A Homage to Pork!
OK, I admit it. I love pork. I like all kinds of pork. I decided it was time to do a dish that reflected my love of pork in all its forms. Welcome to Quatre Cochons de Montagne (Four Mountain Pigs). Of course, one of the best ways to cook pork is in the smoker, so the Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker was the chosen tool. Continue reading Quatre Cochons de Montagne
I love Chicken Cordon Bleu. The salty of the ham and the gooey cheese. How could you possibly improve it? Sounds like a challenge to me. I substituted sausage for the ham, used a chunk of cheese instead of slices and did an easier breading. Then I baked it instead of deep frying which is messy. Welcome to the creation of Chicken Mountain Bleu! Continue reading Chicken Mountain Bleu
I’d just got home from curling. She Who Must Be Obeyed had hamburger out and told me I was making dinner. I decided on a nice hearty casserole to warm us up on a cold winter day. However, I didn’t feel like making a roux based cheese sauce and decided to use Campbell’s Condensed Mushroom Soup as a base. I also used the low sodium version. I like mushroom soup based casseroles but they just aren’t as rich as ones made with a sauce from scratch. I thought I could overcome that and made Beef Rotini Casserole. Continue reading Beef Rotini Casserole
OK, I admit it. I like the old fashioned canned soup versions of casseroles (see Tuna Bake). However, that doesn’t mean I won’t kick up my game a bit and make a casserole that has more refined flavours and textures, for example, Adult Tuna Casserole. Continue reading Adult Tuna Casserole
I love Mac & Cheese. However, it often isn’t very cheesy and it can be a bit bland. So I added extra cheese, made a ham topping and added a few more adult seasonings and made a great updated Mac & Cheese. As for the name Monday Mac & Cheese, I didn’t know what to call this. She Who Must Be Obeyed heaved a long suffering sigh and said, “Call it Monday.” She must be obeyed. Continue reading Monday Mac & Cheese
This is one of those worn out recipe cards in our recipe box. She Who Must Be Obeyed makes these regularly. It is no surprise they are a favourite. They can be served as a cookie or an appetizer. The recipe has no added sugar but the sharp cheddar gives them a rich satisfying taste. Continue reading Jean’s Cheesies
She Who Must Be Obeyed likes those casseroles that our mothers used to make. You know the ones, a can of mushroom soup, noodles, cheese and some kind of protein. Mostly they were pretty bland. Who would want those. Ok, they’re not that bad. Don’t look at me like that. Ok, I like them too. However, they can be adjusted to make them more flavourful and made from less processed food. That is what I have done with Beef Mushroom Casserole. Continue reading Beef Mushroom Casserole
I really like baking with sourdough. However, it has the downside of needing to be fed once a week. That means taking starter out and refilling the starter with more flour and water. What do you do with the extra starter? I really like cheese muffins so I decided to try and make a sourdough version with the sourdough starter I removed. Continue reading Sourdough Cheese Muffins
I bought 2 kinds of cheddar, some Monterey Jack and some jalapeno jack.
When I made Bacon in an earlier post, I needed to cold smoke it. I took the opportunity to cold smoke some cheese at the same time. I have smoked cheese before but I always tended toward lighter smoke flavours, oak, cherry or apple for example. I decided I wanted to try hickory this time for a stronger smoke flavour. Continue reading Hickory Smoked Cheese
I ordered baked spaghetti at an Italian restaurant recently. It was spaghetti tossed with Bolognese sauce, some cheese sprinkled over the top and broiled. It was OK but I was sure I could do better. Here is my effort. Continue reading Baked Spaghetti