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Melt Away the Stress of Holiday Entertaining

I have a rather large family, and they all love to eat. We divide and conquer on the holidays, with different family members hosting certain holidays. My holiday to host is Christmas Day. (My mother gets Christmas Eve, the most sought-after holiday. Apparently, I haven’t earned it yet. I’m not bitter or anything.) My wife [...]

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Perfected

Crispy and melty are no more typified than in America’s greatest culinary accomplishment, the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Who thought up such a wonderful combination, bread, butter and melted cheese? Pure culinary genius! The first signs of what we know as the Grilled Cheese sandwich surfaced around the 1940′s. Cheese toasties – open faced grilled cheese [...]

Put Some Cheese in Your Gravy

Thanksgiving is a time to be reflect on all the things we’re thankful for throughout the year. It’s also a time to immerse ourselves in some seriously wonderful food! One of my favorite foods to eat during the Thanksgiving feast is gravy. It brings all the fabulous Thanksgiving food together into a harmonious plate. Because [...]

Give Thanks for Cheese

My all-time favorite holiday is Thanksgiving: A day set aside to give thanks to the bounty of the harvest. Just as the weather starts to get chilly and hearty appetites are sparked, this beautiful autumn holiday rolls in with potatoes in every form, roasted squashes, Brussels sprouts, and of course, crispy turkey with heaps of [...]

What’s The Difference in Cheese?

I love all cheese. Goat, cow, sheep: It all tastes delicious. But have you ever wondered what accounts for the difference in taste between the three? The key to the difference in flavor and texture comes from the fact that each animal eats in a unique way. Contrary to popular belief, goats don’t just eat [...]

Secrets to Great Macaroni and Cheese

I’ve spent considerable time trying all the versions of macaroni and cheese: baked, stove top, gourmet, truffled, lobstered and hot-dogged. And through them all, I’ve come up with my secrets to making a seriously great Mac and Cheese. Like most things in life, these tips are simple and straight forward, but it’s all about the [...]

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