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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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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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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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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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A Mouthful of Lumpy Goodness or Ricotta Gnocchi w/Creamy Tomato Sauce

I recently fell in love with Cook’s Illustrated magazine.  In fact, I have already alerted Mr. Cheese that a year’s subscription would be at the top of my Christmas wish list.  Fortunate enough to purchase my first ever issue a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Keeping it Simple: Salmon & Creamy Mustard Sauce

One of the quickest, easiest go-to dinners for us on a busy evening, is salmon.  It takes seconds to brush a thick piece down with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and pop it under the broiler on low, … Continue reading

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It’s Italian Week on Tossing the Swiss!

In the interest of honoring the tomato, though my tomato crops were awful this year, and since I am craving all-things-italian, I have dubbed this week Italian Week, here at ‘The Swiss’.   I will start with my go-to red sauce which … Continue reading

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Chicken Masala

Here is my (insanely good) variation of my buddy Prashanth’s dish and Aarti’s South of the Border Prawn Masala, sans prawns.  I was impressed when Prashanth, who did not concern himself with specific measurements, just rattled off the ingredients to me … Continue reading

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