I’m always looking for a delicious unconventional recipe to try. I was was recently given a copy of Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm, from MasterChef Season 1 winner Whitney Miller. The book has a lovely feminine, vintage feel and lots of beautiful photos. The recipes are Southern and, for the most part, simple. All of the recipes are true to Southern ingredients and flavor profiles but making them slightly healthier and more modern.
I was intrigued by one recipe – Cauliflower “Mac ‘n’ Cheese” because I am not a fan of cauliflower, but I love mac ‘n’ cheese 🙂 After trying this, it is sure to be a hit with kids and an awesome way to incorporate a vegetable that I wouldn’t normally serve. My daughter thought that there was cauliflower and macaroni in the dish based on the name and loved it. I would probably reduce the amount of milk in the dish for a slightly thicker sauce, but this was AMAZING!
Miller is actually in town tonight signing Modern Hospitality at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend’s Fashion Night Out celebration from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. She will also be signing her cookbook at Barnes & Noble at Preston & Royal from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. You should stop by and talk with her. She LOVES vegetables and baking!