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Old 12-12-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I have a Wolfgang Puck rice steamer and there is a recipe in there for mac & cheese that's all in one pot. You even add the macaroni in raw. I viewed the demo on HSN and decided to buy the steamer which is very versatile. You can probably view the demo video on HSN under WP rice steamer. I did it a few times and was very good.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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An amazing cheese sauce for pasta is Oud Amsterdam Gouda (you can buy it in Trader Joes) melted into whipping cream. You should give it a try sometime. Amazing.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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Default Baked Macaroni & Smoked Cheese

I went down to North Carolina for Christmas and had a challenge with my cousins as to who made the best Mac N' Cheese for the Christmas Dinner. We had a ton of people over and even though one of my cousins got high marks, people loved my recipe



2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups whole or low-fat milk
1/8 teaspoon dry mustar
Dash cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft fresh bread crumbs
1 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup grated smoked Gouda cheese (if there is no Gouda cheese, see if Smoked Provolone or Smoked cheddar is available)
8 ounces (2 cups) elbow macaroni

1) Preheat the oven to 400 Degrees, spray a baking pan with cooking spray

2) Cook macaroni according to instructions in a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water

3) To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, add the flour and stir until blended. Cook for 1 minute, and stir in the milk, mustard, cayenne, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir continuously. Lower the heat to a simmer and stir in the cheeses until melted and remove from the heat immediately.

4) Pour the macaroni into the baking dish and pour the sauce in and stir until mixed thoroughly. Pour the breadcrumbs on top

5) Bake for 15 minutes

6) Enjoy!

Sometimes, I add Pepperjack or Jalepeno peppers depending on the crowd. This has been the hit at quite a few office potlucks and house parties and get-togethers!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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OMG, that sounds scrumptious!
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Does sound great - I like the ratio of cheese to amount of macaroni and also use of smoked cheese.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Default Have you found the perfect Mac n Cheese recipe?

I got the new Paula Deen Bible of Southern Cooking for Christmas, so I decided to try a few of the mac & cheese recipes. They all contain eggs, and I'm thinking, Huh?
I have made two recipes out of the book, and they are OK, but as soon as they cool, they congeal. The eggs make it firm up. Lose the creamy, ya know?

I have made mac & cheese from scratch for years, but I had NEVER put eggs in before.

This begs the question, have you found the perfect recipe for macaroni and cheese?
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I don't eat mac and cheese, ergo I don't make it. But everything I've ever made from the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks rocked. I've heard people say Ina's mac and cheese recipe is tops and it has a five star review on the Food Network website, with more than 650 people weighing in with opinions. You might want to check that out. (No eggs.) She also has variations, including a lobster mac and cheese.

Mac and Cheese Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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In my mac and cheese I use whole milk, a jar of cheese wiz, cheddar and swiss. Buttered bread crumbs on top. Did eggs in it once and did not like it, so I leave the eggs out. I like a smooth and creamy mac and cheese.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I guess I'm in the minority, but I like eggs in my mac and cheese. Maybe it's a regional thing?
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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I guess I'm in the minority, but I like eggs in my mac and cheese. Maybe it's a regional thing?
yeah, i'm from the south and we always had eggs in mac & cheese. baked is the only way to go .
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