2010
08.12

Slow Macaroni and Cheese

In contrast the the last post Fast Macaroni and Cheese I present this story from digtriad.com about the 9th Annual Men Can Cook fundraiser in Greensboro, NC with a recipe for Slow Macaroni and Cheese:

Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

- 8 oz Macaroni
- 1 1/3 cups Milk
- 1 (5 oz) can Evaporated Milk
- 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) Butter
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

Click through for the rest of the recipe.

2010
08.12

Fast Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

The Family Kitchen brings us this recipe for macaroni and cheese which, among other non-traditional aspects, “doesn’t require a bechamel sauce.”

This is an unusual recipe for macaroni and cheese for a couple of reasons: You don’t cook the elbows first, and it calls for ricotta cheese. That said, it is fast, easy, and delicious. It is adapted from a recipe that appeared in the New York Times on January 4, 2006.

2010
08.12

New Fried Cheese Melt at Denny’s

Denny's Fried Cheese Melt Sandwich

Denny's Fried Cheese Melt Sandwich

The ‘net is abuzz with stories about Denny’s new Fried Cheese Melt sandwich.   I Couls have sourced this story from any one of over a dozen write-ups, include one from the Riverfront Times with the awsome headline:  “Denny’s to World: We Will Kill You With Cheese — Cheaply”
I’ve chosen to link out to The Consumerist since they’ve been a feed in my RSS Reader for a long time:

The restaurant chain recently announced a bunch of new items to its value menu. And while most of them are nothing new — quesadilla, fried shrimp — the “fried cheese melt” caught our eyes and stopped our hearts.

The sandwich, which should sell for $4, is “made with four fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread. It is served with French fries and a side of marinara sauce.” It and the other new items should be available starting Aug. 24.

What can I say, I think I’d like to try it once despite the fact that Riverfront Times in now reporting:

Update: (Thursday, 8.12, 2:15 p.m.) Because I know you wanted to know: The Early Show on CBS reports, via Eater, that the Fried Cheese Melt scores 895 calories and 34 grams of fat.

Update: (Thursday 8.26, 6:14 p.m.) Slashfood has a taste test report with a video.

2010
08.12

Sliced Cheese Cheesecake

Cheesecake from cheese slices

Cheesecake from cheese slices

Baking Fiends via Quick and Easy Treats brings us Cheesecake made from cheese slices:

Sliced cheese is what I will always have in my fridge (and I believe many household will have it too), and the recipe is so simple and straightforward, that I really have to try it.

Sure enough, the first ingredient is five cheese slices. Click through to either blog for the complete recipies.

2010
08.12

Quote from Top Chef

Restaurant Wars brings us this great quote:

A cheese stick on strawberries. That’s not dessert.