Tag Archives: Cheese

Chipotle Chicken Pumpkin Ale Chili

To inaugurate the start of fall, bv02 decided to hold an office chili cook-off back in September. The result was 8 chilis, 27 judges and a hot pepper eating contest. Predicting that many of my coworkers would go with the classic chili full of beef and spice, I decided to take the creative route to set […]

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Sun Dried Tomato, Basil & Brie Spread

I heard a great quote recently. “Age is of no importance, unless you are a cheese”. Well said. With that, I’d had my eye on this recipe for some time not only becuase of the spectacular combination of ingredients that go into it, but the simplicity and crowd pleasing aspect of it. So when Katie […]

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Lately I’ve been really trying to make everything from scratch. Everything from salsas to BBQ sauces to salad dressings. The less store bought, pre-made stuff I cook with, the better. That’s my mentality at least. As you may know, Katie and I are in the midst of training for our first half marathon. Since we’ve […]

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Pulled Chicken Enchiladas

You hear a lot of people get excited to go home to their parents house for a nice “home cooked dinner”. I get excited to go home to make my parents dinner. Don’t get me wrong, they are awesome cooks, but I love to share my passion with them – plus, their kitchen is stellar. We […]

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Huevos Rancheros

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. Sunny. Blue skies. Headache. Yes, a headache on a Sunday morning. Big shocker, I know. Here’s what happened. Katie’s Dad John is in town this weekend for a conference, so we brought him out to the Market last night. Since he loves beer and live music, we took him to […]

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Stuffed Cremini Mushooms

So you’ve been invited to a potluck. What do you bring? A salad? Another dip? No, forget that and make these amazing stuffed mushrooms. They are nice tasty (somewhat) healthy treat that wil have people asking you for the recipe. Stuffed Mushrooms 24 button or cremini mushrooms 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Bruschetta makes a great snack or a tasty side to any dish. I usually make this recipe for potlucks or as an appetizer, but last night I made it alongside some spinach and goat cheese ravioli. Many people buy pre-made bruschetta mix in the store, but it is so much better when you make it […]

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Lasagne Bolognese

Every six months my family has what we call “Cookfest”. Basically, we all get together and spend the entire day cooking, eating and listening to music. There may be a glass or two of wine in there as well.  Previous Cookfests have featured chili, fondue, soups, etc. This weekend we spent the day making 6 […]

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