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Dinner Rush! BB&C Mac (Bacon, Broccoli and Cheddar Mac & Cheese)

As my husband loves to retort when I ask him how his workday went, “Sometimes you’re the windshield, and sometimes you’re the bug.” Regardless of your side of the motor vehicle, nothing says “time to celebrate” or “let’s get this day over with” as universally as mac & cheese.

And while I love it as much as the next guy or gal, I do still feel a bit bad about just eating a big bowl of cheese-covered starch for dinner. Call it an old habit, but a bit more nutritional balance would be nice. That’s why this mac doubles down on sensibility and cuts back on fat with two family-friendly secret weapons: cooked squash and delicious cheddar.

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Sifted: Cinco De Mayo Recipes + More Birthday Cake Oreos

Oreo Funfetti Cupcakes by Kirbie's Cravings

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Remember our favorite birthday cake oreo ecstasy recipes? Add Kirbie’s Cravings amazing cookies n cream cupcakes to the list! 
  2. #CincodeMayoCountdown: Margarita push pops featured by Sweet Designs.
  3. Looking for more strawberry inspiration? Edible Perspective’s recipe for avocado strawberry & goat cheese sandwiches is seasonal perfection.
  4. Bacon jam? We’re pretty sure The Delicious Life’s recipe would taste good on just about everything.
  5. Get your chocolate fix with Peanut Butter Cup Crème Brulee. Sweetsugarbean transforms the elegant dessert into a whimsical treat.

Craving more? We’ve got you covered this Cinco de Mayo with our best Mexican recipes.

Your guests will still love this easy guac with a jalapeno kick.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Three Ways

Bacon-Wrapped Dates Recipe

Whether your party is made up of die-hard face painters or people more interested in determining the top commercial, pretty much everyone is a fan of Super Bowl Sunday. Finding new ways to satisfy a diverse group of friends expecting the traditional more-is-more spread of wings, dips and chips can be a challenge.

Chewy dates wrapped in thick slices of uncured bacon are easy to put together assembly-line style to feed a crowd. For variety, stuff them with an array of fillings like crunchy almonds, spicy chorizo, or sharp Manchego to balance out the sweetness. If you’re running short on time, they can be quickly pan fried or baked off all at once to candied crisp. Regardless of the game’s outcome, these pig skins are sure to please everyone.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates Recipe

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Bacon Potatoes au Gratin

Bacon Potatoes au Gratin Recipe

Comforting. Elegant simplicity. Potatoes au gratin’s soft layers of creamy potatoes topped with a golden, slightly crispy crust embodies the definition of comfort food. Especially with a couple layers of bacon nestled in between the potatoes.

Using just a few common kitchen ingredients, and with a little technique and time, one can create an unforgettable dish. Potatoes au gratin isn’t complicated to make, but does benefit heavily from a bit of attention to detail.

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Dynamic Duos: Favorite Food Combos

Burger and Fries

When it comes to classic food combos, burgers and fries reign king.

Batman and Robin, Mario and Luigi, Sonny and Cher, and Cheech and Chong: when it comes to classic duos, these are merely a few of the famous pairings that come to mind.

Extend the conversation to food, though, and the whole thing gets a bit more heated. Just ask celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Duff Goldman who chimed in on Food Networks’ Best Thing I Ever Ate episode dedicated to food combinations.

Curious to find out what foods Cooking Channel fans like to mix, mash and pair up, we opened a poll and called out asking for all your favorite combos on facebook. 286 responses later, we came away with a few clear cut winners and some, well, some pretty unusual combinations.

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