I am a simple cook. My mother, on the other hand, reads cookbooks like I read novels. She is always looking for new recipes and brought some amazing macaroni and cheese to the family reunion in June. The best part was it was cooked in a Crockpot!

I rarely get recipes from magazines because they always call for some special item that will only be used once. Many times, I don’t even know what the item is!

I asked her for the recipe and then we talked about modifications. Here is the modified recipe.

Mom’s Modified Mac and Cheese

1 pound elbow macaroni

½ stick of butter

6 c. shredded cheese

3 c. milk

2 beaten eggs

Cook macaroni. You may cook it the night before if you stir the melted butter in it to keep it from sticking together. Layer the macaroni, 5 c. cheese, eggs, and pour milk over it all. Top with the remaining cup of cheese. You may add salt and pepper to the layers and paprika on top. Cook on low for 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Mac & Cheese in a Crockpot.

Mac & Cheese in a Crockpot.