Breads

Italian Easter Bread

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This warm Flaky bread was my grandmother's recipe. It was the perfect easter treat every year so I wanted to try it. This was easy because I used my Kitchenaid Mixer. But not my Grandma. She did all the mixing and kneading by hand. It was very impressive considering her arthritis. The smell of the anise extract immediately brought back memories of being in her kitchen. Make this for your family and start a new tradition.

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*The original recipe calls for raisins, but I used mixed dried fruit with cherries and blueberries*

2 pkgs active dry yeast (4 1/2 tsp)

3 Tbsp warm water

1 1/3 cup warm milk

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup butter, room temperature

1 1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs

3 tsp anise extract

6 1/2 cup flour

2/3 cup raisins or dried mixed fruit

1 egg white, beaten

1 Tbsp water
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, butter, and salt. Mix well. Let set for 5 minutes. 2. Add eggs, extract, and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in...
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Nutritions

Calories
958

Sodium
666mg
27% DV

Fat
22g
35% DV

Protein
27g
55% DV

Carbs
156g
53% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV