Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mac & Cheese Cupcakes

The other day my husband complained that I 1) haven't blogged in forever and 2) need to blog and blog more often. And he has a valid point. I'm happy when I blog, take pictures, and share my thoughts with the world wide... world. However, I (and we) have been traveling quite a bit so whatever free time we have is spent catching up on our home life, or family, and our friends. Blogging is almost last on the priority list, which is unfortunate. This is why I now have three tumblr accounts, one of which is updated almost daily.

Thankfully, I had a little bit of time tonight so I wanted to share with you something amazing... a recipe for mac & cheese cupcakes! Yes, you heard me, mac & cheese cupcakes! They were a hit our friends' cookout this past weekend.

The following ingredients will make two dozen cupcakes:

  • 14-16 oz of elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups of shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 24 cupcake liners
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • I also added cayenne pepper because I like my food to have a little bite. :)

    1) Cook pasta according to the instructions on the box
    2) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
    3) Bake bacon until crispy, let it cool and then crumble into small pieces
    4) Line your cupcake pans with paper lines (you'll have a huge mess on your hands if you don't!)
    5) Beat eggs and combine with milk, mix in spices (salt, pepper, etc.), set aside
    6) Drain pasta and put it back in the pot, add the cheese and stir until it melts
    7) Add the egg and milk mixture and the bacon
    8) Portion the mixture into the cupcake pan
    9) Bake for 20 minutes
    10) Enjoy!

    The recipe was inspired by Framed Cooks that I found via Punchfork.