January 23rd, 2013

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese



I have been working on finding and perfecting a great macaroni and cheese recipe for over a year, and THIS IS IT!  I started off by trying out several different recipes, and after doing so, I decided that Barefoot Contessa’s was the closest to what I was trying to achieve.  I then made her recipe over and over again, making changes and improvements each time.  The first change I made was to remove the fresh tomatoes.  I’m sure that some people appreciate the tomatoes, but I just wanted a really good “regular” mac and cheese.  The next change I made was to switch the fresh white bread crumbs to fresh bread crumbs made from crusty French bread.

Macaroni and CheeseAt that point, I served it for dinner while my mom was here visiting during the holidays.  Everybody loved it, but my mom suggested that it might be better if there was more of the cheese sauce.  She was right, but with all of the different ingredients in the sauce and their different measurements, I decided it would be easier to just decrease the amount of macaroni rather than increase the amount of sauce.  Instead of using an entire pound of macaroni, I now use just 3/4 of a pound.  This last change made it creamier and definitely better.

Macaroni and Cheese

5 Responses to “Macaroni and Cheese”

  1. Hi Laura,

    Just started following your recipes….THIS sounds very delicious and can’t wait to try it!!! Looking forward to all of your recipes….smile. I have been on FB for a while but just started the Pinterest boards and truly getting into the social media craze. I am a previous caterer and have a few of my own recipes I would eventually like to share with everyone, at some point… lol. Thank you anyway,

    Kimberly

  2. Well, thanks for stopping by, Kimberly! I hope you like the macaroni and cheese.

  3. I love the Barefoot Contessa! Can’t wait to try this recipe :)

  4. Oooh, this sounds really good. I too have made Ina’s recipe. I will have to try your version of it!

  5. This is fantastic! We all loved it…. and, it just keeps getting better as leftovers;). Thanks

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