oftt

Easy Macaroni & Cheese

Print Email

1 box elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon of a good dijon or dried mustard powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepare macaroni by directions on box and
 drain well. 

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add flour and stir to remove lumps.  Pour in milk and cook until slightly thickened.  Season with salt and pepper and mustard or mustard powder.  Add cheese and stir until melted.  Add macaroni and stir. 

Pour mixture into 2 qt. casserole dish.  Bake for 20 minutes.

You can substitute some or all of the cheddar cheese with gouda, mozzarella, or swiss cheese.

(for a blander dish, leave out the mustard and the paprika, use a mild cheddar cheese)

 

 

restaurant news

Danji
New York
by Michael Tucker

danjiext1I had an experience the other night that was right out of Larry David’s universe or Seinfeld’s. A classic. I’ll try to describe it for you.

It was around 9:45 and I was at Danji, the wonderful...

Read more...
Charlie's, Malibu
Los Angeles
by Jo Stougaard

charlies2.jpgI’m always dragging my friend Laur with me to try out new restaurants. From casual gastropubs up the street like Laurel Tavern, to “modern (molecular) cooking” at The Bazaar across town. She’s...

Read more...
Picca Peru
Los Angeles
by Maylynn Morales

picca-01.jpgChef Ricardo Zarate has proven once and again his blossoming creativity of modern cuisine, all while never losing sight of his roots.  I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Zarate back in April...

Read more...
A Visit to S.Y. Kitchen
Southern California
by Lisa Dinsmore

SYoutsideWhile we find ourselves in Santa Barbara wine country, also known as the Santa Ynez Valley, about every other month or so, I can honestly say I had never been to the actual town of Santa Ynez...

Read more...