Food on Fridays: Leila's Fast, Easy, Creamy, Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

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Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—it doesn’t have to be a recipe. If you just want to post photos of your food processor blades, that’ll do just fine.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post and join us through Mr. Linky.Here’s a Mr. Linky tutorial:

Write up a post, publish, then return here and click on Mr. Linky below. A screen will pop up where you can type in your blog name and paste in the url to your own Food on Fridays post (give us the exact link to your Food on Fridays page, not just the link to your blog).You can also visit other people’s posts by clicking on Mr. Linky and then clicking participants’ names–you should be taken straight to their posts.Please note: I return when possible during the day and update this post by hand to include a list of the links provided via Mr. Linky. If I can’t get to the computer to do so, you may access them all by clicking on the Mister Linky logo.

Food on Fridays Participants

1. Kristen (noodle burger scallop)2. Chaya -Third Anniversary Pasta3. Alison @ Hospitality Haven (Taste the World: Egg Drop Soup/ Chinese Dumplings)4. Stretch Mark Mama (Turkey Goulash)5. April@ The 21st Century Housewife (Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake)6. Tara @ Feels Like Home (homemade breakfast burritos)7. Aubree Cherie @ Living Free (Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream)8. Erin @ Together for Good 9. Friday Seafood Noodles Soup10. Jill @ Love from the Kitchen (Tuna Burgers)11. Laura @ Frugal Follies (Whole Wheat French Bread)12. Sara (toasted coconut pie)13. Newlyweds (Pound Cake with Lemon Curd)14. Easy To Be Gluten Free (Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos)15. Kate @ modern alternative mama (Coconut flour GIVEAWAY!)16. Self Sagacity 17. Breastfeeding Moms Unite! (Nachos and Guacamole)18. Marcia@ Frugalhomekeeping (Housekeeping Book from 1879)19. Odd Mom (Curried Cauliflower Recipe)20. Laurie @ Domestic Productions (Roasted Balsamic Vinaigrette Chicken) 21. Martha@ Seaside Simplicity (The Tamale Pie Experiment!)22. Martha@ Seaside Simplicity (Creating great meals with leftovers)

Food on Fridays with AnnFor years I’ve made macaroni and cheese from scratch by whipping up a white sauce (flour-based roux & milk), adding cheese, and mixing it into the cooked macaroni. Now that I’ve made it four hundred twenty-seven times, it’s easy to throw together. But it dirties a lot of pans.So when I read through Leila’s fast, easy, creamy, cheesy macaroni and cheese instructions, I couldn’t wait to try it.People, I will never go back.I’ve been transformed; or, my macaroni and cheese has been transformed, and that’s almost the same thing.So get out your cornstarch, pick up a bag of sharp cheddar cheese next time you’re at the store, and have fun with Leila’s charming, freeing, beautifully documented step-by-step tutorial.I’m here to tell you…Dinner will never be the same.

Photo of Leila’s Fast, Easy, Creamy, Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese from “Our Mothers, Our Daughters.”


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    1. Thanks for sharing the link to Leila’s fast and easy macaroni cheese – it will be great when I don’t have time to make my own version – which also dirties a lot of pans :) Thanks for hosting Food on Fridays!

    2. I love macaroni and cheese, but I’ve never found a recipe that came out how I wanted. Thanks for linking to that one. I’m going to try it! :)

    3. I was informed that I needed to link up my latest post here. It’s a little, um *nontraditional*. That macaroni looks DELISH. :)

    4. Oops! I used the wrong ID!! This one will actually take you to my current blog, if you’re interested. :) (Of course it’s also in the Linky too. I just have ISSUES).

    5. Thanks, Ann, for such a nice review! I’m so happy that my laziness when it comes to dishwashing has paid off for my friends :)

      Also, thanks to a mac + cheese — loving youngest daughter for making me come up with creamy, cheesy, EASY mac + cheese, because who likes stuff from a box, yuck.

      Love as always!!


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