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Becky and Morgen’s World Famous Mac ‘n Cheese

I can’t stop looking at the picture. Serious drool happening over the picture. Check out this amazing mac ‘n cheese recipe from Becky Flade,  y’all.  Also, Becky’s new book, Fated Hearts, which I will read while floating in and out of a cheese coma.


BECKY AND MORGEN’S WORLD FAMOUS MAC ‘n CHEESEBecky:

There are a lot of things I love about being born and raised in Philadelphia. We have history and culture; our sports teams are legend; a legacy of entertainers call, or have called, my hometown their own; and we have a reputation for being fierce, loyal and passionate. But above all that, we have FOOD: Tastykakes, cheesesteaks, scrapple, Peanut Chews, soft pretzels; there’s a veritable plethora of options that taste just oh-so-good in the City of Brotherly Love!

One of my favorite Philadelphia staples, something I didn’t realize until I went to college in a different state was specific to Philadelphia, is Cooper sharp cheese. I’ve been informed that, like Yuengling lager, the cheese has broadened its horizons and can be found in other locales, but, like me, it is a Philly native. MMM. I think it’s widely known that anything is better with cheese, but until you’ve layered Cooper on your mashed potatoes, or baked ziti, you haven’t lived.

Philly Food

Everyone enjoys the comfort and tradition of baked mac ‘n cheese but my youngest and I experimented with a pound of Cooper and some heavy cream. We came up with what we call our “World Famous Mac ‘n Cheese.” Of course, the world is my house and our closest call to fame is the adoration of my brother, currently living in southern Maryland, who had the opportunity to sample some and fell in love with it. Each time we make this rich dish, I snap a picture and send it to him via our cell phones to tease and torment like a good big sister should.

Cooper Sharp Cheese

BECKY AND MORGEN’S WORLD FAMOUS MAC ‘n CHEESE RECIPE

16 oz elbow macaroni

1 lb cooper cheese, block, shredded

½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

¼ cup scallions, diced

3 cups heavy cream

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Liv Rancourt: Smoked Salmon Pasta Recipe

My friend Liv’s here today and she brought studs salmon.  Okay, so Liv obviously knows me because she brought both.  Below you will find a recipe with salmon, pasta, wine, and cheese. You can not possibly go wrong with this. Below that are the studs (still in my wheelhouse), in this case King Studs (construction reference goes right over my head as I zoom in on stud). Liv’s kindly included a tasty excerpt from her new release, King Stud. And if you make it all the way to the bottom of the page you can also enter for a $20 Amazon gift card.

Enjoy!


 

Author Liv RancourtLIV:

Thanks so much for having me as a guest, Irene! I’m excited to have the chance to talk about food, because other than eating, I don’t know a whole lot about it, and there’s nothing I like better than having a platform to display my ignorance.

Oh, and I babble when I’m nervous.

Lol!

Since my favorite recipe usually involves knowing which take-out to order, I had to give some thought to what to feature in this post. I live in Seattle, which prides itself as a foodie town, so my first decision was to choose a recipe with a Northwest vibe.

Then, as I do with most important decisions, I called the husband.

He suggested I try a variation of chef Nick Stellino’s smoked salmon pasta, which totally worked for me. (Jump HERE if you want to see an actual recipe with, like, measurements and stuff.) Back in the late ‘80s, my roommate worked the lunch shift as a waitress at a restaurant called The 1904, and they made an amazing smoked salmon pasta. Sometimes she’d bring me home an order, or sometimes I’d meet her toward the end of her shift and have a bowl. A little white wine, some crusty bread, and the smoky, savory, salty goodness and I was DONE. Too good.

So, without further ado or delay or procrastination, here’s my take on smoked salmon pasta.

Smoked Salmon Pasta Recipe

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Amanda Shalaby: Fusilli with Sausage, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe

Amanda Shalaby is here with a recipe that reminded me of Carlo… Yum! Off to buy sun-dried tomatoes and enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out an excerpt from Amanda’s book Bleddyn Hall after the recipe – you can pick it up FREE on Kindle Unlimited!


Fusilli with sausage recipe from Amanda ShalabyAmanda:

I’m always on the lookout for a fast, easy and delicious meal since, well, I can’t order out ALL the time – but I need as much time later in the day to work on my next book! It takes about 40 minutes from prep to cooked and feeds about six people (which for just me and the hubby means leftovers)!

Fusilli with Sausage, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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