This recipe goes back a long way, it was my neighbor Cookie's(Kathleen) favorite macaroni & Cheese recipe. She loved it so much, I named it after her in my cookbook. She was my neighbor for almost 20 years, and suddenly passed away last year. Each time I make this recipe, I am reminded of her and the love, bond and friendship that we shared for all those years. Each time I made this I always had to share with her. Here is to you Cookie, thanks for the wonderful memories that we shared together. This recipe & so many others always remind me of you. You are greatly missed but not forgotten.
1Precook macaroni in large pot according to package direction, but ONLY FOR HALF OF THE ALLOTED TIME. Usually about 4 minutes. But read the instruction on box.
When the cooked time has elapsed, drained macaroni, and add 1 tablespoon olive oil, and toss to coat.
2Spray a slow cooker liner with non stick cooking spray. In a large bowl combine macaroni, butter, green onions, 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, 1 cup of colby cheese, both milks, eggs salt, pepper & garlic powder. Stir to mix.
3Pour mixture into slow cooker, and cook on high for 1 hour. Stir. Then add remaining cheeses, cover and cook for an additional hour STIR IF NECCESARY.Sprinkle with parsley flakes if desired just before serving.
4VARIATION: Can also cook on LOW SETTING for 4-5 hours, but WATCH & STIR IF NEEDED to prevent sticking. May also omit green onions if desired.