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Has anyone tried Delilah's 7 Cheese Mac and Cheese

vanity021 Sep 21, 2007 12:11 PM

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. mschow RE: vanity021 Sep 21, 2007 12:18 PM

    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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      vanity021 RE: mschow Sep 24, 2007 05:54 PM

      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

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        monavano RE: vanity021 Sep 24, 2007 06:10 PM

        Not creamy; custardy would describe it.

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          mschow RE: monavano Sep 24, 2007 06:28 PM

          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.

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            vanity021 RE: mschow Sep 24, 2007 07:11 PM

            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?

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              Ora RE: vanity021 Sep 27, 2007 08:10 AM

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

    2. monavano RE: vanity021 Sep 21, 2007 12:37 PM

      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. rhnault RE: vanity021 Sep 21, 2007 12:55 PM

        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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          Ora RE: rhnault Sep 21, 2007 05:48 PM

          Delilah's cookbook has been available for months: http://www.amazon.com/Delilahs-Everyd...

          Is a newer one coming out?

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            rhnault RE: Ora Sep 21, 2007 07:32 PM

            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
            NE_Elaine RE: rhnault Sep 21, 2007 06:21 PM

            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

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            cmarie RE: vanity021 Sep 24, 2007 07:26 PM

            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.

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