Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pinwheel Steaks

In keeping with the “lose the muffin top!” theme, Mr. Cheese and I are really struggling to come up with some yummy high-protein dinners that are not over loaded with calories or carbs.  We are not necessarily cutting out carbs altogether, … Continue reading

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‘Blind’ Jamaican Beef Patties

Ja Mon!  For those of you who think I am cooking beef patties that are specifically for blind people, get lost already!  The meaning of ‘blind’ in the recipe title is all about having an idea of what the beef patties … Continue reading

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Ricotta Calzones

Last week, Mr. Cheese had a hankering for a good old fashioned calzone.  In keeping with my love affair with Cook’s Illustrated, we dug out the Italian Favorites issue and promptly went to work.  While I do love the theory behind … Continue reading

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Fried Basa with Red Peppers & Thai Chili Sauce

AMATEUR COOKS:  Pay attention.  This is an easy but delicious recipe!  We recently wanted to fry some catfish and make our own sweet Thai chili sauce, based on a calamari appetizer we tried at Ruth’s Chris Steak House last Friday.  Mr. Cheese … Continue reading

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Creamy Parsnip Stew w/Shrimp & Polish Sausage

The holidays left us fat and happy – and while I am not one to focus on the negative – the operative word there is fat.  So Mr. Cheese and I dug out some of our favorite cookbooks for inspiration … Continue reading

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Thincrust Pizza Dough: Attempt #2

The holidays came and went at the Cheese house and a beautiful time was had by all.  The kids converged on the home front for a few days and the Soldiercheese brought along his girlfriend.  We laughed, we cried, we made … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet … Continue reading

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