• Who Wins the Title of Best Mac & Cheese Ever? - Celebrity Recipe Showdown

    1 month ago - By The Kitchn

    I have high standards when it comes to macaroni and cheese. Everyone in my family knows my sister's version - made with three types of cheese and a buttery Panko topping - by heart. At least once a week you can find one of us whipping it up, whether for ourselves, a potluck, or to bring to a friend .
    Her version, now dubbed "Maddie's Mac and Cheese," is straightforward and easy to make, yet results in the cheesiest, creamiest casserole that tastes, to me, like home. So this month, when I tested four of the most popular mac and cheese recipes out there - from Ina Garten , Ree Drummond...
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  • I Tried Pioneer Woman's Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Celebrity Recipe Showdown

    1 month ago - By The Kitchn

    Whenever I think the hype over the Pioneer Woman - aka Ree Drummond - has died down, she drops something new that everyone goes crazy for: a piece of floral cookware , a whole line of bedding , and, most recently, her very own Barbie. I quickly realized I either needed to jump on the bandwagon or move out of the way, because the Ree is here to stay - and it was time I tried one of her recipes to experience the hype for myself. My recipe of choice? Her uber-rich macaroni and cheese.
    Get the recipe : Pioneer Woman's Macaroni and Cheese
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  • I Tried Sunny Anderson's Spicy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Celebrity Recipe Showdown

    1 month ago - By The Kitchn

    When it came time to compare some of the most popular mac and cheese recipes on the internet, I was expecting to see four almost identical recipes. How different could the simple combo of cheese sauce and noodles actually be? But the second I saw Sunny Anderson's version, I realized just how wrong I was.
    At first, it was the title of the recipe that stood out to me: Spicy mac and cheese? Then it was the top of the pasta? By the time I got to the ingredient list and technique , I had to find out: Is this the mac and cheese recipe my life has been missing? Or is it so far from the classic...
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  • I Tried Alton Brown's Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Celebrity Recipe Showdown

    1 month ago - By The Kitchn

    I'm the first to endorse a no-frills, five-ingredient recipe - but I'm also a firm believer that baked mac and cheese shouldn't be one of them. Sure, it's doable - tossing noodles in a cheesy béchamel sauce will result in a creamy pasta dish - it just won't have any flavor.
    Much to my delight, Alton Brown's baked mac and cheese is designed with flavor in mind. As he explains in the recipe's popular Good Eats episode, he adds a number of bold seasonings to keep his roux from tasting like "library paste," including a full tablespoon of dried mustard powder, a dash of paprika, some chopped...
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  • I Tried Ina Garten's Famous Mac and Cheese Recipe - Celebrity Recipe Showdown

    1 month ago - By The Kitchn

    While I'm sure Ina's trendy cauliflower toasts are delicious, I'm much more likely to flip through one of her cookbooks when I'm making something classic, like eggplant Parmesan , the perfect roast chicken, or a creamy and comforting baked macaroni and cheese.
    After a quick glance at the recipe, I knew Ina's classic mac would be good: There's a paycheck's worth of Gruyère in the sauce, it's topped with buttery homemade breadcrumbs, and it has a five-star rating from almost 1,000 reviewers. But how would it compare to the other most popular mac and cheese recipes on the Internet? I headed...
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