Category Archives: Cheese

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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Spicy Pimiento Cheese Spread

We were watching the barefoot contessa while eating lunch (as one does), and Ina was visiting Stinky Brooklyn to sample their very interesting take on pimiento cheese. I found the recipe on the interwebs, then got to thinking (as one … Continue reading

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Parfait! Manicotti Crêpes

While out east visiting my sister, I proudly presented her with a ‘crêpe rake’ – a simple kitchen gadget that I find makes the act of forming nice looking crêpes a snap. Of course, being my big sister, her crêpes … Continue reading

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Sweet Chili Sauce With Grilled Halloumi

Most of us have our go-to chef resources; my sister is currently relying on Giada and the barefoot contessa. I tend to bounce around a bit, lately coming to appreciate Giada’s work, also lately coming into a deep respect and … Continue reading

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Corn Queso

Creamy and nicely cheesy, this hot dip is perfect to munch with corn chips, or mebbe drizzle over enchiladas – tho’ you’re gonna wanna make extra, ’cause it will go quickly! Good thing it all comes together in next to … Continue reading

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Horseradish Brie Spread

We were planning a getaway in one of our favorite places; and I was checking out likely restaurant menus on line when I came across the mention of a pastrami sammich with house made horseradish brie. I was intrigued. I … Continue reading

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