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TykeMart bloggers and members share easy budget friendly recipes to make for the whole family.  Recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I love Mac n' Cheese!  It's one of the ultimate comfort foods around.  The cheesey goodness is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Here's my favorite recipe for this dish we all grew up with.  It's really easy to make and served with a salad makes a complete meal on a cool autumn night.  It's so good even the leftovers get eaten up!

Ingredients:

1 (16oz.) package elbow macaroni

1 (5 oz.) container Alouette Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup sour cream

1 cup cottage cheese

1 stick butter

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup plain panko

1 tbls. chopped parsley

Directions:

Cook elbow macaroni to package direction.  Don't over cook.

Drain cooked macaroni

Add cheeses, butter, sour cream and whipping cream to macaroni.  Stir well.

Place macaroni mixture in oven safe casserole.

Sprinkle Panko and parsley over top.

Bake in 350 degree oven about an hour or until cheese is bubbly and Panko is golden brown.

Serve warm. 

 

 

 

 

 

I am always in search of great tasting recipes that are easy to make.  I found awesome images of these garlic knots on Pinterest and decided to try them.  The recipe called for refrigerated bread stick dough, the Piillsbury cans found in the refrigerated section of your local supermarket.  Unfortunately I could not find any in our supermarkets, so I had to improvise and make it my own.   To make it pretty I added chopped parsley from my herb garden.

I made it for one of our Sunday evening barbeques and the family loved it!  I'm sure yours will too. 

Ingredients:

1 can Pillsbury french bread dough

1 Stick butter

1 tbls. minced garlic or garlic powder

2 tbls. freshly shredded parmesean cheese

1 tbls. spoon fresh parsley

Directions:

1.  Using a sharp knife cut french bread dough into 12 slices - you will end up with 12 round pieces

2.  Roll each round between your hands to form a "rope" about 6" long - "knot" each bow by wrapping it around two fingers to form a loop and gently pull one end thru.  Place knots on a parchment covered baking sheet.

3.  Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl - about 2 mins. depending on your microwave.

4.  Add remaining ingredients to the melted butter.

5.  Brush butter mixture on to each bread knot - making sure the entire knot is covered with the butter

6.  Bake in 375 degree oven for 10-12 mins.  or until golden brown. 

Serve warm

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