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Monday, December 5, 2011

Food Blog!

Holy Smokes, I am actually doing a food blog! I found this yummy looking recipe and decided to whip out the old camera whilst I slaved away making it. So now I shall write about it...

{{DISCLAIMER}}} I don't know how the eff these people take such nice pictures of their food they are making... I tried really, really hard and it still looks messy. But hey, I am like the Swedish Chef in that way, so whatev :)

Also, this was originally for Mac and Cheese Muffins, but as you will soon see, this did not work out, so it will be Baked Mac and Cheese, still amazing delicious and tweaked a little here and there.

First, gather these ingredients:
2 Cups Elbow Macaroni
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup 2% milk
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat your oven to 350.

First, mix together the bread crumbs and olive oil. This will be your topping, so set this aside for now. I have seen recipes that call for a bit of salt in this mixture as well, but the bread crumbs I use are nicely seasoned already in the Italian style, so I did not use it.

Boil some water, and add the noodles.

Cook them for about 9 minutes or so, or whatever the box says will make them al dente (if they are a little firm still, that is fine because they will cook in the cheese mixture as well in the oven, so they will be perfect at the end, don’t worry!
If at all possible, try not to dump the noodles in the sink whilst you rinse them.... #oops

When they are done, drain them, and then add the butter and egg.
Stir this until it is coated evenly and the butter has melted.

Add the cheese, saving a little of each for the topping, and the milk. Stir this around a bit until it starts getting all nice and melty and gooey with each other.
Mix all that delicious cheese in there with the noodles who await their tasty fate!

They all really liked getting to know each other in the pot.

Pour all of this into a greased (I just used cooking spray) casserole dish. Sprinkle the reserved cheeses and then the bread crumbs on top. Cook for about an hour, checking on it from time to time (again, the original receipt calls for 30 minutes, but those are tiny muffins, and this is a bigger dish entirely.

I originally checked on it after about 45 minutes, but it was still a bit runny, but 15 more minutes did the trick).



  1. Yum! You should totes post your Pretzel Kimancy recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  2. Mmmmm I should make some of that asap. Soooo delicious :)