Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Every Single Recipe Blog Post Ever

Hi there!

For years I have loved mac and cheese. When I was growing up it was a total staple in my household! Whenever I smell mac and cheese I am

 TrAnSpOrTeD back into my childhood!

For years I have wanted to make the best possible recipe for mac and cheese and I have searched and searched and it has been so difficult to find the PERFECT recipe for mac and cheese but I finally found it!


Seriously you guys this recipe is SO good. You will never make mac and cheese any other way ever ever again. I made this mac and cheese recipe for my husband and he usually doesn't like mac and cheese that much but he COULD NOT BELIEVE how good this recipe of mac and cheese is.

Ever since making this recipe of mac and cheese for my husband he asks me like EVERY SINGLE DAY to make it for him because he loves this mac and cheese soooooooooooooo much.

My husband loves eating it all the time because my husband now loves mac and cheese and he has told me repeatedly that if we ever got divorced he would probably fight me for custody of my mac and cheese LOL HE'S SO FUNNY.

But seriously, my husband loves my mac and cheese so much.

You know who else loves this mac and cheese? My neighbors. Yup. Recently there was a neighborhood potluck party and


I was asked to bring something so I RACKED my brain over this and finally I came up with the perfect solution. MAC AND CHEESE. Because seriously you guys, this recipe is like SO good. My husband LOVES this recipe. You should see him eating it. He loves it SO much. Here are several really bad photos of him eating it!





And when I made it for the neighbors THEY COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW GOOD IT WAS. Everyone wanted to have the recipe. So that's why I decided that I would share that recipe with you.

My husband absolutely thinks I should share this recipe BECAUSE HE LOVES THIS MAC AND CHEESE. 

I know that you googled "mac and cheese recipe" and you are standing in your kitchen, hoping to be able to quickly identify step-by-step instructions so you can hurry and make your mac and cheese and you are not even remotely interested in the origin story of this particular recipe or the second- and third-hand reviews given by my neighbors AND MY HUSBAND, but I'm going to give you a few more paragraphs of this before we get down to the only part of this entire post in which you have even the faintest interest. 

Have I mentioned that this recipe is so easy too! It's an easy recipe! Even my kids love making it! Here's a picture of my son who LoVeS to help out in the kitchen! It's seriously his passion!


That's my son making mac and cheese. He loves it almost as much as my husband!

Also, there is a vegan version of this recipe. All you have to do is make the below recipe but replace all of the ingredients with vegan options.

IT'S SO EASY.

You will love this mac and cheese recipe. It is truly the BEST mac


and cheese!!! 

When I first started learning to cook, I wanted to learn how to make the BEST mac and cheese. 

So here's the recipe!

Oh wait, I forgot to mention that my husband LOVES eating this mac and cheese for lunch. He is always taking it to work and then eating it in the middle of the day. But my husband also loves eating this mac and cheese for dinner too.

MY HUSBAND LOVES EATING IT FOR EVERY MEAL.

My husband is real.

Anyway, so here's the recipe:

For this recipe you will need a pan, some water, a box of Western Family Mac n' Cheese, some milk, some butter, and an appetite! 

1. Open the box of Western Family Mac n' Cheese.

2. Boil the noodles.

3. Drain the water.

4. Mix in the cheese powder.

5. Add some butter and milk.

6. EAT IT!

That's seriously it! You just have to do those things.

If you decide to make it, make sure to save some FOR MY HUSBAND!!!

~It Just Gets Stranger

43 comments:

  1. You forgot the part where in order to get the entire recipe you have to press "see entire recipe" and then you accidentally click on one of the thousands of ads on the page. And when you finally exit the horrid ad you have to scroll to the VERY bottom again. And instead of getting to the recipe you accidentally scroll too far into the endless amounts of comments about THE BEST MAC AND CHEESE EVER. And then you give up.

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  2. Do you think I could make it with Parmesan? I don't like cheese powder, but I have a big case of Parmesan from Costco. What do you think the substitution ratio would be? Also, do you think it would be good with Sriracha on it? I just ask, because I tried it with Sriracha and was too spicy for my tastes. I recommend using half the Sriracha I used.

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    1. This is probably the most annoying thing for me with online recipes. Here I am about to commit to some strangers recipe when another stranger butts in with their suggestions, and I'm left to my indecision trying to figure out which stranger I trust more.

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    2. You should just slap some kraft singles on top and let them melt in, that would work.

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  3. This is one of my biggest pet peeves!! I was looking at a crockpot recipe book in Costco the other day and my daughter said “ Can’t you just get all those recipes on Pinterest??” And I was like “Yes. I could,but it’s worth it to me to pay $12.99 not to have to scroll through all of those dumb stories about the dumb recipe before you actually get to how to make it!!” Who has time to write their life story every time they share a recipe? And you’re so right Hilary about clicking on the ads by accident most of the time. That usually makes me so frustrated that I just give up and tell the kids and my HUSBAND we are having cereal for dinner.

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  4. Yes. So much yes.

    Especially when you want to compare a few different recipes, and EACH TIME you have to scroll through this complicated origin story. It’s not Batman!!!! It’s just banana bread. Aaaaggggghhhh

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    1. Ha! My husband LOVES making fun of these types of recipes. He will make fun of them at every meal. I will have to tell him this line about Batman. Amy Rose

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  5. You forgot to post the artistically arranged and aesthetically lighted photos of the ingredients. And then another one of the noodles delicately boiling. And the chopped onions with the giant knife and artesanal bamboo cutting board with the caption “oops this picture is for my next recipe post! Lolz!” That’s what drives my husband nuts when he sees me trying to make a recipe from one of those blogs. “Why do you have to scroll for days past pictures of ingredients?!” Super annoying too bc I usually do it on my phone which goes to sleep in between each part and my hands are always wet and why don’t I just use cookbooks?! Amy Rose

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  6. Oh and also I read this first thing in the morning and honestly did a double take and rechecked what website i was on when I saw the first “ad” and you were sounding so passively aggressively excited/mad about your Mac and cheese and then dropped words like “husband” and My brain wasn’t ready for it yet. But after seeing it really was Stranger, I knew to just roll with it. AR

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    1. I did the same thing.

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  7. The ads are my favorite thing ever. Please include these kinds of ads in every stranger post forever.

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    1. AGREED. I never thought I'd say more ads but....more ads please. But only these kind.

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  8. I never thought anything could top the story of you accidentally stealing the car at the dealership (I laugh about it at least once a day still), but this might have just topped it.

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  9. This might be my favorite post ever!

    Thanks for this great recipe, I can’t wait to make it. I’m just leaving a comment here saying that the recipe looks good. This comment is in no way helpful and I haven’t actually made the recipe but I’m going to leave 5 stars since it looks good.

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    1. Omg. The "reviews" left by people who are just talking about how good they think it might be! Hahaha. It killllls me!

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    2. I'm giving this recipe 5 stars!!! It was SOOOOO good! I only made a few changes and with those changes it is 10 STARS!

      The changes I made are as follows:
      Ingredients
      8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
      2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
      1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
      3 cups milk
      1/4 cup butter

      2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
      2 tablespoons butter
      1/2 cup bread crumbs
      1 pinch paprika
      Directions
      Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
      In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni in large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
      Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
      Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve.

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  10. Dammit Eli now I want crappy yellow death from a box, at 8am on a Wednesday. Thanks a lot. Also, that take Russian bride ad needed a trigger warning before, remind me to tell you the story sometime. Lastly, I'm laughing way more than I should at 8am on a Wednesday morning.

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  11. Laughing SO HARD right now. How could I have forgotten to whine about this in the comments of the last post? Probably because THIS IS A REAL ISSUE THAT REALLY MATTERS, PEOPLE. Recipe bloggers can be the worst.

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  12. I don't know what you guys are talking about. This recipe was so terrible. Didn't taste like cheese and was so runny!

    I did make a few changes. I'm trying to cut back on carbs so I only added half the pasta. I was also out of butter so I added EVOO. I miiiigggghhht have added a little more of that than needed. I also subbed coconut milk and added just a touch of pure maple syrup to cut the acidity.

    It was a greasy sweet mess, my husband (who usually loves my cooking) agreed, we don't know what you guys are talking about. This recipe was the worst! Try going to www.othercookingblog.com for a way better recipe!

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    1. This is the worst thing, haha. I talk about how ridiculous these people are to my husband pretty much any time I look up a recipe online.

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  13. Slow clapping over here

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  14. If I replace the butter and milk with cottage cheese, do you think it will be ok for my daughter who is deathly lactose intolerant? Also, is this recipe gluten free?

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  15. I got anxiety reading this, and kept wondering why I was still reading. And now I'm going to go buy that cookbook I was eyeing at Costco to avoid looking up the stupid recipes on the internets.

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  16. This makes me laugh so much because my husband made Kraft Mac and Cheese a couple of weekends ago for my son and his friend and his friend went ON AND ON AND ON about how GREAT the Mac and Cheese was and about how his mom needed to get some of that stuff. This continued the rest of the time he was at our house and in the car on our way to drop him off at home.

    I asked his mom if he said anything about it and she said that he won't shut up about it. Every single day he brings it up and if she's going to the store he tells her to remember to buy some. Which she doesn't because she doesn't want it in her house.

    I told her to tell him it's a special thing he gets at our house only.

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    1. I side with the friend's mom. I refuse to buy box mac and cheese and Spaghetti O's.

      Growing up we never ever EVER ordered pizza from Pizza Hut, Dominoes, etc, but I had a friend whose family ordered pizza every Friday night. So when we would suggest which house we wanted to meet at on Friday, I wanted to go to her house and she wanted to come to my house.

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  17. Is Pinterest recipe PTSD a thing? Because after this post, I feel like I have it. Awesome tho

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  18. So I clicked on the first ad like 20 times because I want to make $999,999 without leaving my home but it didn't work so now I'm just really frustrated. And hungry for mac n cheese.

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  19. The only thing that could have made this even better was if you had substituted "cat" for "husband."

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  20. I made this recipe and it was sooooo gooooood. Except I used Velveeta Shells & Cheese. And I added some spices. And I cooked it in my Instantpot®. And then I froze it and took it out a month later and heated it up in the microwave. But it was this exact recipe and I give it Five Stars!

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  21. It's the commenters on recipe blogs that kill me. I once read a recipe "comment" that asked the recipe poster to change literally EVERY SINGLE INGREDIENT in the recipe to some weird item that the commenter appeared to think would be healthier and then "let me know how it turns out". I mean, seriously? The poster just told you their recipe was the best thing since sliced bread and you expect them to spend days mangling it with dry chia seed husks and essential oils trying to recreate the flavor and texture when they know you are probably never even going to make it anyway?

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  22. My sister in law is a food blogger and this had me cracking up. I don't need to see pictures of the ingredients either! I have noticed that she usually doesn't have ads in the middle of the recipe and most of the time gets right to the point instead of going on and on about her "husband' or why she made that particular dish.

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  23. I have to say I'm upset that you posted this recipe. I don't personally like mac and cheese and I had hoped you as a food blogger would have read my mind and realized that. Really disappointing.

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  24. I’m super impressed by your utter commitment to this blog entry down to the bad formatting, the fake ads, and the crappy photos of yourself as an annoyed husband who just wants to enjoy his box mac n cheese!

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  25. This recipe is so great! I made it last night, only I added chicken, and I substituted wine for the cheese because I’m lactose intolerant, and I used vegetables instead of pasta, and I picked up a lean cuisine instead of the western family box mac n cheese because I couldn’t find that in my grocery store, and this was seriously the best mac n cheese I’ve ever had! This is my go-to recipe now!

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  26. Anyone have a recipe for grilled cheese sandwich?

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    1. *PSHAW* whatever grilled cheese is so 2015.

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  27. Your recipe is really cute, but if you want to take it from basic to bedazzled you should try MY recipe. I had to quadruple the recipe for MY neighborhood potluck and then run home and make two more batches because they wanted more! My husband has me make a batch every day for him to take and share with his coworkers. What are my secrets to take it to the next level you ask? You should go to my blog to find out www.iambetterthanyouatcookingandlifestyleblogspoutyface.com LOL JK I'll totes tell you. You need to get the organic grass fed gluten free sulphate free low sodium low fat artisanal hot hot dogs. Cut them into exactly 1/3" pieces and stir them into the mac n cheese exactly 35 seconds after mixing in the cheese powder and exactly 25 seconds before mixing in the milk and butter. Then top the whole thing with crushed ritz crackers and a sprig of organic locally sourced parsley. I like to serve mine in hand thrown clay bowls made at our local art coop by a blind potter who lives only for his art. It really just makes it so much more OTHER.

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  28. Considering I suffered through like three of these "recipe" posts in the last few weeks before I caught on -- this had me ROLLING!

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