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Nov 19th

Episodes » Episode 53: Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Today's episode is Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese - YUM!

I want to give you the abridged version of the work that went into creating this dish. Once I knew I wanted to make Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, the first thing I did was try Martha's recipe. To be honest, I wasn't impressed. Sorry, Martha. You know I love you, girl.

Anyway, I realized it was something about the combination of cheddar, nutmeg and squash turned me off; I think maybe it was a little too sweet. I'm more of a savory gal. So next I tried Martha's recipe but I substituted mozzarella cheese in place of cheddar. It was definitely better, but the color was kind of off. Mozzarella is tasty, but it's not always beautiful.

Next, I turned to my favorite book, The Flavor Bible, and looked up what flavors go well with Butternut Squash. I was intriuged when I saw Curry and I realized not only would it bring the savory/spicy, it'd also bring the pretty orange. 

And wow...let me tell you, I really hit on something


Tags: butternut squash, macaroni and cheese, butternut squash macaroni and cheese, thanksgiving, fall recipes, autumn recipes, pasta dishes

Nov 18th

Recipes » Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese


-1 Butternut squash, diced

-2 cups chicken stock

-2 TBSP heavy cream

-1 tsp Cayenne pepper

-1 1/2 TBSP Curry powder

-1 lb Small shells

-2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded

-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese plus 1/2 cup for crust

-1/2 cup breadcrumbs

-salt and pepper to taste


Tags: macaroni and cheese, butternut squash, autumn recipe, thanksgiving recipe, butternut squash macaroni and cheese

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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