Does January have you wanting some comfort food? Get ready to make the famous 3-Day Mac & Cheese!


Makes 8 servings:
16oz Penne pasta
5 cups Alfredo Sauce
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
6oz Panko Breadcrumbs


  1. Cook the pasta until al dente, drain and cool.
  2. Mix together alfredo sauce, heavy cream, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  3. Toss cheese mixture with pasta and spread pasta mixture into oven safe
    casserole dish
  4. Top pasta mixture evenly with panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese
  5. Cover with foil and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 25- 30 minutes, until
    hot. Uncover for last 5 minutes of heating, so that cheese topping can toast and
    get golden brown.

Recipe courtesy of Kris Kauker

“I thought I knew how tough I was…”

Samantha B. wasn’t sure what she was getting herself into when she registered for the 2013 Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day. All she knew was that if her mom could fight and survive breast cancer three times, she could walk 60 miles. Over the course of her training and fundraising during the year, and then on the event itself, Samantha learned more than she ever expected – about walking, about the 3-Day, and about her own inner strength.

samantha and mom

Samantha and her mom, Jan

This was Samantha’s experience, in her own words:

“This by far is one of the toughest things I have ever undertaken in my life. I thought I knew how tough I was before this walk started. But by day two, I knew that I had surpassed my own expectations of myself. Here are some of the highlights that I learned over three days:

  • Walking is completely different than running.
  • When someone honks at you, your first inclination better be to use all five fingers to wave because they are cheering you on.
  • Going downhill just means that you’re going to use the other leg muscles you forgot about when you were going up.
  • This may be the only time in your life when you are excited to see the police because they are decked out in pink and cheering you on.
  • The training emails weren’t really a suggestion.
  • When you are at what you think is the point of exhaustion, your body can go a heck of a lot farther, you just have to believe in yourself and put that foot in front of the other.

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3-Day Early Birds Save Big

With the 2013 Susan G. Komen 3-Day® Series behind us, we’re already getting excited about next year. Traditionally, New Year’s Eve is the time for making resolutions and plans for the new year. But this year, while gathering around the Thanksgiving table, we’re going to start making our 2014 Komen 3-Day plans now with our family and friends.

The special, super low $35 registration fee ends at midnight on December 12th. You don’t need a discount code for this one – just register for the 3-Day® (at or call 800-996-3DAY) and you’ll get the lowest price of the year. After December 13th, the price will go up, so you don’t want to wait!

Looking at all of the gorgeous photos from the 3-Day and reading all of these inspiring stories has us eagerly looking forward to next year’s 3-Day. Are you in?