Tuesday Tips & Tricks – Use what you’ve got!

7 Jun

This Tuesdays Tips & Tricks is simple, although most of them are…I came across a recipe by Giada de Laurentis the other night on the Food Network and it looks absolutely delicious. IYou can see the recipe here). The best part was, the recipe was fairly simple and it was versatile enough that I could modify it with the ingredients I had on hand and it tasted delicious. The recipe is below, and is called Macaroni & Cheese Cupcakes.

What I liked about this recipe was that I was able to use what I had on hand. I used the recipe for inspiration. =) Instead of penne pasta, I used small shells. Instead of asparagus, I used broccoli, carrots & onions. I only had a few tomatoes, but I put those in there and then followed the recipe instructions. They came out great and unfortunately I didn’t grab a picture. I was so hungry for lunch I just scooped one out on a plate and went to town.

So the next time you’re looking for something to make for dinner and you may not have the creativity to come up with something completely on your own, check out the Foodnetwork or another cooking website and see what you can make with what you’ve got!

Happy Tuesday & Happy cooking! =)

2 Responses to “Tuesday Tips & Tricks – Use what you’ve got!”

  1. tiabach June 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Looks easy and delicious, my two requirements for a meal for kids! (oh and kid-friendly, another check here). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Melanie Flinn June 8, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    I’ve made one of her other pasta “cups” before and it turned out yummy. Love the pre-portioned muffin size.

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