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Carolyn Kruse

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To celebrate America’s most beloved comfort food, I thought I’d share some fun facts and recipes.

Facts:

  • This family favorite dish actually dates back to the 14th century. The first recorded recipes were found in the Italian cookbook, Liber De Coquina. “Makerouns,” as they were called in medieval English was a cheese and pasta casserole. It was made with hand but pasta, which was sandwiched between a mix of cheese and melted butter.
  • Our modern day macaroni and cheese was born in a wagon! Some dude named James Kraft made money selling cheese out of a wagon in the streets of Chicago, back in 1903. He must of done well for himself because from that wagon, was born Kraft Foods, makers of a the most popular brand of boxed mac and cheese!

  • Thomas Jefferson was a big fan. Yup, America’s 3rd pres and the principal author of The Declaration of Independence had a pasta machine pasta and ordered pasta from Europe. According toΒ  Smithsonian Magazine, Jefferson is credited for helping to make mac and cheese popular in the US. But it was his enslaved chef, James Hemmings who learned to make the dish.

 

Recipes:

Let’s get fancy and use fettucine and asiago!

Had to share Trisha Yearwood’s famous mac and cheese delight!

Trisha Yearwood's Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Trisha Yearwood's Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese is gooey, cheesy heaven. Easy to make in a crock pot. I've tried many different Macaroni and Cheese recipes and this one by Trisha Yearwood is definitely the cheesiest. It's almost all butter and cheese. You'll have to plan to run a marathon shortly after you eat it.

 

Holy baked buff m & c!

Check out these awesome recipes including a “Gooey Cheesey” Mac and Cheese with Taleggio cheese, fontina, Gouda and cheddar!

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