Tag Archives: cheese

Crisp and creamy white bean tortilla rolls

Now that Greek yogurt is available darned near everywhere, I’ve been experimenting with its savory side.  I’ve used it instead of sour cream in ranch dressing. I’ve whisked it with a touch of mayo and a spoonful of dijon mustard to … Continue reading

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Potato-ham gratin with shallots and cheddar

Here’s what I dream of lately*: Gentle ocean breezes. The scent of lilacs in full bloom. The warmth of the sun on my face. My whole face, not just the tip of my nose, which is the only exposed body … Continue reading

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uber-broccoli soup with cheddar

I apologize for posting two soups in a row, but this is soup season, isn’t it? This is one of the first recipes I created when I moved to Boston after college. It’s evolved over the years, but remains one … Continue reading

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Cheddar and black pepper skillet focaccia

A mild Pinterest addiction can really come in handy. My current hairstyle, our recently painted beet-red front door, the necklace I made and am wearing right now — all courtesy of ideas found on Pinterest. Mostly I pin recipes.  One-Hour … Continue reading

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Roasted tomato and farro gratin

A few weeks ago, on a whim (and because Deb Perelman never steers me wrong), I tried Smitten Kitchen’s Slow-Roasted Tomatoes. They’re drier than the oven-roasted tomatoes I’d made before, but more moist than sun-dried tomatoes. The flavor is sweet, … Continue reading

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Sharp cheddar and summer vegetable tart

When considering what to make for dinner these days, I’m building meals around vegetables. My peppers, chiles, and tomatoes are all producing madly. I do want to roast some of the tomatoes to stash in the freezer, but for now … Continue reading

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Spinach-scallion egg rolls with chicken

Calzones continue to defeat me. I’ve got the filling down, but there always tends to be too much bread. When I saw this recipe for oven-baked egg rolls (bless you, Pinterest!) it called to me. “You could use that same … Continue reading

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Turkey tamale pie for Pi Day

In honor of Pi Day (3/14), I decided to join the masses (including my son’s advanced physics class) and make pie. Since I have not yet succeeded at my goal to achieve perfect piecrust, I went with one of Luke’s … Continue reading

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Mac & cheese with a panko crust

Today’s post will be fast and dirty, because my brother-in-law Steve requested this recipe and I leave tomorrow morning for Portland, Oregon. We served this mac and cheese to Steve and his family a few days ago. I made a … Continue reading

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Tomato-pesto grilled cheese

  A fast lunch with summer’s bounty: just-picked tomatoes and homemade pesto. I grew up eating grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches. Luke is a huge pesto fan; his go-to snack or quick lunch is grilled cheese with pesto-slathered bread. The … Continue reading

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