Let's Taco about it / Macaroni and Cheese- Martha Stewart

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) DRE# 00949880

I do love macaroni and cheese and this recipe had a couple of surprises in it for me.  First, I did not know you could make macaroni and cheese without making a Bechamel Sauce first.  Martha Stewart does not use any flour.  Second, I had never thought of adding tomato paste to the cheese sauce.  It sounds like a tasty addition.

I really enjoy the interaction between Martha Stewart and her mom.  When Martha says that her mom always added tomato paste to the dish, her mom says, "I used tomato soup." Ha!  I also love her mom's last line of the video, but I will let you discover that on your own.  She is so cute!

And what about that featured photo that is NOT macaroni and cheese?  Well, it is kind of a mac and cheese and that is all I had. 🤪  Also, don't you think Mac and cheese would be good with a few shrimp on top?

Thank you for sharing this recipe, Bill Salvatore - East Valley.  

Original content by Bill Salvatore - East Valley SA545073000

Martha and Big Martha update a family classic recipe and make one of her mother’s favorite dishes.

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Comments (25)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Hey Ray thanks for the share, much appreciated.  Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and here's a GOOD LUCK to your favorite NFL Team!

Dec 04, 2022 06:05 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ray, great choice for a reblog, but haven't had mac and cheese in decades.

Dec 04, 2022 06:28 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I know so many are mac and cheese lovers but that's not one of my faves Ray. But, this is quite different from boiling a box bought at the local grocer!

Dec 04, 2022 06:39 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for the recipe, Bill Salvatore - East Valley!  Go Raiders!

Dec 04, 2022 10:46 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Hi Joan Cox, I bet that I have not had mac and cheese for some time too, but I think this recipe is worth a try.  I will keep the cayenne pepper too.  😃

I kind of like the mac and cheese from a box, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, but I haven't had it in a long time and I would much prefer homemade.  

Dec 04, 2022 10:49 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Looks to be a delish dish, Ray. Back in the day, thrifty people raising big families did not throw anything away. Fun to see Martha and Big Martha in the kitchen together!

Dec 04, 2022 12:21 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

My opinion is that Martha has nothing on you in the kitchen, your meals are amazing!

Dec 04, 2022 12:25 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I thought the interaction between the two was priceless, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I like mom's style.

You are too kind, Brian England.  I am looking forward to having you over for dinner soon.  Don't worry.  You will not be the main course.  It is just a figure of speech.  🤣

Dec 04, 2022 12:59 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Punctuation counts! 😝 You might want to bring something for Ray to eat, Brian!

Dec 04, 2022 01:40 PM
Ray Henson

You crack me up, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Brian England will be safe.  I need him feeling strong for our pickleball game.

Dec 04, 2022 05:23 PM
Brian England

Are you thinking of a Hansel and Gretel situation Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!?  I have dined at his place a couple of times, I think, and Ray Henson has yet to attempt to put me in the oven, haha. 

Dec 04, 2022 05:29 PM
Ray Henson

Lol, Brian England.

Dec 04, 2022 05:43 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Well, having you over for dinner and having you over for a dinner can have completely different meanings. Despite that, Bon Apetite to you both! LOL

Dec 04, 2022 05:57 PM
Ray Henson

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! just thing of the uproar on ActiveRain if I had Brian England over for dinner.  🤣  Your safe Brian, you are way too skinny and tough. 

Dec 06, 2022 06:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

LOL, Ray Henson! You're safe Brian England and will enjoy a wonderful meal at the Henson casa.

Dec 06, 2022 06:38 AM
Ray Henson

#ResistanceIsFutile Brian England ! ! !

Dec 06, 2022 06:46 AM
Brian England

I want to stay skinny, that's why I won't allow you to fatten me up by playing pickleball Ray Henson #NoPickleballForBrian, haha.

Dec 06, 2022 06:37 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Ray Henson thank you for the delicious mac and cheese preparation by Martha Stewart. Enjoy the delicious Mac and cheese!

Dec 04, 2022 03:29 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you John Pusa.  It is good to hear from you!

Dec 04, 2022 05:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, what a great re-blog, Ray! I love mac & cheese, although I don't eat a lot of it. My mac & cheese is requested every holiday so, I do make it then. One day I will share my recipe. I will say that I am tempted to add tomato soup to my next batch - that sounds amazing!

Dec 04, 2022 08:59 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I will be looking forward to your mac and cheese blog, Debe Maxwell, CRS.  One can never have too many mac and cheese recipes.  😃

Dec 05, 2022 07:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Ray.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Dec 06, 2022 06:15 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you very much, Roy Kelley.  I hope you are doing well and have a great week too. 

Dec 06, 2022 06:29 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Ray Henson - I enjoyed the Martha Stewart and her Mom video making mac & cheese! Even though a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese was 19 cents when my kids were young, I bought it on rare occasions and learned to stretch my budget by buying bags of noodles, cheddar, and velveeta cheese with flour, milk, and salt. I could make as much as they loved to eat and they liked it too. As years went on, I improvised.

Today, when I'm in the mood for it, I will add left my own left over spaghetti sauce to mac & cheese or better yet, left over Alfredo Sauce and Cheese with a small amount of left over marinara sauce. I find that adding tomato sauce makes left overs second time around like a new dish. 

Dec 06, 2022 06:34 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Your riffs on mac and cheese sound very good, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP.  They are making me hungry and here is a little known fact about me, I LOVE VELVEETA CHEESE!  I can not keep it in the house because I have zero restraint when it is in the refrigerator. 

Dec 06, 2022 06:44 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Interesting tweaks to the traditional recipe.. will have to try this!

Dec 06, 2022 07:59 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I thought it was interesting, Lise Howe, especially the omission of the flour.  I thought that was a necessity.  Hope you are doing well!

Dec 06, 2022 11:52 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Loved her last line. LOL

I have never heard of sour cream with mac and cheese. Interesting.

Dec 07, 2022 08:51 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Martha Stewart always seems to have a little twist to her recipes, even when the original recipe is her mother's.  😉  I think that is what makes her so successful.  Thank you for stopping by.

Dec 07, 2022 10:35 AM