toppings?

I thought I would not only share this recipe today because it is delicious but also because it works well if you have leftover pasta, simply toss the pasta in with your homemade sauce and you'll have a delicious meal!
Let me know if you recreate it!

Thanks for reading and have fun in the kitchen!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monthly Favorites: July 2014

Hello Again!

Today I'm going to tell you all about the items that I have been loving for the month of July. I tried to include a variety of items as to inspire a greater range of people.
I hope you become inspired to also purchase some of the items that I have listed!

So this past month I have been loving the following:
  • Fancy Scissors: I've been enjoying them for making even simple lists or charts look a little nicer with a fancy little border, plus they are in such nice summer colors
  • Pens: These pens are my absolute favorites and they are the Pentel R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pens, they are a bit pricier but they are completely worth it
  • Studs: I have also enjoying studs because they pair nicely with many outfits whether its casual or  dressy.
  • Agendas: I always enjoy pretty notebooks and stationary this particle agenda I purchased last year and I still love and use it as much as I did last year.
  • Bows: They add that little something to an outfit. I have been particularly keen on coral colors for the summer since they look nice against a white shirt or dress.
  • Pressed Powder: As everyone tends to be a bit more sweaty in the summer pressed powder works well in minimizing the shine. I also enjoy wearing it as is on "lazy" summer days.
  • Blush: This particular blush color I picked up in the spring but I especially liked it this month since it is a nice warm rosy tint that isn't overpowering. The particular shade is natural rose 148 by Covergirl.
I hope you enjoyed reading what I've been liking!
What have some of your favorites been, let me know down below?

Thanks for reading!