Mac and cheese is my desert island food. There aren't many things I'll eat until I feel sick, but when mac and cheese is available, I can't say no. It's too savory, too creamy, too cheesy, too perfect to turn down.
Part of the magic of mac and cheese is the number of varieties. The orange powder kid variety? Add a few extra spices and you've got a perfect late-night meal. Bubbly, golden-brown restaurant mac and cheese with fancy cheeses? I'm sorry, I really don't have to explain why this is delicious. And there are endless options for add-ins! Bacon! Pulled pork! Roasted vegetables! These little guys have added beer and caramelized onions. It's a rich, classic, party-perfect combination.
It's obviously not healthy, but thank god Resolution Season (i.e. January) is over and we can move on to more indulgent times of year, like Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine's Day and Leap Day (yes, celebrating this with treats is a thing that's going to happen). These little cups are the perfect way to stop yourself from eating until you're ill. Stop at two! Or three if you're feeling crazy. And they make adorable appetizers to boot. Best of all, they're based on Katie's utterly perfect creamy baked white macaroni and cheese recipe — throughly tested and throughly loved.