Homemade Mozzarella

More homemade cheese!  Mozzarella is a little more complicated than ricotta.  Actually, a lot more complicated.   I’ve tried making it twice now, once with my mom and once by myself.  Both times the cheese was delicious, but both times we had problems.  Neither time did the cheese turn out like a smooth round ball.  Maybe […]

Homemade Ricotta

This recipe is really easy and really quick.  I was so surprised! The only ingredients you need are milk and vinegar.  Crazy right?!  You will also need a thermometer and cheesecloth (or coffee filter). To start, you heat milk, with a little salt added, over the stove until it reaches 185 degrees. Then you stir in the […]

Step-by-Step Homemade Cheese Ravioli

I’ve been wanting to make ravioli since the day I tried to make my own pasta.  I thought I needed to wait until I had a pasta machine, but I had leftover ricotta from the white lasagna I made last week and didn’t want it to go to waste.  So I experimented, and I am so glad I […]

White Lasagna with Chicken & Spinach

I am a horrible blogger!  I made this dish for small group and forgot to take a picture until only this one small piece was left.  Yikes! I would definitely make this again.  There was not a strong spinach taste, so no fear spinach haters.  Using a whole stick of butter about sent me over […]

Queso Fresco to the Rescue

We have a friend whose family is from Mexico.  He and his fiance came over one night to make authentic chorizo tacos.  Let me just say, they were delicious!! Besides the meat, the only other toppings he put on each taco was fresh cilantro, red onion, fresh lime juice and queso fresco.  I am now […]

Beer Bread Muffins

We made Cheesy Chicken Pasta Soup over the weekend and wanted some sort of bread to go with it.  I only had about an hour, so I had to think of something quick.  After reviewing my dinner idea board on pinterest, I decided to try this Honey Beer Bread Recipe for Gimme Some Oven!  We […]

Chicken, Mushroom, and Pesto Quesadilla

This is a girly food.  At least at our house.  Den has been gone a lot with interviewing, etc so I have been eating lots of spinach, mushrooms, and sesame noodles.  Chick foods. This was really good.  I layered sliced grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, a few sauteed mushrooms and a thin layer of pesto between two […]

Homemade Alfredo

This was another fun recipe.  Alfredo sauce can be a little heavy on the stomach, but so yummy.  Did I tell you about my new favorite way to make chicken?  I heart baking the chicken and then shredding it. Fettuccine Alfredo 1/2 a box of farfalle pasta or fettuccine 1-2 tbsp of butter 1 tbsp […]

Comfort Food + the best grilled cheese sandwiches

Grilled cheese and tomato soup. I just wanted to tempt you with yummy photos and say that I finally found a really amazing grilled cheese sandwich.  We bought some of this whole wheat bread: We buttered one side of each slice.  Then we put a layer of provolone and a layer of cheddar cheese in […]

Cheese and Crackers Upgraded

This snack is what I posted about a couple of weeks ago.  The lighting was bad so I decided to post again with a better picture.  Just take some ritz crackers, add a slice of mozzarella or cheddar cheese, and a sliced cherry tomato.  It is best to go ahead and slice the tomatoes or they will […]

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