Monthly Archives: November 2010

March of the Marzipan Mice

‘Tis the season and the calendar tells me that tomorrow is December 1st, which can only mean two weeks from Friday is our office holiday party (woot!) and Christmas Eve is just one week away from that.  I’m sure you … Continue reading

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A New Twist on a Holiday Staple: Sweet Potato Salad

We had our Thanksgiving potluck at the office last week and my friend Don, who is known for bringing in such unusual dishes as pasties, outdid himself.  He made what he referred to as a ‘Montana staple’ and dubbed it Sweet … Continue reading

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Playing With Food: Steak Sambuca I

While Mr. Cheese and I are still on our ‘let’s eat less carby stuff’ kick, I am finding it difficult to come up with dinners that aren’t just the same old hat, like chicken (“we had that 2 days ago!”)  … Continue reading

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Swordfish Meets The Mecca of Flavor: Creamy ‘Tossing the Seafood’ Sauce! (yes, it is that good)

I am here to tell you that I wanted to throw my plate against the wall tonight in a fit of OH MY GOD IT’S SO GOOD I CAN’T EVEN LOOK AT IT frenzy when I tasted the sauce I … Continue reading

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A Mouthful of Lumpy Goodness or Ricotta Gnocchi w/Creamy Tomato Sauce

I recently fell in love with Cook’s Illustrated magazine.  In fact, I have already alerted Mr. Cheese that a year’s subscription would be at the top of my Christmas wish list.  Fortunate enough to purchase my first ever issue a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Link Love for Foodies II

Although I am not much of a baker, I recently saw this website advertised in a magazine and decided to look it up.  They have a gazillion (ok, more like 30) kinds of cookie cutters ranging from the complete alphabet, to … Continue reading

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Short Rib Tacos (use your slow-cooker!)

While huffing it at the gym a couple weeks ago, I flipped the tv channel to (what else?) the Food Network and happened upon the middle of a show with Marchela Valladolid called Mexican Made Easy.  Who knew?!  When did this … Continue reading

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