Category Archives: Cheese

Try a Blintz for Brunch!

Traditionally, a blintz is kindofa cheese filled crêpe; but here, I’ve gotten rid of the flour in favor of an almond crust, and turned a Kraft Foods recipe into a tasty little gluten free treat for really any time of … Continue reading

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Parfait! Benedictine

Because this coming Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, and because folk do like to prepare ahead of time, I am adding a bonus Parfait! post today. Benedictine is a cream cheese spread that is said to be de rigueur for … Continue reading

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Parfait! Baked Brie With Pepper Jelly, Two Ways

Who knew, when I first published this recipe, that it would be the NUMBER ONE HIT on this little food blog thing-y? Certainly not me; I’ve seen a lot of Brie baked over the past several decades, and I thought … Continue reading

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Artichoke and Spinach Cream Sauce for Pasta

Oh, who am I kidding, this sauce is good for much more than just pasta. While it did work a treat over sausage and cheese ravioli, just picture it drizzled over a nice chicken paillard – mebbe sprinkled with a … Continue reading

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Hot Ham ‘n Cheeses Dip

See… I bought a ham for Christmas dinner and… well… we had a crap ton of very good pineapple basted honey ham leftover. What to do? Well, fortunately, there were still some holidaze events to attend to, so, why not … Continue reading

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Feta Pie

Whether for an appetizer course or lunch, this tasty little cheese pie will be a big hit with the folk you share it with. The only thing I will change the next time I make it will be to make … Continue reading

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Michigan Cheese Spread

Technically, the very nice lady and former coworker who gave me this recipe – years ago, now – calls this a cheese ball; but it has always worked better for me as a spread. Pretty frikkin’ fantastic with veggies, but … Continue reading

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Maple Pecan Cream Cheese

It was a beautiful autumn Sunday morning, and we had absolutely nothing planned for the day… well, except for Rich to prepare for two weeks of bidness travel; so, I resolved to take a bit of the sting of his … Continue reading

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Portland Style Potted Cheese

Who knew there were so many regional potted cheese spreads around? This particular version, based on Potted Judy from The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar in Portland, OR, is kinda interesting, I think, for the grated onion, the beer, … Continue reading

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My Take on Benedictine

May was just starting, and all the recipes started showing up in my email telling me exactly WHAT I needed to have on hand for Derby Day. Well, I wasn’t really in the mood for Mint Juleps (and I do … Continue reading

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