#WriteHere — A Favorite Family Recipe

My Magnificent and Magical Baked Macaroni and Cheese

A family recipe that’s changed over the years — just like me

iWriteTee
5 min readNov 26, 2021

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Photo by Priyanka Aggarwal on Unsplash

I LOVE CHEESE! All kinds of cheese from good old traditional cheddar to chevre. I love it whether it’s made from cow’s or goat’s milk. I like creamy fontina to salty and somewhat chalky feta.

My all-time favorite cheese-centric recipe is macaroni and cheese. It’s just the perfect dish. It’s like a warm hug on a plate or in a bowl.

My recipe has evolved over the years and surpassed my Gam’s original, super yummy version. My Gam’s mac and cheese base had evaporated and whole milk with lots of hand-shredded cheddar. It was good, but I knew it could be better.

I helped my Gam cook since I was 9 because she lost use of her left hand from a work accident. My Gam used a cast iron pan for home physical therapy (but that’s another story for a different day). We had an arrangement — I would help with laundry and cooking after school and on Saturdays and she would clean my room and the kitchen after meals.

When I went to school, everyone had to take Home Economics (Home Ec) to teach us how to manage and maintain a home, make a budget, plan and prepare meals, sew and make minor…

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iWriteTee

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