Feel Good Mac and Cheese

Homemade Mac & Cheese that will leave you feeling oh so good. Both because it tastes absolutely amazing, but also because it has a healthy twist that no one would ever suspect!

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Whoa! Yes, we’re doing it. One of my goals for 2015 was to share more savory recipes with you. Don’t ya worry, Deliciously Yum will continue to mainly revolve around all things sweet, but occasionally I will start to share some of our favorite main meals, side dishes and appetizers with you as well. Hope that’s alright with you :).

Because things like today’s Mac & Cheese version NEED to be shared with all of you. My conscience can’t continue to keep these things from you…

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We take our Mac & Cheese very seriously. I usually don’t like for anyone to mess with my bowl of cheesy goodness. No fancy ingredients, swaps or substitutions necessary. Thank you very much. Or so I thought.

The Mac & Cheese you see here has one very special ingredient and a few healthier substitutions. Yeah, I was suspicious too. But you know me by now. I wouldn’t share anything I don’t absolutely love.

So let me tell you about this Feel Good Mac & Cheese. [Read more…]

Homemade Butterfinger Bites

Butterfinger Bites made in the comfort of your own home with only 3 ingredients. Happy Halloween indeed!

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Hey Everyone! Yep, Halloween is finally here. Today’s high is a balmy 37 degrees. Just like that we’re saying hi to winter. We can’t really complain though. This fall has been absolutely gorgeous and the weather was beyond perfect. Ever year I am hopeful that the kids will be able to go trick or treating without having to dress warm underneath their adorable costumes, but so far no such luck. Oh well, the extra “stuffing” definitely adds to the cuteness factor.

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And just in case you’re anything like me (aka childless) and aren’t able to dig into your munchkin’s candy stash, I have an amazing recipe for you today. Because in my mind Halloween is all about the sweet stuff.

Also, if you find yourself left with ridiculous amounts of candy corn or if you do have kids, but they didn’t return with any butterfinger bars, then listen up.

This is where candy lovers unite! [Read more…]

Sopapilla Bites

Sopapillas in bite-sized form. You won’t believe how easy and fast it is to make your own in no time!

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One of the best Mexican Restaurant treats around. Hands down. I had been intrigued to try my hand at making homemade sopapillas for the longest time. Last Saturday I found myself asking what I was waiting for and decided to dive right in.

Sometimes recipes that aren’t planned and just sort of happen, turn out to be the best. Nothing compares to a pile of freshly fried and golden pieces of beautiful sopapillas, especially when they come in a miniature version, are still warm and doused in honey.

Who is with me?

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Sopapilla dough is reminiscent of pizza or even bread dough – a very light and fluffy version. When I first laid eyes on sopapillas, I thought that they looked like donuts and put them into the same category. But they don’t really compare to donuts. They are not as sweet and the texture is completely different. It’s a treat that’s very distinct in taste and something you have to try to fully understand.

One bite and you will know what I’m talking about :). [Read more…]

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

 This is the easiest and most delicious Homemade Ice Cream around! 2 ingredients, no machine and a love for ice cream is all you need.

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Is there anything better than a big bowl of ice cream? How about Homemade Ice Cream on a Friday night? Quite possibly the best thing ever.

Since July is National Ice Cream Month, I really wanted to share my very favorite recipe with you. It’s been around forever and ever. This ice cream is hard to beat, in fact, I have yet to taste one that satisfies and tastes better than this easy peasy frozen wonderfulness. It’s that good!

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What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Mine is obviously Mint Chocolate Chip. Always has been and probably always will be. Whatever your favorite may be, you can most likely recreate your own, using this recipe as a base.

Back in the day (before Adam developed lactose intolerance), we would practically live on this ice cream. I made an uncountable number of different flavors and seriously had the best time experimenting in the kitchen. [Read more…]

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Make your own Soft Pretzels just like the ones you get at the mall. Sprinkled with sea salt – these pretzels are the perfect snack!

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Ever since making these homemade soft pretzels on Saturday, I have been looking forward to Monday like I haven’t in a while. When a recipe turns out as well as this one did, I just can’t wait to tell you all about it. So yeah, we had a pretty amazing weekend, which was mainly due to the discovery how to make one of our favorite snacks. Devouring a pretzel or two has been a staple almost every time we visit our mall. Never did I think that the same soft pretzels could be duplicated in the comfort of our own home.

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I also didn’t think that I could be any more in love with pretzels than I already was. It’s been a weekend of great revelations :). Let’s find out how to make these yummies! [Read more…]