Food Network’s 5 Best French Toast Recipes

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Whether you like your French Toast the traditional way.. crispy on the outside and sweet and warm on the inside…or if you like to kick it up a notch with some of these sweet treats below, French Toast is delectable in any way you cook it.  A sweet sticky drizzle of maple syrup and a perfect pat of butter gives French Toast the ultimate breakfast or brunch feeling that is so irresistible. There are so many ways your can spice French Toast up a bit and our favorite Food Network Stars below have the perfect recipes!

5. Guy Fieri’s: Texas French Toast Bananas Foster

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4. Claire Robinson’s: Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed French Toast
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3. Ina Garten’s: Challah French Toast
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2. The Pioneer Woman’s: Cinnamon Baked French Toast
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1. Alton Brown’s: French Toast
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Best 5 French Toast Recipes by: Food Network

Italian Mac and Cheese

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Growing up we would always have some type of homemade pasta dish on Sundays as an Italian tradition. We had everything from Spaghetti and Meatballs to Raviolis…you name it we had it. It was my favorite meal of the week! This recipe just sounded so good on this rainy day and it was. I actually got this recipe from one of my favorite Food Network stars, Rachael Ray and added my own twist to it! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Yield: 10

Ingredients:
1 pound ziti rigate, penne rigate or cavatappi (ribbed, hollow corkscrews)
1 pound Italian sweet sausage; casings removed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups crimini mushrooms, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup milk (I used low-fat)
2 1/2 cups, shredded Italian 4 cheese blend (Trader Joe’s has a great one!)
1 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Steps:
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt water and cook pasta until al dente (still chewy), about 10-11 minutes.

2. In a non-stick frying pan or skillet, brown the sausage for about 5-7 minutes or until it is no longer pink. Drain cooked sausage and set aside. In the same pan add olive oil, butter, garlic and sliced mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 4-5 minutes or until mushrooms look golden.
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3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add flour to mushrooms and stir, cooking 2 minutes. Whisk in stock, then stir in milk. When sauce comes to a boil stir in 4 cheese blend. When cheese has melted into sauce, add marinara sauce. When sauce comes to a bubble, remove from heat.
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4. Combine cheese sauce with sausage and pasta, transfer to baking dish. Add one layer of pasta and then sprinkles more cheese in the middle. Add second layer and top with remaining cheese and parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
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