Tag Archives: cheese

Uncle Charlie’s Trick

Here is a different way to finish a risotto from my Uncle Charlie’s repertoire. I made a mushroom risotto and instead of using Romano cheese at the end I used two tablespoons of mascarpone. The final result was very rich, … Continue reading

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Romano

Sometimes we think: ‘What can we possibly do with potatoes that we haven’t done before?’ The answer usually involves cheese. Twice-Baked Potatoes with Romano 4 medium Russet potatoes (about a pound) 4 tbsp butter 1/4 cup grated romano about a … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Spread

This is a very simple basic cheese spread. It can easily be turned into a salad dressing by adding enough buttermilk to thin it out. The spices can also be adjusted to turn it into a sauce for any number … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Valentine’s Day to Remember

This meal should make him and her very happy. The appetizer and main course are on the heavier side, but the dessert is lighter. Don’t forget the bubbly. Smoked Salmon Roulade Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks Twice-Cooked Potatoes Balsamic Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Chocolate Champagne … Continue reading

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Cheesey Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Before our kitchen remodeling started, the kitchen relocation project was well underway shepherded by the female half of this duo. The contents of that room have been spread to far-flung parts of the house. Champagne flutes? Katherine’s closet. Bundt pan? … Continue reading

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Homemade Ricotta

This is a very easy cheese to make and takes very little time. Below is a simple step by step. After crunching the cost of the ingredients and time versus buying already prepared the store bought came out $.75 cheaper. … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Eat Your Broccoli

We love broccoli, but smother it with cheese and wrap it in meat and we love it even more! Here’s a round of comfort food to beat the winter blues. Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf Hasselback Potatoes Apple Barley Pudding

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Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon

This dish makes a nice side with steak or can be a meal in itself. If serving as a starter or side, one heart of romaine will serve two people. The dressing is tangy and a bit addictive. Splurge on … Continue reading

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Portabello “Pizzas”

This is a great lunch that comes together pretty quickly. And it’s a great excuse to drink red wine in the middle of the day. Portabello Pizzas 3-4 portabello mushrooms 3-4 oz goat cheese 1 tbsp fresh oregano, diced 1 … Continue reading

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Red Bell Pepper and Sausage Quiche

As the photo illustrates this is a layered quiche. It is also really tasty. Sausage and Red Bell Pepper Quiche 1 pie crust 2 mild sausages cut from their casings 1 large red bell pepper diced fine 1 anaheim pepper … Continue reading

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