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Thank Thomas Jefferson for introducing Mac & cheese to America


Macaroni and Cheese dates back to the 14th century’s. It was first recorded in the Liber de Coquina, one of the oldest medieval cookbooks. America was introduced to Mac & Cheese in the late 1700’s thanks to Thomas Jefferson. The future American president Thomas Jefferson encountered macaroni both in Paris and in northern Italy. He drew a sketch of the pasta and wrote detailed notes on the extrusion process. In 1793, he commissioned American ambassador to Paris William Short to purchase a machine for making it. Evidently, the machine was not suitable, as Jefferson later imported both […]

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Celery and Laughing Cow Cheese Snack

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As a kid, I remember my Mother making celery and cream cheese as a party appetizer, and I loved it. Lately, I’ve been chomping on an adaptation of  her recipe. I substitute regular cream cheese and use Laughing Cow Cheese. It comes in a bunch of flavors and it’s only 30 calories per wedge. Here’s how to make it, enjoy! Ingredients: (Serves 2) 3 celery stalks 4-5 wedges of laughing cow cheese (use your favorite flavor) Sliced black olives Directions: Rinse and dry celery Cut celery into 1 1/2  inch pieces. Cut on an […]