Category Archives: sauces

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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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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Ginger Scallion Chicken (ahem, on a can)

While doing research for a cook book, I discovered an editorial review for the book Momofuku, written on Amazon.  The review included a recipe by David Chang himself, for some crazy-good ginger scallion sauce for noodles.  I just had to make it.  I printed, I planned, I drooled … Continue reading

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Salmon with Lemon & Fennel Cream Sauce

Living in one of the greatest wine-producing states in the country, Mr. Cheese and I took the opportunity to introduce our daughter Cheese to her first ever wine tasting.  Last Saturday found us at the Williamsburg Winery.  We walked through the dark cellars, … Continue reading

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Chinese Five Spice Shrimp & Chicken

As you may have guessed, Chinese Five Spice is not one spice, but exactly as it sounds – a mixture of five spices.  According to most any food authority you might consult, you will learn that it is comprised of five tastes:  … Continue reading

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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple, Fontina & Chives

As simple and insanely delicious as this recipe is, it has been a long time coming. It took Mr. Cheese and I a while to perfect the cooking of the pork tenderloin. I have never been a fan. For me, … 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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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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