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Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

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* 2 cup elbow pasta, cooked until almost al dente
* 16 ounce Cheddar cheese, 1/2 cubed, 1/2 shredded
* 8 ounce Monterey pepper jack cheese, cubed
* 2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon teaspoons salt
* 1/2 teaspoon teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
* 4 tablespoon sour cream
* 1 item large egg, beaten
* 1 cup cup heavy cream
* 1 cup half-and-half
* 4 item slices bread
* 1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, toss together pasta with the cheese cubes and pour into the baking dish. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, nutmeg and sour cream, egg, heavy cream and half-and-half. Pour over the pasta and cover with shredded Cheddar. Bake uncovered until top is just beginning to brown, about 35 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the bread into crouton-sized squares. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter, add cubes and toast until golden. Sprinkle the bread cubes on top of the macaroni and cheese and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

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