Mac and Cheese Mania

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Ok folks. It’s here, it’s finally here! Mac & Cheese Mania is live! Rachel {from the amazing blog Rachel Cooks} and I have been planning this event for months and I’m so happy it’s finally time for the big reveal. All this week Rachel and I will be sharing all new mac and cheese recipes on our blogs. Trust me, if you love cheese and pasta you’re going to love this week! Plus there are OVER $1800 worth of prizes up for grabs. There will be lots of pinning too! So make sure to follow along! Make sure you scroll down to see how to enter the giveaway!

If you’re wondering why we are doing this it’s because it’s both of our blogs anniversaries! This week I will been blogging for 5 years! I cannot believe it’s been that long! Trust me, when I started blogging I thought it would be a hobby that would last a few weeks. Luckily it stuck and now I have a full time career and a job I truly love. Thank you to all my awesome readers for making that possible!

Ok, enough of this cheesy non-sense…see what I did there? On to the event!

First I need to give a GIANT shout out to all of our blogger friends who helped bring attention to our event. I just want to take a minute to thank each and every single one of you. You’re all so amazing! Make sure to check out these recipes, they all sound phenomenal!

Check out all of these amazing recipes!

Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese by Heather’s Dish
Buffalo Cheddar Mac and Cheese by Eats Well With Others
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese with Gouda by Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Light Sweet Potato Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe by Cookin’ Canuck
Macaroni and Cheese Fritters by Amuse Your Bouche
Skinny Chicken Mac and Cheese Casserole by A Zesty Bite
Creamy Pancetta + Leek Macaroni and Cheese by Simply Scratch
Smoked Bacon Mac and Cheese by Cravings of a Lunatic
Pizza Mac and Cheese by Very Culinary
Crab Mac and Cheese by Dine & Dish
Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Mac & Cheese by Sweet Remedy
Fried Mac & Cheese Balls by The Little Kitchen
Sweet Pork Macaroni and Cheese by Oh, Sweet Basil
Butternut Squash Quinoa Mac n’ Cheese Bake by Queen of Quinoa
Lightened Up Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese by Prevention RD
Butternut Mac and Cheese with Pretzel Crust by Healthy. Delicious.
Skinny Greek Mac and Cheese with Crunchy Pita Chip Topping by The Law Student’s Wife
Potato Skin Mac and Cheese by Eat Your Heart Out
Homestyle Baked Mac & Cheese by Pocket Change Gourmet
Bacon Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls by Miss in the Kitchen
Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese by Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Blue Cheese Bechamel Mac and Cheese by Sweetphi

Korean Mac & Cheese by Cooking with Books
Black and Blue Mac and Cheese by Fabtastic Eats
Tomato and Leek Mac and Cheese by Susie Freaking Homemaker
Healthier Mac & Cheese with Chipotle Peppers by Go Gingham
Mac and Cheese Ice Cream by Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
Blue Cheese & Bacon Macaroni & Cheese by Gimme Some Oven
Poutine Mac and Cheese with Andouille Gravy by Climbing Grier Mountain
Double Smoked Chicken Mac and Cheese by Girl Carnivore
Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese with Peas and Bacon by Running to the Kitchen
Nudel Gratin by Crumbs and Chaos
Mushroom and Truffle Sea Salt White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese by Big Bear’s Wife
Roasted Poblano and Goat Cheese Mac by Daisy at Home
Creamy Cauliflower ‘n Cheese with Bacon by Barefeet in the Kitchen
Wisconsin Cheese, Brats, and Onion Macaroni and Cheese by a farmgirl’s dabbles
Spinach Queso Mac & Cheese by Bake Your Day
Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese with a Pancetta Parmesan Crust by Mountain Mama Cooks
French Onion Mac & Cheese by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Healthier Macaroni and Cheese by Texanerin Baking
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese by CafeTerraBlog
Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Peppers by Cook the Story
Jack Daniels Mac and Cheese by The Slow Roasted Italian
Lobster Mac and Cheese by FoodieCrush
Green Chili 5-cheese Baked Mac and Cheese by A Southern Fairytale
Homemade Elbow Noodle Tutorial + a Recipe for Roasted Veggie Mac by Bakeaholic Mama
Salsa Verde Mac-n-Cheese (two ways) by Eat2Gather
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Crispy Panko Topping by The Lemon Bowl
Skillet Mac and Cheese by Jelly Toast

About our sponsors

Now, onto our sponsors for the event. Rachel and I both reached out to all of our PR friends to see if they were interested in working together with use for Mac & Cheese Mania. We were so lucky to find so many companies who also love cheese and carbs. We have gathered a list of OVER $1800 worth of prizes for you to win!

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Read whats up for grabs…so many fun prizes!

OXO

We are also thrilled to have OXO sponsoring Mac and Cheese Mania. The quality of their products is second to none and they make a gadget for your every need. I have been using their products for years and they are the only utensils that grace my kitchen. Trust me, you will go nuts over what’s for grab in their prize basket. PLUS they are not just offering up 1 prize, they are offering up 2 prizes! That’s right, you get 2 chances to win this amazing gift. Later this week I will be showcasing a few of these amazing products in a post so be on the lookout! Plus you can follow OXO on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

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Wanna know what’s up for grabs? Lua salt and pepper grindersmedium silicone spatula4 piece mini measuring beaker set3 piece large bowl and colander settriple timer5 pound food scale with pull-out displaystainless steel spice jar measuring spoons9″ silicone whiskthree ring trivet set and a compact grate & slice set. Winning this prize is almost like winning a whole new kitchen!

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Door to Door Organics

I have heard so many amazing things about Door to Door Organics. I’m pumped that they are sponsoring Mac & Cheese Mania. Rachel talks about them all time and often posts pictures of their fresh and delicious delivered produce. Let me tell you, if I could have them deliver to my door I totally would! One less trip to the overpriced grocery store is exactly what I need in my life! Follow Door to Door Organics on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! You can also find great recipes on their site.

Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg NannyBy entering your mac & cheese recipe, you could win one of three $100 gift cards to use for a Door to Door Organics delivery! (Must be in delivery area.) Door to Door Organics is offering up a $100 gift cards to three lucky winners! Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg Nanny

Microplane

Enter to win Microplane Graters and Kitchen Tools – includes Graters, Cut Resistant Glove and Herb Mill. This prize is valued around $50. Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg Nanny

Wüsthof

One of the favorite things in my kitchen has to be my quality knives. I have a few Wüsthof knives and love using them. Lucky for you, you could win this great CLASSIC studio block! It includes 3 knives, kitchen shears, and a compact wood storage block — a $150 dollar value!

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Rachael Ray

By linking up your macaroni and cheese recipe you’ll be entered to win this fun and colorful Rachael Ray Stoneware Casseroval – 4.25 Qt. Covered Oval Casserole — valued at $50! Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg Nanny

Anolon

By linking up your macaroni and cheese recipe you’ll be entered to win this Anolon Advanced Bronze 4.5 Qt. Tapered Stockpot – a gorgeous and versatile pan. Anolon pans are heavy duty and the perfect addition to your pot and pan collection. This stockpot is valued at $50. Mac & Cheese Mania via Nutmeg Nanny

Spiceologist

Our friends from Spiceologist are contributing an absolutely gorgeous Spiceologist Block (starter) with spices — valued at 139.95! I have one of these spice blocks and I LOVE it! It’s so fashionable and the spices are amazing and fresh.

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Marx Foods

If you’re looking for a unique food item, Marx Foods should be the first place you look. From fancy pastas to truffles to meats and seafood, Marx Foods has it. By linking up your recipe, you are entered to win a Risotto Kit valued at $54!

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Zak

Zak is giving away some pretty fantastic (and colorful!) server ware from their new microwave-safe line. If you’re like me you will gladly eat mac and cheese for breakfast. That means this colorful set would get quite the workout in your kitchen. By linking up your recipe, you’re entered to win 4 plates, 4 bowls and a pretty trivet! Valued around $45.

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Cabot

Cabot has offered up a very cheesy prize! {See what I did there?} When you link up you will be entered to win a YEAR of cheese! In detail this means you would win 52 pounds of Cabot cheese in 4 separate shipments of 13 pounds each. Bring on the cheese! Valued over $300.

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Swissmar

If you’re anything like me you could always use a little more quality bakeware. I have lots of good that were passed down from my in-laws but it’s time for a little sprucing up! If you find yourself in the same position you’re in luck! Up for grabs we have a large, medium and small set of Tendance Swissmar bakeware. Valued around $150.

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Vermont Creamery

Goat cheese is hands down of my favorite things on earth. It’s creamy, tangy and full of flavor. This gift basket from Vermont Creamery is packed full of cultured butter, creme fraiche and goat cheese. Trust me, if you’re a fan of cheese you’re going to love this prize! Valued around $50.

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Barilla

Oh my! This prize is all about the deliciousness of carbs. If your like Barilla pasta you’re going to love this gift basket. Up for grabs is 2 prizes each one including a box of original Barilla pasta, Barilla Veggie, Barilla Plus, a Barilla apron and a colander. Each prize pack is valued at $25.

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Giveaway Information:

Entering the giveaway is super simple. If you have the link to your favorite mac and cheese recipe simply link it up using Inlinkz. That’s that handy little tool you see below that are showing yummy thumbnails of mac and cheese. You can enter up to 4 different recipes BUT are only required to upload 1 to enter the giveaway. If you do not have a blog, or a link to your favorite recipe, you can simple leave the recipe in the comments section and then enter through the PromoSimple giveaway widget.

Giveaway checklist:

  • If you’re a blogger or have a link to your favorite mac and cheese recipe link it up using the handy Inlinkz tool. The recipe can be classic mac and cheese or a fun spin on the idea – mac and cheese pizza, mac and cheese stuffed burger, etc. You get the idea.
  • If you’re not a blogger or do not have a favorite mac and cheese link simple leave your favorite recipe in the comment section. Make sure to let us know why the recipe is your favorite.
  • If you are a blogger you MUST add “Come join Mac and Cheese Mania at Nutmeg Nanny and Rachel Cooks sponsored by Door to Door Organics and OXO!” in your new or old blog post.
  • You have to link-up at least 1 recipe BUT can enter up to 4. After you have linked up you can then enter the giveaway via the Promosimple Widget. Please only link your recipe on Nutmeg Nanny or Rachel Cooks. No need to do it on both sites.
  • Giveaways are open to residents of the US and you MUST be 18 to enter.
  • The giveaway will close March 9th, 11:59EST.
  • Please be patient when entering the giveaway. It can be slow to load at times.

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168 Responses to “Mac and Cheese Mania”

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    Deb — February 23, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Oh man! How did you know I loved mac and cheese so much! http://www.texanerin.com/2014/02/healthier-macaroni-and-cheese.html

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — February 24, 2014 at 6:31 am

    I looooove macaroni cheese, can’t wait to see what you guys come up with this week! Thanks for including me in this Brandy :D

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    Lori C — February 24, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Mac and cheese is my favorite! My family loves this recipe http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/04/macaroni-cheese/

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    tracey k — February 24, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Here is my favorite mac & chese recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-mac-and-cheese/

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    tracey k — February 24, 2014 at 7:46 am
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    tracey k — February 24, 2014 at 7:47 am
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    Kristi — February 24, 2014 at 8:48 am

    my favorite mac-n-cheese!!!! Got to have the bacon!!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258394097344918816/

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    Amy Flanigan — February 24, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Big big thanks to you and Rachel for coordinating this awesome event. So many fantastic bloggers and amazing recipes. I’m in such a great company!

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    Rachel M — February 24, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I love mac n cheese with proscuitto, figs, and brie! Like the Parisien at S’Mac in NYC! It’s divine.

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    Amy Williams — February 24, 2014 at 9:28 am

    This vintage macaroni and cheese recipe from Two Bears Farm is what I grew up on. I use Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar for a super cheesy tangy mac and cheese!

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    Katie — February 24, 2014 at 9:28 am

    This butternut Mac and cheese from Two Peas & their Pod has been a favorite lately: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/butternut-squash-mac-and-cheese/. I love the flavor the squash adds….and it’s healthier to boot!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — February 24, 2014 at 9:29 am
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    Cassie — February 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

    You guys did a CRAZY amazing job with this. I am forever a mac & cheese fan!

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    Denise Fedor — February 24, 2014 at 10:16 am

    This is lite for me. Gluten free pasta mixed with cooked cauliflower. Add fat free cream cheese mixed with Dijon mustard with caramelized onions and minced garlic. Add in sharp cheddarand Greek yogurt. Top with gluten free garlic browned bread crumbs and bake at 350° for 30 min.

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    Sarah — February 24, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Thank you so much for setting up this fun Mac and Cheese Mania! The recipes all look so yummy!

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    itzia — February 24, 2014 at 10:48 am
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    Lauren M — February 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Wow. What an amazing lineup of mac & cheeses!! I’m in heaven!!

    I would love to join in on all the fun sometime :)

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    Lauren M — February 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I’m a blogger, but don’t have any mac & cheese on my site… surprising enough… weird.. but this is one of my faves from White Lights on Wednesdays http://www.whitelightsonwednesday.com/2013/08/jack-daniels-bacon-mac-and-cheese/

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — February 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    All of these recipes are fanatic!!! Thank you so much for all of the hard work ya’ll put into this!

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    LauriM — February 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm
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    Sarah o. — February 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    my favorite recipe is thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/04/macaroni-cheese/

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    Paula H — February 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I love an old fashioned custard style mac and cheese. This one is from Cotton Country Collection.

    1 c macaroni
    1 c grated cheese
    2 eggs
    2/3 c milk
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp paprika
    cayenne to taste
    dry bread crumbs
    butter
    additional grated cheese

    Parboil mac. in salted water and drain. In a buttered casserole layer mac. and 1 c grated cheese. Beat eggs, milk and seasonings well. Pour over mac and cheese. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, dot with butter and top with additional grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. or until knife inserted in middle comes clean. Serves 4.

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    Amy B. — February 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2014/02/24/pulled-pork-mac-cheese/
    BBQ pork AND mac & cheese? How can you possibly go wrong?

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    Amanda R — February 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm
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    mysweetiepiepie — February 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    My favorite Mac & Cheese recipe is Creamy Cauliflower ‘n Cheese with Bacon.

    http://www.barefeetinthekitchen.com/2014/02/creamy-cauliflower-n-cheese-with-bacon-recipe.html

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    Cookin Canuck — February 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you so much for setting up this awesome mac and cheese mania! It’s been such fun to participate and I’m amazed at the creativity of all of the recipes.

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    Sandy Headtke — February 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2014/02/24/pulled-pork-mac-cheese/
    Always did two separate dishes for pulled pork and mac and cheese, but you know it always gets mixed on your place. Takes two classic standards and makes one fantastic new twist.

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    Sandy Headtke — February 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    http://www.itsyummi.com/ina-gartens-grown-up-bacon-mac-cheese/
    BACON and lots of creamy good cheeses, what is not to love?

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    Biz — February 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    This is one of my favorite mac n cheeses: Creamy cauliflower!

    http://www.mybizzykitchen.com/2012/03/12/creamy-cauliflower-macaroni-and-cheese/

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    Molly — February 24, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/2014/02/creamy-greek-yogurt-macaroni-cheese-peas-bacon/
    I am looking forward to trying this recipe and many more!! This is so awesome to have so many recipes with different variations in one spot! All the feed back is bound to bring even more greatness! Thank you so much! :)

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    Casie Kersey — February 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    http://www.lifesambrosia.com/2013/04/andouille-sausage-and-kale-mac-n-cheese-recipe.html < My favorite mac! It's wonderfully filling and spicy and I love having it on special occasions or when I need a little pick me up.

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    Linda K. — February 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm
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    Beth — February 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Because I am a purist at heart (and who doesn’t love Alton Brown!)

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe.html

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Beer mac and cheese, baby!!! I LOVE THIS LINK UP!
    http://warmvanillasugar.com/2013/02/19/beer-macaroni-and-cheese/

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    Steph — February 24, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Love mac and cheese…. This is a link to my favorite recipe: http://www.wordsandwhisks.com/2013/01/cheddar-goat-cheese-mac-and-cheese.html

    Delicious, simple, quick…. and delicious again! ;)

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    rachel — February 25, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I’m digging the Wisconsin Macaroni and Cheese

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    Laura in Texas — February 25, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I love homemade mac and cheese. just macaroni, butter and shredded cheese getting all happy. It makes you smile and makes you sigh when you take a bite! very awesome giveaway!

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    Pat — February 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I love Emily bites pumpkin Mac and cheese. It fills the comfort food place when you just sant Mac and cheese, but without the guilt. And it’s delish. http://www.emilybites.com/2012/10/pumpkin-mac-cheese.html

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    Katie S. — February 25, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    After seeing this recipe yesterday, I knew I had to make it. Made it tonight for dinner, and it instantly took over as my favorite. It is so creamy, and I just love the combination of fontina and marscapone with the big chunks of lobster, it was soooo good!

    http://www.foodiecrush.com/2014/02/lobster-mac-and-cheese

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    Jody w — February 26, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I’m vegan, but still love mac and cheese. Believe it or not, there are tons of dairy free recipes that are delicious. One of my favorites is: http://www.theppk.com/2013/06/chipotle-mac-cheese-with-roasted-brussel-sprouts/

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    Kim Beaulieu — February 26, 2014 at 1:26 am

    I am totally digging this event. I just started making homemade mac n cheese recently so this fun to do. Thanks so much for hosting, and for including me. So thrilled to be part of such a fun, cheesy event. xx

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    Ellen Casper — February 26, 2014 at 8:35 am
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    Alicia J. — February 26, 2014 at 11:10 am
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    Brandi Bryant — February 26, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I try different ones, but this is one of the ones I like a lot. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/04/macaroni-cheese/ After looking at all of the recipes I have got a list of new ones to try. Love mac and cheese. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Good luck everyone.

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    Patricia — February 26, 2014 at 11:39 am

    awesome. I love a Mexican inspired Mac and Cheese. These recipes look amazing.

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    Andrea D. — February 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm
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    Kristie F — February 26, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I love this mac and cheese casserole recipe that my mom has got from her mother, and she’s now taught it to me. It’s fairly simple, and nothing fancy (and that’s what makes it so great – I love simple comfort foods).
    You take one can sweet peas, one box mac and cheese (or shells and cheese, whichever you like better), one can of cream of mushroom soup, one can of tuna, and a tin of french fried onions.
    You prepare the mac and cheese to the box’s directions, with the exception of the boil time: Drain the pasta while still a little al dente. Then, mix the mac and cheese with the tuna, peas, soup, and half of the french fried onions. Ladle this mixture into a casserole dish, sprinkle the top with the remaining french fried onions, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 425. Voila, you have my mom’s mac and cheese casserole!

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    Jeffrey — February 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Here’s my go to Mac & Cheese: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/ems-mac-n-cheese-recipe.html
    I use Cavatappi noodles and skip the topping. Sometimes I add broccoli and bacon or something else from the fridge that is on the verge of rotting!
    The leftovers are awesome on a pizza skin.
    One of these days I am going to take some scoops, bread’m and pan fry them!

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    margie s — February 28, 2014 at 8:38 am
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    Linda Meyers-Gabbard — February 28, 2014 at 8:54 am
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    Emily Wells — February 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

    http://southern.food.com/recipe/macaroni-and-cheese-199159 That recipe came from a small cookbook that I got from Saveur magazine several years ago when I renewed my subscription. It’s the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had, hands down. I love it because it’s very basic, simple, rich, no-frills mac and cheese. I posted it to my food.com account because I love it so much!

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    Linda K. — February 28, 2014 at 11:02 am
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    Linda K. — February 28, 2014 at 11:04 am
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    Peggy — February 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Here is my favorite mac and cheese. I especially love using a smoked gouda in this one. Enjoy! http://carnaldish.com/recipes/pasta/grown-up-bacon-mac-and-cheese/#.T-S_FY6cT1o

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    Angela Y — February 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    This is my favorite mac and cheese recipe.

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    Shawna — February 28, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I saw this recipe on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it. It’s so much fun watching people bite into the eggroll because they aren’t expecting Mac & Cheese.

    http://www.missinthekitchen.com/2014/02/24/bacon-mac-cheese-eggrolls/

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    DailyWoman(Lacey) — March 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    My favorite recipe for Mac & Cheese is just cook as usual then mix some cheddar cheese, egg and milk with the mac and cheese. Cook in oven until cheese is melted.

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    Jess O — March 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    This is my favorite mac and cheese recipe! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-mac-and-cheese/

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    Jess O — March 1, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    My second favorite mac and cheese recipe – SO creamy and delicious, and so easy to make! http://www.southernliving.com/food/how-to/macaroni-and-cheese-recipes-00400000056279/

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    Jess O — March 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Another favorite – http://www.southernliving.com/food/how-to/macaroni-and-cheese-recipes-00400000056279/ This one is a little more “fancy” with the shrimp, and the kids don’t usually care for it, but it’s a nice way to class up the joint even though you’re still eating mac and cheese.

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    Jess O — March 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1006985/spicy-jalapeno-mac-and-cheese-recipe This one is spicy! Not overwhelmingly, but enough to wake up your taste buds. I love it!

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    AJ Murray — March 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm
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    Kitty — March 1, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I like this because it’s delicious and creamy without using dairy http://chefchloe.com/entrees/vegan-mac-n-cheese.html

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    Kitty — March 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm
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    Kitty — March 1, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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    AJ Murray — March 1, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/dinner/healthy-mac-n-cheese/ This is really good and I like it because it tastes good and is a healthier version of the regular mac and cheese

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    Gabby E O — March 1, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    This is a delicious and unique twist on the regular mac and cheese – Grilled Mac and Cheese!

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/robin-kourys-grilled-mac-n-cheese-recipe.html

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    AJ Murray — March 2, 2014 at 12:20 am

    http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/reuben-mac-cheese-recipe-wdy1012 Reuben Mac and Cheese – two of my favorite flavors rolled into one.

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    AJ Murray — March 2, 2014 at 12:23 am

    http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/chesapeake-bay-mac-n-cheese-recipe-ghk1013 Another mac and cheese with one of my favorite things added – crab!

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    Gabby E O — March 2, 2014 at 12:32 am

    avocado mac and cheese is so yummy and different than most mac and cheeses http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/stovetop-avocado-mac-and-cheese/

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    Rona K. — March 2, 2014 at 7:11 am

    My favorite Mac and cheese recipe is this one because I don’t like cheddar, and I love pizza! http://veryculinary.com/2014/02/24/pizza-macaroni-and-cheese/

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    Rona K. — March 2, 2014 at 7:21 am
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    Rona K. — March 2, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Planning on making this tonight! My kids will go nuts!
    http://www.rachelcooks.com/2014/02/27/pizza-mac-and-cheese-muffins/

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    Karen — March 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I already added my absolute #1 favorite mac & cheese recipe using InLinkz, but I’ve just gotta add my other three favorites. These have become my go-to versions in the last few years. I have no idea how I ever would have cooked without the internet! I don’t have my own blog, but I’ve sure benefited a ton from so many great ones.

    Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese
    http://tinyurl.com/krwsvb7

    Jack Daniel’s Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese
    http://tinyurl.com/l35z9lf

    Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich
    http://tinyurl.com/kew5bqg

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    Kathy Church — March 3, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Copycat Cracker Barrel Mac & Cheese

    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 cup low sodium chicken broth
    1/2 cup cream
    2 1/2 cups shredded colby cheese
    2 1/2 cups uncooked pasta
    1 teaspoon salt
    Directions:

    1
    In a saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat; add the flour a little bit at a time whilst whisking to make a roux.
    2
    Heat the broth.
    3
    Next, add the broth to the roux, and stir with the whisk; this will thicken as it heats.
    4
    Add a little cream, watching for the desired consistency.
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    Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a separate pot; add salt and pasta.
    6
    In the other pot, add shredded cheese a 1/4 of a cup at a time whilst stirring with a spoon. When you have about one cup of cheese in you can add the rest of the cheese.
    7
    Cook the pasta until al dente; strain and combine with the cheese sauce.
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    Pour the mix into a casserole and bake uncovered in a preheated oven set to 350°F for about 10 minutes.
    9
    Keep an eye on the mac & cheese, you want it to brown around the edges and in patches on top.
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    Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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    Linda K. — March 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    OMG. I want to try this one: http://cinnamonfreud.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/lobster-mac-and-cheese/
    It sounds so decadent!

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    Donna — March 5, 2014 at 11:05 am
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    Michelle — March 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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    Suzanne — March 6, 2014 at 11:18 am
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    Lorri S — March 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I like this one because it has my 2 favorite foods – pizza and potatoes!
    http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2014/02/21/loaded-baked-potato-pizza/

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    Annette H — March 7, 2014 at 2:54 am
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    Dawn Monroe — March 7, 2014 at 6:58 am

    http://eat-your-heart-out.net/2014/02/24/potato-skin-mac-and-cheese/
    Mac and cheese is one of my all time favorites but if you add bacon its heaven.

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    Amanda B — March 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I love Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese!

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    ERICA WEAVER — March 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm
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    melle e — March 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    hands down, other than my annual Christmas Day Standing Rib Roast, my family ADORES these pork chops with garlic and wine from Pioneer woman. We make them with grape juice because I have an allergy to red wine, but they are BY FAR the yummiest things EVER.

    In fact, in looking for the recipe, I mentioned them and now my husband has me making them for dinner tonight!

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    Carly Held — March 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    This is my favorite macaroni and cheese recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens- buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese.

    I’ve made this multiple times and it’s always a hit. The cheese sauce is amazing, the chicken gives a nice amount of heat without being overpowering, and it’s truly stick to your ribs food. A 9 X 13 pan of this weighs a good 5 pounds, at least that’s what it seems like to me. It usually takes us a few days to get through it all, but it’s just as good as a leftover meal as it is fresh. I omit the blue cheese because we don’t like it, but I’m sure if you enjoy it, it would taste great. I would also suggest adding 1/4 cup at a time of hot sauce, as 3//4 of a cup can really overpower the dish. We prefer using about 1/2 cup so that you can really taste the other flavors- plus Jack cheese adds heat as well.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/buffalo-chicken-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe.html

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    Susan P. — March 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm
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    Mary W — March 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    My favorite mac n’ cheese recipe is:
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Kicked-Up-Mac-and-Cheese/

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    Susan P. — March 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    This is a different take on Mac and Cheese – even uses shaved truffles or truffle oil
    http://www.endlesssimmer.com/2011/03/29/carb-attack-mac-n-cheese-grilled-cheese/

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    Susan P. — March 8, 2014 at 9:12 pm
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    Susan P. — March 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm
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    Lainey — March 9, 2014 at 11:28 am
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    Jamie Mixon — March 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    One Pot Mac & Cheese

    2 cups milk
    1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
    1 egg
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    2 cups grated cheddar cheese
    2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

    Spray the crockpot. Put milks, egg, salt & pepper in crockpot & whisk until combined. Add cheese & uncooked macaroni. Stir gently to mix.

    Turn crockpot on LOW & cook 3-4 hrs or until custard is set & macaroni is tender. Do not cook more than 4 hrs or the sides will bein to dry out. Serve immediately.

    Mine is usually done in 3 hrs. I also top wth a little more cheese just before serving (turn the crockpot off & add grated cheese to the top & then put lid back on – it will be all melty in 5-10 mins)

    http://www.thetipgarden.com/2011/09/one-pot-mac-and-cheese.html

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    Lindsay — March 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting this contest! I nearly missed it. Glad I didn’t! I love all the mac & cheese inspiration.

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    Lyn — March 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Meant to say i love this http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/03/skillet-creamy-macaroni-and-cheese.html recipe because its a one pan meal

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    Mare Petrelli — March 10, 2014 at 12:03 am

    My favorite recipe is Stuffed Manicotti from Bucca de Beppo. But, I add my own seasonings it it. As well as sometimes I add some spinach to the cheese stuffing. ……. http://bucadibeppoathome.blogspot.com/2011/08/cheese-manicotti.html ….. Thanks!

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