Beefaroni, macaroni and beef, chili mac, Johnny Marzetti, or American chop suey, call it what you will, but whatever its origins, there's one thing for sure: the stuff is delicious. Tender pasta with a rich tomato and beef sauce flavored with garlic and oregano, cooked together with onions and peppers, and finished with cheese, this is Italian-American comfort food at its finest. Not only that, but it's a ridiculously easy dish to put together, cooked 100% on the stovetop, and requiring nothing more than a pot, a bowl, and about half an hour of your time.
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Last week we came up with a recipe for a 100% vegan nacho sauce that is as rich, creamy, and tasty as the real thing. This week, we're adapting that recipe to work for a creamy stovetop macaroni and cheese.
Here's a really important question: why doesn't chili-mac always come with extra cheesy-goo? Answer: no reason at all.
Mac and cheese, made on the stove and stippled with Peppadew peppers, is a pleasing take on the comfort classic.
July's biggest holiday might be the Fourth, but that doesn't mean that it's not worth celebrating every holiday July has to offer—like July 7th, or National Macaroni Day. Here's a roundup of seven of our favorite mac and cheeses to make at home.
When Bobby Flay decided to tackle mac and cheese for one of his Throwdown! challenges, he set off for Philadelphia to go head-to-head with soul food queen Delilah Widner, of Delilah's. Instead of going the traditional mac route, Flay decided to add a few ingredients from an equally starchy, rich dish, pasta alla carbonara.
Macaroni and cheese is great to make for dinner parties that include kids. I like to make two batches: one with a simple and classic cheese sauce, and the other with big, bold flavors. Today's recipe is for a Southwestern version packed with three kinds of peppers (roasted poblano, Hatch, and red bell) and topped with cornbread crumbs instead of the standard breadcrumbs.
[Flickr: ulteriorepicure] The concept of a steamy bowl of soup for breakfast is common in many cultures, specifically in Hong Kong where it involves the combination of soft elbow noodles with salty ham strips in a light broth. As Ulterior Epicure points out after enjoying some recently, it's a good example of Hong Kong food since it adapts Western foods (macaroni and ham) to fit Chinese cuisine (a hot broth soup in the morning). Some even suggest throwing frozen green peas into the mix. Are you a fan of breakfast soups?...