• 3 Pro Tips for Cooking Pasta Dishes in the Slow Cooker - Recipes from The Kitchn

    5 days ago - By The Kitchn

    When you cook up perfectly tender, creamy macaroni and cheese in the slow cooker, it can feel you've won the dinner Olympics. You've got a dinner everyone will love while the slow cooker did all the work. Pasta in the slow cooker has a few pitfalls, though - it can either be undercooked or overcooked, depending on just a few subtle changes.
    These three tips will protect you from sad slow cooker pasta and make you a champion of dinner once again.
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  • Recipe: Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad - Recipes from The Kitchn

    5 days ago - By The Kitchn

    Pasta salads are infinitely flexible, delicious, and ready be dressed up. When I get a crush on a cheese or a vegetable the pasta salad plays impresario, showing off its charms. But I can get easily carried away; if goat cheese, why not Parmesan too? A handful of dried fruit, toasted pecans, three cruciferous vegetables, and a gilding of bacon, and pretty soon we're in the third ring of a salad circus.
    While elaborate salads are delightful, there are times, like right now in picnic season, when it is better to strip it down to the basics and keep it simple. This reader favorite has a mere...
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