Bacon and Kale Mac and Cheese

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. 

Bacon and Kale Mac and Cheese | Bites of Bri

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!”

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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.

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Beef and Bean Chili with Greek Yogurt Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Beef and Bean Chili with Greek Yogurt Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits | Bites of Bri

Are you starting to notice a Friday theme on Bites of Bri? If not, I can catch you up to speed really quick. It’s soup and it’s been every Friday in January so far. Soup, as I’ve said before, is one of my favorite healthy and easy dinners. That makes it perfect for January, when we are all trying to eat light and warm up after the polar vortex.

I’ve tried what feels like hundreds of chili recipes over the years, but I always come back to this one. My tried and true, beloved chili recipe. This one packs just enough heat and has a good mix of meat, beans, and vegetables (the perfect chili combination, if you ask me). And, unlike other recipes, the number of servings in this recipe makes it perfect for anytime. No need to wait for an army to help you eat it.

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