Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese Recipe from In the Kitchen with David

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I LOVE comfort food.  I mean, what’s not to love?  Food that comforts the soul.  Clearly I love it, or I’d not be so…well, round.  One of my favorite comfort foods is macaroni and cheese.  It’s also one of my favorite things to cook. I make a mean mac’n’cheese, if I do say so myself, and yes, yes I am saying it.  But earlier I tried the Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese recipe from “In the Kitchen with David,” David Venable‘s new cookbook that’s ALL about the comfort foods.

I had to modify the macaroni and cheese recipe just a tiny bit- we had a different kind of pasta and forgot to thaw bacon (seriously? who forgets BACON details? only me!) but we had a ham dinner the previous night and I decided that some ham would be just as delicious on the side.

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But oh, my goodness. I made mine in my cast iron pan (always trying to get that iron in!) and dinner was divine.

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All three kids had three helpings.  I had two.  Even my husband who is not a fan of pasta dishes in general, enjoyed this.  I think it may be the mustard but I don’t care. I love the Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese.

QVC’S RESIDENT FOODIE PRESENTS
COMFORT FOODS THAT TAKE YOU HOMEIN THE KITCHEN WITH DAVIDDavid Venable will be the first to tell you: He loves his food. And, as the beloved QVC® program host of In the Kitchen with David®, he’s put that passion on mouthwatering display, welcoming some of the greatest names in the food world. But Venable’s own culinary skills—honed in the Carolina kitchens of his mother and grandmothers—are nothing short of remarkable and tantalizing.

Now, in his anticipated debut cookbook, Venable shares 150 delicious recipes of hearty, easy-to-make, comforting dishes. In the Kitchen with David covers everything from appetizers and breads to soups and salads to main courses and sides, as well as his lifelong love of bacon (The Divine Swine!). You’ll get ideas for quick Monday-to-Friday dinners, let-it-cook-all-weekend suppers, savory breakfasts and brunches, cocktail party fun, game-day eats, and family reunion feasts. And of course, no Southern-influenced cookbook is complete without a little something sweet.

Here are just a few of his delicious recipes:
• Party Starters: Cheeseburger Dumplings with steak sauce (p. 21)
• Big Bowls of Happiness: Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese croutons (p. 69)
• Dinner in One Dish: David’s Ultimate Mac and Cheese (p.143)
• Main Events: Pork Pot Roast with veggies (p. 134)
• Sweet, Sweet Gratification: Pineapple Upside-down cake (p.221) and Three-Layer Chocolate Cake (p. 227)

BIO: DAVID VENABLE joined QVC as a program host in 1993 and has since helped establish and build the multimedia retailer’s gourmet food business. His hit show, In the Kitchen with David®, offers a unique interactive viewership experience and features the latest in gourmet foods, cookware, kitchen gadgets, and cookbooks. While not a chef, Venable, well-known as “QVC’s Resident Foodie,” loves to cook, and his passion revolves around all things food. Prior to joining QVC, Venable was an anchor/reporter for WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, W. Va., and CBS-affiliate WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pa. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and lives in Pennsylvania.

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FIVE winners will each receive a copy of David Venable’s In the Kitchen with David!

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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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