Tag Archives: Cook

Yes, This Blog is Still Alive. (part II)

Where do I even start?  I have not cooked a solid meal at home in um, well, probably since Christmas.  I made lasagne.  Because I make it every year.  Because my grandma did and if I don’t, who will?  I … 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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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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Brownies & Strawberry Preserves

I recently took a cue from this guy and used  Hammy’s 2 quarts of fresh strawberries to make homemade preserves.  Either I am really, really good at cooking or preserves are very easy to make.  Hammy even said partway through the cooking process “if this works, you are … Continue reading

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Curried Carribean Chicken w/ Mango Salsa

Most of us have a membership to those super-warehouse stores that sell cheese, butter and the like in 10 pound blocks.  Mr. Cheese cannot exit our local big box without spending a couple hundred dollars and last week was no exception.  I came home … Continue reading

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Yes Hammy, that IS Cauliflower! or Mock Garlic Mashed ‘Potatoes’

I have writer’s block.  When you have writer’s block, they tell you to sit with a blank piece of paper and a pencil, or in the year 2011, a computer and some fingers – and just start writing/typing away.  Just write whatever … 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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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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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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Does This Calzone Make My Ass Look Big?

My dietary intake has been horrendous, lately.   Not with food that tastes horrible, but with amazing food that is horrible for the waistline.  Friday I skipped eating altogether until about mid-afternoon at Maggiano’s, where I attended a ‘ladies lunch’.  A … Continue reading

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