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Salt-Baked Potatoes (and melty-roasted garlic) or Yes, This Blog is Still Alive

Yes, team, this blog is still alive.  I know, I know “where have you been?!”  Well, I’ve lost a job, gained a job, lost a sibling (;*(, gained a puppy, gained a son-in law, geeze, it’s been crazy busy.  Mr. Cheese … Continue reading

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Zing Up Your Lentil & Sausage Soup with Pesto!

If the word ‘zing’ had a definition specific to the food industry, I believe it would be “holy nuts Batman, that tastes incredible!”  The difference between being a good cook and being an incredible cook, at least in this Cheese’s humble opinion, … Continue reading

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Create Warm, Fall Flavors with Ingredients You Have on Hand!

Yesterday felt incredibly fall-like to me.  Maybe it was the crunchy leaves under my shoes or the mock ‘pumpkin patches’ being put up on every street corner.  I was craving something warm and soulful, hearty and earthy.  I went to the … Continue reading

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Sausage Fried Rice w/Homemade Soy Sauce

A couple of months ago, I was way too excited about buying some polish sausage from a friend and ended up with about 8 pounds of the stuff in my freezer.  It is some pretty incredible sausage, but it has … Continue reading

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Turkey Roll with Ham, Fontina and Creamy Tarragon Sauce

The weather is turning chilly enough for us to start playing with heartier, more fortifying ingredients.  For some reason, everything in me the other day wanted to make something with turkey.  Not a whole roasted bird or anything ground, but something different.  … Continue reading

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Grilled Pomegranate Chicken

Rarely do I cook with pomegranates or their juice, but this recipe reeled me right in.  Though the ingredient list is fairly short, the finished product is huge on flavor when you combine chicken that has marinated overnight in pomegranate-cranberry juice, caramelize that coating on … 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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Easter Tradition with a Twist: Classic vs. White Lasagne

While at the grocer’s the other day, I was feeling down about the kids being on their own and not having them here to dye Easter eggs with.  (During their teen years, I would dye all but two and the kids would each do one obligatory egg for mama).  My spirit perked up … Continue reading

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Wokery, Part III: Maple & Orange Glazed Salmon on Saffron Rice

To see this dish cooked up and plated on vibrantly colored saffron rice, was almost as much fun as eating it!  A quick, delicious dinner that can be enjoyed without the rice if you’re looking for a healthier alternative.  Maple & … Continue reading

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What is Your ‘Go To’ Food? OR The Best Damn Fried Egg Sandwich, Ever!

Every one has a ‘go to’ food.  For some, it’s that old staple of peanut butter and jelly from their childhood days, or the super easy to make ramen noodles, reminiscent of college days or summer breaks after swimming all day.  For … Continue reading

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