When Cassandra Vanhooser, the former editor at Southern Living Magazine, agreed to do the keynote talk at this weekend's Roanoke Regional Writers Conference she had one stipulation. My friend Catherine Mosley, who recruited Cassandra for us, had mentioned that I make "world class mac 'n' cheese" (the quotes are mine because I would not have been so faint with the praise.
I agreed and here's the result, a personal iron-skillet-sized (6-inches) portion just for Cassandra.
The key ingredient? A quarter cup of bacon grease. Mmmmmmmmmm. Southern Cooooooooking.