Grain Dishes

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Easy, Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is an all-time favorite in the culinary world of comfort foods. I created this recipe years ago. It saves you the time of making a béchamel sauce and the precise measurements and constant stirring that entails.

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Easy Lunch Recipe: Mediterranean Couscous

Mediterranean couscous is a simple, plan-ahead meal that is my go-to for lunch! I work in a school, so I need something quick that I can eat in 30 minutes while simultaneously catching up on emails and writing reports. I love this recipe because it can be easily modified based on your preferences.

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Easy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Sauce

Some weeks just don't go as smoothly as others, and our usual ability to plan our lives falls short. This is one of my main go-to recipes when I need something for dinner that's quick and easy. It is always a hit, my entire family loves it, and I'm sure yours will, too.

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How to Make Perfect Penne all'Arrabbiata

Like many of the best Italian dishes, an authentic arrabbiata is extremely simple and requires only a few ingredients to make. But when all things are considered, can there be any doubt that penne all'arrabbiata truly is the king of all tomato pasta dishes?

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Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna Recipe

Who wants to spend two hours making lasagna? With this recipe, you can make a meal that tastes the same but can be made in a fraction of the time. Try "lazy lasagna" instead!

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Veggie Packed Pasta Salad Recipe

This recipe started with an idea and has become one of my favorite recipes. It's perfect for a snack, side dish, or even a main dish. The veggies can be switched up, but the dressing is just amazing no matter which veggies you choose. Sometimes the simple things are the tastiest!

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Easy Veggie Fried Rice Without Eggs

This veggie fried rice is easy to throw together and has just a few ingredients. You can use it as a side dish or even a main dish. This recipe is egg free since we have allergies in our home, but you could easily adjust the recipe to include eggs.

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Vodka Penne Pasta Recipe

Vodka Penne Pasta is a favorite family recipe from my Italian grandmother. It can be a main or side dish, and it incorporates vodka as an unusual ingredient. Serve as a meatless meal or with Italian sausage.

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Exploring Whole Grains

Whole grains are not just another food fad. Research proves that they are nutritional dynamite and should be a part of your daily diet. Here's information on how to cook and make them the focus of your meal plan.

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Creamy Avocado Spaghetti

This creamy avocado spaghetti is just what you need for an easy, but delicious dinner! The avocado sauce is flavorful, and the veggies make the dish both pretty and tasty. The basil and lemon bring out really bright flavors in the sauce, making it a meal you'll definitely want to try!

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How to Cook Fluffy Rice on the Stove

How often do you eat rice per day? In many parts of the world, rice is considered to be a staple food, and depending upon the region, rice can be cooked in many different ways. Learn the basics of how to cook fluffy rice.

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Veggie Rainbow Quinoa Recipe

This quinoa recipe is simple to throw together, and the colors make for a nice presentation. Add some fried eggs on top and you've got a hearty breakfast. Make it ahead of time and you have a hot or cold side dish for any meal you're hosting. This dish is both versatile and tasty.

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Dominican-Style Rice and Beans Recipe

This Dominican-inspired dish is a healthy take on traditional cuisine. It's a good source of protein, fiber, and vegetables. It's also kosher, dairy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and suitable for Weight Watchers and 21 Day Fix. And with a few tweaks, it's good for low-carb and vegan diets, too.