Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sit Back, Kick Your Feet Up & Enjoy a Gin Ricky

The gin ricky is our ‘go-to’ drink of the summer.  While we have found different versions, the Mr. Cheese and I prefer ours on the slushy side and one of my favorite things about the ricky, is that no sweeteners are involved.  When combined, the … Continue reading

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(Not Quite) Quiche with Bacon, Leeks & Sun-dried Tomatoes

I have a confession.  I cannot make a Quiche.  At least in the formal, French sense of the dish, which includes cream and such.  I am unable to produce an edible product following the traditional methods.  My end result looks … Continue reading

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You Win Some, You Lose Some: Stuffed Flounder (& the side dish that went awry)

I beamed with pride about this side dish.  I’d never seen it before in cookbooks and “wow, it’s going to fabulous!” Boy was I wrong!  A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Cheese and I made mock mashed ‘potatoes’ with cauliflower and the other … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Markets are Open! Support Local Agriculture and Eat Like a King!

For those of you who wish for fresher, bigger, juicier produce and don’t live near a farmer’s market that is open year-round, you’re in luck!  The vendors at your local farmer’s markets are setting up shop just in time, as the spring … Continue reading

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Jimmy Cracked Corn…Cakes!!

I love corn fritters, or really any fritter for that matter, especially when warm, and lightly sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar.  But this recipe takes the corn cake from dessert to side dish when you add ricotta cheese to the batter.  Take … Continue reading

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