Kitchen Krafts
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“Kitchen Krafts,” Friend, Sept. 2007, 48

Kitchen Krafts

If you like cheese, check out these recipes. With your family’s help, you could make biscuits for breakfast or lunch and macaroni for dinner. Don’t forget dessert!

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

2 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup milk

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup diced cooked ham

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl combine milk, mayonnaise, ham, and cheese. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until the flour is moistened.

  2. Line a muffin pan with paper baking cups and fill each one 2/3 full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 12.

Veggie Macaroni

1 1/2 cups macaroni

1/3 cup chopped broccoli florets

1/4 cup chopped carrots

2 teaspoons margarine

1/4 cup chopped onion

3 tablespoons flour

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

dash of pepper

3 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 teaspoon paprika

  1. Boil the macaroni, broccoli, and carrots until done. Drain. Spread the macaroni, broccoli, and carrots evenly in a 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33-cm) baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Melt the margarine in a large saucepan and add the chopped onion. Cook until the onions are soft. Mix in the flour, and then add the milk, stirring over medium heat until smooth. Add the salt, pepper, and cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted.

  3. Pour the cheese mixture over the pasta and vegetables in the baking dish, and sprinkle the top with paprika. Bake at 350°F (177°C) for 30 minutes. Makes 8–10 servings.

Easy Cheese Dessert

1 cup cottage cheese

2 bananas, sliced

1/2 cup halved grapes

Top the cottage cheese with banana slices and grapes. Makes 2 servings.

Illustration by Alise Haggard