Her basic cookbook, then and now, has always been the 1963 Good Housekeeping Cookbook.
In more recent years, Mom has managed to track down additional copies of that exact same edition...
...and now my sisters and I all have our own.
The recipe presented below was adapted from the "Basic Baked Macaroni and Cheese" recipe from that cookbook.
Mac + Cheese is one of the things I have missed after going paleo a couple of years ago. I won't say I never made it again, but I have definitely gotten out of practice, with a recipe that had become something of a specialty. After discovering gluten-free pasta at my local Trader Joe's, I've made it a few times over the past several weeks, and I think I've managed to get my Mac + Cheese Mojo back.