Posts tagged: creamThese strawberry shortcake mason jars add a fun twist to this dessert, making them easily portable for picnics or even surprise sweet treats for family and friends. Every element in this dessert is super simple to make (yes, even the biscuits are a breeze!). You’ll love the sweetness from the fruit, the fresh and airy whipped cream, and the tiny golden brown biscuits. These double chocolate raspberry mason jars are a combination of all my favorite things – chocolate, fresh fruit, more chocolate and pillowy whipped cream. With every forkful you pull up a little bit of everything, guaranteeing an incredible bite. Plus chocolate cake AND chocolate chips? Homemade Italian sodas can be any flavor you want and can be made in a snap! Simply combine half and half, flavored syrup and sparkling water in a glass filled with ice. It’s a fun drink to cool you down on those hot days and it’s even more fun to watch your kids’ imaginations go wild! Ever thought about a cherry and blackberry combination? Or maybe cherry and lime? Leave it up to them!
My ultimate comfort meal? A heaping bowl full of macaroni and cheese. No, not the stuff from the box people. I mean the real, down-home heart stuff that fills you up and warms you from the inside out.
Of course, eating bowl after bowl of that cheesy deliciousness is a little bad for the waistline... On the other hand, I don't believe in compromising flavor in favor of just eating the healthy stuff. That's why this Lightened Up Chicken Mac N Cheese is the one dinner you have to add to your winter weeknight rotation! It's creamy and dreamy and oh-so cheesy, but the lightened up cheese sauce and whole wheat noodles keep you from adding too much to your hips.
Without sacrificing any flavor! The Pig of the Month BBQ Pulled Chicken sure takes care of THAT. BOOM baby. Let's get cooking!
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INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, approximately 3 minutes. Add flour, stirring to combine, and cook until golden, approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in milk and broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in macaroni and chicken into the saucepan. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with an extra sprinkled of cheese and the bread crumbs. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbly and the top is golden.
Shop This Post Pig of the Month BBQ Pulled Chicken *Recipe, video and photos by Meghan Bassett