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Cook the Book: Carroty Mac and Cheese

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While we've always thought that there's something downright sinister about sneaking carrots and spinach into your kids brownies we see no problem at all sneaking a few carrots into a bubbly dish of macaroni and cheese. And if said recipe comes from Melissa Clark, even better.

Adapted from Cook This Now, this Carroty Mac and Cheese isn't merely a ploy to get the little ones (or vegetable-adverse big ones) to eat their carrots, it's more like a wonderfully cheesy, custardy pan of mac and cheese that just so happens to have carrots thrown into the mix. If you're serving this mac and cheese up to the extra picky set, be sure to go with yellow instead of white cheddar, the orangey tone will camouflage the carrots perfectly.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Cook This Now to give away this week.

Adapted from Cook This Now by Melissa Clark. Copyright © 2011. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved

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