Tag Archives: CHEESE

Spanakopita Pie (with or without lamb)

Thanks to Costco, I had 2.5 pounds of spinach, and two 16-ounce blocks of feta in my fridge. And all I could think was SPANAKOPITA. But really, who has the time to layer phyllo dough? Instead, I came up with … Continue reading

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Oven-Roasted Tomato and Feta Pasta

I came across this recipe in a roundabout way, even though it took most of the rest of the world by storm. On a quarterly basis, the CEO of our company holds an update meeting. At the end, he and … Continue reading

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Cheesy Leek Rice

Recipe adapted from Taste. Here’s what you need: 3-4 large leeks 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/4 cup paella rice, or, risotto rice (aka Arborio) 1/2 cup white wine 4 cups broth or stock 1/4 cup chopped … Continue reading

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Baked Manicotti

This was my post-Passover feast. I really couldn’t stop eating it. So simple but so delicious. Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated. Here’s what you need: For the tomato sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 5 garlic cloves, minced or crushed Two 28-oz … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla ceci, aglio y olio (or just Fancy-Tasting Pantry Pasta)

Last night I was craving some flavorful, fancy-tasting pasta (probably because I’ve been marking interesting recipes in an Italian cookbook), but didn’t have man fresh ingredients. So, I came up with this recipe that’s heavy on stuff-on-hand, and it was … Continue reading

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Corn, Onion & Cheddar Chowder

Everyone raves about Ina Garten’s soup recipes, so I decided to make her corn and cheddar chowder. But, as I’ve found with many of her recipes, the ingredients are a bit fat and starch heavy, so I used her basic … Continue reading

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Pantry “Eggplant Parmesan”

It’s weird when you feel like ever word in a recipe should have quotes around it. During the pandemic, my niece, Julia, ate eggplant parmesan. My son, Simon, saw it on FaceTime, and requested that I too make eggplant parmesan. … Continue reading

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Sheet Pan Cauliflower Gratin

Ina Garten has some great recipes, including one for cauliflower toasts. However, in an attempt to eat more veggies and less bread, I made this into a lightened cauliflower gratin. And, the second time I made it–because it was quite … Continue reading

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Savory Leek, Dill and Cheese Kugel

I recently discovered this awesome cooking blog called The Splendid Table. It’s an American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio production, and has lots of delicious recipes. This one is modified from a recipe I found there. Hope you enjoy! Here’s what … Continue reading

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Tomato, Kale, Gruyere and Bread Casserole

If you want something hot, easy and loaded with veggies, give this French-style casserole a try! Here’s what you need: 2 bunches kale, stems removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 cup white wine … Continue reading

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