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The Little Macaroni and Cheese Fairy

Mac and cheese is a boring staple that we pile on plates and eat with relish. It can be amazing when made from scratch and filled with fattening cream and real cheese. But most mac and cheese includes neon orange stuff that turns our macaroni into a squishy side.

Turn even the most banal batch of mac and cheese into a magical experience by serving it with this little macaroni and cheese fairy on the table. She’ll sprinkle your plates with that tasty fairy dust that makes your boxed food taste like the most loved dish in the world.

My Little Kitchen Fairies Macaroni & Cheese Fairie

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The ultimate starter kitchen

This is a great kitchen set for little kids. Sit back and watch them whip up a baked Alaska, blue cheese souffle, and a nice roast.

KidKraft Deluxe Big and Bright Kitchen for Children

Watch this video of a MixxMaster Bruce, the accountant, give a tour of his KidKraft Deluxe Big and Bright Kitchen on MTV’s Cribs

Spode’s Garden Collection serves the freshest brunches

This set of china by Spode is great for entertaining, whether you’ve got a buffet, luncheon, or the desperate housewives on the block coming over for tea.

Spode Garden Cranberry and White 9-Inch Buffet Plates

The Garden Collection Poppy Buffet Plate features a Cranberry poppy floral design and floral border on a white body. It’s made in England of Spode‘s Imperialware. These aren’t just pretty, they’re also dishwasher and microwave safe.

Here’s a similar design in blue:
Spode Blue Room Garden Collection (Yellow Bck) Buffet/Dessert Plate

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Fanny Craddock makes her own gadgets

Fanny Craddock is a fabulous TV chef from the 50’s to the 70’s and she doesn’t need any fancy gadgets to make her dishes. Just give her some space, food dye, and a dash of sass.

You could spend hours watching her shows on Youtube. Fanny Craddock Videos.

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Pop on over for a popover

Thelmas popoversPopovers are a culinary miracle. They are created by pouring a batter into a tall muffin pan and watching it rise above the lip. Inside you’ll find it moist and custardy.

The popover pan

Popovers require special pans that let the crust develop while the interior stays soft. The standard pan has cups suspended from a wire shelf.
Chicago Metallic Gourmetware Nonstick 6-Cup Popover Pan

NordicWare has an interesting variation on the popover pan. The cast aluminum pan also makes great muffins and yorkshire pudding.

Nordic Ware English Popover Pan

Popover Recipe

Popovers have a fairly basic recipe. This recipe from Worth the Whisk is as simple as it gets

Thelma’s Popovers

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, room temperature

Mix all ingredients.  Put in well-greased muffin pans* half full.  Bake 400 degrees F. for 35 minutes.

Thelma’s Popovers

The Barefoot Contessa also offers a foolproof popover mix.
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof Popover Mix 12.5 oz.

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