Friday, January 23, 2015

The Mac + Cheese Cookbook {Give-a-way!}

HOORAY TO JESS & KENNA!!  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!  

On a whim, I put The Mac + Cheese Cookbook on my wish list for Christmas.  Benjamin and Winston both like a good macaroni and cheese.  Well, really who am I kidding?  I love a really good macaroni and cheese!  It was one of the gifts I opened on Christmas morning and as I read through the recipes got really excited about trying to make {almost} all of them! 
All of the recipes call for making the cheese sauces from scratch.  I hardly ever cook anything from scratch so this was a new adventure for me.  And I had a lot of fun doing it!  The book teaches you how to make b├ęchamel sauce, or Mac sauce as the authors call it.  I will promise you this - you will use lots of pans, it will be an arm workout and it will be awesome!
The first recipe I made was as a side for our New Year's Day meal.  The Trailer Mac.  It was macaroni and cheese with hotdogs and smashed up potato chips.  I mean.  It was delicious!  And it warmed up well, which is always a bonus!

The second recipe I made was the Shepherd Mac.  Now, I really like Shepherd's Pie.  My mom made it quite a bit when I was younger.  The idea of using macaroni instead of potatoes just made sense to me!  Stepping out of my norm again, I purchased Aged English Sharp Cheddar because that's what the book told me to do.  Who knew Kroger carried that kind of stuff?!  I served it as a main dish and it was a delight to the tastebuds!  Even though it took a while, it is a repeater for sure!

The book has other gems I am looking forward to try such as Chili Mac, Smoky Bacon Mac, Breakfast Mac, Mexican Mac, Mac and Blue, Mac-Cakes.  The book also contains recipes to side dishes and desserts.  

So, why did I just go on about this cook book and how yummy the recipes are?  Because I'd like to give you, friends, the opportunity to win one of your very own!  We will be giving away two cookbooks to two lucky readers!  Follow the instructions below on how to enter to win.  Be sure to use the Rafflecopter to let me know you have participated.  Good luck!  Winner will be announced on January 31st!
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7 comments :

  1. That cookbook looks amazing! Mac n' cheese is my favorite! =)

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  2. What a great giveaway! You can't go wrong with Mac n' Cheese - nope, nope, nope! :)

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  3. I love a good spicy mac n' cheese!

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  4. That sounds like my kind of cookbook! :) I love homemade mac and cheese, fairly traditional with some bacon bits thrown in. Although lately I've been craving store bought, like the Kraft brand... weird.

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  5. I have been living off of mac and cheese my entire life haha. This cookbook sounds amazing!

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  6. what a cool cook book! Awesome giveaway!

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  7. mmm I love mac and cheese on top of cottage pie! I mean, does it get any better? I love the trailer one ha, sounds awesome. Mostly I make just boring ol' regular mac and cheese. This sounds really fun to try.

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