Tag Archives: Goat Cheese

So Simple, So Easy, So Cheesy!

While sitting at one of our favorite local restaurants, Dustin and I decided one of the best dishes we have ever ordered from every one of our favorite restaurants is their cheese plate. Its simple, usually local, and varies from restaurant to restaurant. There is no easier way to present a confetti of flavor than piling a mix of pungent, sweet, bitter, crumbly, smooth, rich and creamy cheeses onto a plate. I take a staple in my refrigerator, goat cheese, and serve it with two of my other favorite things! Let’s get started on my totally easy cheese plate!

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A Night Out, In.

When it comes to food, one of my phliosophies is that everyone is deserving of restaurant quality food, even at home. Recently Dustin and I decided to share this philiosophy with a few close friends and I’d love to show you, course by course, just how we made it happen!

Since there is no better place to start than the beginning, let’s get to work on an Amuse Bouche!

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What CAN’T Goat Cheese Do?

Ok, so maybe it can’t vote, but it CAN multi-task better than any other kitchen appliance I own. And I’m including my onion-chopper-potato-slicer-light-bulb-remover-nail-clipper. It was 4 a.m., the infomercial host had an Aussie accent and I was weak. Don’t ask.

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Blossom Buddies!

It’s no secret that most Saturday mornings you can find me at Lancaster City’s Central Market. Not only is it the country’s oldest Farmer’s Market, it’s also where I get about 80-90 percent of my weekly groceries. From the freshest meats in the area to the glass bottle milk exchange, there is just something about connecting with the food, the farmers, the chefs, and the community. It was on my last trip that I stumbled upon something that (other than my garden) I could only find at a farmers market: Zucchini Blossoms. Sure they are beautiful, but why give all the glory to your eyes! Let your taste buds in on the fun too!

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle 2.0

It’s Friday after a long week and all you want to do it slip into your PJ’s and watch TV. You could A, call for take out, B, have a bowl of cereal or C, clean out your fridge, make a quick dinner and do something good for you all at the same time! If you chose the last option, come with me on a journey to the back of my fridge! I’m about to make a pizza with left-overs!

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Kids Menu: For Adults

Kids Menu for Adults

Breakfast for Dinner

The challenge: to create a fusion of a fast, easy, fresh dinner with something that spins your food memory rolodex out of control.  Throw on your pajamas, turn on your favorite cartoon, and remember, coloring outside the lines is always okay! Continue reading

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Camp Chef: Meal #2 Dinner!

My parents can attest to the fact that in spite of being raised in the suburbs, I have always felt like a city kid. I’m pretty sure they still think there might have been a mix up at the hospital the day I was born. It was the 80’s…we were all inhaling way too much hairspray and that is when accidents happen! My fascination with all things urban was only solidified in the 90’s by the TV show “Friends”. At that point I knew the only things keeping me from a lavish NYC apartment were a rapier wit and immovable hair. Continue reading

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