Category Archives: Cheese

Pasta ‘Ncasciata

On a recent Today show episode (12/3/20), we saw Michael Gulotta, owner and chef at his restaurants MOPHO and MayPop in New Orleans, making a dish handed down from his Sicilian aunt. The dish is pasta ‘ncasciata, and the name … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Cacio e Pepe

Now that brussels sprouts are the size of small cabbages, we use them frequently as a vegetable side dish. This recipe is called brussels sprouts cacio e pepe, a nod to the famous pasta dish in the city of Rome. … Continue reading

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Glazed Meatloaf

Here is an improvement on the humble meatloaf. Not a fan? Well, we recommend you give this recipe a look. Julia Collin Davison of America’s Test Kitchen fame, shared this recipe recently on the Home & Family show on the … Continue reading

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Mini BBQ Chicken-Cornbread Muffins

This appetizer also came from Kraft® Food and Family, Summer 2017. We again include the ingredients and directions for those readers who may not be able to find the recipe at kraftrecipes.com. We made the cornbread mini-muffins from scratch rather … Continue reading

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Eggplant Pizza

Recently we celebrated with family, friends, and neighbors (not mutually exclusive categories, of course!). The menu was an attempt to provide an eclectic summer smorgasbord. We’ll let you decide how well we did. The first appetizer uses slices of eggplant … Continue reading

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Pasta with Broccoli, Peas, Mushrooms and Tomatoes

“Healthy” foods are all the rage, and we sometimes wonder what all the fuss is about. Foods are healthy if they are consumed in reasonable portions, taking account that some foods have higher caloric content by weight (so-called caloric density). … Continue reading

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Chicken-and-Cheese Enchiladas

We made these enchiladas to have a break from Turkeyfest. This recipe uses tomatillos, the husked Mexican fruit, which is the basis for many Latin American green sauces. Despite their name, tomatillos are not “little green tomatoes,” but are a … Continue reading

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Stuffed Shells

We made this recipe recently because (You guessed it!) we wanted to use up some overflow tomato sauce from a recent batch we were freezing for later use. The recipe is from the September 2012 issue of Family Circle. Here … Continue reading

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California Seven Layer Dip

We made this recipe for the four young guys who came over to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. We have made this recipe before and the results have always been well received. The recipe goes together quickly from simple … Continue reading

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Toad in a Hole

This is an English recipe, often served for breakfast. Legend has the name is derived from the resemblance of the sausages sticking out of the batter to that of a toad sticking out of a hole. The story goes that … Continue reading

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