Secret ingredient in mac and cheese: nutmeg. OK, so maybe it’s not so secret anymore. That’s OK. I’m not big on secrets. Especially with cooking.
I’m not sure who told me about this but a quick Google search will confirm that it’s not that obscure. The nutmeg gives your mac and cheese a warm, sweetish, woody flavor. Nutmeg is more complex than cinnamon. Cinnamon is all sweet and cute. Nutmeg has attitude and a little more flair. Of course I love them both, but not in my mac and cheese. I can’t quite imagine cinnamon there.
Give it a try. Start with a tiny bit, like 1/8 teaspoon and see if you like it. I think it’s best when people look at you and say “What’s in there?” If they know it’s nutmeg, you’ve probably added too much. 🙂
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