Recipe Box, Spiralized Pear Salad

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This is a great salad to take a break from all the heavy holiday food     it will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed   And it’s not really a recipe as it is a suggestion for you to put your own spin on {forgive the pun} I bought this spiralizer several years ago, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Bleu Cheese Magic

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Hate bleu cheese?  Wait!!  These ideas and recipes will work with other cheeses too! When I was growing up I thought bleu cheese was beyond disgusting… So I totally get it… But my mother loved it…and at some point, I grew up and learned to love things other than peanut butter Now I think bleu … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pizza!

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Pizza!   Anything goes….                    Summer Squash & Prosciutto Pizza     Deep Dish, like this   Garden Tomato Pizzeria Pie     Thin crust,  like this            Queso Pizza with Bacon & Corn     Stuffed Crust,     Breadstick Spiral Pizza     Salad Topped,              BLT Flatbread     Puff Pastry Crust,                    Holiday Veggie Tart … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Apple, Pear, Ham & Bleu Cheese Tart

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One of my favorite quiche recipe is Pear and Gorgonzola Quiche.  Pears and Bleu cheese are a perfect marriage in my book,  so I decided to tweak it a little and try it with ham instead of bacon,  and add some apple     It’s sweet and savory, with a flavor boost of bleu cheese* … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Gorzonzola Garlic Butter

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How about a nice grilled steak topped with Gorgonzola Garlic Butter…     Or some crusty Gorgonzola Garlic Butter Bread     Or some Cranberry Walnut Pinwheels* made with Gorgonzola Garlic Butter     Or a topping for vegetables     Or zoodles     Or atop a hot fluffy baked potato instead of the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grilled Romaine Salad with Pears, Grapes, Brussels & Bleu

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In the summer time I love to make some kind of wild and crazy salad for dinner, like this one inspired by a side dish from the Cookie Rookie, Pear and Bleu Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts I decided to add some grapes, and roast the sprouts and the grapes in the oven and serve it … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Figgy Bleu Focaccia with Bleu & Grapes

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I rarely make bread, but this is an exception… I keep the recipe taped inside one of my cabinets for easy reference because I love to make this This focaccia recipe has endless possibilities, my newest version is topped with fresh figs, grapes and bleu cheese This focaccia bread is so easy you can make … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sensational Sides, in seconds!

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Tired of the same old pairings like steak and potatoes? These side dishes are guest worthy divine, but you can create them easily in minutes! Wow your guests or your family with Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce, and Spinach Parmesan Orzo.  The Bleu Cheese Sauce is a lightened up version of traditional Gorgonzola Sauce because … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Election Night Menu

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Election Day is almost here!  Pop the champagne! In an effort to stay politically correct here, I have chosen dishes for election day that are All- American, and symbolic of politics in general, not just one of the parties. Please leave a comment at the end of this post and VOTE for the dish that … Continue reading

the Organized Life, “I don’t want to cook dinner!” 5 minute Warm Apple & Bleu Cheese Salad

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OK, my friends think I cook ALL the time, my children KNOW BETTER, and yes, there are plenty of nights that I intend on cooking but just simply don’t feel like it!  Hungry Husband is so sweet, he’ll take anything, or he’ll throw something on the grill, but on his work days he comes home … Continue reading

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