Baked Mac and Cheese

  Baked Mac & Cheese Author: Joshua Trent Recipe type: Side Dish Serves: 8 Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Ingredients 4 cups uncooked spiral pasta ¼ cup butter, cubed ¼ cup all-purpose flour 4 cups 2% milk ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ¼ tsp. ground mustard ¼ […]

Ranch Mac and Cheese

  Ranch Mac & Cheese Author: Joshua Trent Recipe type: Side Dish Serves: 8 Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 30 mins Ingredients 1 pkg. (16 pz.) elbow macaroni 1 cup 2% milk ¼ cup butter, cubed 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix 1 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. garlic pepper blend 1 tsp. lemon-pepper […]

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

  Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Author: Joshua Trent Recipe type: Side Dish Serves: 6 Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 45 mins Ingredients ½ (16-oz.) package multigrain penne pasta 1 Tbsp. butter 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 3 cups fat-free milk ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. dry mustard 1 (8-oz.) block 2% […]

Peppery Cheese Bread


Peppery Cheese Bread Recipe type: Breads Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hour This is a great flavorful bread that any pepper lovers in your family will ask for over and over again! Ingredients 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper 1 teaspoon baking powder […]

Avocado Goat Cheese Dip


Avocado Goat Cheese Dip Author: Joshua Trent Recipe type: Appetizers In honor of my favorite show, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” on PlanetGreen and their goat farm, I like to serve this dip at our weekly watch parties. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 package whole-wheat pita chips (cut into 6 triangles each) 3 ripe avocados, peeled pitted and […]

Classic Macaroni & Cheese


Macaroni & Cheese Author: Joshua Trent Recipe type: Pasta This recipe started out from Ina Garten but I’ve changed it around a bit to meet my needs (and budget). It’s really good! Ingredients salt (for pasta water) 1 lb elbow macaroni or penne 1 quart milk 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided ½ cup […]

“Pizza Hut” Cheese Bread


I came up with this little cheese bread recipe and thought it tasted pretty close to Pizza Hut’s cheese bread. It’s really really good and makes plenty for any family dinner or party! Super easy and very quick, very worth the effort. If possible, I try to find whole milk mozzerella instead of the part skim because it burns faster and doesn’t melt as nice. The dough also makes great pan pizza dough if you like thick crust!

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce Author: Joshua Trent Recipe type: Sauces This sauce is great for buffalo wings or a vegetable tray. Ingredients 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled ⅔ cup sour cream ½ cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp milk (about) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp Worcesteshire sauce salt & pepper to taste Instructions Combine blue cheese, […]

Country Cheddar Biscuits

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Country Cheddar Biscuits Author: Joshua Trent Recipe type: Breads These are my go-to biscuits when I’m making a last minute meal. Very easy and very good. Ingredients 2 cups self-rising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes Salt (to taste) ⅓ cup shortening ¾ cup […]