“When I prepare a box of macaroni and cheese, I mix in 2 or 3 tablespoons of salsa with the powdered cheese. It not only adds flavor but makes the dish creamier, too,” relates Ellna Vacho of Eagle River, Wisconsin.
If you like, you can vary this dish by using a macaroni and cheese mix with wheel- or shell-shaped pasta instead of the usual "elbows". Or try white cheddar or Mexican-style macaroni and cheese mixes.—Novella Cook, Hinton, West Virginia
"A neighbor brought us this creamy casserole the night after our newborn daughter came home from the hospital," recalls Carrie Mitchell of Raleigh, North Carolina. "It was so good, we couldn't resist heating up the leftovers the next morning."