Category Archives: recipes

Spanakopita – The Perfect Friday Finger Food

Spanakopita.  Say it.  Span-eee-kooo-peee-tah.  This delightful little Greek finger food packs a mean punch when it comes to flavor.  The word spanakopita literally means spinach pie.  You can buy them frozen and just pop them into the oven but they … Continue reading

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Baked Eggplant

My initial idea for this recipe was to cut eggplant into length-wise slices and bake them, then coat them with a thick layer of ricotta cheese mixed with garlic, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella, then roll them up tight, to … Continue reading

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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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My Intro to Bulgogi & Kimbap

The deli in my office building changed ownership a couple of months ago.  Now, phrases like “we sold out” and “it’s unbelievable!” are increasingly heard around the building.  Recently I went to the deli for turkey on wheat and got back on the elevator with an amazing array … 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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(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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