Grandma’s Mac n’ Cheese- quite literally

Recipe and instructions here:

Grandma’s Mac N’ Cheese

My grandma was a spicy one- sassy some might say- I loved her. She embodied what a strong and spirited woman looks like. She lived a long life, many of her years in the same quaint house- independent into her 90’s! Her passions included competitive bowling, making it into the nationals at least once- her face highlighted in the local newspaper. What I longed for in a sweet soft grandmother she made up for in personality.

Her last 5 years or so I remember most. She depended on us more- not able to drive we’d make jaunts to the grocery store or simply spend time visiting at her home. Once she’d been moved to an assisted living near my house we saw each other more frequently. I longed her wisdom- seeking insight into relationships, careers and family. She shared stories of romances in her youth- never sparing me a blush-worthy detail. Dancing was something she did regularly and loved to talk about- a beauty if I’ve ever seen one, I’m sure the boys loved her.

Once she passed we, had time to sort through her belongings. My mom came upon a cookbook from the year 1930- she’d been in highschool at the time. The cookbook is from her home economics class- written in lavish cursive, detail  in every letter. It’s a treasure I’m so happy to hold.

In this video I share the recipe and some tidbits on the nutrition information for the dish.I hope to share more of them with you in the future months.


  • 1 cup macaroni noodles
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour
  •  24 oz water




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