Food Talk Friday: Mac & Cheese

Stud Muffin and I both grew up on packaged macaroni cheese from the blue box. And contrary to what you may think, we both love it. It’s a comfort food. And until recently, we agreed that we’d never had a homemade mac and cheese that we liked any better.

That has officially changed.

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Fannie Farmer’s Mac & Cheese

For our recent cabin trip, the menu included mac and cheese one night that Stud Muffin was cooking. He looked around the web for a recipe and ended up choosing one from Food.com. We ended up having so much food at the cabin that he didn’t make it, but he did put it together to go with the hotdogs on July 4th.

This was the second-best homemade mac and cheese I’ve ever had. But it’s a much simpler recipe than the first best. 

The Fannie Farmer recipe begins with a roux, then a Bechamel sauce. Stud Muffin used plenty of good cheddar so the result had a rich and creamy cheese flavor. The crumbs on top gave it a nice textural crunch.

What’s your favorite mac and cheese?

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