#173 – Sweet & Salty Mac & Cheese and Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

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Sweet & Salty Mac & Cheese

  • 5 Tbsps. butter
  • 6 Tbsps. flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 lb. cooked pasta
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 lb. cooked bacon, crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large saucepan, melt butter; whisk in flour and milk. Reduce heat to low and cook until mixture has thickened, about 2 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and cream cheese, a little at a time; stir until all cheese is melted. Stir in pasta, honey and 3/4 of the bacon, mix well and put in a greased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Top with remaining bacon and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/2 lb. strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more honey to taste. Excellent dressing with spinach and feta cheese.


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