Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
June 17, 2019

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This baked macaroni and cheese recipe is a throwback to a childhood classic with an extra cheesy, velvety sauce and all the crispy crusty parts everyone will fight over.

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Holly Erickson & Natalie Mortimer

Welcome to The Modern Proper. We're glad you're here! We believe in sharing life through great food at our own tables. Let's change the way people think about hospitality—one delicious meal at a time.

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Green Chicken Enchiladas
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Green Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy, cheesy, and so very easy—these comforting chicken enchiladas are slathered in tangy green enchilada sauce and are everything you’re craving today (and, let’s be honest, every day).

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sweet coconut shrimp on a platter dipping into sweet and spicy sauce
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Baked Coconut Shrimp

Crispy, crunchy, sweet-and-savory, absolutely addictive—this easy baked coconut shrimp recipe is a keeper for sure. And a chili-honey dipping sauce pushes the whole thing into genius territory.

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crispy fish tacos topped with cajun sauce, avocado, fresh cilantro and purple cabbage
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Spicy Fish Tacos

Meet our best ever, easy spicy fish tacos! Featuring tender pieces of panko-crusted fish loaded into warm tortillas, then topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw and drizzled with homemade spicy mayo.

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Homemade Chicken Taquitos
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Homemade Chicken Taquitos

Filled with taco-seasoned shredded chicken and melty mozzarella, our crispy, fried, homemade taquito recipe is deliciously party-ready.

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close up of classic cobb salad with crispy panko chicken and buttermilk ranch dressing
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Classic Cobb Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Crispy chicken, crumbled bacon, creamy avocado, jammy eggs and sharp blue cheese all on a bed of Romaine topped with a pour of homemade buttermilk dressing. Meet the official TMP Cobb salad.

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spoon dipped in jar of homemade buttermilk ranch dressing
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Homemade Ranch Dressing

A triple threat of tangy, creamy dairy—buttermilk, mayo and sour cream—makes the luxurious base for our parsley-speckled, oniony, easy homemade ranch dressing.

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cheesy garlic bread cut into slices
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Garlic Bread

Toasty, buttery, herby, covered in a dusting of salty parmesan cheese, piping hot and fresh out of the oven—our homemade garlic bread recipe is everything you're craving right now, and then some.

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Baked chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet surrounded by asparagus, olives, and tomatoes.
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Baked Chicken Thighs With Asparagus

Bathed in a garlicky white wine-dijon sauce and cooked with kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes, these crispy-skinned baked chicken thighs with asparagus are all gussied up for spring.

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Dan Dan noodles in a shallow bowl with creamy pork broth and crispy pork
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Dan Dan Noodles

Our spicy, easy dan dan noodle recipe packs a flavorful punch thanks to a garlicky, gingery, brothy pork sauce with peanut butter—plus you can easily adjust the heat factor to suit your own tastes.

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closeup of homemade basil pesto on a spoon
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Homemade Basil Pesto

Nothing heralds the arrival of summer quite like the scent of fresh basil—vibrantly green and fragrant, it begs to be made into a batch of nutty, rich homemade basil pesto sauce.

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close up of twice baked potatoes topped with melted cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, fresh scallions, and blue cheese
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Twice Baked Potatoes

Crisp bacon, green onions, blue AND cheddar cheese, sour AND heavy cream all smashed into creamy potatoes—our recipe for twice baked potatoes is here to win your heart forever.

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close up of homemade broccoli salad with creamy sweet dressing, crispy bacon, golden raisins and purple onions
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Broccoli Salad

This cold, crunchy broccoli salad—studded with crisp bacon, diced red onion and chewy raisins, then tossed in a creamy homemade dressing—is what all of your summer party dreams are made of.

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lettuce cups with Thai style steak sliced up, bell peppers, carrots and sauce inside
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Thai Steak Lettuce Cups

Steak is marinated in a dressing that sings with bright, zingy, Thai flavors, then seared and served in crisp lettuce cups in our beefed-up riff on the classic Laotian salad, Larb Gai.

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cooling rack of baked crispy skin on chicken thighs
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Baked Crispy Chicken Thighs

Using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs provides extra insurance against dryness in this easy, oven-baked crispy chicken thigh master recipe.

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Spring Cleaning
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Spring Cleaning

Need some motivation to get your spring cleaning done? Let us show you our favorite plant-based products, and what keeps us going when motivation is running low.

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bowl of creamy roasted red pepper rigatoni pasta topped with fresh parmesan cheese and basil
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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

With just five ingredients, dinner doesn’t get easier or more delicious than this creamy roasted red pepper rigatoni pasta. If you’ve got ten minutes and can open a jar, you can make this tonight.

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stir fried bok choy with garlic soy sauce and sesame seeds in a skillet
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Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy

In this ready-in-a-flash baby bok choy recipe, the tiny cruciferous bulbs are sautéed until just-done in nutty sesame oil, and finished with fresh garlic, a dash of soy sauce and red pepper flakes.

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