Comfort Food Recipes

Comfort Food Recipes

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Maddy Mudd, Staff Writer

Homemade Mac and Cheese: Who doesn’t love some classic Mac and Cheese? Most of us would make it from a box for a quick snack but you should take some time in between studying or after one of your finals to make some creamy mac and cheese from scratch. It makes all the differance. 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 2 cups milk whole or 2 %
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (medium or sharp)
  • 1 cup shredded fontina or gruyere cheese 
  • 5-6 cups cooked macaroni (2 1/2 – 3 cups dried macaroni)

Instructions:

  1. Boil the water, add a little salt and pasta, cook just until al dent.
  2. Meanwhile in a large saucepan on low / medium heat melt butter, then add the flour and whisk together until smooth, add salt and pepper, then slowly add the milk, stirring to combine. Cook and stir often until the mixture starts to thicken.  Remove from heat.
  3. Add shredded cheese and stir until melted, then gently fold in the cooked al dente pasta.  Serve immediately topped with some shredded cheese. 

For Original Recipe: https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/macaroni-and-cheese/ 

Brownie Batter Cookie Dough: What better way to relax after a hard final than some brownies. What better way to give you a bit of a sugar rush to get through that final study session than some safe cookie dough. One sweet snack can beat them both, the brownie batter cookie dough. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose heat-treated flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Allow butter to soften or soften in the microwave at 50% power. Cream together butter and sugars. (I always use a fork and mash, but feel free to use beaters.)
  2. Mix in cocoa powder. Mix in milk and vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Serve on its own or top with sprinkles and hot fudge! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. When ready to eat leftovers, thaw cookie dough on the counter for 15-20 minutes, or zap in the microwave for 10 seconds on 50% power.

For Original Recipe: http://www.wyldflour.com/edible-brownie-batter-cookie-dough/