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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get in my Belly! Skillet Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese


I just made this for an event I catered. And I made it when our neighbors came for dinner. And I made it to see just how tasty it is ... and it IS SO TASTY! Wow.

Highly recommended.Times 10! I found this recipe in Food & Wine Magazine (September 2010)
Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese
    * Recipe by Ben Vaughn

Three different types of cheese, plus sour cream and egg yolks, make this recipe from chef Ben Vaughn of Restaurant Grace in Memphis especially rich.

    * ACTIVE: 40 MIN
    * TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 40 MIN
    * SERVINGS: 6 to 8

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds penne
3 cups heavy cream or half-and-half
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
One 10-ounce log goat cheese
6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
8. 1 packed cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
9. 1/4 cup sour cream
10. 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
11. 2 teaspoons chopped thyme
12. 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
13. Salt and freshly ground white pepper
14. 3 large egg yolks

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400° and butter a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta; return it to the pot.
  
2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer with the onion and garlic. Transfer 1 cup of the cream to a bowl and whisk in the flour; return the mixture to the saucepan. Whisk over moderate heat until thickened, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the goat cheese, cheddar and half of the Parmigiano until melted. Whisk in the sour cream, parsley, thyme and zest and season with salt and white pepper. In a bowl, gradually whisk 1 cup of the sauce with the egg yolks, then whisk the mixture into the saucepan.
  
3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir to coat. Spread the pasta in the cast-iron skillet and sprinkle with the remaining Parmigiano. Bake for about 45 minutes, until bubbling and golden. Let the mac and cheese rest for 15 minutes, then serve.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish Proverbs release extravaganza!

Suzanne's Amish Proverbs just hit the shelves. To celebrate she's giving away a KINDLE and throwing a party! Let the fun begin. See below for info and links.

Find out more about the book, Suzanne and the blog tour here.

Enter Suzanne Woods Fisher's Simple Wisdom KINDLE Giveaway!

Simple Wisdom giveaway=

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle preloaded with Suzanne Woods Fisher titles. The Prize Pack (valued at over $205.00) includes:

* A brand new KINDLE, Free 3G, 6", Latest Generation
* Amish Peace by Suzanne Woods Fisher
* The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher


To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on September 1st.

Sweet Kindle Giveaway 
Join Suzanne for a Wrap-up Party on September 1st!

She’ll be announcing the winner of the Simple Wisdom KINDLE Giveaway, chatting with readers, and giving away copies of Amish Proverbs and The Choice! Be sure to join us on Wednesday , September 1st at 8PM EST at Suzanne’s Author Page

Be sure to check out the blog tour here or purchase a copy of Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life!

Monday, August 09, 2010

PJ Sugar's "Sweet" Giveaway!

Enter PJ Sugar's "Sweet" Giveaway

Enter PJ Sugar's
Licensed for Trouble, Susan's brand new PJ Sugar novel, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, we’re giving away a Kindle!! You can enter using Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail using the icons below.
One Grand Prize winner will receive a A SWEET Kindle prize package that includes:
  • A brand new Kindle (Free 3G, 6”, Latest Generation)
  • The entire PJ Sugar series by Susan May Warren
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on September 2nd.


Be sure to check out the blog tour here or purchase a copy of Licensed for Trouble here!