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Tue
30
Jun '09

June Adventures in Food Blogging: The Most Popular Recipes and Articles on Hugging the Coast

Here’s our monthly list of the 20 most popular food, cooking, and recipe blog posts on Hugging the Coast in June…enjoy!

The Top Posts of June 2009

Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Southern Style Crab Grilled Cheese Melt Sandwich Recipe
1. 11 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes and Ideas to Add Deliciousness to Your Day

2. 9 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes to Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month

3. 16 Refreshing Summer Fruit Drink Recipes and Ideas to Help You Cool Off and Quench Your Thirst

4. 20 Delicious Recipes For Gourmet Salads Without Mayo

5. Food Poems Good Enough to Eat for National Poetry Month

6. Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Southern Style Crab Grilled Cheese Melt Sandwich Recipe

7. Weekend Video Spotlight: How to Make Homemade Grilled Brick Oven Pizza on Your BBQ Grill

8. Mayo Free Salad Ideas: Mediterranean Garlic Hummus Potato Salad Recipe

9. 75+ Recipes From James Beard Award Winning Chefs

10. A Trio of Gourmet Cole Slaw Recipes

11. Mexican Guacamole Onion Soup With Cheesy Tostadas Recipe

12. Dr. Seuss Inspired Recipe (and Silly Food Poem): Green Eggs and Ham Salad

13. 7 Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese Recipes From the 2008 Tilamook Contest Winners

14. Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Monterey Muenster Mash Grilled Cheese Recipe

15. Spoil Dad With These Father’s Day Ideas and Recipes For the Special Man in Your Life

16. Million Dollar Winning Contest Recipes from the Pillsbury Bake-Off

17. Celebrate National Iced Tea Month With These Delicious Sweet (and Unsweet) Tea Recipes

18. Election Special: The Barack Obama Hot Dog!

19. Fish For Friday Recipe: Seafood Risotto for Friends

20. Mayo Free Salad Ideas: Quick and Easy Kimchi Macaroni Salad Recipe

Blog FlashbackAlso, here’s a helpful list of all previous daily blog posts on HuggingtheCoast.Com…over 550 so far!

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Mon
29
Jun '09

Instant Gratification Macaroni and Cheese Recipe: Baked Macaroni Flavor Without Using the Oven

Instant Gratification Macaroni and Cheese Recipe by Doug DuCap

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1 non-stick pan + no oven + no waiting + no mess = 1 delicious, easy, super-fast, jones-satisfying mac and cheese!

If you have some pre-cooked pasta in the fridge (always a good idea) and some finely-shredded cheese you’re in business. The eggs, breadcrumbs, and paprika give it 85% of that oven-baked taste in, oh, maybe 15% of the time — about 7 minutes total! You don’t have to be Ramanujan to do the math on this one!

Make this in a skillet or large saute pan; it will work better and cook faster than in a saucepan. Add in or top with any of your favorite things (bacon is always a good choice!)

Here’s how to make the Instant Gratification Macaroni and Cheese:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup unflavored breadcrumbs (regular, fresh, or panko is fine)
Pinch of seasoned salt
3 Tbsp butter (or 2 Tbsp butter & 1 Tbsp bacon drippings, if you have some)
6 cups cooked pasta (any leftover pasta works well)
1/8 tsp white pepper
Pinch of onion and/or garlic powder (optional)
4 large eggs, beaten with 2 Tbsp half & half or milk
2 cups finely shredded cheese (I used a Mexican four-cheese blend)
Paprika for dusting (preferably Spanish smoked paprika)

PREPARATION:

In a large skillet, toast the breadcrumbs with a pinch of seasoned salt over medium heat until toasty and fragrant. Remove and set aside.

Melt the butter in the pan over medium heat, add the pasta, pepper, and onion/garlic powders, if using. Toss well to coat.

Pour in the eggs, allow them to set up for a minute, then add the cheese and stir (not too much, though; you want the eggs and the cheese to form a firm sauce but not get stringy and scrambled.)

Remove from heat and serve, sprinkled with the paprika and the toasted bread crumbs. (Alternately, you can mix the crumbs in just before serving.)

Serves 4 or more.

Enjoy!

You Can Read More of Doug’s Recipe Corner Here.

Hugging the Coast Blog Fast ForwardPlease join us tomorrow to read our special end of the month feature Adventures in Food Blogging: June’s Most Popular Recipes and Articles, to help you find culinary inspiration for your summer cooking as well as the approaching 4th of July holiday.

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Sun
28
Jun '09

Hugging the Coast.Com Week in Review: June 22nd to June 28th

The Hugging the Coast .Com Week in Review

Perfect for a Picnic: Zesty Shallot Deviled Eggs Recipe by Doug DuCapHere’s a look back at the posts that appeared earlier in the week here on HuggingtheCoast.Com…please join us tomorrow for the start of next week’s exciting food features!

Looking Back: 6/22/2009-6/28/2009

Monday: Perfect for a Picnic: Zesty Shallot Deviled Eggs Recipe

Tuesday: Weird, Wacky, and Fun Ways to Make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Wednesday: Easy Cauliflower and Bacon Pasta With Carmelized Onions Recipe

Thursday: New Vidalia Onion Brochure Features Hugging the Coast Onion Ring Recipes!

Friday: Fish For Friday Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Saturday: Weekend Video Spotlight: How to Make Yerbe Mate, a Delicious Drink to Share With Friends

Sunday: You are here :)

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