Baked Broccoli Mac ’n’ Cheese
- 1 (12 oz.) package elbow macaroni
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup fat-free chicken broth
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta and broccoli, and cook according to package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside while preparing sauce. In large saucepan over medium heat, melt 1½ tablespoons butter. Add onion and cook over low heat about 2 minutes. Add flour and cook another minute, or until flour is golden brown and mixture is well combined. Increase temperature to medium-high and whisk in milk and chicken broth. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until sauce begins to bubble and becomes smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Once sauce is thick, remove from heat, add cheese, and mix well until cheese is melted. Add cooked macaroni and broccoli and mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish. In small bowl, combine seasoned breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle over top of pasta. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
Candy Corn Cupcakes
- 1 (15.25 oz.) white cake mix
- Ingredients called for on cake mix box (oil, eggs, water)
- Yellow and red food coloring
- Buttercream frosting
- Candy corn for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line muffin tins with 24 cupcake liners. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Divide batter equally into three small bowls. Leave first bowl of batter white. In second bowl, add about 12 drops yellow food coloring. Stir well; add more coloring if you’d like brighter yellow. In third bowl, add 15 drops yellow food coloring and 5 drops red food coloring to make an orange batter. In each cupcake liner, drop spoonful or 2 of yellow batter and spread batter to the edges of the liner as evenly as possible. When yellow batter is all gone, repeat process with orange batter, making sure to spread orange to edges so no yellow batter is showing. Finally, repeat with white batter, once again spreading it to edges so no orange batter shows. Bake cupcakes according to directions on package. When they are finished cooking, remove from oven and let cool. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and top with candy corn for garnish.
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