Recipe Monday/Tuesday: Mac and Cheese

Just as a heads up, I’m behind in correspondence for you lovely readers who have emailed me and I’m pretty crispy fried from not having enough down time lately. I’m also busily working on some products to launch Trevia and nannying and various other exciting real life stuff. Anyway. I’m catching up.

Somewhat Healthy Mac and Cheese (based off a Real Simple Recipe)

1/2 box whole wheat elbow pasta
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1/2 brick low fat cream cheese
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1 tablespooon thyme
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped
dash of nutmeg
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
4 pieces of pancetta, cooked and chopped
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 425. Cook pasta according to directions on the box in a stock pot, when adding the pasta, add the chopped cauliflower then drain when cooked.

Meanwhile, heat the butter on medium heat and add the garlic and brown it. Then add the rest of the ingredients except for the pancetta and breadcrumbs. When the sauce is smooth, combine with the pasta and cauliflower and add the pancetta in a baking dish. Put the bread crumbs on top. Put the baking dish in the oven for 15 minutes.


Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


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