The Perfect Comfort Food?

February 27, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas

Hands down, no contest, macaroni and cheese is my favorite comfort food ever. Ever! Period, end of story. No other food puts a bigger smile on my face or lifts me up when I am feeling down. Macaroni and cheese has been a part of my life since I can remember. I always chose it (along with steak) as my special birthday meal and it pretty much sustained me through college. I can eat it in any form…stove top, baked, deep-fried, on a stick, even from a box… (ok, that part is a lie: I can’t eat macaroni and cheese that comes from a box).

As you know, February on is all about comfort food so I thought I would share a mac and cheese recipe that first debuted on Throwdown with Bobby Flay about 5 years ago: Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara. This recipe, actually a cross between traditional macaroni and cheese and spaghetti carbonara (which may just be my second favorite comfort food of all time), is absolutely delicious. So delicious, in fact, that we actually won the Throwdown -- and if you are a fan of the series, you know that rarely happened! Clearly this is one not to miss. So watch the video, get the recipe, and get cooking!