Bacon and Kale Mac and Cheese is a delicious, rich twist on an old classic. Packed with lots of kale and bacon, this splurge-worthy mac and cheese will be a crowd pleaser.
Today we are talkin’ mac and cheese. The ultimate comfort food.
We are talking about it because Mac and Cheese Mania is going on! What is that, you ask? Exactly what it sounds like. Perfection.
Nutmeg Nanny and Rachel Cooks are hosting Mac and Cheese Mania. See below for details!
“Come join Mac and Cheese Mania at Rachel Cooks andNutmeg Nanny sponsored by Door to Door Organics and OXO – Win prizes!”
Prizes? Yes, loads of prizes and you don’t have to be a food blogger to participate. If you have an original mac and cheese recipe that you’d like to share, you can do so on either Rachel Cooks or Nutmeg Nanny. Even if you don’t think you want to participate in that regard, hop on over and check out some of the awesome recipes. There are way too many to name and there’s something for every palette. Promise.
In the meantime, I whipped up a Skillet Bacon and Kale Mac and Cheese to share with y’all. I love me some mac and cheese. Wait, let me rephrase that. I love me some GOOD mac and cheese. Blue boxes have their time and place (hello, childhood) but I’ve since outgrown those in favor of richer, creamier, more adventurous mac and cheese. So, without further adieu, introducing…. Bacon and Kale Mac and Cheese. To. Die. For. Over the past few (make that two) days, I’ve eaten almost all of this mac. It was that good.
Jambalaya is a spicy seafood and rice dish that hails from New Orleans. It’s the perfect dish for Mardi Gras.
I hope you had a great weekend. We spent the weekend relaxing and it was perfect! The last couple of weekends have been packed with activities, so it was nice to take it slower for a change.
Happy Mardi Gras! In honor of Mardi Gras, we are talking Jambalaya. Woohoo! Mardi Gras may officially be Tuesday, but I love any excuse for a flavor packed, rich, spicy meal.
This Chopped Romaine Salad is full of protein and vegetables and is dressed with a bright zippy dressing.
Salads are one of my favorite items to order when we go out to eat. Why, you ask? Because it always seems like restaurants have some really creative combinations. I really struggle to make delicious salads at home sometimes. Not because it’s complicated…we all know that it is not. But I lack creativity when it comes to salads at home. Since I usually make them before I head to work, simplicity is the name of the game and then I usually encounter regret when I look at my sad salad at lunch and wonder why I didn’t put a little more thought into it.
Today, I have a great salad that is packed with both protein and vegetables. It can be assembled ahead of time for the week’s worth of lunches or a few hours beforehand if you’re having company over.
White Chicken Chili is a warm, creamy, comforting soup recipe that has tons of flavor without being overly spicy or rich. This soup is packed with vegetables and protein, making it the perfect lunch or dinner.
How was your weekend? I hope it was great. We finally caught a break and got some nice weather. It was nearly 60 degrees both Saturday and Sunday which made for some outdoor time and sunbathing. Just kidding about the sunbathing part, but it really was so nice and warm. It felt great to get some vitamin D.
I have to admit, I kind of got my hopes up that Spring weather was right around the corner. And while the calendar indicates that the first day of Spring and my birthday(!!!) are just a few weeks away, Mother Nature has other plans for us this week in the form of….more snow(!!!) and another Polar Vortex. Oh boy!
Chana Masala is a flavor packed vegetarian Indian dish. It’s an easy restaurant quality recipe to replicate at home.
Today we are traveling to India as a part of our Winter Olympics around the world series. Have you guys been watching the Olympics? I have to say that I’m going to be crushed when they’re over. Not only do I love watching the athletes lay it all out there in an effort to win medals for themselves, their country, and their team, but I also love that there’s something great on television every.single.night. Awesome!
And seriously, is anyone else inspired by those ice skaters and skiers? I’m scared to ski and skate at a snail’s pace with my feet glued to the ground. You can forget any notions of me getting air. ha!