Welcome to Yummy Fixins!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog. My name is Arica, I am a Personal Chef serving the Lake Tahoe area. Please visit my new website at www.yummyfixins.com

Cooking is my passion, I love spending time in the kitchen creating yummy dishes. I originally created this blog to share healthy yummy recipes with my friends and family but now I'm sharing them with the world. Most of the dishes you will find here are very healthy and can be altered to fit any dietary restrictions. I hope you will find something delicious!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Truffle Mac & Cheese

I had a seriously craving for truffle macaroni and cheese today! A friend of mine made this for dinner last year and it has been on my mind since then. I finally broke down and purchased some truffle oil so I could try making my version of truffle macaroni and cheese. I tried to make this dish on the healthy side so I used less butter than most normal folks and subbed and wheat flour in place of white flour. Holy moly this was freaking delicious!! 

Makes 4 Servings

1/4 cup butter
3 garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 cup almond milk
2 tbs truffle oil
3 cups of pasta
1 cup grated white cheddar
1/4 cup bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 350. Cook the pasta according to the instructions then drain and set aside. While the pasta is cooking place the bay leaf, butter and garlic into a sauce pan and heat on low for 5 minutes. 

Combine the flour and milk and whisk until all clumps are out. Pour the milk mixture into the garlic butter, bring to a light boil for about 30 seconds, stirring frequently then remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaf from the milk mixture and add in the truffle oil and cheese and mix well. Pour the cheesy mixture onto the pasta until spread evenly. 

Top the mac and cheese with bread crumbs and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes turn the oven to high broil for 4 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!