Savory Cheddar Walnut Biscotti

Since I’m not a big fan of sweets I’m always on the lookout for snacks and appetizers that are on the savory side.  I’m not adverse to dipping a chocolate covered biscotti into a steaming cup of  rich, dark roast coffee, but when I saw this recipe in last week’s FOODday Section for a savory [Read More]

Potato, Walla Walla Onion and Gruyere Galette

Meat isn’t a big item on my weekly menus and often, especially during the summer when vegetables are so good and plentiful, I’m very happy with vegetables and a salad.  Tomatoes and potatoes are my favorites, and when I saw this recipe at Moveable Feasts there was no question that it was for me.  I’ve [Read More]

Open Face Baked Bean, Tomato and Cheddar Cheese Sandwich

My grandmother was a great cook – not a fancy one, but great nonetheless.  My grandparents lived in a small house on the farm where I grew up and I spent many hours beside her in her kitchen as she prepared  what was raised on the farm.  In true German fashion, nothing went to waste [Read More]

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

As summer approaches I’m on the lookout for new and different salads for the many barbecues and picnic that are ahead.  I look for recipes that can be made in advance, go well with grilled meats, and are alternatives to traditional mayonnaise based salads like potato and macaroni.  Sam, at My Carolina Kitchen, posted this recipe a few [Read More]

Cheddar Broccoli Soup ~ Revisited

01/01/10 How is this possible? I’m still getting used to the fact that we turned the century mark and are now in the two thousands. I always feel like the previous year flew by, but now I’m feeling that same thing about the past decade. I know, this is a sign of getting old. But, [Read More]

Pineapple Walnut Cheese Ball

Most of the dishes are done, leftovers carefully wrapped in the fridge, and wrappings and ribbons cleared away after a wonderful Christmas day yesterday with family. Although I won’t cook another large meal this week (that’s the plan anyway) I still want plenty of snacks on hand and meals that can go together quickly. This [Read More]

Canadian Bacon and Green Chile Quiche

What I love about quiche, in addition to it being an easy and very delicious dish, is that the pie can be made from what’s in the fridge and in my house may never turn out the same way twice, and that’s the fun of it! I use whatever bits of cheese I have, a [Read More]

Cheese Alert

If you are a regular Costco shopper like I am, you know that their cheese selection during the holiday season is great. I’ve tried many cheeses that I otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to try. When I saw this Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar from our own Tillamook Country Creamery I didn’t hesitate a [Read More]

Dungeness Crab and Cheddar Omelet

If the past week is an indicator of what the next few weeks are going to be like…it’s going to be a bumpy ride. I’ve been working nonstop and finally have several days off when I hope to catch up on some holiday shopping and at least get my decorations out of the garage and [Read More]

Two Favorites Become One on Foodie Friday

The witches fly Across the sky The owls go “Who? Who? Who?” The black cats growl and green ghosts howl “Scary Halloween to you” Nina Willis Walter I had all my ingredients together to make my favorite macaroni and cheese and had purchased a large head of cauliflower at the farmers market last weekend and [Read More]