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Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese: When Persistence, Perseverance, and Nagging Prevails.

Two nights ago┬áI committed the ULTIMATE faux pas. I ate leftovers when I got home from work and had the majority of the meat. When Confluent Boyfriend came home, he went for the leftovers too. At that time he discovered … Continue reading

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Alfredo… You’re doing it wrong.

Last week a couple of co-workers were talking about food (so naturally my ears perked up) and how to construct a proper alfredo. It got me to thinking about alfredo, and how I used to think that I didn’t like … Continue reading

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Bacon-tastic! :-D

So, this weekend I hit up the asian market .. and imagine my shock when I found that pork belly was on sale. Naturally I picked up twice as much as I wanted, and decided to try different bacon type … Continue reading

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Homemade Pizza: Uncharted Territory

Now that I’m rich in cheese, I’ve gotta do something to go through it. Per special request from Roy, I went the direct route with some pizza. Which was new for me. I’ve done the ‘buy the dough at the … Continue reading

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Since (wo)man can’t live on cheese alone…

I submit for your approval.. taco night. ­čÖé ┬áI found a recipe for flour tortillas online a while back, but when I actually made them, they ended up being more like a chalupa. They rise a tad bit when fried. … Continue reading

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Fresh Mozzarella – The Impatient Cheesemaker’s Best Friend

I broke out my cheese making supplies today. I made a nice fresh mozzarella, which is SUPER simple to make. ┬áYou start with a gallon of ┬ápasteurized whole milk (unpasteurized if you have a cow). Be sure not to get … Continue reading

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Gorgonzola – The Michael Jordan of cheeses..

So tonight I made a mushroom ravioli with a sage and brown butter sauce. It was subtle.. and I have determined that I’m not a huge fan of sage and brown butter sauce. Tonight the story isn’t really about the … Continue reading

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