This mouth-watering macaroni and cheese recipe gets its name from the addition of creamy smoked Gouda and juicy ham. Both kids and adults alike will take seconds of this cheesy dinner recipe. Serve up with a leafy green salad to complete the meal.
How to Make Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a classic comfort food that's simple to make. In this episode of The Easiest Way, Amy Wisniewski of the CHOW Test kitchen uses our Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe to create a delicious meal that you can customize any way you like for a perfect weeknight dinner.
How to Make the Creamiest, Cheesiest Macaroni and Cheese
Serving mac 'n' cheese made from a box is convenient, but it doesn't deliver the creamy, cheesy goods like the homemade stuff can. Try stepping away from the box, and surrender yourself to the teachings of Erin Wade and Allison Arevalo, co-owners of Homeroom in Oakland, California. They have a few simple tricks to help make your mac 'n' cheese flavorful and creamy every time. The full recipe can be found here.
Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.
Oven-ready in just 20 minutes, these whole-grain donuts are much lighter in calories and sugar than the typical sour cream cake donut. Topped with a touch of glaze and nutty pecans, these delightful bites are a truly satisfying breakfast treat.
French Chocolate Macarons with Chocolate Ganache
No lie: macarons can be fairly finicky to make, in that they might spread into uneven shapes or form dark spots on their tops -- but even if they're not as beautiful as bakery specimens, they will still be delicious. The smooth chocolate ganache filling sandwiches the light, chewy-inside, delicately-crisp-outside chocolate macarons together, for a classic French dessert you shouldn't be afraid to try making.