Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

by Marla on November 19, 2012 · 254 comments

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There are two very exciting things to share with you today. First of all, Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese needs to find it’s way into your life instantly. Secondly, I am thrilled to share Calphalon Your Set with you.

What does “Your Set” mean? Well my friends, the tough decisions of trying to find the perfect set of pans has now been solved.

Calphalon has launched Your Set! The perfect way for you to customize your set of pots and pans to suit your fancy. And for me to suit mine.

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In the wonderful world of cooking there is no one size fits all.

What might be your mom’s or your best friends favorite pan might not be yours. That’s OK. Now you can take charge and get exactly what you want. With Your Set, you get to choose from a selection of Calphalon Unison Nonstick pans (that is what is in my photos) or their Accucore Stainless Steel pans.

For this super quick mac ‘n cheese I didn’t want anything stuck to the bottom of the pan & I wanted to work really quickly. The nonstick pan was amazing for this. This meal came together with ease. There was only some residual oil left in the pan. All I needed was a damp cloth for clean up. The nonstick coating also allowed me to keep this recipe low fat.

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You will be pleased how easy this pasta is to cook. Especially when you have little ones tugging at you for lunch or dinner.

All you need is 5 ounces of cooked pasta. Gluten free, whole wheat, corn, quinoa, high protein…the choice is yours.

Cook that pasta in a pot of lightly salted boiling water.

Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Have Your Set pan ready to go…what’s next is quick, simple and makes the whole dish come together.

Heat your pan over medium high heat. My Calphalon 10″ nonstick Unison pan was the perfect choice for this (as it will be for omelettes and many things.)

Add some pumpkin purée, creamy sour cream, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and cheddar cheese. You will love that there is virtually no clean up too ~ as everything is cooked in this one pan.

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This recipe will make the perfect Thanksgiving side dish. It’s also great for last minute lunches and dinners.

Don’t forget to pack it in your lunchbox too!

Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 3-4 servings

Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces dry Penne, cook according to package directions
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 ounces grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Purée
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • a few pinches Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • a few pinches ground Cinnamon
  • Garlic Salt to taste
  • ground Black Pepper
  • grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese

Method

  • Cook pasta. Drain and set aside. Combine cheese, pumpkin, sour cream and spices in a bowl. Heat a nonstick pan over medium high heat with a splash of olive oil. Add pasta to the pan and toss with oil. Add pumpkin mixture to the pasta. Combine well. Heat for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Season with garlic salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with parmesan cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2012/11/19/pumpkin-mac-and-cheese-recipe/

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1 Julianne November 19, 2012 at 5:37 am

Wow! That looks really yummy!!

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2 TaraO November 19, 2012 at 5:42 am

Love this giveaway (and the Mac n cheese looks amazing)! My favorite thing to cook is pasta because it is so versatile and can be prepared so quickly.

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3 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl November 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

I love using pure pumpkin in pastas – this looks delish!

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4 Darla November 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

My favorite thing to cook is soup, any and every kind!

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5 Julia November 19, 2012 at 5:46 am

I love cooking pasta dishes, especially seasonal ones like this!

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6 Jessie Vestner November 19, 2012 at 5:47 am

The penne looks great! I would love to own the stainless steel.

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7 Ashley Sharp November 19, 2012 at 5:48 am

My favorite thing to cook is risotto! I just love the process and I especially love the result!

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8 kayla k November 19, 2012 at 5:48 am

My favorite thing to cook is anything pasta.

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9 Rosa November 19, 2012 at 5:50 am

That mac & cheese looks amazing! A great way of using pumpkin puree.

Cheers,

Rosa

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10 Sheila @eat2gather November 19, 2012 at 6:04 am

This looks so amazing. I love mac n cheese and I love pumpkin. Perfection!

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11 Cassie November 19, 2012 at 6:08 am

pumpkin + cheese… never would have thought of it but can’t wait to try it

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12 Marnely Rodriguez-Murray November 19, 2012 at 6:14 am

I love to cook rices!

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13 Erin Cechal November 19, 2012 at 6:15 am

Sweet potatoes. And not just in the fall. I like to make them year round because they’re quick, easy, go with everything and have good nutritional value.

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14 Theresa November 19, 2012 at 6:16 am

My favorite thing to cook? Too many things! I guess I like to cook anything that is simple and one pot. If I can’t throw a dozen ingredients in one pan and just mix them together, it’s too much work. :-)

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15 Kristen November 19, 2012 at 6:26 am

My favorite thing to cook is tomato sauce and then baked ziti!

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16 Haley S November 19, 2012 at 6:41 am

I love cooking foods with lots of different colors and textures! Like Whole Wheat pasta with tomatoes and basil! YUM!

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17 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] November 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

Wow, Marla. This looks absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try it!

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18 danielle November 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

Soups!

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19 Lydia November 19, 2012 at 7:18 am

Right now my favorite thing to cook is my version of Kung Pao chicken- but my favorite thing to cook chsnges all the time :)

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20 Irina @ Chocolatea Time November 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

My favorite thing to cook is soup! I love how flexible and versatile it is.

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21 Helene November 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

This time of year I love to make hearty soups.

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22 Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir November 19, 2012 at 8:11 am

This sounds delicious. Lately, my favorite ingredient to cook with is definitely pumpkin!

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23 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 19, 2012 at 8:24 am

This sounds so awesome! I like cooking soups the most – sooo good!

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24 HeatherChristo November 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

um, everything!?

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25 Kendra November 19, 2012 at 8:43 am

Pizza:) Homemade chicken Alfredo with spinach is one of our standby recipes for quick and tasty!

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26 Stephanie S. November 19, 2012 at 8:57 am

I’m addicted to pumpkin…year round!! It’s, by far, my favorite thing to cook with!

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27 Kari M November 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

My favorite thing to cook is pasta.

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28 Linda November 19, 2012 at 9:09 am

My favorite thing to cook is stew. I love the way the food blends and makes the house smell. Makes me feel comforted.

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29 Bev @ Bev Cooks November 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

Are you even kidding me right now? Well, I’d take ALL OF IT.

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30 sara November 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

My fav thing to cook is lasagna!

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31 Rachel Cooks November 19, 2012 at 9:45 am

Favorite thing to cook? What a tough question! Maybe it’s because of this amazing mac & cheese–but mac & cheese comes to mind! And of course popcorn, but I don’t think that really counts as cooking. ;)

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32 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. November 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

I love making main dish salads and lately sautéed kale many ways

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33 Sandra November 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

My favorite thing to cook is anything with a Mexican flavor (for the moment) lol.

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34 Danielle Winch November 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

My favorite thing to cook is…..chicken pot pie filling piled high on a homemade cheddar biscuit.

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35 Suzie H November 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

I love to cook diffrerent soups!

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36 Suzie H November 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

*different =)

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37 sue November 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

Love to make potato soup.

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38 Nicki November 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

Oh, your recipe looks fabulous! I love to bake (everything) and love to cook veggies with salmon! Happy holidays! @littleislandstu

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39 Rust November 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

gumbo and cheesecake are my favorites.

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40 Connie Bussey November 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

My favorite things to cook … notice things, because I can’t pick just one … is soups … comforting … pasta because it’s versatile and grilling because I luve Bubbaq.

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41 Bree November 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

Would love to win that set! Your recipe looks ultra easy too :)

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42 Rust November 19, 2012 at 9:50 am
43 Christopher Sorel November 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

bbq and homemade sides

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44 julie cutshaw November 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

My favorite thing to cook would be casseroles, there is so many ways to make them using meats, breads & veggies..love your pictures of the dishes looks yummy!! Happy Thanksgiving :)
sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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45 Katherine D. November 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

vegan butternut squash with lentils

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46 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry November 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

I am going to have to make a gf version of this-sounds heavenly! I make a butternut squash mac and cheese, but I just adore pumpkin!

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47 Charlsey G November 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

I love to make pasta, especially now that I have learned to make fresh pasta at home! Fresh pasta is so good!

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48 Jennifer Koskinen November 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

Ooh – creative and simple! Would never have thought to combine the pumpkin with cheese, but it sounds great!
My favorite thing to cook is veggies, some form of cheese and pasta, so this will be a great variation on that… and that new Calphalon set sounds great! My old Calphalon non-stick has been with me since college and really needs to be replaced…

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49 Joey C. November 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

I never would have thought to put pumpkins and cheese together. But it sounds delicious!

I more of a baker so for me it’s a batch of sugar cookies! I’m always baking.

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50 Jessica Eagle November 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

Hummmm!!! Your mac and cheese looks yummy!!! My favorite thing to cook is soup, especially at this time of the year.
Thanks for the giveaway :)

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51 Jeni November 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

My favorite thing to cook?? Wow… that’s a hard one! I love to cook fresh, seasonal veggies with locally sourced meats.

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52 Carole Resnick November 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

I can alwys use more Calaphan

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53 Eve November 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

Desserts

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54 Anna W. November 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

I love making soups and stews!

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55 Andrea S November 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

This time of year I like to cook soups. So yummy :)

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56 Lyn November 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

Oh gosh, how could you pick just one thing? I guess what gives me the most pleasure is my Christmas cookie and candy trays because everyone looks forward to them all year. Nothing better than having family and friends enjoying the fruits of your labor!

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57 susan November 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

that pasta is like the prettiest pasta. I like to cook EVERYTHING!

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58 Jacqui November 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

My favorite thing to cook is panini’s! Quick, easy and delicious :-)

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59 Amy S November 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

I love to cook spaghetti and meatballs!

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60 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom November 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

My fave thing to cook? Maybe veggies and pasta.

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61 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life November 19, 2012 at 10:20 am

I love cooking up pasta dishes. They’re so versatile and delicious!!

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62 Nicole R November 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

My favorite thing to cook is soup… Usually don’t use a recipe, just craft one, different every time, and my husband’s favorite thing to eat!

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63 Shewanna November 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

Cilantro lime chicken fajitas…I’m obsessed!!

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64 Samantha November 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

I love making pancakes! I enjoy making them from scratch and finding all the different things I can add. :) (plus I really love melted butter and syrup together haha)

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65 Jillian November 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

What a great giveaway!

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66 Shelly November 19, 2012 at 10:38 am

I love to make chili.

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67 Kristen M. November 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

It’s hard to pick a favorite. Lately I’ve been adding Dutch pancakes to the dinner rotation on a weekly basis. We love them with carmalized apples or blueberries and topped with maple syrup. Bacon or sausage on the side is great too. Dutch pancakes are a warm winter comfort meal!

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68 Elin November 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

My favorite thing to cook is probably any sort of veggie heavy main dish. Even though I love meat, veggies, with all their colors, look so pretty.

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69 Nancy November 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

Love trying new recipes for macaroni and cheese! We could eat it every day (and sometimes do)! Need a good pan to cook it in. Thank you for such a great blog, you have wonderful, delicious recipes.

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70 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction November 19, 2012 at 10:53 am

Pasta dishes or pizza :)

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71 Megan November 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

Mushroom and spinach ravioli with white sauce!

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72 Kevin (Closet Cooking) November 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

Pumpkin goes so well in savoury dishes especially with cheese!

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73 Erin J November 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

It’s hard to chose a favorite thing to cook but probably roasted veggies or a pasta dish.

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74 Sherry D. November 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

I love to cook anything pasta related. I especially enjoy making my own pasta and creating something new.

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75 Sarah November 19, 2012 at 11:18 am

Anything that my kids will actually eat! Mostly anything simple and real. A nice roast chicken with some roast potatoes and may e some asparagus.

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76 Susan P November 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

My favorite thing to cook this time of year is soups and chilis!!

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77 najwa kronfel November 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

It looks delicious!

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78 Rachel M November 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

I love making homemade pizza.

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79 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

I love to saute vegetables! They are so versatile and easy! You can make so many different combinations and flavors.

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80 Michelle Kendall November 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

That sounds so yummy. I might just have to add another side to thursday’s menu. :)

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81 Michelle Kendall November 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

Oh I love cooking soups and stews during the fall. But overall I love to cook anything!

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82 Lynda M. November 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

Loving that pasta! My favorite thing to cook is grilled chicken with roasted veggies.

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83 Cherie Cabral November 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

My favorite thing to cook is pasta. I love the versatility off it. You can change a dish completely by changing one aspect!

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84 Bonnie K November 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

Favorite thing to cook? Too many! My family do love my lasagna, though. I’ve recently done stir-fry with chicken that my family loves.

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85 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet November 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

We love roasted veggies and creamy pasta!

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86 gail November 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

any kind of pasta

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87 Solducky November 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Pork – so many things you can do with it.

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88 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Pumpkin mac and cheese = pure heaven! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too! My favorite thing to cook is pancetta fried rice – it’s so easy and so amazing!

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89 Karen November 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I am always trying to make new soups…

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90 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

This mac ‘n cheese looks incredible! I love to cook pasta dishes.

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91 Jenna November 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I love to make pork ribs, apples, and kraut in the Dutch oven.

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92 Stephanie November 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I love to cook a lot of things, but my favorite is probably pasta dishes :)

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93 maureen November 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Who would have thought to put these ingredients together? Ingenius!

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94 Desiree November 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

This sounds scrumptious, can’t wait to try it. My favorite thing to cook is this pasta with a garlic gravy sauce. I add chicken, Parmesan cheese, and grape tomatoes to a garlic gravy sauce seasoned with fresh herbs. I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t LOVE it!

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95 Brenda L November 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

tater tot hotdish because its my hubby’s favorite

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96 Pamela November 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

So cool! Right now my favorite thing to cook is soup, with the weather being cold and all! Thanks for the opportunity.

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97 Christine Long November 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I love to cook a lot of things, but especially risottos and baking fresh bread and muffins!

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98 Becky boor November 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

My favorite thing to cook is homemade pizza

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99 Stephanie November 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I love roasting veggies because it is hands off, makes the kitchen smell good, and everything tastes phenomenal!

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100 Meera November 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

at the moment its homemade pizza

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101 barbara n November 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I love to make all kinds of soups and stews!

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102 Cassie | Bake Your Day November 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Risotto is my favorite thing to cook and this pan would be perfect for it!

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103 Ilene November 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

That Mac and cheese looks delicious! I’ll definitely be making it.

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104 Lisa Grandstaff November 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I just used pumpkin puree and ricotta cheese (made from hemp seed– lactose intolerant around here) and fresh cranberries for the cookies you had posted here from sometime last year, I think. Wonderful fun! But I love to cook everything I can get my hands on. Exploring ingredients is a world of fun.

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105 Audrey November 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Desserts!

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106 Susie November 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Can’t wait to try that!

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107 Shannon November 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Anything cheesy (tuna casserole, etc.).

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108 Amy November 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I love cooking soup.

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109 Lucy November 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Gotta love a great pasta dish – this looks intriguing and so seasonal! My fav is still the old classic tomato sauce with spaghetti

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110 Theresa J November 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I love making casseroles

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111 Madeline November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I love making pizza and egg dishes!

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112 libby November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I love to cook soups, chilli, and stews

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113 Amanda Renea November 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I LOVE cooking desserts!

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114 Cindy Brickley November 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Anything with Pastas or Seafood is my favorite thing to cook. And I love calphalon! and thank you for a fantastic so wonderful giveaway!
cjbrick@ymail.com

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115 Wendy T November 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

My favorite thing to cook is Gruyere Chicken.

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116 Amy November 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

My fave thing to cook is Indian dishes!

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117 Amy November 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

My fave thing to cook is Chicken Biryiani or anything Indian!

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118 Ashley - Baker by Nature November 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Every time I find myself at your site I leave drooling! This mac and cheese must happen in my life ASAP!

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119 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel November 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Oh Marla, I can’t get over the color of this dish! Awesome! I honestly love whipping up just about anything but especially comfort food (I know… huge range there) :)

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120 Margene November 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I love pumpkin anything!!

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121 Anna November 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Soup

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122 Kristen November 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

This looks great!

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123 Darbi November 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Pizza!

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124 Carla @ Carla's Confections November 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I love everything about this marla!! It looks absolutely amazing. And thank you so much for the link back :) you are way too sweet! And great giveaway. I have horrible pots and pans right now! I love baking most but my favorite thing to cook is probably Mexican food. So tasty!!

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125 Teri Pastorino November 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

My husband I cook anything and everything
Sadly my pots and pans need to be tossed they are old and don’t work very well. So cleanup is a chore

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126 veggiemom November 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

My favorite thing to cook is risotto. My kids love it!

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127 Melissa B November 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I love to cook one dish meals, with Mac and cheese among my favorites!

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128 Sarah H.P. November 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

My favorite thing to cook is pasta and any sauce to accompany it!

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129 Kasie November 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I love cooking anything that is a new recipe. I like trying out something new and adding variety to our meals!

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130 Amy L November 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I like baking better than “cooking”, especially cookies, biscotti, and quick-breads. My favorite thing to cook for dinner is pasta, especially Carbonara with bacon and lots of chese. I like Tyler Florence’s recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/spaghetti-alla-carbonara-recipe/index.html

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131 Dawn November 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

My favorite thing to cook is anything with pasta

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132 Kammie November 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I don’t have one favorite thing to cook.. Love so many!

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133 Michele November 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

That looks delicious! My favorite thing to cook is soup, especially this time of the year!

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134 ben November 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I like to cook desserts

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135 Tracy November 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Chili, in this season.

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136 The Healthy Apple November 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

LOVE anything pumpkin so this is fabulous, Marla. Hope you are having a fabulous week. Sending you holiday hugs. Miss u.
xoxo

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137 Cookin' Canuck November 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Now that’s my kind of mac ‘n cheese. When something is so tasty, healthy and easy as this, there’s no need to turn to the boxed version! Great giveaway too, Marla.

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138 Jeanette November 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

What a fun recipe Marla – great way to sneak some veggies into dinner time!

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139 Cheryl W. November 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

My favorite thing to cook is roasted vegetables.

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140 Kim Catapano November 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I LOVE baking more than cooking so I don’t really have a favorite thing to cook but I guess I do like finding different ways to prepare/cook chicken.

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141 sara November 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I tend to be more of a baker but that doesn’t feed a family. We all love chicken and dumplings.

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142 Julie S. November 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I enjoy cooking soups & stews the most.

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143 Donna November 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Fritatas – definitely I would like to Calphalon-ize my fritatas!

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144 Sherrye November 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

My favorite thing to cook is Pasta!

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145 Jen November 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I love cooking soups & pastas. Yummy!

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146 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 20, 2012 at 1:00 am

fave thing to cook – cookies, bars, cakes, brownies!

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147 Katherine R. November 20, 2012 at 5:13 am

My absolute favorite thing to cook is pasta with pesto, diced tomatoes, and chicken. It’s so simple, yet so flavorful! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!

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148 Courtney @ Bake. Eat. Repeat. November 20, 2012 at 6:02 am

Looks divine! My favorite thing to cook is probably stir fry. It’s so quick and easy but can be one of the most flavorful and healthful dishes out there. Love it!

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149 Katelyn November 20, 2012 at 6:27 am

Pasta!!

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150 blima November 20, 2012 at 6:32 am

Wow! That looks really yummy!!

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151 blima November 20, 2012 at 6:33 am

My favorite thing to cook is bread

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152 Maren Z November 20, 2012 at 6:39 am

My favorite thing to cook is pan seared scallops.

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153 Sara November 20, 2012 at 7:35 am

I love making veggie burgers!

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154 Sara November 20, 2012 at 7:37 am

I subscribe to your feed!

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155 Meredith November 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

I never thought to use pumpkin in mac-and-cheese. Sounds great!

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156 Amanda November 20, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love cooking steak!

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157 Rena November 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

I love cooking pasta! This looks yum thanks!

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158 PC November 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

I really love to cook anything and love to try new recipes all of the time!!

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159 Lindsay November 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

My favorite thing to cook is homemade spaghetti sauce!

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160 Alina November 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

Fav thing to cook would definitely have to be chicken in mushroom sauce with ride pilaf!

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161 SEan November 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

Chicken pot pie…YUM!!!

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162 Stephanie B November 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

I love cooking pasta dishes! Translation: easy meals

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163 Christa November 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

My favorite thing to cook is seared chix breasts. Added to a bowl of pesto noodles and a splash of parmesan. Yumm.

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164 Kim J November 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

Artichoke stuffing!

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165 Micky November 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Lately, I love experimenting with new desserts. But I love cooking pasta dishes.

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166 Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen November 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Tough one…Maybe pancakes….

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167 Elizabeth November 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Love the idea of ‘customized’ cookware…..and your pumpkin Mac n cheese!

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168 Andrea November 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

It’s hard to pick one favorite thing to cook.. but one of them would definitely be some homemade tomato sauce! Why can’t tomato season last all year?

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169 kim November 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I love to cook pizza!

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170 Alicia November 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I am not a huge mac n cheese gal; however, this version looks very tasty and I think it will be on the menu this week.

I love cooking chicken especially with mushrooms.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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171 Elena Vo November 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Palak Paneer, the Indian spinach and cheese hot side dish.

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172 karen November 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I love to make breakfast – omelets, hashbrowns, pancakes, you name it…
karenreichmann@hotmail.com

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173 Mirtha November 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I love one pot recipes! this sounds so yummy, thanks for sharing… and I think Calphalon is thee best.

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174 Teh Doll November 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Omelets I love to make the kids breakfast.

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175 Nikki November 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

pizza!!

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176 Amy Tong November 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

My favorite thing to cook is noodle….cos my kids love noodles. :)

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177 Jan Johnson November 21, 2012 at 3:02 am

What an amazing giveaway! I would so love some nice pots and pans. I would love to cook a spinach and onion omelet in that nonstick pan!

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178 Dorothy November 21, 2012 at 3:34 am

Chicken and dumplings- warms the soul!

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179 Kulsum@journeykitchen November 21, 2012 at 4:37 am

Wow Marla you redid your website! Looks great and so does this recipe!

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180 Marla November 21, 2012 at 5:03 am

Thanks Kulsum ~ we made some minor tweaks at the end of the summer. Was certainly time to do so! Thanks for stopping by :)

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181 Jeffrey November 21, 2012 at 5:06 am

I love pumpkin and I love mac and cheese, just never married them. Maybe I should perform a ceremony! Awesome giveaway by the way.

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182 Marla November 21, 2012 at 5:12 am

Thanks Jeffrey, love your enthusiasm!

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183 Jeffrey November 21, 2012 at 5:18 am

I signed up for your email updates and happily receive them :)

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184 Sandy H November 21, 2012 at 5:17 am

I love mac and cheese and that looks yummy!

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185 Tammy Harrington November 21, 2012 at 6:47 am

My family loves this pasta dish that I make regularly.. no recipe really, I just brown up cubed pancetta, then cook some diced chicken breast in the leftover fat, add smoked sun dried tomatoes, some baby spinach, a little white wine, some lemon juice and zest.. can thicken the “sauce” with a bit of chicken stock and cornstarch. season up with some fresh ground pepper, a pinch of salt and some chopped parsley. serve with fettucine (i like to use the lemon pepper flavor if i can get it)

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186 Nicole-Lynn November 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

I absolutely LOVE Calphalon products. They have the best quality and last a lifetime. I think I’d use their Unison Nonstick-Slide 12″ Omelette Pan the most. But all of their pots and pans are essential for anyone who likes to cook a lot, like myself! I’m a newlywed and just bought my first home with my husband, so this would be very nice to win.

Have a wonderful thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe, too!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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187 Amanda B November 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

This sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving warm up meal! Thanks!

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188 Blessings November 21, 2012 at 8:06 am

Looks delish!

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189 Lauren November 21, 2012 at 9:17 am

I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin. This looks delicious!

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190 Chhaya November 21, 2012 at 9:18 am

This is a really fast and delicious sounding recipe..perfect for sneaking in some nutrition and perfect for the lunchbox as well..definitely must try!

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191 monica k November 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

everything ethnic! thai coconut soup, Indian dishes, Italian pasta butternut squash sauce, and more!

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192 Cindy Brickley November 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

I love pasta and this looks really good. I also love this giveaway and I hope I win it.

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193 Heather Lei November 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Roasted veggies. Yum.

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194 Dorothea November 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Yum! Another pumpkin recipe to add to my growing stash! I love pumpkin and cook with it year round!

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195 Barb November 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

i would love to win this

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196 Jennifer C November 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I love anything with pumpkin so I will definitely have to try this one!

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197 Katie November 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm

mm this looks so good, I love the fall flavor!

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198 Christina November 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

This Mac n cheese reminds me a bit of butternut squash ravioli or lasagna – could also try adding some sage to it – will definitely have to try this.

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199 Alice C. November 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Love that pan!!

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200 Sandy Zucker November 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I normally am not a fan of Pumpkin flavored things, but this looks amazing! I am a HUGE fan of mac and cheese. I am thinking of giving these a try!

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201 Shanna November 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

This sounds amazing!

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202 Christine M Tubbytelly November 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Soups of all kinds

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203 Elena November 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I like to cook chicken different ways

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204 maria cantu November 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

fried chicken

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205 alvina castro November 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

chicken! all sorts of chicken

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206 Dee November 21, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I love to make soups and casseroles in the winter. And grilled sandwiches! :)

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207 Thomas Murphy November 22, 2012 at 1:17 am

I love to cook steak.

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208 Millie November 22, 2012 at 1:40 am

I love to make yummy stirfries with fresh veges and noodles – delish!

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209 Kath November 22, 2012 at 1:42 am

I absolutely love to make seafood paella because it reminds me of the amazing family holiday we recently had in Spain. It is a delicious dinner and perfect for lunch the next day too which is a bonus!

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210 Grant November 22, 2012 at 1:44 am

I’m a man of simple tastes I love to make a nice barbequed eye fillet steak with roast rosemary baby potatoes.

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211 Eddie November 22, 2012 at 1:45 am

My all time favourite thing to cook his homemade pizza – quick, easy, healthy and delicious – brilliant! It’s also alot of fun to make :)

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212 Alyssa (Down_To_Earth) November 22, 2012 at 3:33 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe…it seems like a great week-night meal (i.e., speedy and delicious!) Thanks for sharing, Marla :)

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213 kfloveinme November 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

Chicken and brocolli! But I must try to make the pumpkin mac & cheese ASAP

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214 Jacob Coon November 22, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I know it technically is baking, but my favorite thing to cook is peanut butter cookies….they are ridiculous! My favorite thing to actually cook is black bean soup.

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215 Rust November 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm
216 Dianne Shaw November 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I like to make soups and pasta.

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217 moonsword November 23, 2012 at 8:19 am

Burgers! :)

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218 Aneesa November 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I love hearty Moroccan stews!

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219 Sarah L November 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I love cooking one-pot meals.

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220 SalBug November 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

great giveaway!

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221 Carolyn G November 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Roast chicken

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222 Patricia Wojnar Crowley November 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I love making beef stew!

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223 Shawna Adams November 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

This recipe looks interesting, not something I would normally put together, but looks like it works

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224 Amelia November 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I love to cook/bake so many things, it’s hard to choose! I don’t really have a favorite. A family favorite of ours, is pizza!

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225 Michelle S November 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Stir-Fry! So easy, fast and yummy :)

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226 Stephanie Gossett November 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I love to cook old fashioned Pot Roast! Thanks for this amazing chance!

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227 Tian A. November 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I love to cook vegies and chicken

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228 Leslie B November 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I love to cook pasta! Thank you for the opportunity to win these amazing pots and pans! My pots and pans are wore out and they worry me with the coating coming off. These would be an amazing blessing to my family!

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229 Rebecca Graham November 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I like to cook spicy chicken one dish meals with pasta.

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230 tiffany November 27, 2012 at 7:09 am

I love to cook spaghetti & meatballs.

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231 Tina Marie November 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

My favorite thing to cook changes everyday…but I enjoy anything new as well as/just as much as putting smiles on my family’s face…:-)))

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232 Amanda E. November 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

My favorite thing to cook would be tacos de lengua de res. Takes almost all day to cook the meat, but it is oh so worth it.

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233 Karen Lynch November 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Italian food, especially spaghetti and meatballs

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234 Blessie Nelson November 29, 2012 at 1:15 am

I love making Meat Lasagna!

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235 Blessie Nelson November 29, 2012 at 1:20 am
236 Rebecca November 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

I love throwing things together to make quick and easy meals. Normally it’s a grain – lately quinoa, squash, onions, peppers, some protein, and a good healthy dose of seasoning and something for a little ‘sauce.’

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237 Jaime [5 to 9 Foodies] November 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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238 Sonya Morris November 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm

My favorite thing to cook is vegetable soup.

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239 Rebekah December 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Broccoli Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, tacos, fajitas… I love to cook.

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240 Malissa W December 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I love to cook anything mexican! Black bean burritos are definitely a favorite!

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241 Dawn December 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I made this with dinner tonight. I didn’t have the cheddar cheese so I used a little less than a 1/4 cup of fat free ricotta cheese and it came out amazing. I am not a fan of ricotta cheese at all but with your recipes I have branched out so much with my cooking and ingredients. I had this with chicken I made and it was delish.
Thank you again for such amazing recipes. I do find myself getting bored with “normal” everyday meals so I try and mix it up a bit. Tonight I made the chicken and added 2 tablespoons of thousand island dressing towards the end of the cooking and it browned up so nice. Tomorrow I am making the cinnamon cake and for breakfast on New Years Day the crepes. :)

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242 Marla December 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Hi Dawn!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. It really thrills me when I can make people’s lives a whole lot tastier. Using ricotta was a smart idea and one I will certainly try. I always have some in the house ~ it ends up in so many recipes. I hope you have great success with the other recipes. Can’t wait to hear what you think :) Happy New Year!

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243 Holly March 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Maybe there is something wrong with my browser, but I don’t see a recipe in this post. Is there supposed to be a recipe link here?

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244 Marla March 14, 2013 at 3:20 am

Hi Holly, the recipe is back on line. Thanks for bringing to my attention :)

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245 Heather @ French Press September 3, 2013 at 8:51 am

I didn’t think I was ready for pumpkin just yet, but now my mind has changed! YUM

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246 Marla September 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

Ha! Sounds like we are both on the same page now ;)

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247 Rachel September 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Any ideas for what to pair this with for dinner? I want to make this tonight! :)

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248 Kim October 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

This looks like the perfect fall dish!!

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249 Sarah G October 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

This looks so tasty, and easy! I think I’ll try it thsi weekend. Hopefully my kids will like it, too!

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