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May 6th

Episodes » Episode 29: Macaroni & Cheese

Another episode guest staring our favorite intern, Emily. How long did she intern for us? You'll never know! Seems like forever though, doesn't it? Sigh, we miss her.

On to the episode! I've often said that were I to die tomorrow, I'd like macaroni and cheese to be my last meal. There's nothing more decadent, delicious and appealing then a big bowl of noodles and cheese. I would dare to say that no other American dish is so universally loved, and rightfully so.

There are a million variations on macaroni and cheese (I'll direct you here - a page I can't look at without salivating - as evidence) but because this is Economy Bites and because I believe in the power of the simple basic, that's what you'll get from this episode. A beautiful, delicious basic baked macaroni & cheese recipe that will not disappoint. Please watch with care...I hear drool ruins keyboards.


Tags: macaroni and cheese, pasta recipe, cheese, simple easy recipe, casserole
Recipes » Macaroni & Cheese


-1 pound macaroni

-2 pounds sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

-1/2 stick of butter

-1/2 cup of flour

-3 cups whole milk

-1 1/2 cup heavy cream

-2 bay leaves

-1 Tbsp mustard powder

-1 1/2 tsp paprika

-many pinches of salt

for breadcrumbs

-2 Tbsp butter

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-2 cups panko breadcrumbs


Tags: macaroni and cheese, casserole, baked macaroni and cheese, classic american dish
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