Summer Beans and Greens Side

This simple dish takes the classic combination of beans and greens and puts an Italian spin on things. Chopped garlic and salty, smoky flavored bacon add intrigue to hearty sautéed Swiss chard and meaty beans, while a pinch of red pepper flakes add just the right amout of spice. This dish makes for one wholesome lunch or light dinner all on its own, but can also play side dish to roasts or become an easy appetizer when piled on bruschetta. Leftovers also keep very well, so you can dig into it tonight and then enjoy it a few different ways over the following days.

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Purple Haze Mashed Potatoes

The absolute best, easy to make, mashed potatoes! Perfectly creamy, buttery, and full of flavor!

These potatoes are rich, decadent, and sinful in all the right ways! But, they’re really easy to make for any old weeknight if your craving some comfort food. The best part is that the goat cheese makes this a slightly lighter alternative to classic. PLUS, the cheese itself is packed with so much flavor your family will think you spent hours making this!

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Manchego Cheese Puffs

Technically called gougères, these French cheese puffs are normally made by folding lots of Gruyère into a choux pastry dough for fluffy, light, cheesy bites. We changed it up by using aged Manchego for some addictive little bites that will be a great match up with that Margarita in hand!

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Four Cheese Ravioli Hearts

These little hearts were delicious! So packed full of flavor and my girlls loved learning how to make them from scratch. for a special Valentine’s Day dinner with Daddy. But you can’t beat the cuteness of these homemade ravioli hearts. They make the cutest homemade Valentine Dinner that' everyone is sure to enjoy!

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Rainbow Grilled Cheese

Whenever the weatherman predicts snow, you can almost hear the collective cries of joy from children, and the sighs of their parents who know they’re going to have stir crazy kids at home. Somehow the initial excitement always seems to wear off way too early in the day, leaving the rest of the day for them to be enterained-especiallly 2 toddlers.

Before your kids drives you crazy, here is one of our favorite thing do at home on a snow day, ESPECIALLY after sled riding or igloo building fun.

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Mango Mead-fashioned

It’s that time of year when the cold weather finally sets in and winter is in full swing. You adorn your pet in a cute flannel sweater, and we go on the hunt for the perfect winter cocktail! We're always striving to find a yummy buddy for your seasonal concoction and figured everyone could use a good drink after the Holiday season. And in our opinion, cheese is the perfect drinking companion.

We've also teamed up with our friends at WA_Meadwerks for something extra special!

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Cheddar-Apple Hand Pies

Nothing beats a slice of fresh apple pie! Our simple apple pie recipe features the sharp, nutty flavor of one of America’s most cherished cheeses—CHEDDAR. This is one pie recipe that you definitely shouldn’t miss. The recipe, which makes EIHER 12 hand pies or one large pie, is fairly straightforward to make, making it a fantastic dish to cook up for family gatherings or large dinners. After trying the recipe, please share it and post your thoughts about the dish with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Goat's Milk and Thyme Biscuits

I believe that every person who loves to bake or cook needs to have a good biscuit recipe. Biscuits are so simple, yet the slightest misstep in adding the proper amount of a particular ingredient or using a less than effective technique can result in crummy biscuits. I've spent hours in the kitchen perfecting my biscuit recipe. They are flakey and soft. They are perfect for sandwiches or served simply with a seasonal jam or preserves.

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DUBTOBERFEST CHEESE SAUCE and GERMAN PRETZELS

After spending so much time in professional kitchens and even cooking a ton at home, I feel that I’ve used just about every cooking technique out there. Whether it’s sous vide, proofing, braising, smoking... I’ve done a lot. Well, that was true until today day. Enter German Pretzel Making.

Pretzels are no different than other yeast rising dough. It requires some kneading, which is easy to do with a KitchenAid stand mixer and the hook attachment; you’ll save lots of time. After the dough rises and you roll it and form it. You then you par-boil the pretzels in a hot water/ baking soda solution. By doing this, it helps elevate the PH level in the dough, gelatinizing the crust and making it brown after baking. It’s weird I know, but essential to getting some delicious golden brown soft pretzels!

Oktoberfest will be in full force starting this weekend so what would pretzels be with out some sort of G beer and cheese sauce? It’s incredibly easy to make a. I used a combination of both sharp and mild cheddar cheeses and it was a super delicious blend, but feel free to experiment. The addtion of the DUBTOBERFEST beer (or any DUBCO beer) gives a great finish and texture to the cheese sauce!

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porter house Steak with Garlic and Herbed Butter

Perfecting that steak can be a bit tricky.

Sometimes that sear is just perfect but the inside is nowhere to be cooked. So by the time the inside is cooked, your crusty exterior is basically, well, dead at this point.

So here it is – that juicy, crisp steak cooked just the way you want it, topped with a garlic compound butter that is off. the. hook.

Really.

You can put that butter on anything and everything – dinner rolls, toast, chicken or seafood. You name it. You can also prep the butter ahead of time and freeze as needed.

I mean, you never know if there’s going to be a butter shortage so let’s just play it on the safe side.

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Porcini,Sage and Truffle Cheddar Soup

Lovers of truffles rejoice! The earthy aromas of the rare and delectable fungi in this exceptional flavored cheddar. Grafton uses both fresh truffles and truffle oil to infuse this mild cheese throughout with that telltale truffle quality.

Sweet and buttery flavors provide the anchor for the musky, earthy, sensual aromas of truffle that pervade this cheese. With a semi-firm texture that is both pliant and creamy, this is a cheese to satisfy nearly any mood or application.

Porcinis have a deeper, woodsier taste than some other mushrooms. If you can't find them fresh, dried work just as well - just use half as many dried and soak them in water to rehydrate.

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'brut' (beer) Cream Sauce with mixed greens and crispy proscuitto

There’s no mistaking that we are living in an IPA world. Brewers are now pushing the envelope in different ways. It seems only natural to continue to innovate within styles that are so popular. Brutal, made by our friends at The Brewers Collective is perfect example! An IPA,brut made with Azacca, Citra, Belma and Cascade Hops. Brewed in collaboration with John Palmer and Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts

We wanted to take the classic Penne with Vodka sauce and change things up. For a new spin on classic vodka sauce, we’re substituting a Brut,IPA. This recipe is easy to make and produces a delicious new take on a classic. A total crowd pleaser. 

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