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*butterfly!!*

So ever since you said in some thread a few days ago that you make this awesome fancy mac and cheese, I have been craving mac and cheese like crazy! Would you mind sharing your recipe? I've tried a few out and haven't found one that is to die for would definitely make it again good haha.
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    I am one of those home chefs who will look at recipes for inspiration but I typically like to just throw in "a pinch" of this and "a glop" of that and season to my heart's content as I go...unfortunately my mac and cheese recipe is something I made up as I went one day and that I experiment with each time I make it. let me try to type out some of the basics for you though :) I will get something to you later!
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    I have a great mac and cheese recipe but it's kind of complicated. It requires that you make a roux first. If you're interested, I will dig it up! I made it for Super Bowl with pancetta in it and it was a BIG hit.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_july-2012-weddings_butterfly?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:066005ef-215f-48b1-8655-328b41e07c52Discussion:34642edd-705a-42ec-aa87-704fec814b84Post:6f3e1cdd-5e27-4980-af69-684e1157685f">Re: *butterfly!!*</a>:
    [QUOTE]I have a great mac and cheese recipe but it's kind of complicated. It requires that you make a roux first. If you're interested, I will dig it up! I made it for Super Bowl with pancetta in it and it was a BIG hit.
    Posted by bridetobe71412[/QUOTE]

    Yes please! I'm pretty good in the kitchen and a roux is no big thing for me!
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    I think this is the one I made:
    http://www.food.com/recipe/fannie-farmers-classic-baked-macaroni-and-cheese-135350

    The breadcrumbs on mine were not brown/crispy so I'd advicse spraying with some PAM or butter spray or something so that the breadcrumbs brown on top. That's one thing I should have done but was rushing around making 5 different dishes.

    When I made it, I also cooked some pancetta to add to the mac and cheese. I would exclude the salt because the pancetta was salty itself and you didn't need the extra salt. If you don't add pancetta, I'd keep the salt in.

    Hope that helps!
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    That sounds soooo good. And looks pretty simple ingredients-wise. I will definitely try it, thanks!
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    that recipe bridetobe posted is really similar to what I do!

    Except I like to use fresh pasta...I think that is what makes the difference in my mac and cheese! We have a couple Italian shops where they sell fresh pasta and I swear, it makes mac and cheese sooo good! I also use lots of garlic since I have a garlic fetish.

    Also, I like to use 2 or 3 different types of cheeses - any combination that you like will work just fine. And I mix my breadcrumbs with a pinch of melted butter, and don't add them until closer to the end (maybe like 5 min or so to go). 

    I have never added pancetta to mac and cheese but dang that sounds goooddddd. I want some right now!

    Good luck!!! 
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