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    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3457597;
    I love desserts, also, but I don't like overly sweet desserts. I'm not much of a fan of milk or white chocolate. I prefer the dark most of the time. I worked at Nestle's several years ago and long before that I had an aversion to their candy as I find it fairly cloying. On the other hand, the dark chocolate Dove bars (made by Mars) are to die for!
    Dove Dark Chocolate with Almonds is my favorite and I like the dark chocolate M&M's too . That is what I reach for when I crave Chocolate ......yummy.
    Have any of you ever made a Hot Fudge Pudding Cake? It is reeally good.

    I've tried the pasta in crockpot too and the pasta seems to disolve, maybe I cooked it to long, so I'd like some pointers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livin4reality;3459258;
    So to my question: Has anyone ever done macaroni and cheese in a crockpot? If so could I have some advice? (the whole crockpot pasta thing is scary)
    Yes indeed, and it is delicious. I use elbow macaroni - it does have to be cooked first - then toss it in a bit of oil. Cook it al dente, not too soft (bearing in mind it'll cook a bit in the crock). I'm not big on measuring so I can't give you exact amounts but I'll use an entire box (a normal-sized one, not an enormous Costco-type box). About 3 cups shredded cheese, any kind you like. I use whatever I have on hand, but it's usually cheddar, mozza, and a generous handful of parmesan. I don't make a bechamel sauce - too lazy - instead I use a can of evaporated milk and I'll add about a cup of 1% milk as well, just eyeballing it for consistency. A little butter or margarine and some diced onions, salt & pepper, and that's it. Mix the whole mess together and cook it on low for 3 to 4 hours. It's always turned out great.
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    That sounds lovely AJane. Exactly what I was looking for. I'm not a fan of velvetta mac/cheese and your version sounds really good. Thanks so much!
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    My S'mores brownies. Just thought I'd tease all you sweet tooths a bit
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    I made up my own recipe last night and it turned out so good. I love Aidell's chicken and apple sausage and I'm always trying to incorporate it into different meals. I started with cooked white rice, added some steamed broccoli and cauliflower and then I added the cooked sausage. I then added cut up mango and ginger salad dressing. It was so summery and fresh, yum!

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    What is with orange cauliflower and purple cauliflower? Somebody explain it to me.
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    AJane-the crockpot mac/cheese was a success! The crock pot was scraped clean (one of the few dishes that was) and the macaroni didn't get too mushy. I did it on low for 3 1/2 hours.
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    Need a nice easy dessert for a BBQ that doesn't have to be refrigerated.
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    Had my first Grapple today. WOW!!! I love apples, but this takes them to another level. If you get a chance, try one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3467514;
    Need a nice easy dessert for a BBQ that doesn't have to be refrigerated.
    The Toll House Pie is easy and really good!

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