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Mac and Cheese, Please!

Mac and Cheese, Please!

A roundup of the best mac and cheese recipes from local chefs, moms, and dietitians, including vegan and allergy-friendly mac and cheese recipes.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Crumbled Bacon Recipe

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Crumbled Bacon Recipe

Long Islander Penelope Guzman shares her recipe for baked mac and cheese with bacon.

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe

Kayla Mitchell, a 'Master Chef Junior' contestant, shares her recipe for bacon mac and cheese bites.

Sneaky Chef Mac and Cheese Muffins Recipe

Sneaky Chef Mac and Cheese Muffins Recipe

The Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine shares her recipe for mac and cheese muffins, perfect for packing in kids' lunch boxes.

Roasted Tomato Mac and Cheese Recipe

Roasted Tomato Mac and Cheese Recipe

Kelsey Banfield, aka the naptime chef, shares her recipe for roasted tomato mac and cheese.

Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Jenny Rosenstrach, author of 'Dinnertime: The Playbook' and founder of dinneralovestory.com, shares her recipe for easy homemade mac and cheese.

Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

Debra Ponzek, chef and author of 'The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook', shares her baked mac and cheese recipe.

Vegan Mac 'Un'Cheese Recipe

Vegan Mac 'Un'Cheese Recipe

Nutritionist Laura Cipullo, R.D., CDE, shares her vegan mac and cheese recipe.

Brooklyn Allergy Mom's Mac and Cheese Recipe

Brooklyn Allergy Mom's Mac and Cheese Recipe

Heidi Bayer, aka Brooklyn Allergy Mom, shares her allergy-friendly and vegan macaroni and cheese recipe.

Fiery Tomato-Basil Mac and Cheese Recipe

Fiery Tomato-Basil Mac and Cheese Recipe

Food Network host and Brooklyn father George Duran shares his recipe for tomato basil mac and cheese.

Cheese Drawer Mac and Cheese Recipe

Cheese Drawer Mac and Cheese Recipe

Maggy Keet, who blogs with her mother and sister at threemanycooks.com and co-write 'Three Many Cooks', shares her cheese drawer mac and cheese recipe.

Baked Ham and Cheese Macaroni Recipe

Baked Ham and Cheese Macaroni Recipe

Ray Gruenfelder, founder of theguycornernyc.com, shares his recipe for baked ham mac and cheese.

Avocado, Zucchini, and Green Bean Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Avocado, Zucchini, and Green Bean Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Jennifer Gensterblum, head chef at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, shares her recipe for Avocado, Zucchini, and Green Bean Macaroni and Cheese.

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Let's face it, Halloween just isn't Halloween without jack-o'-lanterns. But with little kids in the house, carving pumpkins might be on your "to avoid" list. We've gathered our favorite no-carve pumpkin ideas that kids can do or help with to make your own Halloween decorations.

Marshmallow Recipes for Halloween

Marshmallow Recipes for Halloween

Katie Wyllie, author of Kids' Treats: 50 Easy, Extra-Special Snacks to Make with Your Little Ones, gives us the treat of three delicious recipes to make with marshmallows this Halloween.

Halloween Crafts to Do with Kids

Halloween Crafts to Do with Kids

Halloween is quickly approaching, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than by making your own Halloween decorations, and accessories for your costumes? Here, a roundup of our favorite Halloween DIYs.

The Ace of Cakes' Favorite Bake Sale Recipe

The Ace of Cakes' Favorite Bake Sale Recipe

Need a homerun for your next bake sale? Try Duff Goldman's go-to recipe for Maple Pecan Blondies, and get his tips for hosting a successful bake sale to help hungry kids.

Red, White & Blue Watermelon 'Cake'

Red, White & Blue Watermelon 'Cake'

This gorgeous "cake" is actually made from heart-healthy watermelon decorated with yogurt and berries. It's a refreshing, gluten-free twist on dessert that's perfect for Fourth of July festivities or a summer birthday.

Grilled Watermelon and Pork Kabobs

Grilled Watermelon and Pork Kabobs

Savor some grilled goodness (and a healthy dose of antioxidants) with these colorful fruit and veggie kabobs. Healthy, hydrating watermelon is the star ingredient of these colorful skewers, along with marinated chunks of pork.

Red, White & Blue Cheese Sliders

Red, White & Blue Cheese Sliders

Slices of watermelon add a cool juiciness to these turkey burger sliders, while adding a hefty dose of antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene. Add blue cheese and you've got a triple threat on a bun!

Spicy Watermelon Hummus

Spicy Watermelon Hummus

While a great partner to pita chips or raw veggies, this hummus also makes a great sandwich spread or topping for bruschetta. The heat of the spices is balanced by the cooling addition of watermelon juice.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Try these recipes for gluten-free, vegan Girl Scout-style cookies at home, including Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. You won't believe how close the taste comes to the real deal!

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

From a Manhattan school chef who is no stranger to picky eaters, these easy from-scratch breakfast recipes help keep kids focused at school by fueling them up with the nutrients they need for their growing minds and bodies.

Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Want to change up your dessert routine this holiday season? Try this frozen version of classic pumpkin pie. It's a welcome twist on the traditional dessert and, bonus: It's super easy to make ahead! Just pull it out of the freezer a few minutes before serving.

DIY Alien Monster Egg Halloween Decoration

DIY Alien Monster Egg Halloween Decoration

Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, shares easy-to-follow directions to make Alien Monster Eggs for a Halloween decoration for your ghoolish party. Bonus: It's a science experiment for kids!




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