san fransisco rice and other hot messes

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Hello there, carby, starchy side dish. Who ever thought of combining pasta and rice? It’s kind of like combining soup and stew. But; manohman it sure is tasty. I made this the other week when we were “rowing” our Five In A Row book of Grandfather’s Journey. In the book, the chronicles of an old Japanese man are recorded as he spends lots of time in San Fransisco and Japan.  The unit study also has a cookbook to go along with each book, so I decided to make the “San Fransisco Rice” recipe. Yes, it’s like Rice-A-Roni™, aka “The San Fransisco […]

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buffalo macaroni and cheese

Sometimes mellow, mild  and creamy macaroni and cheese is just what you need for ultimate comfort food. Other times, you need a little kick, but not just a few splashes… you need a kick that’s part of the dish, where it’s fiery flavor mingles with the creamy cheese and chewy pasta. That’s where this comes in. Taking a good thing and making it even better. It’s recipe refinishing. Speaking of refinishing… I must share my latest project: I found the bench months ago in a curbside trash pile (yes, months ago and I finally got around to do something with […]

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