This is delicious and definitely ranks as high-end comfort food. It has a lot of what I refer to as "moving parts" and is not a dish I'd make regularly. Still, it was a great excuse to have something completely indulgent and I'm glad I tried it!
I'm giving this recipe 3 stars. It was just OK for us. I think it is a creative use of ingredients but the combination of spices just wasn't to our liking. I did enjoy the combination of cheeses. However, I would melt the cream cheese in with the milk so so the small cubes would melt completely. I liked adding some of the cheese to the top, but the cream cheese did not melt completely this way and I ending up having to mix it all in with the pasta anyway while it was broiling. Good luck in the contest, Chef!