Herb Yogurt Cheese

Who grew up thinking Boursin cheese was about the fanciest cheese around? Back before we were obsessed with artisan cheeses this garlic and herb cheese from France was often served for special occasions. Boursin cheese was created by François Boursin in Normandy, France in 1957. [Read more…]

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without an orange in my stocking. It’s been that way since I was a little girl and continues until this day.  So when I decided to bring a cheese board to a recent ladies’ gathering I thought what better accompaniment to a tasty selection of cheese than a homemade marmalade to celebrate the holidays.

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Blueberry-Lemon Verbena Compote

I was looking for a summer appetizer recipe – something that involved fruit and cheese. I decided to make a compote using precious summer blueberries. Compotes are less sweet than jams or jellies. They also contain more defined fruit and are usually served shortly after cooking (rather than being jarred). [Read more…]

Walnut and Date Compote

It always amazes me how a few ingredients can come together to make something so flavorful. When using just a handful of ingredients I find it a good rule of thumb to make sure that you find the highest quality options. There’s no place to hide so you want them all to shine. [Read more…]

Onion and Garlic Beer Soup

It’s finally cold in the northeast! After way above normal temperatures for both Thanksgiving and Christmas frigid temperatures have finally descended upon the Philadelphia area. That means warm coats and soup. [Read more…]

Bourbon and Almond Baked Brie

My first memory of a baked brie is from a holiday party my parents had back in the early 1990’s. Perhaps I had one prior but that’s a food memory that has stuck with me. Gooey cheese, jam and pastry all baked together. It doesn’t get much better than that. [Read more…]

Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Recently we went to visit my sister, Sarah S, and her family. I asked what we could bring and Sarah suggested something for breakfast. In my family we like breakfast casseroles for gatherings like this. [Read more…]

Beer Cheese

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Whether Ben Franklin actually said this or not (there’s debate out there) I think he’d be even happier with this beer and cheese combination. What better time for beer and cheese than the Super Bowl?  [Read more…]

Clams with Wine and Bacon

A big pot of clams is one of our favorite meals to share – whether we’re eating in or out. Until going wheat-free I wouldn’t dream of having clams without lots of good crusty bread to sop-up the great broth that accompanies good clams. [Read more…]

Prosciutto-Arugula-Provolone Packages

I recently had a nice dinner at San Nicola in Paoli, PA with Ed and our friend from college, Kathy B. Kathy and I both had a salad of arugula with prosciutto and provolone. This simple salad had so many good flavors I decided to turn it into an appetizer. [Read more…]