Cheese

Easy No-Boil Mac and Cheese

no boil mac and cheese

No-boil mac and cheese is a very simple concept – cover the macaroni with enough sauce that it cooks itself while it’s baking. Isn’t that brilliant? It also makes the mac and cheese more flavorful and “baked” tasting. Give it…

100 Years of Jam Making in Sierra Madre

apple butter sandwich

My friend Nic told me about a jam maker in Sierra Madre, California, and we decided to go visit his orchard and jam factory. They give free tours every Saturday. For over 100 years, E. Waldo Ward & Son has been making marmalade,…

Buffalo Burger & Cabernet Onions

buffalo burger

After a day of running around, I realized that I have no time to make what you might call a “Sunday night dinner” but I do have ground bison defrosting in the fridge, so I stopped by the market, grabbed…

A Port & Stilton Burger

port blue cheese burger

A simple grilled burger with melted blue cheese and a drizzle of port reduction. No embellishment and no usual toppings. This burger is for a purist and for one that loves beef. The sweetness of the port complements the strong…

Addicting Irresistible Fried Ravioli

fried ravioli

Before you start judging me, and I know you will if I didn’t stop you, I want to talk about just how amazing these ravioli are. THESE ARE AMAZING. Airy, breaded, flavorful, sinful, addicting… it may look heavy but it…

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

spinach artichoke dip

If I were ever given a chance to study the history of one dish, it would probably have to be the spinach and artichoke dip. Yes, it is that interesting to me. First of all, how did those two very different…