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Sep 21, 2007 12:11 PM

Has anyone tried Delilah's 7 Cheese Mac and Cheese

She had a thrown down with Bobby Flay on food network. Was wondering if anyone has tried her recipe? Is it worth all the ingredients that you have to buy? I LOVE MAC n CHEESE!

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  1. It is delicious, but IMHO, the one from Patti Labelle is better. There was a discussion on this topic a few months ago, and many people weighed in on the Patti Labelle recipe, as well as Delilah's.

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    1. re: mschow

      was the delilah recipe salty or was it creamy? do you thinks it's more worth it to try the patti labelle recipe? i am looking for something creamy and yummy. I would also like to put a bread crumb topping on it, would either one of these recipes be possible? what if i decided to put lobster pieces in it? thanks

      1. re: vanity021

        Not creamy; custardy would describe it.

        1. re: monavano

          I would agree with that statement; very accurate. I think it is a matter of personal preference. Both are very good, but I happen to like Patti Labelle's recipe better. She also uses different cheeses, as well.

          1. re: mschow

            i just made a mac and cheese today from the food network website. and it was pretty salty to me. i even reduced the amount of salt it ask for. the cheeses i used are romano, asiago and white cheddar. i bought preshredded one's. would this have anything to do with the fact that it wasn't great quality cheese?

            1. re: vanity021

              I havent made the recipe, but any recipe that calls for Velveeta would cause me to delete any added salt.

    2. I've had Delilah's mac and cheese from her place in Reading Terminal Market. It's got a lot of eggs, so it's fluffy and has great cheese flavor. It's not creamy if you like that kind of looser gooey sauce.
      I can eat mac and cheese either way ;-)

      1. watching that show is making me fat! My husband and I made kentucky Hot Browns with the real Bechamel sauce after seeing that episode. Now we saw the mac n cheese one and we're going to make that.
        I will be getting Delilah's cookbook when it's released. She had such a great personality!

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        1. re: rhnault

          Delilah's cookbook has been available for months:

          Is a newer one coming out?

          1. re: Ora

            Thanks for the link! I guess I wasn't thinking that they probably taped the show months ago lol

            I agree with you Elaine, she would be fun on a cooking show.

          2. re: rhnault

            Delilah showed great personality on that throwdown - that girl is made for TV. Food TV should sign her up and replace some of the twinkies they have on lately!

            OTOH, I make a good mac and cheese, but I have never heard of putting eggs in the sauce. I might have to give it a try

          3. I made Delilah's mac n cheese last easter, and it wasn't as amazing as I thought it would be. Although Oprah ranked it one of her favorite things. It was very expensive to make, for me about $70. and had a more custardy feel rather than creamy. too many eggs & cream in my opinion. it did make a ton of it to freeze for extra, but not worth it too make again.

            1. We made it for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit. It's a bit expensive to make but it's well worth it. Yummy