From the cooking-simple to those of us with gourmet ambitions, we all want to impress in the kitchen, but sometimes we need a little help. Luckily, there’s The Hot Plate, the cooking show for the rest of us. The M.O.? Quick, easy recipes to impress everyone from a first date to your roommates to your snotty in-laws. Whether you’re packing for a pot luck or feeding fifteen of your nearest and dearest, The Hot Platehas got you covered. Every week, we’ll be featuring a new video to help you whip your culinary skills into shape.

This Week: Mac And Cheese
When the weather outside is frightful, the fire is delightful, sure. But you know what’s more delightful? Creamy, gooey, piping hot Mac and Cheese! But let’s be honest-the stuff in a box fails to inspire. Enter Amanda, host of The Hot Plate, with this mouth-watering recipe for Mac and Cheese, and a gourmet trick to save you time and money. Watch and learn!