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Homemade Gorgonzola Cheese Crackers

Gorgonzola Crackers

Bright orange cheese crackers were one of my favorite school yard snacks growing up. These days, my tastes have changed slightly and I enjoy cheeses of many colors, but I still enjoy cheese crackers. Fortunately, I no longer have to rely on little, square orange crackers to get my fix because I can make them easily at home. These Homemade Gorgonzola Crackers are a little ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread

I enjoy soups all year round. During the summer, I tend to lean towards gazpacho or salmorejo, and other cold soups. Throughout the fall and winter, I prefer hot soups. No matter what type of soup I’m enjoying, I always pair it with a good bread that I can dip into the soup. On days when I want something a bit heartier than bread alone, ... Read More »

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that should be in everyone’s repertoire. The loaves are delicious and easy to make – and there are almost unlimited options for putting your own twist on the traditional recipe. The basic loaf is a plain bread that has a rich buttermilk flavor. It’s good on its own (served with butter and jam – my favorite), ... Read More »

What is ricotta cheese?

ricotta

Ricotta cheese is a fresh cheese with creamy, fine textured curds that is very commonly used in many types of recipes, from savory pasta dishes to decadent cheesecakes. The name “ricotta” translates to “recooked.” The cheese gets its name because it is made with the whey leftover from other cheesemaking processes, which is recooked with an acid until the proteins left in the whey come ... Read More »

Cheddar Onion Quick Bread

Cheddar Onion Quick Bread

Quick breads are breads that are made without yeast, hence they are “quick” to prepare. You probably think of banana bread or pumpkin bread when you think of a quick bread, as sweet quick breads are a brunch staple, but there are many savory quick  breads out there that make a nice addition to other meals – like this Cheddar Onion Quick Bread. The bread ... Read More »

Savory Parmesan Shortbread Squares

Parmesan Shortbread Squares

Shortbread is marked by its fine, crumbly and sometimes delicate texture, as well as its buttery flavor. They’re primarily made with butter and flour, and although they’re often served as dessert with coffee or tea, most shortbreads don’t have a lot of sugar in them. This means that they’re easily adapted into more savory applications, like this parmesan cheese-infused variation. This shortbread comes together very ... Read More »

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

When I was a kid, macaroni and cheese was one of my favorite dinners. I suspect that there are lots of former kids out there who would say the exact same thing. Everyone has a different “type” of macaroni and cheese that they favor. I know some people who like it go be gooey, with strings of melted cheese coming off of every forkful. I ... Read More »

Croque Madame

Croque Madame

Croque monsieur is (essentially, but perhaps not officially) french for “grilled ham and cheese sandwich.” It’s a very popular sandwich that has been around for just about a century, having first appeared on a restaurant menu around 1910. Gooey cheese, salty ham and buttered, toasted bread makes a great combination. It’s so popular that there are now lots of different variations on “le croque,” changing ... Read More »

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