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When Cupcake Met Mac ‘n Cheese: A Cupcake Project Contest

Thursday, December 29th, 2011


A few days ago, I decided to be adventurous and enter wikiKitchen in a contest I came across on Facebook. If you know anything about me and contests, you are probably rolling your eyes right now. I give credit to my mom for my competitive nature (She constantly emails me new contests to enter on a daily basis. I am not kidding.). Despite my usually bad luck with contests, I decided to give this one a try since I just had to simply submit my blog’s URL.

This contest was hosted by the infamous (at least to foodie bloggers) Cupcake Project, “an experimental cupcake blog” that has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook. For all of you non-foodie bloggers out there, the Cupcake Project blog has been recommended by The Food Channel and Kate Heddings, Senior Food Editor at Food and Wine, and featured in several publications like Shape Magazine, New York Times, and People Magazine, just to name a few. Stef, the blogger behind Cupcake Project, held the contest for food bloggers to submit their blogs so that she could choose a savory recipe from one lucky foodie’s blog and transform it into a healthy-ish savory cupcake for people to enjoy come New Year’s Day (a nice break away from the holiday sweets overload!).

To my surprise, Stef chose wikiKitchen’s Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheese recipe! If you haven’t tried this recipe already, why not try it in a cupcake liner? Or if you want to be really adventurous, try it cold out of the fridge like a leftover slice of pizza (Stef claims they taste great when cold, too!). Although I am bacon’s #1 hater (It’s a personal thing, not just a health thing. I know I am weird for not liking the taste of bacon!), Stef also suggests mixing bacon into the cupcakes. To read more about Stef’s wikiKitchen-inspired Butternut Mac and Cheese Cupcakes, you can check out her post and recipe on Cupcake Project.

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Put the Mac in the Butternut & Eat It All Up

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Butternut squash, what exactly are you? A vegetable? A fruit? A nut? Like the coconut, the butternut squash is an ingredient that just seems to perplex botanists and chefs alike. Luckily for me, I got to know the butternut squash a little better while preparing this week’s recipe.

While it’s unfortunate that it has to be raining on one of the few three-day weekends of the year, it gives me a better reason to curl up with a bowl of my favorite comfort food: mac ‘n cheese! It was on my search for a healthy mac ‘n cheese recipe that I came across the butternut squash. With its sweet and nutty flavor, butternut squash adds a new twist to creamy mac ‘n cheese sauce. The best part is that its bright orange color even tricks you into thinking the sauce purely has cheese in it! The orange color comes from the high level of carotenoids, which help protect against heart disease. The butternut squash’s low fat content and high fiber content also make it a heart-healthy ingredient. Most of all, the butternut squash is known for its high vitamin C level, meaning it has lots of antioxidants for lowering damage to the body caused by toxic chemicals. (more…)

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