I needed to put together a few cheese-filled baked goods for a work event and as I’ve been on a bit of a scone kick recently I started thinking about doing something different this time. My first thought was a savory cookie, and I came up with a habanero-cheddar-apple chutney cookie that I just love (more on that another day). Not everyone can stand the heat of habanero peppers, so I’ve got a few other items in the mix to round out the selection.
Then I remembered that not everyone shares my unfortunate blue cheese allergy, and decided I also needed a recipe using blue cheese. As I can’t use my own palate as a guide I did a quick search to see if there was such a thing already out there. Continue reading
As I mentioned last week, at this point in my life I’m sure that I’ve eaten well over a thousand pigs-in-a-blanket. The only problem is that for many years I thought I was eating kolaches. That’s what all of the donut shops in Houston, TX call them. So imagine my surprise when I found myself in the small town of Halletsville, TX.
I was part of a crew restoring the historic Lavaca County Courthouse, and there was a little place down the street I’d heard was famous for their kolaches. When I walked through the door of the Kountry Bakery I was shocked to find that what I knew as kolaches were nothing of the sort. Continue reading
Artichoke & Gruyere dip is a classic, creamy appetizer that really lets the richness of the gruyere shine through.
If you haven’t already noticed we love artisan cheeses. We in fact owned a wine and cheese shop once upon a time and so enjoyed the expierence we had with like minds. We are foodies from way back and so this blog comes from our hearts. Continue reading
This blue cheese ball comes from a family recipe that goes back as far as I can remember. It’s been such a tradition that even my own children consider this a standard dish at Christmas parties and get togethers with family. Perhaps because of the green and red bell peppers, but I’ve even had it at Fourth Of July get togethers and replaced the green bell peppers with blue berries for a more patriotic look. Serve with your favorite crackers and you’ll have a hit on your hands. Of course you must enjoy blue cheese to appreciate this appetizer. In our family that’s not a problem, when our youngest daughter was just three she enjoyed eating blue cheese, full strength, which so surprised me to say the least. She definitely was not switched at birth. Continue reading