Tag Archive: cheese

Sep 01

Healthier macaroni and cheese

It's back-to-school time for all you parents out there. Well, those of you with school-age children. I'm not quite there yet. Anyhoo, I'm guessing back-to-school means schedules get crazier and bedtimes get earlier. It's probably tough trying to get a healthy, filling meal on the table for dinner. Something that your kids will actually eat.

May 13

Tomato-basil lasagna with prosciutto

Making lasagna always seems like a huge undertaking. There are so many different parts to assemble. Turns out, it’s really not that hard – especially with the advent of no-boil noodles! Just pull them out of the box and add them straight to the baking dish. Jarred sauce, packaged spinach and cured meat made this …

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Apr 07

Easter pizza piena

The great thing about Easter being so late this year is it’s giving me plenty of time to make all sorts of Easter recipes! This one would be perfect for an Easter breakfast or brunch. Or just to snack on while the kids look for their eggs.

Feb 28

Spinach gratin

So, I got the new Williams-Sonoma catalog in the mail a few days back and was pretty excited to see a big, juicy steak on the cover. Because I love steak! And, more generally, I love steakhouses. Which is probably because my taste in food is pretty basic, and steakhouses generally serve pretty basic fare …

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Jul 12

Bison burgers with avocado relish


Have you ever tried ground bison meat? Tastes just like beef! (Bet you thought I was going to say chicken.) And according to the experts, it’s healthier too. Antibiotics and growth hormones are not given to bison, according to the U.S.D.A, and it is much lower in fat and calories than both beef and chicken. …

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Jun 03



Every time Larissa posts recipes for more-or-less authentic Dutch dishes, I get the urge to cook up something that reflects my own heritage. But then I think about all the weird things that Filipinos have been known to eat — like stew made out of pig entrails and blood and boiled bird embryos — and …

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Apr 26

Eggs en cocotte

Spinach, tomato and cheese wait patiently for some egg action.

You are looking at the most adorable breakfast ever: eggs baked in ramekins! The name of this dish is actually eggs en cocotte, which is odd, because shouldn’t it be oeufs en cocotte? I mean, if you’re going to be all ooh-la-la about it, why not go all the way? The only plausible explanation I …

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Mar 17

Potato, cauliflower and cambozola cheese gratin

Potato, cauliflower and cambozola cheese gratin. With basil!

You know what’s tasty about this potato, cauliflower and cambozola gratin? EVERYTHING!!! It was actually inspired by a really great dinner I had the other night at Thomas Hill Organics in Paso Robles. We started off with some cauliflower panna cotta and grilled bread, and then I had a huge steak (never had grass-fed beef …

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Mar 10

Crustless quiche


Now that I get a delivery of fresh vegetables each week, I’m trying to come up with different ways of using them. During my search for recipes using broccoli, I found several that recommended a quiche. Great idea!

Feb 28

Three-cheese macaroni


A couple of weeks ago, my coworker Jen – she of the popular Pet Tales column – asked if I had any good recipes for macaroni and cheese. Apparently she had just bought a pre-made serving of the classic pasta at a grocery store for lunch, and, well, it was disgusting. I had, in fact, …

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