If you’ve been following along for more than a minute you probably know just how obsessed with macaroni and cheese I am. The adoration for this cheesy noodle concoction started at a young age and I’ve never looked back. Whether it’s straight from the box, the most gourmet homemade version on the planet or served in a skillet at a restaurant, I’m sold. With National Macaroni and Cheese day happening yesterday [July 14th, mark it in your calendars and make sure to celebrate every year from here on out ;)] we thought it’d be fun to put together a LIY Community Mac & Cheese Cookbook.
That’s right — we’ve compiled 15 different recipes from some of you, all over the country, with different takes on how to make this delicious food. In this blog post we’ll be sharing a simple yet delicious recipe and then to receive the full cookbook, simply click here, sign up for our newsletter and you’ll have it in your inbox within minutes! Warning: you may find yourself drooling and having decision fatigue from trying to decide which recipe to try first. My plan of attack: make them all in the order they are presented to make sure I don’t skip a beat [or better yet, a noodle].
Before we get to all of that goodness though, let’s start with the recipe we made last week in preparation of our cookbook [always necessary to do a little taste testing first ;)] This recipe was submitted by LIY follower, Anna from Northbrook, IL and we love that it was her grandma Elsie’s recipe!
Grandma Elsie's Mac & Cheese
- 1/2 lb Macaroni Noodles
- 1/3 cup Butter
- 1/3 cup Flour
- 2 1/4 cup Milk Room Temperature
- 1/4 lb Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 425°. Cook macaroni and drain.
About 10 minutes before macaroni is done, in a separate sauce pan, add butter and melt.
Blend in flour
Gradually add milk, stirring constantly
Cook until thick and smooth then simmer for 5 minutes.
Add salt and cheese and cook until cheese melts.
Combine 2/3 of the cheese to the mac in a 9 x 13 in dish and pour rest over the top!
Cook for 20 minutes! Top with green onion or parsley for garnish. Enjoy!
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.