I like this recipe because I can mix it together, put it in the oven and not worry about noodles boiling over while taking care of our twins. The timing for stirring the dish while baking isn't critical. This recipe was inspired by some other macaroni and cheese recipes I found on RecipeZaar while looking for something to do with cottage cheese (#251829 and #107973). It's a hit with our kids and my husband enjoys it, too. I use gluten-free noodles, you'll have to adjust the liquid and timing if you use standard wheat noodles. The cottage cheese will liquefy while baking so don't add too much liquid at first. I use a 10" square Corning Ware dish, a slightly larger dish would be better because sometimes it bubbles over a little before I remove the lid.