Tag Archives: Cheese

Spinach and Artichoke dip with Shrimp

Each year my husband and I throw a shrimp fest, yes, you heard that right, a festival of potluck style dishes that include shrimp in some way.  This year folks went over the top and now I have a whole host of new recipes that I’ll eventually need to make and post on here on […]

Pesto Gnocchi

It’s Marathon Monday here in Boston, a day where the city pauses and the entire 26.2 mile race course is filled with cheering crowds. Today the weather for the marathon was abysmal, but that didn’t stop runners from charging ahead. Many folks in Boston have a specific intersection that they call their own for watching this race, but […]

Mushroom Barley Risotto [Instant Pot]

Meet the newest member of our clan, Toby! His first day at home has been filled with romps around the snow-filled yard, naps in various parts of the house, and an excessive amount of snuggles. We are in HEAVEN!  For those who read the blog, Toby has not yet met Truffles and Cheese (our two […]

Tomatillo Chicken and Rice [Instant Pot]

Sunday dinners are a special time of the week.  It marks the end of a restful weekend and indicates the transition back into the work week.  For food lovers like myself, Sundays are often filled with meal prep and the opportunity to make a large batch of food that can be reheated throughout the week. […]

Pesto Chicken over Spaghetti Squash [Upgraded]

Well, the day has finally come when I’ve learned how to make my recipes printable! This is a true construction zone and I would love your feedback and/or thoughts as I work on these upgrades. The recipe below is an upgraded version of an experiment we posted last week with the addition of a white […]

Berry Smothered Baked Brie with Pistachios and Honey

Girls weekend was another smashing success complete with new puppies, a 90s dance party, and every type of cheese and wine. This year, for our 9th annual trip, we went down to Charlottesville, Virginia to see our friend’s amazing new house. She lives just outside of the city nestled between a hub of stunning wineries […]

Sausage and Broccoli Make-Ahead Strata

I’ve seen many make-ahead breakfast bakes posted this week and I fully understand why this is a well loved and well utilized tradition around the holidays.  I remember my mother first making  this strata for Christmas in 2013 when we hosted my husband’s parents for a holiday feast.  She used this recipe from King Arthur […]

Baba’s Pirohi

Christmas Eve in our family holds some of my favorite traditions of the year. Growing up we visited my Baba and Pop for Christmas Eve dinner where they prepared a Ukrainian 12 course feast that’s been served for generations. The story below contains my reflections on this meal combined with excerpts from a similar essay […]

Bacon Mac & Cheese with a Chipotle Panko Crust

Yes, this dish was as good as it sounds, and yes, we had it for dinner between TWO thanksgiving feasts! On Thanksgiving day we visited my sister-in-law’s parents. Friday was Snacksgiving 2017, which featured this here mac and cheese, and then Saturday was Thanksgiving with my fam.   Families and holidays can be filled with […]

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

There is a deep joy that comes with seeing friends who you’ve known for many years. This afternoon I had brunch with some of my college friends and we laughed, we drank, we reminisced, and we put a lady-vacation onto the calendar.  Anyone have suggestions for Montreal or Quebec? We are heading there in April! […]