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Baked Ziti with Cheese


Tonight was so very much a pasta night.  After a long day of meetings, meetings…meetings, it was time to have a little easy and delicious treat.  Cheese, tomato sauce, béchamel, pasta and cheese.  What else do I have to tell you here?  This single-serve sized baked ziti is a quick way to have some delicious comfort food in not a lot of time.

If you multitask, it’s about 30 minutes from stovetop to oven to table, and this recipe is easy to scale up or down.  I made 2 servings so that I’d have a little left over, since I’ll want it again but it’s dangerous for me to have a giant pan of pasta lurking in my fridge waiting for me to devour it.

I took a little shortcut and put the milk in the microwave while my roux was cooking together.  It will seem a little thin, but don’t worry, the sauce thickens up a bit in the oven.  I used panko breadcrumbs on top to give it a nice little crunch and cooked it until it was brown and bubbly.  Delicious!  Get the Barilla recipe at AllRecipes.

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Chocolate Therapy


I work in online retail.  That means this time of year, I barely have time to shower, let alone bake.  But my sweet tooth has no understanding of this fact.  And my stress level requires a certain amount of chocolate to maintain an even keel.

The solution to this dilemma?  Nutella.  Cake.  In a mug – in the microwave.

Beware, this is highly addictive and incredibly simple and quick to make.  Grab some pantry ingredients and mix them up in a very large mug.  Pop in the microwave for 2 minutes or so.  Top with vanilla bean ice cream if you dare.

Devour.  Smile.  Savor.  Relax.

Get the recipe at AllRecipes.com

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Oatmeal Bar Cookies – Speed Baking!

If you have 2 minutes, you’ve got oatmeal cookies! Ok, it actually takes longer than that, but this video will show you just how easy it is. Don’t have a stand mixer? Don’t worry! A hand mixer or a spoon and some elbow grease will work just as well.

This great recipe is courtesy of AllRecipes.com and was submitted by fellow AllStar, Milly Suazo.

Get Milly’s Oatmeal Brownies from AllRecipes.com

Tweet to Win!

Thanksgiving isn’t just about that delicious bird – it’s also about the desserts.  What are you having for Thanksgiving dessert?  Tell @RespectTheBird and win this week’s giveaway!

The winner will get an Allrecipes.com reusable bag, Turkey Pop-Up Timers, Turkey Baster and a Chef’n Switch It Spatula. (US Residents only, please).  Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Follow @RespectTheBird on Twitter. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can great one here: http://twitter.com/)
  2. Starting tomorrow (11/8) at 9am PST through Friday (11/11) at 3pm PST, tweet your favorite Thanksgiving dessert to @RespectTheBird. Be sure to include #RTB and you’ll be entered to win!
  • My favorite #Thanksgiving dessert is Pumpkin Pie! Three slices please! #RTB @RespecttheBird
  • #Thanksgiving isn’t complete without pie and ice cream #RTB @RespecttheBird

Check @RespectTheBird’s Twitter feed at 3 PM PST to see if you’re the winner, winner, turkey dinner!  For all the details on this giveaway, check out RespectTheBird.com.

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