We are into the part of the year where gatherings are sure to happen more frequently than in the earlier months of the year. Football is here, Halloween is right around the corner and the holiday season will be in full swing until the beginning of 2013.Small bites of food seem to be in vogue in the form of tapas, mini desserts and sliders. Having a variety of items in smaller portions allows more options for guests with an aversion to a particular dish, ingredient or style of food.One of my favorite bites to serve, and to eat, are these deep fried mac and cheese bites. Simple to make, using either this basic homemade recipe or – dare I say it – boxed mac and cheese.The key is to make the mac and cheese the night before to allow it to set. Then it can be cut into small bite size cubes, battered and deep fried. In this version, I snuck some greens in to complement the salty silvers of pepperoni, but anything can be added in proportion to the dish.For more “Party happy comfort bites” visit www.cheftroy.net.