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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scrumptious Homemade Mac & Cheese

Comfort food in July?
Why, yes!

It's a hit with the kids and just simply
a great meal. We love it in our house.
And the best part is it's so easy to make.

And your house smells oh so good when it's baking,
makes you want to curl up on the couch and read a great book.
It's a rainy day here in Torbay today, so I may do just that!

·         8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
·         2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
·         1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
·         3 cups milk
·         1/4 cup butter
·         2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
·         2 tablespoons butter
·         1/2 cup bread crumbs
·         1 pinch paprika
1.     Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
2.     In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni in large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
3.     Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
4.     Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve.

This recipe is from
you can find it here.

I did make a couple of changes.
Although I do use breadcrumbs this time I substituted with
Toppables crackers.
I omitted the paprika but added fresh pepper instead.

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At July 26, 2012 at 6:43 PM , Blogger lisbonlioness said...

oh my... you sure know how to take photos that make me want to gobble like there's no tomorrow! NOMNOMNOM!

At July 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

My favorite comfort food! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Potpourri Friday!

At July 26, 2012 at 9:06 PM , Blogger Cindy Riggs said...

This looks so yummy. I need to make it for my family. They will love it. Fantastic pictures. I am a new follower. Come and visit me and browse through my recipes. Thank you, Cindy

At July 26, 2012 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Ann Jones said...

I love mac and cheese, your photos look yummy :) New follower from bloggy moms, I look forward to your future posts!

At July 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

This looks amazing!!
Barbara @ Chase the Star

At July 27, 2012 at 1:30 AM , Anonymous Tani@Tagana Rose said...

This looks delicious! I just discovered your gorgeous blog and can't wait to catch up on your previous posts. I hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

At July 27, 2012 at 2:17 AM , Blogger Your favorite sister said...

Oooh yum, that looks delish!! I love the tomatoes on top, mmmm!

Marie @

At July 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

That looks amazing! I LOVE macaroni and cheese! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

At July 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Adorned From Above said...

This looks like a wonderful recipe. I am going to have to try it. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

At July 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

This looks DELICIOUS!! I can tell it would definitely be a family favorite at my house. I found you over at the Pomp Party and am now a new follower. :)

At July 28, 2012 at 2:13 AM , Blogger Kathy Bradshaw said...

Stopped by to say hi from the blog hop.
Come visit me sometime the tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B.

At July 28, 2012 at 2:25 AM , Blogger Myric said...

oh my gosh! I feel my heart just melted! Totally my kind of comfort food!

At July 28, 2012 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

This is making my mouth water! I see you take part in a couple of blog parties:) Would you like to add another to your list? Please join us at Farm Fresh Friday, where all things hand-made and home-grown are in the spot light! Have a happy weekend!

At July 29, 2012 at 12:50 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

Dang - Now I'm craving homemade Mac N Cheese! Looks so delicious. Visiting from Get Schooled linkup :)

At July 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM , Blogger The Fancy Lady said...

wow yum! i want some right now lol

At July 30, 2012 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

When I bought groceries the other day, I bought cheese just for macaroni. The deli always looks at me weird when I ask for a hunk of such and such cheese about this big. I think I will try your measurements with my cheese. Thanks for sharing. Stopped in from 1929 Charmer.

At July 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Crystal said...

Nothing better than Mac and cheese! :-)

At July 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Julie said...

Yummy! This looks so good. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)


At July 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Libby said...

This looks so good! I wish I had some right now. Oh, my!

At July 30, 2012 at 4:08 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Homemade mac 'n cheese is the best comfort food. And after eating homemade I can never go back to the box!

At July 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Etcetorize said...

Looks very tasty! I've never been able to get cheese & mac from scratch right so maybe I'll give your recipe a test and see if I do any better. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

At July 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Emily said...

Found you at Sugar Bee Crafts. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe.


At August 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Yum! That looks absolutely delicious.

At August 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. I love this recipe and can't wait to try it.

At August 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM , Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

I just love mac n cheese. Your recipe and photos have just inspired me to make this for dinner tonight. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

At August 1, 2012 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Full Circle Creations said...

I love mac and cheese and this looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


At August 2, 2012 at 5:38 AM , Blogger Betsy said...

I am getting hungry just looking at all the yummy goodiness!

At August 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM , Blogger said...

Yum!!! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend!

At August 3, 2012 at 12:15 AM , Blogger Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

Delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Fabulous Friday. I featured you.

At August 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I am featuring you today at my I Love Fridays party! Feel free to drop by and grab a featured button. Have a great weekend :)

At August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Deana said...

Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party...hope to see you again tonight : )
Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

At August 4, 2012 at 1:41 AM , Blogger Earning-My-Cape said...

YUM!!!! This looks awesome!
Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

At August 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Lauren said...

I loooove homemade mac & cheese! I've never made it with parm cheese though. I'm going to have to give this recipe a try. It sounds so good! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party

At August 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Malory {Snips & Spice} said...

I have never in my life made mac and cheese not from a box. I know--it's practically a crime. I can't wait to try this scrumptious looking recipe. On a side-note: you always take the most gorgeous pictures. Thanks for linking at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice. I hope to see you again this week!

At August 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM , Blogger kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

Amazing. Homemade Mac & Cheese is my guilty pleasure and yours looks FANTASTIC. Featuring this tomorrow night at the party. Thanks so much for linking up!

At August 5, 2012 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Sugarr2518 said...

The true comfort food Mac n' Cheese:) It looks delicious!!!!

At August 5, 2012 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love a good homemade mac & cheese!

At August 6, 2012 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

Comfort food is good any time...even the middle of summer:-) I love how absolutely cheesy this is!!! My kids would go nuts over it!!!


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