Jan 29, 2017

Burrata with Roasted Strawberries and a Giveaway

­ Fresh mozzarella is all the rage.  In salads, or appetizers, it can put a recipe over the top!  But let me tell you about a special variety that really shines.  It’s called Burrata–like in this Burrata with Roasted Strawberries and Red Wine Sauce.   Now at first glance, a ball of Burrata looks at a lot like fresh mozzarella.  But … Continue reading

Meatball & Mozzarella Appetizer

Dec 28, 2016

Easy Meatball & Mozzarella Appetizer

Whew!  Are you as tired as I am?  Rousing parties, holiday shows and fancy cooking are all fun–but non-stop activity can take a toll.  Even a food blogger can need a cooking break! So, with New Year’s Eve on the horizon, I am sharing a super easy meatball & mozzarella appetizer.  The idea comes from my teenage nieces who made … Continue reading

Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta in Window

Jun 9, 2016

Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta with Basil Drizzle

Gotta love summer entertaining.  From picnics to cookouts to toasting s’mores, the living is easy–and lots of fun!  My very favorite warm weather treat is drinks and appetizers on the patio. Charcuturie plates, cheese platters and trays of hors d-oeuvres like Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta are perfect go-to summer dishes!   Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta is an appetizer of prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and … Continue reading

Wild Ramp Goat Cheese Spread with crackers

Jun 2, 2016

Wild Ramp Goat Cheese Spread (with Ramp Alternative)

Wild harvesting is a joy—full of treasures from violets to berries.  Better still, it comes with a stroll in nature, even if just to the backyard! Spring is my favorite foraging season; after barren winter, an edible discovery is a wonder.  My most recent “find” is a small harvest of wild ramps which I used to make a Wild Ramp … Continue reading

Jan 21, 2016

Blue Cheese Roasted Vegetables

Aren’t roasted vegetables one of winter’s great dishes?  You start with something ordinary, even gnarly: twisted parsnips, boring carrots, gritty beets…  Give them a little time in a hot oven and it’s magic.  For something even more special, how about Blue Cheese Roasted Vegetables. Now I have absolutely no complaint about regular roast veggies.  Chop them, toss them with olive … Continue reading

Rosemary Tomato & Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Oct 8, 2015

Rosemary, Tomato, Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Sometimes when you go to extremes you end up back in the middle.  Even with tomatoes.  Now everyone knows how delightful seasonal vine-ripened tomatoes are, sliced into a salad or cut into a caprese! And as  a totally-not-fresh alternative, sun dried tomatoes are perfect to extend this joy into winter.  But when my sister mentioned Roasted Rosemary, Tomato, Goat Cheese … Continue reading

Greek Salad

Jul 26, 2015

CSA Greek Salad

Have you heard me whining (sorry) lately about being buried in CSA vegetables? Well, I still feel a little deer-in-the-headlights at the moment (have I mentioned I do two CSAs?). But I made a nice dent in the supplies today. I made a Greek Salad.  Topped with an an olive oil and lemon dressing and an array of fresh veggies–tomatoes, … Continue reading

Kohlrabi & Cheese Pasta, Served

Jul 16, 2015

Sneaky Kohlrabi & Cheese Fettuccini

Are all Moms sneaky? In my own defense, I did confess before my youngest took her first bite of Sneaky Kohlrabi & Cheese Fettuccini.  You see, grated kohlrabi looks EXACTLY like cheese when tossed into warm fettuccini! And even I appreciated the way it transformed into soft and creamy looking, telling myself, “What a rich dish you are eating!”  Gotta … Continue reading

Marinated homemade feta cheese

Dec 14, 2013

Extra Milk? Make Homemade Feta Cheese

Last week I made homemade feta cheese.  It arose out of a pre-Thanksgiving decision to buy extra milk.  With a couple kids home from college and Grandma visiting, I figured we’d go through a couple gallons more. Wrong.  We were even full up on milk jam (a caramel syrup made from milk and sugar), which is my kids’ first choice … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2013

Yes, You Can Make Chiles Rellenos at Home

Yes, you can make Chiles Rellenos at home.  (Even if you have failed before.) If by some chance you aren’t familiar with the mildly spicy Mexican dish, Wikipedia describes it as follows: “The chile relleno is a dish of Mexican cuisine that originated in the city of Puebla. It consists of a stuffed, roasted, fresh poblano pepper sometimes substituted with … Continue reading

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