Cheese preferences in pastas and cheeses

@suspenseful (40314)
Canada
September 22, 2008 9:40pm CST
We have a bulk store near our house where we can get the cheese that is in those Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, we can also get velvetta or Cheese whiz. There is also the block cheeses or the grated cheese you get in packages. I have just started to make macaroni and cheese as my mother used to make it, grating the cheese and putting it in the oven and putting the bread crumbs on top. My husband found it was not as sharp, so he got me a package of the Mexican style grated cheese, and I made it that way instead of using the regular cheddar. I used a recipe for old style macaroni and cheese from my cookbook. So how do you make your macaroni and cheese?
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@shell94 (990)
• Canada
23 Sep 08
I like to use the itallian cheese blend in my pasta. its got a great zing to it and everyone loves its taste. I also put itallian seasoned bread crumbs on topp of my mac & cheese.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
27 Sep 08
I have not had that kind. I have tried the regular cheddar, the Tex Mex kind, and I heard about the Cheddar Mozza kind, what kind of cheeses are in the Italian blend by the way? It sounds delicious.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I try to make mac & cheese from scratch as much as possible - with real cheese of course. I never really enjoyed the processed stuff, I mean it isn't even real cheese.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Sep 08
I do not like the processed kind. Cannot stand cheese whiz or velveeta. I would rather have real cheese, and the kind that ages naturally. I find it lasts longer. I have not made macaroni and cheese that much, but I did remember how my mother used to make it. I was really into cooking when I was young and even though that was years ago, I remember how she did it and went around looking up for the recipe and found one.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I'm pretty much for that Kraft mac and cheese - can you say LAZY?
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Sep 08
I can say that. When my husband had to go to work on Afternoon shift, I did not want to be bothered so I would take out some Mac and Cheese, cut in some weiners, and make a coleslaw (the packaged kind) on the side, and we would have that. Of course I already had left over green salad. But now we are retired and I have more time to make things. I will have to try more varieties.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I would like to be a better cook - but I don't forsee it happening - I'd rather craft, mylot or play games then cook!
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
27 Sep 08
I am a good at playing solitaire, not that good at crafts though. I can knit and I did make a rag rug much but I am terrible at crocheting. The directions are all for righties and not lefties like me. Even when I learned to knit I had to watch the other person who was on a chair across from me, and did everything backyard. The sweater did turn out okay. I might try to do crossstiching sometime if i get enough nerve. But too busy writing my novel and myLotting.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I make my macaroni & cheese the way my Mom use to make it..It sounds like my mom and yours made it alike..i have not made homemade mac & cheese in awhile..my husband said he just as soon have the box kind,hes nuts,haha but since he does not care i just save time & use the box..If i want mac & cheese i make it homemade cause its always the best way..but if he likes the box kind,thats what he gets...
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Sep 08
We probably use the same recipe. My mom put onions in hers and I add some cayenne pepper - its the Welsh in me. I do not like the Kraft kind as it is way too creamy and besides I think it is just for kids.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
24 Sep 08
HAHA yes i think you are right because kids does love it but for me i like the homemade kind...
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
26 Sep 08
That's for sure. My sons really wanted Krafts Macaroni and Cheese all the time. And that is what we would get. But I got so tired of it, but at the time, I did not want to take the time to make the old fashioned Macaroni and cheese and did not understand the breadcrumbs, until my husband told me they kept the macaroni and cheese moist.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Sep 08
out of a velvetta cheese box
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
27 Sep 08
Never did like velvetta. But then again I do not like Cheeswhiz either. I like regular cheddar cheese, or the Tex Max mix. Trouble is that they are so delicious that I wind up snacking on them before I get a chance to make anything with them. Sort of defeating myself. The only reason I got two servings out was because I made them before the package was almost finished.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I see
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I melt about a tablespoon of margarine in a casserole and add elbow macaroni enough to cover the bottom. Then I add salt and pepper. I then add just enough milk to cover the macaroni and top it with grated cheese. 30 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees and it's done--delicious!
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Sep 08
I saute some chopped onions in olive oil, then add flour, then add the grated cheese and milk and mix to make a cheese sauce. I then pour it over the cooked macroni and cover with bread crumbs coated with oil or butter. I cook it at 350 degrees. It takes about thirty minutes and its done. Oh I add cayenne pepper as well as salt and pepper to it.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Sounds delicious! I will try that when my boys visit for Christmas--or maybe before, I LOVE macaroni and cheese!
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Most of the time I just make the boxed Kraft Mac and Cheese. It is what my kids prefer and I don't really eat it anyway. I used to like it when I was a kid made with Velveeta, but as I got older I stopped liking it that way too. I do not like the way it tastes made with shredded cheese either. I guess I am just not a mac and cheese fan.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
27 Sep 08
I am rather an eat the cheese separately but my husband wanted some homemade mac and cheese like his mother made. So I looked up recipes and found one that was just like what my mother made, and used that one. Strange it was also the one that his mother made as well. I guess they all used the same cookbook.
• Canada
25 Sep 08
My husband made an alfredo sauce once, but instead of using parasan cheese in the sauce he used Danish esrom cheese, which is very strong and unique in taste, but which tasted very good with the pasta. I bought some heart-shaped noodles for Valentines day and he cooked them. That was our Valentine's Day dinner (I bought it, he cooked it). It was absolutely delicious.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
27 Sep 08
Sounds good. I will have to get some of the Escrom cheese. I like rather strong cheeses myself, but not blue cheese that is out.
• United States
23 Sep 08
I use the kind that comes in a box with a package of creamy cheese. Now before that came out I used to make it my self. I would get the package of macaroni and cook it. I would then take velveta and melt it into the macaroni. (Of course I like putting sloppy joe into it as well) We call that Sloppy mac and cheese.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
26 Sep 08
I do not make it that often, we used to get Kraft Mac and Cheese, but I figured it was just kid stuff, so I would try to find ways to make it more elaborate, like for grown ups. And I do not like putting cheese on anything except on macaroni or grilled cheese sandwiches or as topping on spaghetti or pizza. I do not know how it would be on sloppy joes though.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Boy, that sure does sound good. I hate the cheese packs that come in a regular box of kraft macaroni and cheese. I always use colby and velveeta in my macaroni and cheese. It is really good.
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
27 Sep 08
For macaroni and cheese I will just use the box and then add some cheese to it whether cheddar or american.. But as to cheese itself, muenster, mozzarella and cheddar are the best!
@venshida (4837)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I don't like the macaroni and cheese in the box. I prefer to add Velveeta,Colby sometimes I add Meunster to give a different flavor. I like experimenting with different cheese.