Tag Archives: Cheese

Fun with Egg Wash

Sometimes the obvious escapes me; and other times it shines like a bright star! Last night I made Judie McNuggets, although they are really lightly breaded, hearty strips of boneless, skinless chicken breasts rather than smallish bits and pieces of … Continue reading

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NOLA BOY makes dinner

The cutting ceremony has come and gone, and I am home from the hip replacement surgery.  Before going into the hospital, I pre-cooked a lot of food, and we have been taking advantage of our own in-home cafeteria-style food emporium. … Continue reading

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Healthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The perennial favorite comfort food . . . Between the rainy and chilly weather (yes, I am a weather wuss!) and my continued inability to walk very far, I haven’t been to the grocery store for nearly three weeks, so … Continue reading

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Bowl o’ Rolls

Monday night I made some calzone using a new-to-me bread recipe.  The bread was great, but I made a rookie’s mistake and forgot to grease the pan.  I just put down some cornmeal on the insulated air bake pan.  They … Continue reading

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Shaved Parmesan and Fontina

“If you’ve ever seen how sweetly the town of San Gimignano sits atop its surroundings, you’ll know how perfectly this fine Parmesan and Fontina mix will grace the simplest dish.” So sayeth Sartori (est. 1939) on the front of their … Continue reading

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Black Beans Deluxe

NOLA Boy loves beans of any color, so I rotate them, but try to keep a supply on hand at all times. The InstantPot has made beans so very easy, it is nearly criminal not to enjoy them to the … Continue reading

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Pizza Quick

I’ve seen tiny packages of snack pizzas that purport to be the same as – for instance T.G.I. Friday’s offerings – but the price, the extraneous preservatives and other “enhancing” ingredients, plus the need to keep a fairly large paper … Continue reading

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Olive Omelette

On the inside were mushrooms, onions, and extra sharp Cheddar cheese.  It was a good thing that I had my iPhone at the ready, because this baby disappeared right before my very eyes. The one-week report on the cataract surgery … Continue reading

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Special Spinach

There was still a smidge of fresh spinach lurking in the bottom of the package, so I left a bit of the bacon grease in the frying pan and added the spinach.  It cooked beautifully, making a bit of its … Continue reading

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Pick-up Sticks Pizza

I was feeling wild and crazy, so I sliced the mozzarella cheese into sticks instead of shredding it!  I didn’t see any difference in the final result of the pizza itself, and it was a whole lot easier than shredding … Continue reading

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Rigatoni Light

Summer is here, so minimum heat in the kitchen is the goal.  The rigatoni from the other night, combined with the Italian sausage meatballs (with minimum sauce left on them), combined with big chunks of Roma tomatoes and a gigantic … Continue reading

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Tide You Over Sandwich

Need just a bit of delicious food to tide you over until the next meal . . . and with fab flavor, no skimping on nutrition, and very satisfying to boot? Look no further than a quick cut-in-half bolillo roll … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parm

Even though it says “Parm” at the top of the page, there is no Parmesan cheese in this eggplant dish.  A generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan would add greatly to the dish, but we didn’t have any. So I used … Continue reading

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Italian Aubergine and Dirty Rice

This doesn’t look very exciting, but I can assure you that it was flavorful way beyond its appearance. It was lunch time, just walking in the door from a medical ordeal – and boy, were we hungry! Available items were … Continue reading

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Aubergine

our new favorite quicky dinner.

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Velvety Black Beans a la Instant Pot

Love that InstantPot!  Not only does it save time, it gives us the privilege of deciding what we want to eat at the last minute – so to speak. This meal was a slam dunk. I put a cup and … Continue reading

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Baby Pizzas

We’ve taken to making these little pizzas instead of one big one. They are quick to make on the sourdough bread rounds, and come out so very tasty. No heating up of the big oven, or having a lot of … Continue reading

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Blueberry Pancakes

  We had blueberry pancakes, cheesy polenta, bacon, and poached eggs for our Sunday brunch today.  These were the prettiest part of the meal.

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Eggplant Ragout and Mini Penne

Eggplant . . . not my favorite food, but WOW – this turned out great.  And unexpectedly easy.  I read somewhere years ago that it improves the stringent feeling of eggplant if it is salted and drained before cooking/roasting it.  … Continue reading

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Burger Queen

That’s me!!!!  Ever since his college days in Tucson, DH has been an avid fan of cheeseburgers.  We have them often. But will there ever be a burger better than those at Louie’s Lower Level on the University of Arizona … Continue reading

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