Recently, I was sent a cornucopia of incredible Paula Deen products from Sears. I have been wanting a new set of dishes since I started taking pictures of my food. All the food books I have been reading talk about how blue shows up really nice against most dishes, so I just fell in love with the 16 pc Spring Prelude dinnerware set. It reminded me of a warm family setting, the kind where every one comes over for dinner and you cook all of your grandma’s recipes. Don’t you think it is a pretty pattern? I just love how the yellow just makes the place settings pop!
The Cookware Set was a beautiful butter color, nonstick on the inside with a porcelain outside. I love having a matching set of pots and pans because it always looks so pretty when you are cooking everything on the stove. I was able to cook the sausage, boil the noodles and cook the roux for the sauce all at the same time.
I also received a Paula Deen Stoneware 9 x 13 Baker, and the first thing that came to mind was baked macaroni and cheese. With all of the butter yellow color and the gorgeous stoneware pan begging to be filled with my Grandma’s recipe, how could I not. However, the husband had a hankering for pizza, so we compromised.
- 8 oz macaroni
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 T flour
- ¼ t white pepper
- 2 t dry mustard
- 2 c mozzarella cheese shredded
- ½ pack of Armour Pepperoni & Cheese
- 1 pound of sausage links
- panko bread crumbs
- Cook macaroni
- Brown the sausage links, cool and cut, setting some aside for the topping
- Place ½ c milk , flour and spices in to a jar with a TIGHT lid and shake.
- Pour remaining 1-1/2 c milk in saucepan and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
- Add flour mixture.
- Stir until thickened–about 1 minute.
- Reduce heat and add almost all the cheese (save ¼ c cheese) slowly until it melts.
- Spray pan with non-stick spray
- Mix the macaroni and sausage together
- Top with the cheese mixture and stir
- Top with remaining cheese, sprinkle panko crumbs
- top with sliced sausage you set aside and pepperoni
- Bake at 350 for 35 minutes
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Check out posts from the other bloggers who are a part of the Paula Deen holiday team at Sears!
- When blogger, Paula Krueger, from Frosted Fingers, was asked, “We know people are hurting for various reasons this holiday season, whether due to Superstorm Sandy or personal circumstances. If you could be a good “neighbor” to one of these people and make them a meal, what would it be?” She answered, Making a Neighbor a Meal.
- When blogger, Choya Porter from The Real Frugal Divas, was asked,”What’s a holiday meal you can cook with the kids, as a family activity?” she came up with Cooking with the Little Diva & Dude.