Monday, May 23, 2011

Richy Rich Lobster Mac

I love lobster. And, I love mac. Together, this can be a magical experience. While in Palm Desert this past weekend, I visited Ristorante Mamma Gina. I don't even know if they have anything else on their menu because as soon as I saw the lobby mac, my mind was made up. Done and done.

 The noodles were cooked perfectly and the sauce was rich and creamy.  I called and asked for the types of cheese used because I wasn't certain but the less than kind person who answered the tele refused to "give recipes over the phone."  Interesting.  Velveeta perhaps?  Kidding. Overall, this mac was pretty good.  It was not to die for and lets be honest, life is short so lets try to only eat those meals that reach the level of perfection.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Country Living

Today's recipe comes from Country Living magazine.

When my mom and I spotted the recipe in the magazine last weekend we knew we wanted to try it!

I usually reserve making macaroni and cheese recipes for Sundays because they usually take awhile, but this one was SO easy and simple! The recipe was really yummy. I thought it might be bland because of how few ingredients are in the recipe, but the gruyere was complex tasting and perfectly gooey.

I also made a DELICIOUS and simple dessert inspired by a menu item from one of my favorite Phoenix restaurants, Gallo Blanco.

To make this dessert, simply layer chocolate pudding and marshmallow fluff, then stick some graham crackers on top! It's like a s'more in a bowl.

Try these easy recipes this weekend!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Delightfully Rich Brie Mac

Thinking of making a light mac with a bold flavor? Check out the recipe for this delicious brie and mushroom mac at Simply Guzel.

Monday, May 2, 2011

BBQ'd Banger Mac

I literally grew up eating mac and cheese. I ate it so often that my mom would get creative with the ingredients to make sure I had a well balanced meal.  My favorite as a little munchkin was mac and cheese with hot dogs. So tasty! Now that I am grown and much more mature (no giggling) I have moved on to delicious bbq'd sausage in my mac. 

Hubby hubbs was bbq'ing chicken for dinner so I offered to create a smashing side dish. Obviously I meant delicious mac.  I used orecchiette noodles.  They are perfect for mac because they cup your ingredients nicely so you get an array of flavors in each bite. Success.

I sauteed some onions and jalapenos,
Don't you love my new bowls?
Added some horseradish mustard and a dash of chili oil for spice, and
 Included a very large handful of Mexican cheese which includes Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Asadero cheeses.  This is an exact measurement.

Finally, I added the spicy chipotle bangers.  Perfectly bbq'd bangers to be exact. 

 Mix it all together, bake it at 400 degrees until bubbling to perfection, and then consume immediately!

 Even little Lola was pleased by this mac.

Doesn't she look like an owl here?