Ellen Brown is a 30-year veteran foodie. She is the author of more than 30 cookbooks, including several Complete Idiot's guides and Scoop: 125 Specialty Ice Creams from the Nation's Best Creameries. She is the founding food editor of USA Today. Her writing has appeared in major publications including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit, Art Culinaire, and The San Francisco Chronicle, and she has a weekly column in the Providence Journal. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Creamy, cheesy, rich, and comforting, macaroni and cheese is the favorite side dish for all generations! From classics with various cheeses to more exotic farewith lobster, vegetables, pancetta, beef, and many more combinationsthis timeless standard deserves a second look.
Consider the Goat Cheese and Boursin Mac and Cheese, Chesapeake Crab Mac and Cheese, or Mac and Cheese Souffle with Country Ham for a dinner party, a book club meeting, or a holiday side dish. Start with Mac and Cheese Canapes or Mac and Cheese Spring Rolls, and then have Grand Marnier Orzo Pudding or Macaroni with Pecan Caramel Mascarpone for a sweet dessert!
Author Ellen Brown has collected and developed more than 80 recipes, most of which are adapted from beloved dishes from restaurants around the country like Red Rooster in New York, Nosh in Dallas, and The Tipsy Pig in San Francisco. Recreate your favorite cheesy restaurant dishes at home: the skys the limit for the humble mac & cheese.