Culinary prescriptivism has no place in a conversation about macaroni and cheese. From the fanciest of béchamel-based macs to a pot of Velveeta and shells, I firmly maintain there's no wrong way to make or eat pasta covered in cheese sauce. If pressed though, I'll always choose oven-baked over stove-top mac. The appeal of crunchy edges and burbling cheese sauce is undeniable -- and once you free yourself from the prison of breadcrumb-only toppings, the possibilities are endless. Let's get indulgent, friends.