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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

French-inspired or all-American

Two celebrations up for grabs can be rolled into one or celebrated separately. Together all you need is a French recipe with macaroni! Individually you can enjoy any French recipe or simply anything with macaroni in the recipe...yes! that does include the American classic mac 'n' cheese!

July 14 is ...
Bastille Day (eat something French) AND Macaroni Day

The rich and diverse French cuisine's techniques and traditions have influenced chefs all over the world. With the hot and sultry days of July, you don't even have to heat up the oven in order to enjoy this day in French style. Slices of saucisson (thick, dried cured French sausage), French cheeses (Brie, Camembert, Gruyère, Munster), fresh seasonal fruit served with a bold flavor or sweet French wine make for a mighty fine table.
Of course, if you prefer a French dish with macaroni...

French Onion Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe
Why not top a Gruyere macaroni and cheese with some caramelized onions and croutons. It will have all the components of French Onion Soup.
Macaroni Salad with French Dressing Recipe
A simple macaroni salad with a slightly tangy flavor from the addition of French dressing. The flavor is a nice change from traditional macaroni salad. The salad also has a nice little crunch from the celery and almonds.
Bacon Tomato Casserole Recipe
A delicately baked dish of bacon and macaroni topped with tangy tomato puree. Casserole is a French dish which in British English is frequently also called a bake.
Maybe go French without the macaroni...

Easy French Recipes
 Were you always tempted by French cooking but found that a bit daunting? Here are some easy French recipes you and your guests will enjoy...traditional French recipes, simple and affordable.
 OR, go classic with an American comfort food...

  yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!