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Cheap Eats: Macaroni and Cheese From Scratch


Repeat after us: put down the blue box. Everyone loves a creamy bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese, but it’s even more delicious (not to mention special) when you make it yourself. It’s still cheap. It’s still easy. We promise. Find some great recipes below on Food52.

In this week’s installment of Unsavory Confessions of a Food Writer: Sometimes, late on a Sunday night, I will indulge in boxed macaroni and cheese for dinner. And yes, I’m inevitably struck with regret, usually during the precise moment when I’m wearily tearing that packet of fluorescent orange faux cheese powder open. 

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.