Mrs. Watts Humphrey's Macaroni - Recipe



Mrs. Watts Humphrey's Macaroni

1/2 lb. Macaroni

Salt to taste

Butter the size of a large egg

1/4 - 1/2 lb. grated cheese

1 tablespoon of mustard

1 cup of cream 

Buttered bread crumbs


Cook macaroni until barely tender, then drain. Add salt, butter and grated cheese. Mix mustard with cream and mix thoroughly with macaroni mixture. Put in a baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake slowly until golden.


Watts Humphrey shown as number 19.


Caroline Magoffin Humphrey was the mother of George M. Humphrey, Eisenhower's Secretary of Defense. She was responsible for Saginaw's first milk ordinance and worked to further interest in good music. Her husband was a partner in the law firm of Humphrey & Grant. Mrs. Humphrey noted that this was a recipe "as used in the family of Adeline Patti's father."  

This recipe comes from Savoring Saginaw cookbook written by Jean Beach and Patricia Shek that chronicles 150 years of secret family recipes in Saginaw County.