Top photo: Krups; bottom photo: Lynn Andriani
Instead of Waffles...
Change the way you eat mac 'n' cheese by putting it in the waffle iron. A waffled square of the cheesy pasta is a thing to behold, as Dan Shumski, who wrote the short-lived blog Waffleizer, discovered. Through trial and error, he found that the key is breading cold blocks of mac 'n' cheese (like this mixed-cheese version) in flour, egg and bread crumbs; they hold up well to the machine's heat and weight. Even if yours don't come out perfectly, you'll still get the same glorious result: a gooey inside with a crispy, crusty exterior.