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Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 22:17

Macaroni and cheese, the classic American comfort food staple beloved by kids and adults alike, just got easier to prepare. No, not packaged or frozen - from your own stove top (no baking) in under 30 minutes.

Stove top Mac & Cheese begins with Dream fields pasta, a premium pasta made from durum wheat semolina - just like traditional pasta, but with a healthful twist. A one cup serving of Dream fields not only tastes great, but also has only five grams of digestible carbohydrates and five grams of fiber - which is twice the amount in traditional pasta.

Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Makes 6 servings

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

•1 box Dream fields Elbows

•1 cup prepared light Alfredo sauce

•2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese or part-skim mozzarella cheese or a combination

•1/2 cup skim milk Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pan; remove from heat.

Immediately add Alfredo sauce, cheese and milk to pasta; stir constantly until cheese is melted. Add additional milk if necessary for desired consistency. Serve immediately.

Stir-ins: Cooked chicken, turkey, ham cubes, hot dog pieces,meatballs, cooked chicken or turkey sausage, cooked broccoli florets, green peas, chopped tomato or halved cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 385 calories; 20 g protein; 11 g digestible carbohydrates*; 13 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 35mg cholesterol; 570mg sodium; 6 g total dietary fiber.

NOTE: If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 51 g carbohydrate. For more information go to

Source: Dream fields Foods

The fiber comes from inulin, a 100 percent natural prebiotic fiber (which may help promote healthy digestion) found in common foods like asparagus, raisins and chicory root.

To prepare this one pot, four ingredient, stovetop mac and cheese, simply cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, then add the prepared light Alfredo sauce, shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese and nonfat milk. Stir for a couple of minutes and you'll be rewarded with a creamy, delicious dish.


Sweet & Spicy Ribs Warm Up Fall Feasts

(Family Features) Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn'tmean you have to pack the grill away for the season. Fall is a perfect time to prepare a mouth-watering spread on the deck or in the backyard. And whether you're tailgating, having weekend guests or just craving the tastes and smells of the grill, Chili-Glazed Beef Ribs are a great dish for everyone. Sweet with brown sugar and molasses and spicy, with a little help from Tabasco sauce, these ribs will disappear lickity split!

Chili-Glazed Beef Ribs Serves 6

•4 pounds beef back ribs

•4 teaspoons original Tabasco brand pepper sauce, divided

•1/2 cup ketchup

•1/4 cup molasses

•1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

•1 tablespoon brown sugar

•1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Brush ribs with 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce. Place in large roasting pan. Cover tightly with foil; bake 1 1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine ketchup,molasses, vinegar, brown sugar, remaining 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce and salt. Heat to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered about 5minutes to blend flavors.

Preheat grill tomedium-low over indirect heat. Brush ribs on both sides with sauce. Place ribs on grill;meat-side down.

Cover and continue cooking 15minutes.

Turn ribs over; brush withmore sauce.

Cook 15minutes longer, or until ribs are tender. Serve ribs with grilled bell peppers, if desired.

Note: If you prefer, substitute one 4- pound slab pork spare ribs in place of beef ribs. Prepare as above.

Source: Tabasco

Many people don't realize how versatile this iconic favorite is.

Try different cheeses -Colby, Swiss, goat, Gouda, blue, or a combination.

Don't stop there. Vegetables like broccoli florets, green peas and cherry tomatoes make great stir-ins, as do protein choices such as cooked turkey, chicken or ham, even meatballs.

It's a deliciously doable winner... one pot, four ingredients, on the table in under 30 minutes.

For this and more amazing recipes, visit www.dreamfieldsfoods. com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 22:30