Cheese with a side of macaroni

This 52-year-old family recipe requires a generous amount of cheese with enriched macaroni, then finished with the crunch of bread crumbs and sweet paprika. It's comfort food just in time for our changing seasons.

Shannon M. Smurthwaite is a Southern California native, cookbook author, food columnist and freelance writer. Her blog: She and her husband, Donald, reside in Idaho. Email: