Thought it would be fun, since we have members from around the world, for people to post their favorite recipes, and because i love to cook i'm always looking for new dishes to try. Here's one to start that I love It's addictive and very filling, one of those dishes you pop the button on your jeans and unzip them half way before eating. Grown up Mac N Cheese Ingredients 16 oz Elbow Macaroni noodles Italian flavored bread crumbs 12 oz bacon 16 oz Velveeta Jalapeno cheese 8 oz Mild Cheddar cheese, shredded 8 oz Colby Jack cheese, shredded 1.5 cup milk (360 mil) 1 tsp Salt 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp Garlic Powder or 4 fresh cloves 1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder 1 tsp Dried Oregano or 1 Tbsp fresh Oregano 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper Directions Preheat oven to 375 F ( 190 C ) Lightly coat the cake pan with non-stick spray, or use a non-stick pan. Cook the bacon so it's medium rare, it will cook more in the oven. then chop the bacon into small pieces. Add water per the macaroni noodle package instructions to a large pot. Add 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp Olive oil to the water, bring to boil and add the noodles. Cook the noodles half the time as instructed on the package, fully cooked noodles will be overcooked when put in the oven. While the water is waiting to boil, cut the Velveeta into small cubes so it melts faster. Then in a sauce pan on medium heat add the milk, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, and the cubed Velveeta. Stir often to keep the mixture from scalding. Once the Velveeta is mostly melted add 4 oz of both the Cheddar and Colby Jack cheese, the remaining seasonings (paprika, garlic, etc.) and half of the chopped bacon. Stir the mixture so all the seasonings are spread evenly throughout. Cook this mixture until all the cheese has melted, the mixture should be somewhat thick and creamy, not runny. By this time the noodles should be done cooking. Turn the burner off, drain the noodles, do not rinse, then return them to the large pot. Put the noodles and pot on the hot burner and add the cheese mixture. The residual heat from the cooling burner will help keep the cheese mixture from firming up. Fold in the noodles to the cheese mixture. Try not to over stir and break the noodles. Pour the mixture into the cake pan, spread evenly. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the cheese and noodle mix, so there's a thin layer over it all, you'll want to be able to see the noodles and cheese through the breadcrumb layer. Sprinkle the remaining bacon evenly over the breadcrumbs, then top with the remaining cheese. Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. remove from oven and let it rest for 5 minutes for the cheese to firm up inside a bit, then serve.