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In The Kitchen: An Amazing Twist on Mac & Cheese

Samantha WetterholmComment

Thursday, 13 June 2013

So as you might know, I am a bit of a foodie {it’s more like I just love to eat}. One of my favorite hobbies is trying new restaurants and cuisines. Occasionally, I like to try my hand at cooking and my concoctions {usually} turn out pretty good. I had a little more free time than usual yesterday {between finals} so I thought I would try a new recipe. I found this one on Pinterest and I must say, it was a huge hit!

I love classic, feel-good recipes with a twist. I don’t like to toot my own horn {well not TOO often} but this was absolutely delicious.

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First, I started with making fresh arugula pesto. Unquestionably, traditional basil pesto is fantastic, so this arugula twist was a fun {and tasty} change. With just a handful of ingredients, this was really easy to make. It was a component of the Mac & Cheese sauce, but it would also make a great spread on a french bread, tomato, and mozzarella sandwich. 

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I roughly chopped arugula, grated parmesan, and garlic in a food processor and slowly drizzled in olive oil. This sauce was fragrant, spicy, and surprisingly creamy. {It was also as pretty as it was delicious}.

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I then made the White Cheddar and Arugula Mac & Cheese. This was a fun dish to make because I used cooking techniques that I had never tried before {mixing flour into melted butter? who knew that this combo makes a heavenly thick sauce?!}. This dish also called for white wine. I used a crisp, dry chardonnay {¼ cup for my recipe and 1 cup for drinking hehe}. 

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I used a flavorful Vermont white cheddar and I was completely pleased with the results of this dish. {I always claim that I can’t cook, but I guess that’s not true, ha!}.

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{Pretty, eh?} I will definitely be making this dish again. 

What is your favorite homestyle recipe with a twist

P.S. I have my last final of second year this afternoon, wish me luck! After today, I will officially be a third year dental student, eek!

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