Creamy Crock Pot Mac & Cheese: Simple and Homemade

Simple & Creamy Homemade Mac & Cheese (Healthier Version)

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Hello ♥♥♥♥♥

I’ve been experimenting with food a lot lately. For dinner tonight, I created this simple recipe for those of you that enjoy the practicality of using Crock-Pot Slow Cookers! It turned out very well and is actually a little healthier than traditional mac & cheese. I hope you enjoy it as much as my fiancé and I did!

Ingredients
10 ounces evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups organic unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3-5 dashes Franks Red Hot Sauce
¼ cup butter, cubed
4 ounces longhorn chedder, grated
6 ounces mild cheddar cheese, grated
3 ounces colby jack cheese, grated
14 oz uncooked rotini veggie pasta

Directions

  1. Whisk together almond milk, evaporated milk, Franks Red Hot Sauce, salt, and paprika in Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker.
  2. Pour the uncooked rotini pasta into your Crock-Pot Slow Cooker. Top with cubed butter and all cheeses.
  3. Stir to combine. I waited until the dish heated up because it was easier to stir without the pasta breaking.
  4. Cover your Crock-Pot Slow Cooker and cook on low for 2-2.5 hours, stirring once or twice an hour.
  Serves 4-6 people
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Creamy Crock Pot Mac & Cheese: Simple and Homemade

Simple & Creamy Homemade Mac & Cheese (Healthier Version)

Hello ♥♥♥♥♥

I’ve been experimenting with food a lot lately. For dinner tonight, I created this simple recipe for those of you that enjoy the practicality of using Crock-Pot Slow Cookers! It turned out very well and is actually a little healthier than traditional mac & cheese. I hope you enjoy it as much as my fiancé and I did!

Ingredients
10 ounces evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups organic unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3-5 dashes Franks Red Hot Sauce
¼ cup butter, cubed
4 ounces longhorn chedder, grated
6 ounces mild cheddar cheese, grated
3 ounces colby jack cheese, grated
14 oz uncooked rotini veggie pasta

Directions

  1. Whisk together almond milk, evaporated milk, Franks Red Hot Sauce, salt, and paprika in Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker.
  2. Pour the uncooked rotini pasta into your Crock-Pot Slow Cooker. Top with cubed butter and all cheeses.
  3. Stir to combine. I waited until the dish heated up because it was easier to stir without the pasta breaking.
  4. Cover your Crock-Pot Slow Cooker and cook on low for 2-2.5 hours, stirring once or twice an hour.
  Serves 4-6 people
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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract with Vodka

Hello!

My fiance and I are getting married in five months! We are extremely thrifty people who appreciate practical gifts. We are aware that some people give away gift bags after their wedding has ended as a thank you. In line with our own desires to experiment with making homemade vanilla extract, we decided to bottle up some of our fun and make our guests homemade vanilla extract instead of a gift bag.

Ingredients:

80 Proof Vodka

3 Vanilla Beans per 8 oz of Vodka

Cutting Board

Knife

This recipe is so easy and people will be touched that you put in the (seemingly simple) time and effort!

Directions

1. Cut Beans in half lengthwise and split open, revealing the beans inside.

2. Place the beans into the vodka container and close, making sure the container is air tight.

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3. Place in dark area and shake every so often. The longer the beans sit in the vodka, the better the vanilla extract will be!

I plan to allow the vanilla beans to sit for five months before placing the vanilla extract into individual bottles. You do not have to wait even half as long! I’ve used the extract within one month of letting the beans soak when I realized I didn’t have any vanilla for a recipe I was working on and it worked perfectly!

I just ordered these 1 oz bottles to use for gifts!

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I purchased these beans to make the extract. I found the amount of beans required per cup is negotiable!

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