20 results for tag: Cheese


Sunshine Salads

Don't you just love the sunshine? I'm totally solar powered. I have to admit, I've been feeling a bit anti-social during the past few cold and dark winter months. And, I've been spending too much time at home eating my favorite comfort foods. Warm and bright days have been so good for my psyche and I'm feeling inspired again. This week I'm sharing three of my favorite (and delicious) slim-down salad recipes. Soon we'll be able to buy fresh spring and summer vegetables locally. Isn't it wonderful?Grilled Romaine Salad 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup whole milk or cream 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 1 tablespoon shallot, finely grated 1 ...

Let Them Eat Quiche!

Are you looking for a few new and easy brunch recipes? Try these! There's something for everyone – including ham, bacon, salmon, spinach, mushrooms, jalapenos and a variety of cheeses. Each quiche feeds six people. If you serve a variety, I suggest that you cut the slices a bit smaller so that your guests can try more than one offering. Happy Cooking!Ham and Cheddar Quiche1 (9-inch) deep-dish frozen pie crust, thawed3 large eggs, beaten1 cup milk1 cup chopped cooked ham1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese½ cup sliced green onion1 teaspoon Dijon mustardPrick bottom and sides of crust with a fork. Follow directions on package and bake until pastry ...

Stevie Wonder, Ruby Slippers & Hoop Cheese

Did you watch the all-star tribute to Stevie Wonder television special last week? It was wonderful! I was 12 years old when Stevie's album, Songs in the Key of Life, was at its peak. Listening to all of the old songs made me a bit homesick for my friends, my youth and the food that I grew up with.I heard somewhere that the music you listen to when you're in your early teens is the music that remains your favorite for all of your life. I believe that's true. I also think it's the same way when it comes to food. Every time I go home to Wilson, NC, I visit all of my favorite restaurants (even at the risk of gaining a few pounds) just because I can.Stev...

Christmas Potatoes

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, cheesy Christmas Potatoes! I'm always looking for new ways to serve potatoes. This easy recipe is sure to become a new Christmas tradition at our house. Loaded with cheese and creamy goodness, Christmas Potatoes are a cinch to make and will feed a crowd. The buttery corn flake topping is an added crunchy treat. Merry Christmas! Christmas Potatoes1 (30-ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed and drained1 (10-ounce) package frozen seasoning blend (onions, green peppers)2 cups sour cream1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of chicken soup1 teaspoon salt2 cups shredded sharp cheddar ...

Feeling Kind of Cheesy

If these yummy-looking sandwich photos have caught your fancy and you're thinking that you might be feeling kind of cheesy, before you even start to read this column, take a stick of salted butter out of the refrigerator so it can come to room temperature. Go ahead and do it. If you don't, when your stomach starts growling and you have to wait, you'll wish you had. I'll explain why later. Recently, I was at the salon with my beloved hair guru, Michael Petorock, and we were talking about one of our favorite restaurants (which shall remain nameless) in the North Carolina mountains. I was telling Michael that when Vince and I lunched there last August, ...

Barbeque Burger Casserole

This is a great casserole for kids — actually, for the kid in all of us. A dill pickle garnish makes the dish!   Barbeque Burger Casserole 2 pounds ground sirloin 1 medium sweet onion, chopped ¾ cup barbeque sauce ¾ cup ketchup 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream ¾ cup chopped green onions 1 (8-ounce) package wide egg noodles, cooked and drained 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Jack cheese, divided Chopped dill pickle Cook ground sirloin and onion in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no ...

Meatball & Cheese Stuffed Biscuits

Great cocktail food just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! I'm so sorry that I didn't have an opportunity to snap a photo of the yummy meatballs and gooey cheese inside these tasty biscuits. They were gone in a flash! They're easy to make and easy to eat. DELICIOUS!   Meatball and Cheese Stuffed Biscuits Serve with a side of warm marinara sauce for dipping. 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated Grands biscuits 8 frozen beef meatballs, thawed 4 pieces Mozzarella string cheese, cut into 16 pieces Olive oil Dried oregano Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Marinara sauce, for dipping Slice biscuits lengthwise only cutting about halfway through. Insert a meatball ...

Blooming Onion Bread

My brother and nephew were in town for a few days over the Christmas holiday. We all three love to cook and were able to spend some quality time together in the kitchen during their visit. I'd found the recipe for this tasty bread a few weeks ago and was anxious to give it a test. The boys were happy to help cook and to sample the results. Here's our version of the recipe with a few changes and additions. Blooming Onion Bread Wonderful as an appetizer or with a big bowl of beef chili! 1 (16-ounce) loaf sourdough bread, unsliced 16 ounces jalapeno-jack cheese, thinly sliced 1 cup butter, melted 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons poppy seeds 1 ...

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

  BUFFALO CHICKEN PASTA Easy and delicious! GREAT for a quick weeknight supper. 1 baked or rotisserie chicken 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 2 (10.5-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth 1 cup milk 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded ¾ cup buffalo chicken wing sauce (Texas Pete or Frank's) 1 cup chopped celery ½ cup diced onion 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimentos 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup crumbled blue cheese 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove chicken from the bone and shred; set aside. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine ...

Mexican Night!

Want an easy quick-fix dinner tonight? Try these delicious recipes!Queso Fundito with Chorizo Delicious and EASY! 16 ounces Mexican melting cheese (or Velveeta queso blanco) 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles or diced jalapenos 6 ounces Spanish chorizo links, casings removed, diced into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed Diced tomatoes Tortilla chips Place cheese in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat and stir until just melted; remove from heat. Add chiles and chorizo; stir to combine well. Pour cheese mixture into a prepared casserole dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until queso is bubbly. ...