Sunday, October 12, 2014

#42 Best-Ever Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is from Chloe's Kitchen.  It's vegan and it's really good.  One of the best things about eating vegan is that there is no food coma afterwards.  I made another of Chef Chloe's vegan macs a few years ago.  It was #20 on my list and you can view it here.  Getting off of dairy is hard (especially for a cheese fiend like myself) but I'm giving it a go so expect more vegan macs to come.

Friday, October 10, 2014

#41 Mac & Cheese

This was a basic recipe.  I couldn't find the cheese Miss Moss suggested so I subbed really cheap Cracker Barrel Swiss cheese for the Gruyère and hard Romano for the Taleggio.  The combination turned out excellent and we were all very pleased with the result.  Recipe here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

#40 Camusclim (Pasta and Shrimp Casserole)

While this recipe wasn't touted as macaroni and cheese that is essentially what it was as the elements were all there. I am going to call this my Brazilian Macaroni and Cheese because ever since the World Cup in Brazil this year I am loving all things Brazil especially the National Team.

I heart Brasil - any excuse to post this picture.
Okay, so back to the pasta.  One difference is that the cheese wasn't melted in the béchamel but layered.  This left the pasta creamy but with layers of gooey, melted cheese which I loved.  I had to make a few substitutions because I couldn't find all of the ingredients.  I left out Brazilian pickled chiles and annatto seed and subbed an Anaheim pepper for the Italian frying pepper.  I used regular instead of Thai basil.  It still turned out great but one day I'd like to try this exactly as listed.

the components sans cheese

out of the oven - one of the best ever!

I can't wait to make this again.  A big hit with everyone!
The recipe was from Saveur and is found here.