Old  November 7th, 2009, 7:47pm     #1
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Homemade Macaroni and cheese
Does anyone have a great macaroni and cheese recipe.?I have to make 2 dishes of this for a Thanksgiving get together....I love ones that stay creamy and not dry out when cooking. Just thought I would see if anyone has a recipe to share. Thanks.

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  Old  November 7th, 2009, 8:00pm     #2
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I use Patti Labelle's recipe - it is called "Over the Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese" and it is definitely out-of-this-world delicious.

http://www.recipezaar.com/Patti-Labe...d-Cheese-17186

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  Old  November 7th, 2009, 9:23pm     #3
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Glam, that looks absolutely fantastic!
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  Old  November 9th, 2009, 5:58pm     #4
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Glam, that looks absolutely fantastic!
Elizabeth, it is fantastic! Patti Labelle's cooking is as amazing as her singing.

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  Old  November 9th, 2009, 6:16pm     #5
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I'm in love with Tyler Florence's Ultimate Mac & Cheese:

http://www.recipezaar.com/Tyler-Flor...-Cheese-274129

It's just got a lot of flavor--and you can leave out the bacon if you need it to be vegetarian. It's soooooooooooooo good!
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  Old  November 13th, 2009, 4:15pm     #6
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I have tried several over the years

My family always makes me go back to


Cooked noodles
Milk
Butter
Velveta

I have one frin the crockpot thread I will have to find it
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  Old  November 13th, 2009, 5:04pm     #7
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I love this one. Fast & easy to prepare, too. It sounds strange to add cottage cheese and use uncooked noodles, but that's what makes it so simple, smooth and creamy.

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Best-Ever Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup cottage cheese (not lowfat)
2 cups milk (not skim)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Pinch cayenne
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound sharp or extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
½ pound elbow pasta, uncooked.

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees and position an oven rack in upper third of oven. Use 1 tablespoon butter to butter a 9-inch round or square baking pan.

2. In a blender, purée cottage cheese, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg and salt and pepper together. Reserve ¼ cup grated cheese for topping. In a large bowl, combine remaining grated cheese, milk mixture and uncooked pasta. Pour into prepared pan, cover tightly with foil and bake 30 minutes.

3. Uncover pan, stir gently, sprinkle with reserved cheese and dot with remaining tablespoon butter. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes more, until browned. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

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  Old  November 13th, 2009, 5:08pm     #8
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I use Patti Labelle's recipe - it is called "Over the Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese" and it is definitely out-of-this-world delicious.

http://www.recipezaar.com/Patti-Labe...d-Cheese-17186
Sounds good but 53% your daily limit of cholesterol

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  Old  November 13th, 2009, 5:18pm     #9
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Oh, I think I have to skip that one


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Sounds good but 53% your daily limit of cholesterol
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  Old  November 14th, 2009, 2:25pm     #10
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This is my favorite recipe:

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

MAKES:4 to 6 servings
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes

1 (8-ounce) package dried elbow macaroni or favorite pasta (about 2 1/4 cups,uncooked)
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1 (8-ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (optional)
Toppings (optional):
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Turn heat to medium; gradually whisk in milk, and cook over medium heat, stirring or whisking constantly until thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in pasta, mustard, and next 4 ingredients, stirring just until cheese begins to melt.

3. Pour pasta mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano or more Cheddar. If desired, top with fresh breadcrumbs, and drizzle evenly with melted butter.

4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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Sounds good but 53% your daily limit of cholesterol
At home most of what I eat is based on an organic, high-alkaline, low acid, low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-lactose, low-sodium, caffeine-free diet that is heavy on whole grains, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, etc., so when I want to splurge and eat something outrageous or decadent, I do.

I never make any recipe without going over the nutritional aspects of it and deciding if it's right for me, and I think most people in this forum are accomplished cooks who are also watchful of their health and dietary needs. I also think there is a reasonable expectation that recipes containing cheese, butter, eggs, milk and (in some cases) bacon will be high in cholesterol.

It was good of you to point it out though - you should do this for all of the posts in this forum.

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  Old  November 14th, 2009, 4:29pm     #12
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I make baked mac and cheese. (serves about 5 people)

Pre cook 2 Cups of elbow macaroni. Preheat oven to 450.

In a large mixing bowl mix into macaroni 1 cup of sour cream, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1 package of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of cubed velveeta, and 2 eggs....You can also add cooked diced bacon if you want.


Place mixture into a buttered baking dish and cook for about 45 minutes., at 400 degrees

My BIL used to ask me to make this every Thanksgiving.

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