I grew up eating arroz con gandules, in other words comida Boricua (Puerto Rican food); and although I do cook some Puerto Rican recipes at home both my husband’s and son’s heart are set on good old American comfort food.
If I ask my child what is his favorite food? He would answer, “Mashed potatoes with gravy, and Mac ’n Cheese!”  My husband will say,  “Fried chicken followed by BBQ, and baked beans!” Funny enough these are typical American comfort food.
When looking to make mac ‘n cheese I like simple, easy and fast!  I found this stove top macaroni and cheese recipe (picture on the right) that you’ll surely love! It’s the one that I follow to make mac ‘n cheese in a snap! It’s so easy that your child can help you make it!
Now if you want to make a traditional baked mac ‘n cheese (picture on the left) you can check out the recipes below.   My cousin made it, and she posted it on Facebook and I had to have it!  The picture of course! 🙂

Here are variations of the ultimate American comfort food mac ‘n cheese:

As a member of the Multicultural Kid Blogs, I am so excited to be participating in the World Cup for Kids series. Each blogger will be writing about each participating country, and we will be sharing some fun and educational resources on the U.S.A. For every day that the U.S.A. teams play I will be posting a fun, learning activity about each country. ‪#‎mkbworldcup‬
Be sure to periodically check the Multicultural Kid Blogs for the most current updates and post on each participating country. You’ll find a wealth of educational information for your children. Also, if you’re like me, and love Pinterest take a look a the MKB World Cup for Kids Pinterest board!

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  1. Brilliant! I agree with your son – mac & cheese and mashed potatoes were the first things I thought of when I saw "comfort food" – although fried chicken, BBQ, and baked beans sound really good, too! Okay, now I'm hungry!!

  2. I lived in the south US for 5 years and I do love their mashed potatoes. Strangely enough, I managed to make it through without ever tasting mac and cheese. I wonder if I'm missing something…

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