Beef Bolognese

Beef Bolognese is a classic Italian meat sauce filled with celery, carrots, onion, garlic, and pancetta. Perfect for spaghetti night or for your next lasagna.

Beef Bolognese | Bites of Bri

Today I am sharing one of my all time favorites. Beef Bolognese is something I’ve worked on perfecting for years. To me, there is nothing that screams spaghetti night like this sauce.

Does your family have a spaghetti night? Growing up, we did not have spaghetti nights. In fact, my first memories of spaghetti come from that iconic scene in Lady and the Tramp. What a flashback.

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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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Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup | Bites of Bri

As a kid, my mom would always ask what we wanted for our birthday dinner and my answer was always the same. It was lasagna each and every time. I’m sure my mom held her breath every time she asked wishing and hoping my love for the dish with hours of assembly time would have passed. But, no. It was always my special request and special it was because my mom did not make it often.

Even as an adult, I absolutely adore lasagna. I don’t make it often either, but when I make a batch of bolognese sauce, I always make extra so that I can freeze some and save it for the next batch of lasagna.

Well friends, I’m thrilled to tell you that there’s a way to emulate the taste of lasagna without all the calories, fat, and TIME! It’s lasagna in soup form and it is deeeelicious.

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