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Penne Ponza

Most delicious pasta ever. It’s perfect because it’s not a heavy creamy sauce, but the tomatoes and breadcrumbs mixture is absolutely delicious. My husband added red pepper flakes to his serving; he said it didn’t have quite enough flavor. But I loved it so much just as it was.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheddar

I can’t eat Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner. It is just hurts my stomach and feels empty and cheap.

Of course, my one-year-old son loves it. I like to mush up butternut squash (from the frozen vegetable isle) up in his Kraft dinner. If it’s mashed up enough, he doesn’t notice it, and he gets some vegetables in him.

But while I don’t like Kraft dinner, I love real, oven-baked macaroni and cheese, specifically macaroni and cheddar. There’s something about the crispy crust that just makes it complete. I use a medium cheddar, but if you like it sharp, that would make it even more flavorful.

One can add vegetables to this casserole if desired; pre-cooked chicken could also be sneaked in. Last night, I made it without anything else added, and it was still delicious. My son loved it too. (more…)