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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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