[1] Poutine is comfort food: fries, cheese curds and gravy. The recipe is below (photo © Wyke Farms). [2] Many better cheese departments nationwide now carry cheese curds (photo © Wisconsin Cheese). [3] Make it a meal: Top poutine with corned beef and a fried egg, barbecue beef, pulled pork or chicken, or whatever you […]

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There are sweet cheeses, accented with fruit. There are spicy cheeses, blended with chiles. And then there’s Dolce Habanero cheese, Mozzarella Company’s artisan cheese that combines both (photo #1). Dolce Habanero blends sweet dried apricots and firey habanero chiles into a semisoft cow’s milk cheese, perfect for snacking or cooking. For a cheese plate or […]

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[1] Tiny fudge bites hit the spot (photos © The Hawaii Fudge Co.). [2] Nicely gift-boxed and ready for a gift bag or Christmas stocking. [3] Standard size pieces of one of our favorite fudge flavors, Haupia Pie, named for a Hawaiian dessert that melds chocolate (kokoleka) and coconut (haupia).   We’re up to our […]

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[1] A macaron joins malted milk Easter eggs for a treat (with a cup of coffee, e.g.) or a light dessert. BYO nest (photo © MacarOn Café). [2] A gift delight: a box of tempting macarons (photo © Dana’s Bakery).   Are you looking for something special in Easter goodies? Macaron gifts for Easter may […]

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April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. We’ve enjoyed PB&J sandwiches every which way, but here’s a different PB&J sandwich from Fix & Fogg, manufacturers of our favorite artisanal peanut butter. For fun and a bit of tart flavor, they added crunchy freeze-dried raspberry flakes to match the raspberry jam (photo #1). Freeze-dried […]

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Not April Fool, but April fun: a fun surprise for dinner. This cheese stuffed meatloaf recipe came to us from Roth Cheese, created by Meggan Hill, executive chef and head of the Culinary Hill Test Kitchen. Meggan gave her mom’s meatloaf a “cheese upgrade” using Roth Organic Havarti cheese. “The leftovers make great sandwiches, too,” […]

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March 30th is National Hot Chicken Day. That’s hot as in hot and spicy, cayenne-coated fried chicken. It’s Nashville’s signature food, just as Baltimore has its crab cakes, Boston its clam chowder, Buffalo its wings, Chicago its deep-dish pizza, Denver its omelet, Memphis its barbecue, New York its bagels, New Orleans its po’ boys, and […]

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How can you resist these tiny chocolate lambs for Easter? New this year from one of our favorite chocolatiers, L.A. Burdick, these works of chocolate art are individually handcrafted. That means that no molds are used to create the chocolates. Burdick’s skilled chocolate artisans create them entirely by hand. Burdick is famed for its chocolate […]

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